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CHRIS DOS SANTOS
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Ever since he popped in 'The Lion King' VHS, Chris has been infatuated with film. He has a Bachelor in Film and Television, and is currently a manger at Greater Union. Chris practically lives at the cinema; whenever he is working, he is there watching the latest films - good, bad and everything in between.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, The Cast of High School Musical
TOP 3 MOVIES: Titanic, Gone Girl, Love, Simon
BEST CONCERT: Adele at ANZ Stadium
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Having to watch 'Bambi' whenever I couldn't sleep or was crying as an infant.

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The King of Staten Island - Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson team-up is a match made in heaven
THE KING OF STATEN ISLANDJudd Apatow & Pete Davidson team-up is a match made in heaven
This film shines as both as semi-autobiographical film and another fantastic entry in Judd Apatow's ever-growing filmography.
Harriet - A flawed Harriet Tubman biopic with a phenomenal performance
HARRIETA flawed Harriet Tubman biopic with a phenomenal performance
It stumbles in its clichéd storytelling and focus on going for gold - but that's not to undermine the fantastic acting, groundbreaking music, and the incredible true story of Harriet Tubman's bravery.
Pocahontas - 25 years later, the colours of the wind are fading
POCAHONTAS25 years later, the colours of the wind are fading
It's not a train wreck. It's more a cinematic misstep, and as more and more time passes, we look less kindly on it. The big question is: what did Disney learn from the failure of 'Pocahontas'?
The Blues Brothers - 40 years on, they're still on a mission from God
THE BLUES BROTHERS40 years on, they're still on a mission from God
It remains one of the most well-received comedies of all time, and will continue to hold strong as time goes on. Put on a suit, grab some sunglasses 'cause it's time to go on a mission from God.
I Still Believe - Faith romantic drama misses every demographic
I STILL BELIEVEFaith romantic drama misses every demographic
Another forgettable romantic and religious film. It has a tonne of issues from pacing to story, but it's just a boring film that is unappealing to all the demographics it tries to hit.
Trolls World Tour - Poppy and the gang are back - and rocking harder than ever
TROLLS WORLD TOURPoppy and the gang are back - and rocking harder than ever
When you have a team that cares about the project at every level, you end up with not only a fun kid's film, but one with a powerful message.
Greed - Mockumentary misses both comedy and social commentary beats
GREEDMockumentary misses both comedy and social commentary beats
It's a so-so comedy with some tonal issues - the film does stumble with its handling of sweatshops and the fashion industry, and that's more than enough to give this one a miss.
Fairytale - Italian queer drag film goes for a quirky approach
FAIRYTALEItalian queer drag film goes for a quirky approach
'Fairytale' is an unexpected delight for queer cinema - while on the surface it just seems like zany 50s housewives, beneath the lashes there's a lot more than meets the eye.
Celebrating Seth Rogen's career - From 420 to sex icon
CELEBRATING SETH ROGEN'S CAREERFrom 420 to sex icon
It's 4/20 all month long - so celebrate Seth Rogen's birthday the only way he knows how! Let's look back at the man whose career is almost as dope as he is, as we rank his funniest films.
Birds of Prey - I'm here to report a terrible crime: DC has saved cinema
BIRDS OF PREYI'm here to report a terrible crime: DC has saved cinema
An absolute thrill ride that's unapologetically fun and crude and violent. The action scenes are filled with colour and vibrance, and Margot Robbie gets to fully embody Quinn and all her madness.
Sell By - Gay ensemble comedy is equal parts charming and funny
SELL BYGay ensemble comedy is equal parts charming and funny
While it might not be award-winning or anything ground-breaking, it's a nice, simple film that will tug at those heartstrings and provides some stellar laughs.
Monsoon - Look at loss of cultural identity misses the mark
MONSOONLook at loss of cultural identity misses the mark
You can see the good film buried underneath, and Henry Golding gives a very emotional performance, but it's unfortunately lost as 'Monsoon' is simply uninteresting.
Honey Boy - Shia LaBeouf turns his darkest times into an artistic masterpiece
HONEY BOYShia LaBeouf turns his darkest times into an artistic masterpiece
Both Shia LaBeouf and first-time director Alma Har'el have created a truly moving piece of cinema - the story is deeply relatable, thanks to the writing and direction.
Seberg - 1960s race biopic misses mark but delivers captivating performances
SEBERG1960s race biopic misses mark but delivers captivating performances
While the film shines in its performance, it stumbles from a messy script and lack of focus. It's worth checking out, especially for Kristen Stewart, and to learn about this part of history.
The Gentlemen - Underwhelming (but fun) return to form for Guy Ritchie
THE GENTLEMENUnderwhelming (but fun) return to form for Guy Ritchie
While it's is a big step forward from Guy Ritchie's latest films, it's not the return to form fans may be hoping for - but there's still fun to be had.
Cats - No bad kitty, no one is the Jellicle Cat
CATSNo bad kitty, no one is the Jellicle Cat
It's a boring musical with forgettable songs and uninteresting choreography... and then it also fails as a bad film, since it offers no batshit fun. So the big question: who is this for?
Bombshell - An important yet uninspired look at Fox News’ sex scandal
BOMBSHELLAn important yet uninspired look at Fox News’ sex scandal
While all the acting is phenomenal - especially the leads - and makeup fantastic, the story, filmmaking and editing are uncreative and thus fail to hit the home run that this should have been.
Playmobil: The Movie - Reassemble this play kit
PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIEReassemble this play kit
While the first ten minutes are very wild, the film loses steam quickly and becomes yet another bland forgettable kids' film. It sincerely misses the mark of being a fun adventure film.
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon - Back to the barn for another round of heartwarming fun
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDONBack to the barn for another round of heartwarming fun
It isn't as sure-fire a hit as the first film, but like all of Aardman's works, it's another fun adventure with creative animation, charming characters and a heartwarming story.
Playing with Fire - Put out this flaming mess
PLAYING WITH FIREPut out this flaming mess
While the film does have the potential to be fun, what was unexpected was just how bland it is. Although John Cena is charismatic as hell, the rest of the film isn't that hot.
Charlie's Angels - A new generation of Angels, another barrel of fun
CHARLIE'S ANGELSA new generation of Angels, another barrel of fun
2019's reboot is a fun watch with a great cast, especially a scene-stealing Kristen Stewart. If you like pure joy, it's highly recommend you check it out on the big screen.
Untogether - Not even the cast could keep this one together
UNTOGETHERNot even the cast could keep this one together
It wants to be deep and meaningful, but fails at both. It turns into a boring snoozefest; all the characters are bland and too full of themselves to even come close to being relatable.
Doctor Sleep - Here’s 'The Shining' Stephen King has been waiting for
DOCTOR SLEEPHere’s 'The Shining' Stephen King has been waiting for
Some 'Shining' fans will see it as a perfect follow-up, others will deem it too different. It’s a fun supernatural horror aided by fantastic performances by Rebecca Ferguson and Kyliegh Curran.
The Addams Family - They're altogether boring, the Addams Family
THE ADDAMS FAMILYThey're altogether boring, the Addams Family
Yet another bland, boring animated kids film. It isn’t terribly insulting to the Addams legacy because it feels so far removed from it. Don’t waste your time; just show your kids the 90s films.
Terminator: Dark Fate - Say Hasta La Vista, you won't want to be back
TERMINATOR: DARK FATESay Hasta La Vista, you won't want to be back
It’s an adequate addition in a messy franchise, featuring wasted opportunities for iconic characters balanced with well-established action sequences. It’s a fine follow up, and sadly nothing more.
Safe Spaces - Emotional family drama weighed down by problematic sub-plot
SAFE SPACESEmotional family drama weighed down by problematic sub-plot
This could have been one of the definitive films about losing a family member, but because of a problematic subplot it, unfortunately, weighs down its stellar cast to come out as an average endeavour.
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles - Keeping up musical
FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLESKeeping up musical "Traditions" for over 55 years
This is a unique documentary about a musical - there's a lot here that fans mightn't know, as it isn’t a simple recount - it really is an open discussion about the show’s impact and legacy.
Promised - Flashback to Australian-Italians in the 1970s is a bland affair
PROMISEDFlashback to Australian-Italians in the 1970s is a bland affair
‘Promised’ hopes to be a standout in the Australian film landscape, but just falls flat. The acting is fine and the story is somewhat interesting, but the filmmakers just don't quite pull it off.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - Disney still have some magic left in them
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVILDisney still have some magic left in them
A surprising follow-up to the original film - it's funny, and the action is really engaging. Yes, it’s filled with flaws, but it’s nice to leave a Disney film not wanting to cry in a ball.
Benjamin - Gay dramedy tugs at the heartstrings in all the right ways
BENJAMINGay dramedy tugs at the heartstrings in all the right ways
An enjoyable rom-com, filled with equal amounts of sweet moments and tense ones.
Judy - Zellweger goes for Oscar gold in mid-core biopic
JUDYZellweger goes for Oscar gold in mid-core biopic
‘Judy’ is a film that celebrates Garland's legacy, and while the film is a little generic in its storytelling, Zellweger’s truly phenomenal performance pulls you into this behind the scenes to look at one of Hollywood’s greatest stars.
Being Impossible - Aiming to start the conversation about all kinds of representation
BEING IMPOSSIBLEAiming to start the conversation about all kinds of representation
Intersexual people are not something that is discussed nor understood by a huge section of society. For this reason, the film should be celebrated, even if it’s not as strong as it wants to be.
Strange but True - All-star cast saves thriller from being a total misfire
STRANGE BUT TRUEAll-star cast saves thriller from being a total misfire
Far from the bottom of the psychological thriller barrel. While the film loses itself in its narrative, the cast is definitely great, and it's worth checking out even just for the wild third act.
Ride Like a Girl - Melbourne Cup biopic plagued by race's questionable history
RIDE LIKE A GIRLMelbourne Cup biopic plagued by race's questionable history
Seeing Michelle Payne survive a major injury and then triumph to become the first woman to win at the Melbourne Cup is extremely exciting and emotional, but the real downside is the script.
Good Boys - More than just a young 'Superbad'
GOOD BOYSMore than just a young 'Superbad'
From start to finish, this is a film full of non-stop laughs, and big ones too. Packing a punch with subjects of losing friendships and growing up that are sure to hit home for a lot of people.
Inseparable Bros - A heartwarming tale about disability and the power of friendship
INSEPARABLE BROSA heartwarming tale about disability and the power of friendship
This is one of those heartwarming tearjerkers that's sure to be an instant crowd-pleaser, showcasing not only the power of friendships but of disabled friendships.
Downton Abbey - Transition from TV to film not as classy as expected
DOWNTON ABBEYTransition from TV to film not as classy as expected
The film seems more like an extended TV special rather than a theatrical film, but fans won’t be mad to see it on the big screen.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 - Flying a little bit higher the second time around
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2Flying a little bit higher the second time around
It's a big step up from its processor providing some great laughs, and while its huge cast is wasted, this proves to be an enjoyable option for families to check out.
A Dog's Journey - Barking up the same tree for a third time
A DOG'S JOURNEYBarking up the same tree for a third time
If you want cute dogs, you’ll get cute dogs and that’s about it. You go to action movies for the fun, comedies to laugh, and dog movies to cry - and this film really wants you to cry.
Daffodils - New Zealand Musical almost in full bloom
DAFFODILSNew Zealand Musical almost in full bloom
A film worth investing your time in, with strong performances and high emotions, but it suffers from being afraid to commit to the musical genre.
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