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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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Kinky Boots - Sex is in the heel
KINKY BOOTSSex is in the heel
A fun show that you can't help but be sucked into with its glitz and glam. There are a lot of fun musical numbers to keep you invested by inspiring positivity with catchy tunes.
Then Came You - Then came the same movie over and over again
THEN CAME YOUThen came the same movie over and over again
You know what you're in for when you hear the plot: it's Hallmark or Netflix bland romantic cheese. You have absolutely no reason to watch it - you'll forget about it while you're watching it.
Freaky - Get your freak on
FREAKYGet your freak on
It succeeds when it sticks to the serial killer/swapped bodies storyline, but its need to add emotional depth to this horror-comedy and tack on an extended cheap ending weakens the whole film.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run - Ravioli, ravioli - SpongeBob's third feature is okie dokie
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUNRavioli, ravioli - SpongeBob's third feature is okie dokie
Thanks to its resurgence, there is no slowing down Bikini Bottom's finest. It's nice to spend some time with these characters again - but the original movie is superior in every way.
Billy Elliot - Breaking the mould for 20 years
BILLY ELLIOTBreaking the mould for 20 years
20 years later, 'Billy Elliot' connects with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. It's a lot of kids' first "it's okay to be different" narrative, and that's why it still impacts audiences today.
The Witches - Horrifying for all the wrong reasons
THE WITCHESHorrifying for all the wrong reasons
The film lacks any of the horror elements present in both the book and the 90s film. It's way too colourful and CGI-filled to create any kind of fear for children.
Misbehaviour -
MISBEHAVIOUR"We’re not beautiful, we’re not ugly, we’re angry!"
It may fall into the formulaic territory at times, but that's not a bad thing - the story of what happened at the 1970 Miss World competition is a powerful one that deserves to be remembered.
The Surrogate - Raising heavy yet important questions
THE SURROGATERaising heavy yet important questions
While the film has a few hiccups, the package as a whole comes across as a truly moving experience that challenges the audience's morals with really thought-provoking dialogue.
Rams - Baaa-ck off
RAMSBaaa-ck off
With the main plot wrapped up 40 minutes in, the rest is padded out with bland, forgettable drama. The focus of the film should be on the relationship between the brothers (Sam Neill & Michael Caton).
Charlie's Angels - Kicking butt, inverting feminist tropes & being independent for 20 years
CHARLIE'S ANGELSKicking butt, inverting feminist tropes & being independent for 20 years
'Charlie's Angels' is one of the most defining movies of the 2000s, remembered for its iconic quotes, butt-kicking action and independent women. Celebrate 20 years of girl power with us.
Blackbird - Star-studded cast saves generic film
BLACKBIRDStar-studded cast saves generic film
It only flies high thanks to its incredibly strong cast, and although the narrative misses dramatic beats, still packs an emotional punch while adding to the conversation about legalised euthanasia.
How to Build a Girl - Almost fully built
HOW TO BUILD A GIRLAlmost fully built
'How to Build a Girl' is an engaging yet average film, but will perhaps disappoint those hoping for something more from Beanie Feldstein's next move.
Honest Thief - An honestly average time
HONEST THIEFAn honestly average time
It has an engaging enough premise aided with a decent cast that is worth checking out - just don't expect to be blown away or fully invested in this one.
The Broken Hearts Gallery - There’s an art to a good rom-com, and this is one of them
THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERYThere’s an art to a good rom-com, and this is one of them
The rom-com of the year. It succeeds on every level, thanks to its colour-blind approach to characters and some hilarious and heartfelt writing. Grab whoever you can and enjoy this much-need film.
The Secrets We Keep - They kept a big secret... this movie is mediocre
THE SECRETS WE KEEPThey kept a big secret... this movie is mediocre
It offers a compelling story, but as soon as it's set up, it loses steam. Once we come to terms that the outcome can only be one of two possibilities, we are waiting for the film to show us its cards.
After We Collided - Wattpad returns to the screen for slightly better, still dumb, results
AFTER WE COLLIDEDWattpad returns to the screen for slightly better, still dumb, results
It isn't looking to be a critical darling, it knows its market and goes for it. You could pick apart its terrible script and bad acting - but it's hot trash, and that's all it needs to be.
Mulan - The Disney classic in 2020 - will it finally bring honour to us all?
MULANThe Disney classic in 2020 - will it finally bring honour to us all?
Disney took a big risk with 'Mulan' - it's their only remake that takes risks and pulls them off, and that's something to celebrate. It's not afraid to be different, and uses that in its favour.
Bill & Ted Face the Music - The totally excellent, most bogus return of 80s icons
BILL & TED FACE THE MUSICThe totally excellent, most bogus return of 80s icons
This film is for everyone. Have a truly excellent and much-needed laugh, and enjoy the so totally rad music. Bill and Ted said it best: "Be excellent to each other and party on, dudes!"
Tenet - Time runs up, like my enjoyment of Nolan’s latest film
TENETTime runs up, like my enjoyment of Nolan’s latest film
The film has to be interesting, and this simply isn't. Nothing here makes me want to work things out; it's forgettable. Unfortunately, 'Tenet' is not here to save the 2020 box office.
The Witches - 30 years on, it's still as delightfully frightening as ever
THE WITCHES30 years on, it's still as delightfully frightening as ever
Kids love to be scared, and 'The Witches' is the perfect scary children's film; it has everything you could want, and has been a stable in kids' horror for 30 years now.
Sequin in a Blue Room - Dips toe into hook-up culture conversation but is afraid to dive in
SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOMDips toe into hook-up culture conversation but is afraid to dive in
It gets points for telling a queer Australian story and starting a conversation about the often-toxic hook-up culture in the gay community - it just doesn't fully nail the landing.
9to5: The Story of a Movement - What a way to make a living for half a century
9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENTWhat a way to make a living for half a century
The big message of the movie is that we all still have a long way to go for equality in the workplace.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Cate Blanchett mystery isn't entirely what's on the label
WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTECate Blanchett mystery isn't entirely what's on the label
While it's missing Linklater's usual loosely-structured narrative and character study, it does its job of being enjoyable background noise that thanks to its cast and somewhat engaging story.
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.
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