Entries by Peter Spann

Baby Driver is the joy ride of the year!

Get in, sit down, shut up and hold on, Baby Driver is the joy ride of the year!   Auteur Edgar Wright, a fan boy favourite for his genre films Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim v The World, and Shaun of the Dead, has stepped up to create a film with  strong themes but much broader […]

The Edge of 17 Film Review

There’s a wonderfully quaint feel to The Edge of 17, a comedy drama about an abrasive teen, that you reluctantly learn to love. Perhaps it’s the 80’s nostalgia, which will make you redefine your youth, it’s got all of the air and depraved realness of The Breakfast Club. The Edge Of Seventeen is a film making […]

Nocturnal Animals – Film Review

Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals is a seductively dangerous tale. A film that makes you question your being, shakes you to the core and leaves you in an entirely different mindset. That makes the concept of genre’s redundant. At a push Nocturnal Animals could be defined as a psychodrama, yet it harnesses all of the elements […]

Are you having fun? 

I’m always asked if I’m having fun when I’m filming. It’s a tough question because I am acutely aware that I am doing something that I love, but the answer is very ambiguous… Film making is about as fun as landing troops on a beach in battle.  Like, you get to see new things, and […]

Jackie (2016) Film Review

Natalie Portman is one of the most iconic actresses of our time. She’s the modern day Audrey Hepburn. Her notoriety which was hailed in Leon and The Black Swan landed her with a role in this political feature film. It’s no wonder she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Admittedly, a film […]

Beauty and The Beast – Film Review

Taking on a classic is always a daunting task & one that’s more often than not it ends in disappointment. However there was something different about the remake of Beauty and The Beast. There’s a totally different air and excitement for this nostalgic classic to be reinvented with a modern day of romance and top […]

Kong Skull Island – FIlm Review

As one of the icons of films, King Kong has gone through a myriad of depictions on-screen. Jordan Vogt Roberts 2017 reboot, Kong: Skull Island is another reimagining of the giant ape and manages to be a worthy addition to the cinematic lore of King Kong. The film follows a team of scientists, soldiers and […]

Split – Film Review

Split: Some people never experience madness, what terrible lives they must lead. In 2017 M Night Shyamalan returned after pallid attempts to recreate the horror that fan’s witnessed in The Sixth Sense.  Split marks his return. Split is a classic portrayal of his work with a hint of Hitchcock inspired horror and suspense. When Casey […]

Manchester by the Sea – Film Review

Lee Chandler is a loner dull handyman in a small sea town near Essex.  After divorce with wife Randi and the loss of his two sons and the demise of his brother Joe by heart attack, he starts with his nephew Patrick a sad substantial survivor bustle in struggle with life and existence… Like Paris, […]

Tropfest Finalists Announced

700 people were waiting on this Tropfest Finalists Announcement but 684 of them were disappointed! Actor / director John Polson started Tropfest in 1993 in what was then a small café in Darlinghurst Sydney call the “Tropicana” (it’s much bigger now!). They claim that Tropfest is the largest short film festival in the world and I […]