DVD REVIEW: SCOTT DOOLEY – DEBUT

  Scott Dooley’s Debut is a “Stand-up comedy film”. It’s not strictly a recorded version of his live show nor is it an in-depth documentary of his travels. In Debut Dools offers us an account of his life spent on the road, performing stand-up and doing promo spots and above all, making people laugh. Dools’…

FILM REVIEW: THAT SUGAR FILM

  That Sugar Film is a provocative documentary by Underbelly actor and former Tropfest winner, Damon Gameau. It nods at Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me (by turning one healthy man’s body into a vessel for an experiment) and shares the entertaining, stunt documentary style that Michael Moore favours.   Gameau begins as the pillar of…

FILM REVIEW: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

  The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel once again takes the audience on a journey through India with our favourite set of English retirees. The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit brings together the same ensemble cast as previously, as well as some new additions. The film is helmed by the same team which included…

BOOK REVIEW: THE SECRET LIFE OF LUKE LIVINGSTONE

  For thirty years Luke Livingstone was a “lucky” man. He worked as a well-respected solicitor and had a loving wife, son, daughter and grandchild. But life in Oxfordshire wasn’t as perfect as it originally seemed. That was because Luke was harbouring a secret- he desperately wanted to be a woman.   Eventually Luke is…

BLU-RAY REVIEW: IF I STAY

  If I Stay shares a few things in common with a Nicholas Sparks’ story. The film is based on a best-selling young adult novel by Gayle Forman and is about the adolescent love between two likeable characters. It’s also a slow-burning yet emotional film about choices and existential quandaries. This is the feature debut…