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Born and raised in Melbourne, Joel completed his studies in Entrepreneurship at RMIT (yes it’s a real degree!). Although currently working in the property industry, films are where his heart is and always has been. His parents educated him from a young age with 'The Sound of Music', 'Oliver!', 'Fiddler on the Roof' and the like, and ever since his passion for movies has continued to grow. He's just started in the reviewing game because whilst art is subjective, he believes his opinions are right and should be shared.

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Abe - Fusing food for peace and harmony
ABEFusing food for peace and harmony
Aimed predominately at a younger audience, there is plenty for them to sink their teeth into and hopefully learn from. What it lacks in weight, it makes up for in charm and great looking food.
Wes Anderson, ranked - Celebrating a modern-day auteur
WES ANDERSON, RANKEDCelebrating a modern-day auteur
As Wes Anderson gets set to turn 50, we're celebrating his unique films by ranking each and every one of them!
Kick-Ass 10-Year Anniversary - The love letter to superheroes that changed everything
KICK-ASS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARYThe love letter to superheroes that changed everything
When it was released 10 years ago, it was amidst a cloud of controversy - but 'Kick-Ass' was able to breathe and grow to become the superhero film it is today: an influential love letter to heroes.
Notre Dame - Offbeat French comedy about rebuilding your life
NOTRE DAMEOffbeat French comedy about rebuilding your life
The style overshadows the substance, but this is a lighthearted and often very funny insight into overcoming failure, something that everyone can appreciate to some degree.
Hope Gap - Enough hope, but too many gaps
HOPE GAPEnough hope, but too many gaps
Audiences certainly feel that there is hope, but the gaps along the way are too frequent to feel any genuine satisfaction. Go for the acting masterclass, stay for the gorgeous seaside.
A Serial Killer's Guide to Life - A gory and funny road trip of self-discovery
A SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFEA gory and funny road trip of self-discovery
Contrary to its small budget, the gore and violence are at the forefront, and the quirky characters we meet along the way are fun.
La Belle Époque - Crowd-pleasing French romantic comedy
LA BELLE ÉPOQUECrowd-pleasing French romantic comedy
The romance is so pure, and there are genuine laugh-out-loud moments. It doesn't quite reach the heights of some of its cinematic predecessors, but you will leave with warm fuzzy feelings inside.
S He - A stop-motion animation with sole
S HEA stop-motion animation with sole
It's imaginative, it's vivid, it's creative, and it's unbelievably bonkers. If you can look past the shoes, there are lessons being taught by a visionary director who's willing to take risks.
Away - A minimalist and evocative animated adventure
AWAYA minimalist and evocative animated adventure
With such an impressive and often stunning debut, I can't wait to see what Gints Zilbalodis produces nex - this Latvian animator is certainly one to watch.
H is for Happiness - A heartwarming family tale about finding optimism in the world
H IS FOR HAPPINESSA heartwarming family tale about finding optimism in the world
There are genuinely touching moments, quirky characters, laughter and a closing musical number. If H is for happiness, it should also be for heartwarming and heartfelt.
Motherless Brooklyn - A neo-noir set in 1950s New York
MOTHERLESS BROOKLYNA neo-noir set in 1950s New York
There is nothing inherently wrong with this film, bar some odd edits and framing choices, and Edward Norton tackles the material fairly well, creating a great tribute to the noir era of filmmaking.
A Guide to Second Date Sex - A quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEXA quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
There's just enough laughter and sweetness throughout to make it likeable, but whilst cute and enjoyable, there's too much familiarity.
Finding Farideh - An emotional & moving documentary for Iran's Oscar submission
FINDING FARIDEHAn emotional & moving documentary for Iran's Oscar submission
All everyone is after here is closure. Whether or not anyone finds it - well, you'll have to watch and find out, but this moving and revealing story is worth it.
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