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Shazam!

Billy Batson is not quite the diamond in the rough he should be

Over the past decade of superhero films in all their varied success, many critics have attempted to predict the eventual demise of this genre. So does Shazam! prove the naysayers wrong?

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Questions for an immigrant

A personal story of crossing the cultural divide

It is not hard for me to understand why people do not think of me as an immigrant. This label is usually reserved for the political refugee and those coming to Australia for a better life. I grew up as an American and represent one of the lowest immigrant populations in Australia. Why? The simplest explanation is that Americans generally do not immigrate.

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Reel Dialogue review - Dumbo

Can this elephant soar?

'You know, lots of people with big ears are famous!' Timothy Q. Mouse

Get ready for the new wave of Disney classics being made into live-action films. The extensive nature of Disney’s animated classics vault offers the studio a multitude of options when considering these remakes. With the success of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book, it is no wonder the mouse house would consider all of their back catalogue as options for a new vein of revenue.

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The Shape of Water

Winner of Academy Award for best picture: Is this the best of the year?

'Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters.'

Guillermo del Toro

Walking into the cinema...

A romance fantasy about a woman who falls in love with The Creature from the Black Lagoon... Only in Guillermo del Toro's world.

Reel Dialogue: 3.5 stars

(Due to the mature content in this film it is for adult audiences only.)

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