Umbrella Entertainment Reviews

Crabs! (2021)

Crabs! (2021)

Set in the small town of Mendocino, California, Crabs! begins with a tragic incident when a power plant explodes and collapses into the sea. Nearby is a single, lonely Crab who is affected by the power plant's destruction.  This crab begins to mutate dramatically...

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Nobody Has to Know (2021)

Nobody Has to Know (2021)

Set in the Scottish Isle of Lewis, Phil (Bouli Lanners) is a middle-aged man who suffers a stroke while walking along a local beach.  Thankfully he is found and given urgent assistance at a local hospital.  Soon the word of Phil's stroke goes around the...

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Deathcheaters (1976)

Deathcheaters (1976)

Steve (John Hargreaves) and Rod (Grant Page) first met during the Vietnam war when serving as jungle commandos.  After surviving the war, the two continue to have a strong bond and friendship.  In the present day, the pair work on various films and...

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Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography (2022)

Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography (2022)

Where did Carbon come from?  How does Carbon work?  Did it come from the big bang?  This new feature-length documentary will discuss every question you’ve had about Carbon.  From the beginning of this feature, we understand that Carbon’s creation...

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Bergman Island (2021)

Bergman Island (2021)

Tony (Tim Roth) and Chris (Vicky Krips) are a loving couple who work as filmmakers.  When the summer approaches, the two decide to journey to Fårö. Tony and Chris acquire a large home that allows them to work with peace surrounding them.  They also like the...

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Crash (1996)

Crash (1996)

James (James Spader) is a man who works in the film industry as a TV director. James and his wife Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger) enjoy having wild and open relationships, which they often reveal to each other.  One day, while James is driving, he becomes...

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Beyond the Wastleand (2021)

Beyond the Wastleand (2021)

Most movie lovers are familiar with the cinematic legend of Mad Max, which began with its first feature back in 1979, followed up by two more film instalments.  To this day, the franchise is classed as one of the greatest Australian film series ever made. ...

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Reunion (2020)

Reunion (2020)

A heavily pregnant young woman, Ellie (Emma Draper), returns to the family home after the death of her grandparents. Hoping to get stuck into some work on her new book (relating to all things black magic and the occult) she is sorely mistaken as she deals with her...

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Apex (2021)

Apex (2021)

Set in the future, Thomas Malone (Bruce Willis) is currently in prison, serving a life sentence for a crime he was not involved in. Thomas is an ex-police officer and has a past resumé which makes him a human deadly weapon.  Invited to be the prey in a dangerous,...

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Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021)

Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021)

The film begins with a pair of guys robbing a bank. Based on what we see, we understand the robbery was unsuccessful, and something tragic happened that wasn’t part of the plan. One of the dangerous robbers (Nicolas Cage) is captured, arrested and placed in prison...

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Fire (2020)

Fire (2020)

The film begins with a group of skilled and professional firefighters attempting to put out a large blaze. The blaze results in the death of one of their fellow team members, leaving the team’s leader, Andrey (Konstantin Khabenskiy), exhausted. After Andrey and his...

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Behemoth (2021)

Behemoth (2021)

Joshua (Josh Eisenberg) is dealing with his daughter being unwell due to an unknown toxin entering her body.  But instead of being at the hospital with his partner and his unwell daughter, he spends all his spare time seeking answers and trying to find the person...

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Turkey Shoot (1982)

Turkey Shoot (1982)

Set in the near future, several people, including Paul (Steve Railsback) and Chris (Olivia Hussey), refuse to submit and conform to the New World Order.  Captured, they are taken to a correction camp and labelled as deviants.  This small group of people are...

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Patrick (1978)

Patrick (1978)

Kathy (Susan Penhaligon) moves into a new home while going through a trial separation from her husband. She goes for a job interview at a nearby medical facility, and while her experience with patients is nothing recent, she still gets the job and begins work on the...

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Paprika (2006)

Paprika (2006)

Get ready to enter a world unlike anything you’ve seen in cinema before.  A small team of therapists have successfully created a machine that allows them to enter their patients’ minds while sleeping and enter their dreams. The new invention which will change the...

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Ride the Eagle (2021)

Ride the Eagle (2021)

Leif (Jake Johnson) lives in a small cabin in one of his friend’s backyards.  On a day-to-day basis, Leif enjoys doing very little other than smoking drugs, hanging out with his dog, and taking pride in the fact that he plays the bongos in a band that he hopes...

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Initiation (2020)

Initiation (2020)

In this movie, one of the biggest highlights in America is happening right now at a university campus- pledge week!  During this week, young people attending university accept challenges to prove their worth, drink heavily and party. It's evident that social...

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Relic (2020)

Relic (2020)

When a grandmother named Edna (Robyn Nevin) appears to have gone missing, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer), and her granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote), decides to check on her. As Kay and Sam arrive at Edna's home, they confirm she is missing. A police report is...

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Streamline (2021)

Streamline (2021)

Benjamin (Levi Miller) is a fifteen-year-old young man who hopes to become the next Olympic swimming champion for Australia.  With his mum's help, he gets up every morning at 3 am to train with his coach.  His mother is determined to help Benjamin in every...

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Sator (2019)

Sator (2019)

The story of Sator follows Adam (Gabriel Nicholson), a deer hunter who lives a lonely existence in a "cabin in the woods." We learn that occasionally his brother Pete (Michael Daniel) will pop in for a visit and that his Grandmother who lives close by, Nani...

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Other Umbrella Entertainment Reviews

Crabs! (2021)

Set in the small town of Mendocino, California, Crabs! begins with a tragic incident when a power plant explodes and collapses into the sea. Nearby is a single, lonely Crab who is affected by the power plant's destruction.  This crab begins to mutate dramatically...

Nobody Has to Know (2021)

Set in the Scottish Isle of Lewis, Phil (Bouli Lanners) is a middle-aged man who suffers a stroke while walking along a local beach.  Thankfully he is found and given urgent assistance at a local hospital.  Soon the word of Phil's stroke goes around the...

Deathcheaters (1976)

Steve (John Hargreaves) and Rod (Grant Page) first met during the Vietnam war when serving as jungle commandos.  After surviving the war, the two continue to have a strong bond and friendship.  In the present day, the pair work on various films and...

Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography (2022)

Where did Carbon come from?  How does Carbon work?  Did it come from the big bang?  This new feature-length documentary will discuss every question you’ve had about Carbon.  From the beginning of this feature, we understand that Carbon’s creation...

Bergman Island (2021)

Tony (Tim Roth) and Chris (Vicky Krips) are a loving couple who work as filmmakers.  When the summer approaches, the two decide to journey to Fårö. Tony and Chris acquire a large home that allows them to work with peace surrounding them.  They also like the...

Crash (1996)

James (James Spader) is a man who works in the film industry as a TV director. James and his wife Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger) enjoy having wild and open relationships, which they often reveal to each other.  One day, while James is driving, he becomes...

Beyond the Wastleand (2021)

Most movie lovers are familiar with the cinematic legend of Mad Max, which began with its first feature back in 1979, followed up by two more film instalments.  To this day, the franchise is classed as one of the greatest Australian film series ever made. ...

Reunion (2020)

A heavily pregnant young woman, Ellie (Emma Draper), returns to the family home after the death of her grandparents. Hoping to get stuck into some work on her new book (relating to all things black magic and the occult) she is sorely mistaken as she deals with her...

Apex (2021)

Set in the future, Thomas Malone (Bruce Willis) is currently in prison, serving a life sentence for a crime he was not involved in. Thomas is an ex-police officer and has a past resumé which makes him a human deadly weapon.  Invited to be the prey in a dangerous,...

Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021)

The film begins with a pair of guys robbing a bank. Based on what we see, we understand the robbery was unsuccessful, and something tragic happened that wasn’t part of the plan. One of the dangerous robbers (Nicolas Cage) is captured, arrested and placed in prison...

Fire (2020)

The film begins with a group of skilled and professional firefighters attempting to put out a large blaze. The blaze results in the death of one of their fellow team members, leaving the team’s leader, Andrey (Konstantin Khabenskiy), exhausted. After Andrey and his...

Behemoth (2021)

Joshua (Josh Eisenberg) is dealing with his daughter being unwell due to an unknown toxin entering her body.  But instead of being at the hospital with his partner and his unwell daughter, he spends all his spare time seeking answers and trying to find the person...

Turkey Shoot (1982)

Set in the near future, several people, including Paul (Steve Railsback) and Chris (Olivia Hussey), refuse to submit and conform to the New World Order.  Captured, they are taken to a correction camp and labelled as deviants.  This small group of people are...

Patrick (1978)

Kathy (Susan Penhaligon) moves into a new home while going through a trial separation from her husband. She goes for a job interview at a nearby medical facility, and while her experience with patients is nothing recent, she still gets the job and begins work on the...

Paprika (2006)

Get ready to enter a world unlike anything you’ve seen in cinema before.  A small team of therapists have successfully created a machine that allows them to enter their patients’ minds while sleeping and enter their dreams. The new invention which will change the...

Ride the Eagle (2021)

Leif (Jake Johnson) lives in a small cabin in one of his friend’s backyards.  On a day-to-day basis, Leif enjoys doing very little other than smoking drugs, hanging out with his dog, and taking pride in the fact that he plays the bongos in a band that he hopes...

Initiation (2020)

In this movie, one of the biggest highlights in America is happening right now at a university campus- pledge week!  During this week, young people attending university accept challenges to prove their worth, drink heavily and party. It's evident that social...

Relic (2020)

When a grandmother named Edna (Robyn Nevin) appears to have gone missing, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer), and her granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote), decides to check on her. As Kay and Sam arrive at Edna's home, they confirm she is missing. A police report is...

Streamline (2021)

Benjamin (Levi Miller) is a fifteen-year-old young man who hopes to become the next Olympic swimming champion for Australia.  With his mum's help, he gets up every morning at 3 am to train with his coach.  His mother is determined to help Benjamin in every...

Sator (2019)

The story of Sator follows Adam (Gabriel Nicholson), a deer hunter who lives a lonely existence in a "cabin in the woods." We learn that occasionally his brother Pete (Michael Daniel) will pop in for a visit and that his Grandmother who lives close by, Nani...

Nightmares (1980)

On February 23th, 1963, a tragic event occurred to a young girl and her mother.  On this day, young Cathy is sleeping in the backseat of a car while her mother is driving. Her mother is making out with a man in the front seat of the car.  Cathy wakes with...

Malcolm (1986)

Shy but talented mechanical mastermind Malcolm (Colin Friels) lives in Melbourne, Australia and works with trams (his favourite things to be around). But when Malcolm is fired for building his very own tram, he's not sure what he'll do next.  Jobless and with...

Django Shoots First (1966)

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 the bounty killer, leaving him questioning what to do next with his dead father....

Honey Boy (2019)

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 these frustrations lead to him drinking heavily before being involved in a...

Lowdown Dirty Criminals (2020)

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 delivery driver.  A customer accuses Freddy of being late with the delivery and of...

Breaker Morant (1980)

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 alive. But these orders land Lieutenant Harry Morant and two other men on...

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...

Lapsis (2020)

Ray (Dean Imperial) works as a delivery driver. His job does not pay a great deal, and he finds it challenging to financially take care of both himself and his younger brother, who requires medical treatment.  When an opportunity comes up, thanks to one of Ray's...

Bye Bye Morons (2020)

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 discovery about the disease and her remaining time left, Suze decides to find...

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,...

Ascendant (2021)

A young woman named Aria Wolf (Charlotte Best) wakes up in an elevator, finding she is tied up and blindfolded. She soon breaks free from her bindings and discovers that she is alone in a high-speed elevator in Shanghai with no memory of her past. Aria also has no...

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)

Blood Vessel (2019) - Movie Review 28th July 2020 Written by Peter Walkden 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...

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 that takes fans behind the scenes into the life of Pierre Cardin through archive footage and shows us where his journey began. The...

Lieutenant Jangles (2018)

Set in the 80s, Brisbane, Australia, the crime rate is at an all-time high. Gangs are roaming the streets, and the body count is rising. One cop is willing to take all the villains on. His name is Lieutenant Jangles. Lieutenant Jangles (Matt Dickie) and Dickens...

Color Out of Space (2019)

Color Out of Space (2019) - Movie Review 6th May 2020 Written by Peter Walkden 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...

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 to...

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...

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Small seed pods develop and float of a planet within space, ending up floating all the way to Planet Earth. We see these pods then transform into small pretty flowers in gardens. But these flowers pods begin to become something that the world has never seen before....

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...

Hudson Hawk (1991)

After spending ten years in prison, the great cat burglar named Eddie Hawkins (Bruce Willis), aka Hudson Hawk, is wanting to live a clean life, have a cappuccino and play some Nintendo. But on the day he’s released from prison, Eddie (Bruce Willis) is blackmailed and...

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)

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 walks around with confidence and has no problems using violence to get the job done. After...