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Jigsaw Posted by on Oct 18, 2017

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October 1 Movie Day

Sep 22, 17 October 1 Movie Day

We have 5 double passes for both sessions for the OCTOBER 1 MOVIE DAY, October 1 at Metro Arts!

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

“What session do you want to go to and why?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #October1MovieDay, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!



Spend Queen’s Birthday holiday eve with an eclectic line-up of cult movies!


Three 60s low-budget, B movie “shockers” back to back! How many can YOU handle?
Brain that Wouldn’t Die 2.30pm
Creeping Terror 4pm
Manos: The Hands of Fate 5.30pm
ALL B-GRADE TICKETS $10 + booking fee


**Back by popular demand!**
John Waters’ infamous 1972 flick. Strictly 18+
PINK FLAMINGOS (R18+) – screening 10pm
Two families battle it out for the title of ‘Filthiest People Alive’
‘One of the most vile, stupid and repulsive films ever

For more details and ticketing head to :

Thanks to Kristian Fletcher Events

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Troll 2 / Mac & Me – Double Feature

Sep 13, 17 Troll 2 / Mac & Me – Double Feature

We have 2 double passes for the preview screening of TROLL 2 and MAC & ME DOUBLE FEATURE, 6:30pm, Wednesday 20 September, at New Globe Theatre

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

“What is the worst movie you’ve ever seen?”

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



Kristian Fletcher Events brings two movies regarded as the WORST back to the big screen for one night only!

TROLL 2 (1990) (MA15+) – 6.30pm
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

followed by

MAC & ME (1998) (PG) – 8.15pm
An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy. Don’t miss the infamous McDonald’s dancing scene!

All tickets $15.00

18 + event with licensed bar

Thanks to Kristian Fletcher Events

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Final Portrait

Sep 12, 17 Final Portrait

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of FINAL PORTRAIT, 6:30pm, Wednesday 27 September, at New Farm Cinemas

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

“Who would you like to paint a portrait of?”

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

In Cinemas OCTOBER 5
But see it first, at the preview screening!


In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees.

So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, by turns exhilarating, exasperating and bewildering, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse.

Thanks to Transmission Films


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Sep 08, 17 It

In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 7


When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Thanks to Roadshow



Not being the biggest fan of horror, what persuaded me to watch this movie was the blessing bestowed upon it by the stories original creator, Stephen King, who claimed: “I wasn’t prepared for how good it really was”. He’s not wrong.

As someone who has read the book, “IT” is quite extraordinary. The attention to detail, the subtle but effective comedic undertone and the exquisite cinematography not only do the original title proud, they make this re-imagining of the original classic even better than its predecessor.

It’s a very scary film but what impressed me was how true the film sticks to the original’s tricks; it isn’t filled with loud in-your-face jump scares, in fact, a lot of what makes this film scary is the slick cinematography and intricate shadow play. The use of lighting and creation of atmosphere is what makes this film so tense, which is why it’s perfectly suited for those who like horror movies but without the obnoxious gore.

And if you have never liked clowns before, you’re going to hate clowns even more because Bill Skarsgard’s performance as the new Pennywise will haunt your dreams for the next few weeks after you’ve watched this movie. What I appreciate about Skarsgard is that he doesn’t try too hard to emulate or imitate or channel Tim Curry, Skarsgard does his own take of creepy. And because Pennywise is pretty much invincible to a certain extent, you’ll see him pop up in the most unlikeliest of places meaning when you least expect him, that’s when he’ll scare you to your core so brace yourselves for surprises around every corner. Another reason why the timing of this movie’s arrival could not be more perfect is because today’s visual effects compliment Pennywise’s limitless abilities and so director Andy Muschietti and his crew have the creative freedom to not only realise some of the scare points in the book but they managed to also go beyond that. “IT” goes for massive, it goes for bold, it goes for bloody, not a single boring minute. You will laugh, you will scream, you will have nightmares, hands down one of the best horror movies ever made.


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Sep 06, 17 Mother!

We have 2 double passes for the preview screening of MOTHER!, 6:30pm, Wednesday 13 September, at Dendy Portside Cinemas

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

“What is your favourite memory with your mother?”

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

In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 14
But see it first, at the preview screening!


“They have come here to see me.”

A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), Mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion, and sacrifice.’

Thanks to Dendy Cinemas, Portside care of Paramount Pictures


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Victoria and Abdul

Sep 05, 17 Victoria and Abdul


In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 14


The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Thanks to Universal Pictures Australia



We’ve been here before – in John Madden’s 1997 “Mrs Brown” – admirers of Dame Judi Dench will rush to see how, twenty years later, she builds on the same role of Queen Victoria, in what could almost be the sequel to Mrs Brown, in Victoria & Abdul. The film is a lavish and more of a comic affair, which is a bit different from what we expect from Stephen Frears after his almost chillingly cold  rendition in “The Queen”.

We’re in similar thematic terrain to Mrs Brown in this dramedy about the relationship between the elderly monarch and a young Indian Muslim who became her trusted and adored companion.  “Victoria & Abdul” is a movie that flirts with exploring prejudice, cultural tension, power, and religion, but never really completes the ideas. At best, it tries to humorously dismantle the absurdity of empires and royalty, but that’s about as subversive as it gets. There’s certainly an aspect to Abdul that’s incredibly grovelling (and underwritten for that matter), and his friend Mohammed even curses him out at as an Uncle Tom. Much like Abdul, the amiable “Victoria & Abdul” is eager to please, but perhaps isn’t quite as flattering to the audience as one might imagine. The mix of splendour, wry chuckles and the odd tear – together with Dench’s typically rich, mischievous performance – make for imperial status at the box-office, particularly with older viewers. Just don’t expect cutting-edge historical revisionism from this production.



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