Umbrella Entertainment Reviews

Django Shoots First (1966)

Django Shoots First (1966)

Django Shoots First (1966) - Movie Review 29th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Django is a cowboy with a skilled hand and a gun. While Django is travelling, he bumps into a bounty killer who happens to be carrying his dead father. He successfully shoots and kills...

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Honey Boy (2019)

Honey Boy (2019)

Honey Boy (2019) - Movie Review 29th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The film begins with the introduction of a 22-year-old male actor named Otis (Luke Hedges). Otis is working on various blockbuster films until he encounters several frustrations.  Some of...

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Breaker Morant (1980)

Breaker Morant (1980)

Breaker Morant (1980) - Movie Review 26th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Set in South Africa in 1901, Breaker Morant is an Australian film that follows the Boer War. A team of Australian Bushveldt Carbineers are given orders to take on the enemy and leave no man...

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Being John Malkovich (1999)

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Being John Malkovich (1999) - Movie Review 19th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Craig (John Cusack) is a talented puppeteer, but he fails to make a living off it. He lives with his wife Lotte Schwartz (Cameron Diaz), who works at a pet store and is obsessed with...

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Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash (2014) - Movie Review 16th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Andrew (Miles Teller) is a young drummer who has dreams and the solid potential to become one of the greatest drummers of our time.  Upon joining a music conservatory group, he is given an...

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In Fabric (2018)

In Fabric (2018)

In Fabric (2018) - Movie Review 14th July 2021 Written by Amanda Rosazza Without giving too much away, the film follows the journey of a red dress—a red dress with a curse. At the beginning of the film, we meet a lovely woman named Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste),...

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Occupation: Rainfall (2020)

Occupation: Rainfall (2020)

Occupation: Rainfall (2020) - Movie Review 3rd July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The sequel focuses on a returning group of survivors, who are all from Sydney. Continuing on from the previous instalment of Occupation (2018), the aliens that landed on Earth two years...

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Slither (2006)

Slither (2006)

Slither (2006) - Movie Review 28th June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The film begins with an asteroid flying straight to Earth.  After crashing into a small town, the asteroid opens to reveal an unusual amount of slime and pink goo inside.  We then get to...

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Black Water (2007)

Black Water (2007)

Black Water (2007) - Movie Review 23rd June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Black Water begins with the introduction of Lee (Maeve Dermody), her older sister Grace (Diana Glenn) and her long-term boyfriend Adam (Andy Rodoreda). The three decide to take a holiday in...

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The Giant Claw (1957)

The Giant Claw (1957)

The Giant Claw (1957) - Movie Review 23th June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Mitch (Jeff Morrow) is a skilled pilot and an electronics engineer who likes to make his own rules. One day, while flying and conducting several routine checks, Mitch spots something in the...

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Synchronic (2019)

Synchronic (2019)

Synchronic (2019) - Movie Review 23rd June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Set in the city of New Orleans, the film introduces us to two paramedics who are also close friends. Steve (Anthony Mackie) & Dennis (James Dornan) are well known for working consistently,...

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Then Came You (2020)

Then Came You (2020)

Then Came You (2020) - Movie Review 14th June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Annabelle (Kathie Lee Gifford) is a widow. Sick of living alone and in the past, she decides to pack her bags and go on a trip unlike any she has taken before. She packs her husband's ashes in...

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Bye Bye Morons (2020)

Bye Bye Morons (2020)

Bye Bye Morons (2020) - Movie Review 27th February 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Throughout this film, we get to follow two characters.  Firstly, we are introduced to Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira), who discovers she is quite ill with a disease. Based on the recent...

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What Lies Below (2020)

What Lies Below (2020)

What Lies Below (2020) - Movie Review 10th May 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Liberty (Ema Horvath) is a sixteen-year-old who has just returned from a school camp. When her mother, Michelle (Mena Suvari), picks her up, she explains that she has met someone. Reaching...

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The Furnace (2020)

The Furnace (2020)

Hanif (Ahmed Malek) is an Afghan cameleer who has desires to leave the Australian outback. At the start of the film, we witness a horrific moment in Hanif's life that makes him fed up with his current ways, including his beliefs regarding religion. This tragic moment...

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El Americano:  The Movie (2016)

El Americano: The Movie (2016)

The film follows a small, male, Mexican parrot named Cuco. Cuco and his family are part of a well-known circus, but Cuco is sick of being in the family business; instead, he would rather become an ultimate crime fighter. When Cuco isn't working with the family circus,...

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Gunda (2020)

Gunda (2020)

Gunda is a documentary that examines the daily life of several animals living on a farm. Some of these animals include a large pig, a couple of cows and a one-legged chicken. The film takes its audience on a journey while watching these animals doing various...

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Awoken (2019)

Awoken (2019)

Karla (Sara West) is a medical student who is passionate to learn everything relating to insomnia and understand the real cause.  This passion is fuelled by her brother, Blake (Benson Jack Anthony), suffering from a significant sleep disorder. The doctors in...

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Rent-A-Pal (2020)

Rent-A-Pal (2020)

Set around a time when VHS tapes were still our primary source of entertainment, David (Brain Landis Folkins) is a lonely, single man. He lives with his unwell mother, taking care of her daily, and has his own room in the basement. Currently, David is seeking a...

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Other Umbrella Entertainment Reviews

Django Shoots First (1966)

Django Shoots First (1966) - Movie Review 29th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Django is a cowboy with a skilled hand and a gun. While Django is travelling, he bumps into a bounty killer who happens to be carrying his dead father. He successfully shoots and kills...

Honey Boy (2019)

Honey Boy (2019) - Movie Review 29th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The film begins with the introduction of a 22-year-old male actor named Otis (Luke Hedges). Otis is working on various blockbuster films until he encounters several frustrations.  Some of...

Lowdown Dirty Criminals (2020)

Lowdown Dirty Criminals (2020) - Movie Review 26th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Freddy (James Rolleston) and his best mate Marvin (Samuel Austin) are about to embark into a world of crime, chaos, and trouble. It all starts when Freddy loses his job as a pizza...

Breaker Morant (1980)

Breaker Morant (1980) - Movie Review 26th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Set in South Africa in 1901, Breaker Morant is an Australian film that follows the Boer War. A team of Australian Bushveldt Carbineers are given orders to take on the enemy and leave no man...

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Being John Malkovich (1999) - Movie Review 19th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Craig (John Cusack) is a talented puppeteer, but he fails to make a living off it. He lives with his wife Lotte Schwartz (Cameron Diaz), who works at a pet store and is obsessed with...

Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash (2014) - Movie Review 16th July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Andrew (Miles Teller) is a young drummer who has dreams and the solid potential to become one of the greatest drummers of our time.  Upon joining a music conservatory group, he is given an...

In Fabric (2018)

In Fabric (2018) - Movie Review 14th July 2021 Written by Amanda Rosazza Without giving too much away, the film follows the journey of a red dress—a red dress with a curse. At the beginning of the film, we meet a lovely woman named Sheila (Marianne Jean-Baptiste),...

Occupation: Rainfall (2020)

Occupation: Rainfall (2020) - Movie Review 3rd July 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The sequel focuses on a returning group of survivors, who are all from Sydney. Continuing on from the previous instalment of Occupation (2018), the aliens that landed on Earth two years...

Slither (2006)

Slither (2006) - Movie Review 28th June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden The film begins with an asteroid flying straight to Earth.  After crashing into a small town, the asteroid opens to reveal an unusual amount of slime and pink goo inside.  We then get to...

Black Water (2007)

Black Water (2007) - Movie Review 23rd June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Black Water begins with the introduction of Lee (Maeve Dermody), her older sister Grace (Diana Glenn) and her long-term boyfriend Adam (Andy Rodoreda). The three decide to take a holiday in...

The Giant Claw (1957)

The Giant Claw (1957) - Movie Review 23th June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Mitch (Jeff Morrow) is a skilled pilot and an electronics engineer who likes to make his own rules. One day, while flying and conducting several routine checks, Mitch spots something in the...

Synchronic (2019)

Synchronic (2019) - Movie Review 23rd June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Set in the city of New Orleans, the film introduces us to two paramedics who are also close friends. Steve (Anthony Mackie) & Dennis (James Dornan) are well known for working consistently,...

Then Came You (2020)

Then Came You (2020) - Movie Review 14th June 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Annabelle (Kathie Lee Gifford) is a widow. Sick of living alone and in the past, she decides to pack her bags and go on a trip unlike any she has taken before. She packs her husband's ashes in...

Bye Bye Morons (2020)

Bye Bye Morons (2020) - Movie Review 27th February 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Throughout this film, we get to follow two characters.  Firstly, we are introduced to Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira), who discovers she is quite ill with a disease. Based on the recent...

What Lies Below (2020)

What Lies Below (2020) - Movie Review 10th May 2021 Written by Peter Walkden Liberty (Ema Horvath) is a sixteen-year-old who has just returned from a school camp. When her mother, Michelle (Mena Suvari), picks her up, she explains that she has met someone. Reaching...

The Furnace (2020)

Hanif (Ahmed Malek) is an Afghan cameleer who has desires to leave the Australian outback. At the start of the film, we witness a horrific moment in Hanif's life that makes him fed up with his current ways, including his beliefs regarding religion. This tragic moment...

El Americano: The Movie (2016)

The film follows a small, male, Mexican parrot named Cuco. Cuco and his family are part of a well-known circus, but Cuco is sick of being in the family business; instead, he would rather become an ultimate crime fighter. When Cuco isn't working with the family circus,...

Gunda (2020)

Gunda is a documentary that examines the daily life of several animals living on a farm. Some of these animals include a large pig, a couple of cows and a one-legged chicken. The film takes its audience on a journey while watching these animals doing various...

Awoken (2019)

Karla (Sara West) is a medical student who is passionate to learn everything relating to insomnia and understand the real cause.  This passion is fuelled by her brother, Blake (Benson Jack Anthony), suffering from a significant sleep disorder. The doctors in...

Rent-A-Pal (2020)

Set around a time when VHS tapes were still our primary source of entertainment, David (Brain Landis Folkins) is a lonely, single man. He lives with his unwell mother, taking care of her daily, and has his own room in the basement. Currently, David is seeking a...

Sky Sharks (2020)

The film begins with a plane full of passengers who are soon attacked by what appears to be Zombie-like Nazis flying around on sharks. The aircraft is attacked, and a horrific blood bath begins. We are then introduced to a small group of geologists who are currently...

Paper Champions (2020)

When Rey was a kid, he always had dreams of taking on the world as a professional wrestler. But in the present day, Rey (Luke Saliba) has ended up on a very different path. Rey works behind a desk selling photocopy machines along selling general stationery supplies to...

Depraved (2019)

Adam (Alex Breaux) has recently moved in with his partner named Liz (Ana Kayne). One night the two of them have a serious discussion which leads to an argument.  The argument begins when Liz expresses her desires to one day have children and start a family. ...

The Raven (1935)

A young woman by the name of Jean Thatcher is involved in a tragic accident as her car falls off a cliff.  Jean’s survival will require a skilled surgeon. Jean's family have no choice but to approach Dr Vollin (Bela Lugosi), a highly skilled surgeon who lives in...

Koko: A Red Dog Story (2019)

Koko: A Red Dog Story is a combination of a biography and a comedy about the real-life dog named Koko who was born and raised in Australia. The film shows several interviews from cast and crew along with Koko's owner retelling her experiences with the famous dog and...

The Pale Horse (2020)

Based on the well-known novel written by Agatha Christie, The Pale Horse begins with an older woman dying in the streets. While investigators search the woman’s body and seek out the cause of death, they find a piece of paper which contains a list of names located in...

A Man Called Sledge (1970)

Set in the Old West, the film follows a man named Sledge. Sledge is an outlaw and a skilled gunfighter who spends many days roaming the land in search of gold and treasure. Sledge is also in love with a woman, but he has always set the hunt for vast riches as a higher...

Blood Vessel (2019)

Set in the North Atlantic Ocean, the year is 1945 and World War II is close to coming to an end. German naval forces have orders to eliminate any survivors. Floating in the sea is a small group of survivors on a raft. They have hopes they will get discovered or float...

Deerskin (2019)

Georges (Jean Dujardin) is traveling to a destination to meet a man who is selling a second-hand jacket made completely from Deerskin. When Georges meets the man and sees the jacket, he falls in love with it instantly. The jacket is in perfect condition and naturally,...

House of Cardin (2019)

Welcome to a behind the scenes look at the mind of an icon who changed fashion and our world forever. House of Cardin is a documentary which takes fans behind the scenes into the life of Pierre Cardin through archive footage and shows us where his journey began. The...

Color Out of Space (2019)

Based on a short story written by the famous H.P. Lovecraft. Color Out of Space follows the Gardner family. The family live on an isolated farm living a quiet life since leaving the noisy city lifestyle. Soon a large meteorite lands right in front of their home. At...

Come To Daddy (2019)

Norval (Elijah Wood) receives a strange and mysterious handwritten letter from his father. The reason why it's odd is because Norval hadn't heard from his father since he disappeared 30 years ago when Norval was just five years old. Norval accepts the invitation and...

Vivarium (2019)

A young couple Gemma (Imogen Poots) and Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) are struggling to find the perfect home. Gemma is a teacher and Tom does maintenance repairs and garden work at the same school Gemma works at. After work, the two decide to visit a new real estate agent...

VFW (2019)

Fred (Stephen Lang) is an old man and a ex-war veteran. Today is his birthday! He and his fellow war buddies are getting together for some heavy drinking and talking about the good old days when they were on the battlefield. They decided to meet up at a bar also known...

Locusts (2019)

Ryan Black (Ben Geurens) returns to his remote hometown to attend his father’s funeral. Later he is united with his brother, Nathaniel Black (Nathaniel Dean), who he hasn’t seen in quite some time. For Ryan, his father’s funeral isn’t his only concern while in his...

The Haunting (1999)

Eleanor (Lili Taylor) is struggling in life. With her mother recently passing away and her siblings leaving her without a home, Eleanor is broke and homeless, left only with an old car. Shortly after a debate with her family, she receives a phone call suggesting she...

West of Sunshine (2017)

Please note - “Walkden Entertainment” would like to pass on their deepest condolences to the family of the actor Damian Hill. Damian plays the lead role in West Of Sunshine and sadly died around the time of this film’s release in Australian Cinemas last year. West of...

Drunken Master (1978)

Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan) is a cheeky young student who knows how to fight and stand up for himself. But after a public situation gone poorly, Wong is punished by his father. Wong will now be trained and disciplined by a man named Beggar So (Siu Tin Yuen). Beggar So...

Clue (1985)

Based on the well-known board game, six strangers come together to meet at a mysterious mansion. The head butler of the home, Wadsworth (played by Tim Curry), reveals to the six strangers that they all have something in common. His boss has been blackmailing all 6 of...

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

You Were Never Really Here (2017) - Movie Review 8th September 2018 Written by Peter Walkden Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) is a man you hire to track down missing people. Joe is also a skilled ex veteran who is permanently traumatised by his dark past. When Joe works, he...