It Must Be Heaven

Mar 18, 20 It Must Be Heaven

I have 1 double in-season passes to IT MUST BE HEAVEN screening exclusively at Dendy Cinemas!

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“Where is the place that you can truly call home?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #ItMustBeHeaven, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas APRIL 2


Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine. Elia Suleiman escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home. From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in which Suleiman asks the fundamental question: where is the place we can truly call home?

Thanks to Dendy Brisbane

If you’re concerned, you can see how Dendy Cinemas are managing the precautions around COVID-19 to keep you safe here:

read more


Mar 17, 20 Onward


Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers (voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland) who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The film also features the voices of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Lena Waithe and Ali Wong. Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind “Monsters University.”


Thanks to Disney Australia & New Zealand



Back in the 90s, I absolutely loved the Toy Story films and I’ve been able to see almost every Pixar film in cinemas since then. Even sitting through cash grabs like Cars 2, I knew there would always be originality from them on the horizon. From Monsters Inc. to Coco, this is a company that knows how to tug at your heartstrings in all the right ways, working nearly every time in my opinion. Onward in their latest theatrical release and I believe they’ve done it again. Although I wouldn’t put it in the conversation of being one of their top five movies, that’s also a very difficult list to crack, so I’ll just have to settle with calling this one great instead of amazing. Oh, what a pain.

This is a story that has been done many times in different ways, so you may find the ending slightly predictable, but how they showcase the climactic events actually surprised and impressed me. Nothing really went exactly how I thought it would, but it was all very effective, fun, and incredibly emotional. If for nothing else, I praise this film for winning me over on multiple occasions. I found myself latching onto these two brothers and I was in tears by the final act. As I said, Pixar knows how to tug at your heartstrings, but it is usually always earned, and Onward is no exception.

Director and co-writer Dan Scanlon is really the reason this film exists in the first place. His actual father in real life passed away when he was very young and he has no memory of him. This fact actually made me like the film even more, because it really did feel like it was coming from a real place. The way this film wraps up, even with the mythological aspects at play, felt very real and was shown as if what they were doing was actually possible. I found how everything played out to be incredibly moving.

Overall, Onward may not be one of Pixar’s very best movies, but it’s still a great, moving film that I will probably recommend as one of the better movies of 2020 later in the year. Chris Pratt and Tom Holland are very enjoyable as the voice leads and the animation is stellar as always. It almost seems pointless to talk about how great the visuals are in these movies when reviewing it because you just know Disney won’t release anything that isn’t top-notch in terms of animation. Onward is a film that is aimed at a younger audience, but it really is an adult story through and through. I might not be able to call it amazing or refer to it as a masterpiece, but I’d be lying to myself if I didn’t say that I absolutely loved watching it. This one gets a big recommendation from me.  

read more

I Still Believe

Mar 02, 20 I Still Believe

I have 5 double in-season passes to I STILL BELIEVE!

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What song has changed your life?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #IStillBelieveMovie, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

In Cinemas MARCH 12


One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE comes an inspiring love story for the ages. Rediscover the wonder of love in I STILL BELIEVE, based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. Starring KJ Apa (Riverdale, A Dog’s Purpose), Britt Robertson (The Longest Ride, A Dog’s Purpose), Shania Twain (Grammy Winner, Trading Paint) and Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13). I STILL BELIEVE is directed by Jon and Andrew Erwin, produced by Kevin Downes, with the screenplay by Jon Erwin and Jon Gunn.

Thanks to StudioCanal

read more