Cherry Pop

Released 22nd September

Seen 30th November

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Directed by Assaad Yacoub
Written by Nick Landa
Produced by Wolfe Releasing
Starring Lars Berge, Mayhem Miller, Detox Icunt, Bob The Drag Queen, Allusia, Tempest DuJour & Latrice Royale

There is a very small genre of films that revolve around a drag queen. Classics like The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert or Too Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Numar are big high points in the genre but there are other great films like Victor Victoria, The Birdcage, Some Like It Hot or Tootsie. Drag is a great topic for a film but you know who very rarely get’s to star in these kinds of movies? Actual drag queens. Since we now live in a post-Drag Race world, someone decided to fix that and god bless them for it.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

Released 23rd November (Australia)

Seen 29th November

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Directed by Simon Curtis
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce & Simon Vaughan
Produced by DJ Films & Fox Searchlight Pictures
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilston & Kelly Macdonald

A few days ago I reviewed The Man Who Invented Christmas which took the story of how Charles Dickens wrote one of the most beloved stories of all time and intercut it with the very story he wrote to create a comedic exploration of how a writer creates his story. Goodbye Christopher Robin has a slightly different idea in mind… namely, it want’s to rip your still beating heart from your chest and make you suffer from a serious case of the feels.

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Daddy’s Home 2

Released 23rd November (Australia)

Seen 27th November

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Directed by Sean Anders
Written by Sean Anders, Brian Burns & John Morris
Produced by Paramount Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions & Huahua Media
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Farrell, Mel Gibson & John Lithgow

According to Merriam Webster the term ‘Patricide’, derived from the latin patricisa, means “One who murders his or her own father” or “The murder of one’s own father”… just a suggestion that every character in this film might like to take on board.

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The Man Who Invented Christmas

Released 22nd November

Seen 26th November 

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Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Written by Susan Coyne, Les Standiford
Produced by Mazur/Kaplan Company, Mob Film Company, Parallel Films, Rhombus Media
Starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce & Miriam Margolyes

Adaptations of A Christmas Carol were dead to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of their burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Studios signed it: Those adaptations were as dead as a door-nail.

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Wonder

Released 30th November (Australia)

Seen 25th November (Preview Screening)

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Directed by Steven Chbosky
Written by Steven Chbosky, Steven Conrad, Jack Thorne
Produced by Lionsgate, Mandeville Films, Participant Media & Walden Media
Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts

Every generation get’s a movie that could best be described as “Guy with facial deformity tries to assimilate into society”. Our grandparent’s got The Elephant Man, our parent’s got Mask… we get Wonder, because God has decided we are not worthy of the earlier two films.

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