A deeply character-driven narrative, with real emotions, real consequences, and a real sense of gravity. A superhero film that’s not just fan service, but can be considered a great film in its own right.

By Brent Davidson

This article originally appeared on www.maketheswitch.com.au.

It’s the end of an era for one of the Marvel Universe’s most iconic characters — that’s right guys, Hugh Jackman’s now-iconic Wolverine will be no more. But is it in Wolverine’s style to go out with a whimper? Not in the slightest.

It’s the not-too-distant future and no new mutants have been born for 20 years. Professor X (Patrick Stewart) is losing his mind, a mind that has been now classed as a weapon of mass destruction. …

This film is for anyone who has the joy of experiencing the ecstasy of new love and the agony of losing or struggling through it. It will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.

By Jess Fenton

This article was originally published on www.maketheswitch.com.au.

A good movie will stay with you, move you. A great movie will do those things and more. That extra something comes from displaying the very true and hauntingly real portrayals of human nature and behaviour. In the past, films such as ‘Closer’, ‘Before Sunrise’, last year’s Oscar-nominated ‘Blue Valentine’ and this year’s ‘Weekend’…

Jon Favreau has once again done what he does best — incorporating heart (and lots of it) in the most unexpected of situations. This is an easygoing heart-warmer certain to tickle your tastebuds.

By Jess Fenton

This article originally appeared on www.maketheswitch.com.au.

He helped usher in the dawn of Marvel on the big screen with ‘Iron Man’ in 2008, but now actor/director/screenwriter Jon Favreau has discovered that you can keep your roots while still having wings as he returns to his humble indie beginnings, as both star and filmmaker of ‘Chef’. With a few new tricks up his sleeve, Favreau has kept the independent look and feel while introducing the power of his Rolodex with co-stars like John Leguizamo, Sophia Vergara, Scarlett Johnansson, Dustin Hoffman and, of course, Robert Downey Jr.


The movie isn’t for everyone, but it’s a fun ride back to the past with fantastic performances, hilarious comedy and beautiful aesthetics. It’s about time we got something in cinemas that’s original.

By Chris dos Santos

This article was originally published on www.maketheswitch.com.au

In 2019, we live in an interesting time in terms of film marketing – using big names to push a film doesn’t really work anymore. Most people didn’t see ‘The Lion King’ because of Beyoncé; they saw it because of nostalgia. The term “A-list cast” is often thrown around, but doesn’t really have the same impact on audiences these days. Look at last year’s ‘Ocean’s 8’: sure, it made money, but nowhere near what was expected. Even The Rock has lost his box office draw with films like ‘Rampage’…

By Daniel Lammin

This article was originally published on www.maketheswitch.com.au.

This is going to be a love letter. I make no apologies for this, because there’s no other way I was going to be able to write anything about this film. One as culturally and historically important as this deserves innumerable commemorations and celebrations, as it has received over the course of this year for its twenty-fifth anniversary, but if I were going to contribute something to that celebration, it was always going to be something from the heart. …

By Ashley Teresa

This article originally appeared on www.maketheswitch.com.au.

With its 20th anniversary looming, I revisited one of my favourite teen films of the 90s – a comedy that proves teenagers can be just as dramatic as Shakespeare. How do I love ‘10 Things I Hate About You’? Let me count the ways.

1. A tough female lead

From the opening moments of the film, pulling up next to a car full of her peers with ‘Bad Reputation’ by Joan Jett blasting from her car, it’s obvious that Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles, the ‘Bourne’ series) was not your average teen…

By Jake Watt

This article originally appeared on www.maketheswitch.com.au.

William Eubanks (‘Love’, ‘The Signal’) is a director whose science fiction films could all be summed up thusly: “surprisingly good given its budget”. ‘Underwater’ is his first big-budget effort and has languished on the shelf due to the Fox/Disney merger — it’s actually the final film to be released under the 20th Century Fox name before Walt Disney Studios changed its name to 20th Century Studios.

As someone who unabashedly loves movies about weird stuff happening underwater — ‘Sphere,’ ‘Deep Star Six,’ and ‘Leviathan’ — Eubanks’ latest movie was seemingly tailor-made…


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