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'Australia's first Muslim rom-com' Ali's Wedding has lots of charm
The film Ali’s Wedding is based on the 2015 autobiography Good Muslim Boy by Osamah Sami (which won the New...
Diane Keaton's charm shown off to full effect in rom-com Hampstead
This review may contain spoilers, so proceed with caution if you haven’t seen it! If you are after a rom-com...
ROK's Flicks Review: Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures unfolds during a crucial time in American history: JFK is president, the Cold War is in full freeze,...
ROK's FIicks Review: Manchester by the Sea
The movie is incredibly sad and powerful. Manchester by the Sea (a town on the coast, one-hour north-east of Boston)...
ROK's Flicks Review: Moonlight
Moonlight is a movie with a lot to say, and at times maybe too much about too many topics. Poverty,...
ROK's Flicks Review: Patriots Day
Patriots Day brilliantly recreates the events of one of the most tragic days in recent history while respectfully honouring the victims....
ROK's Flicks Review: Live by Night
“Live by Night” is an old-style gangster movie set in the prohibition era. Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) is the son...
ROK's Flicks: Perfect Strangers
How do you feel when someone takes your smartphone and goes through it? Do you feel even a little bit...
ROK’s Flicks: Jackie
Jackie Kennedy was known for her poise and for bringing dignity and tradition to the White House. This film shows...
ROK's Flicks: LION
LION is based on the true story of Indian-born Australian businessman Saroo Brierley, as told in his 2014 book...
ROK's Flicks: Red Dog - True Blue
The opening setting is Perth 2011. A frazzled businessman Michael Carter (Jason Isaacs) is home with his sons Theo and...
ROK's Flicks: A United Kingdom
An ultimately, uplifting film about the fight for racial equality and justice in what is now Botswana, made all the...
ROK's Flicks: La La Land
Look out Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers — Mia and Sebastian are hot on your trail, I’m not generally a...
ROK's Flicks: Paterson
Not much happens in Paterson — it’s a very slow moving but delightful little film about the triumphs and defeats...
ROK's Flicks: Arrival
The film opens in the past, Dr Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is playing with her daughter Hannah who, in her...
ROK's Flicks: The Founder
This is the true story of how a humble little burger joint in San Bernardino Southern California ended up a...
ROK's Flicks: I, Daniel Blake
While the opening credits are rolling, the background soundtrack carries salt-of-the-earth working class hero Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) being taunted...
ROK's Flicks: Nocturnal Animals
This film is a hauntingly dark and very emotional thriller. Icy, cold, and beautifully sophisticated Los Angeles art gallery owner...
ROK's Flicks: The Light Between Oceans
Deeply affected by the events of World War I, Tom (Michael Fassbender) takes up the job of a lighthouse keeper...
ROK's Flicks: The Accountant
Generally I like Ben Affleck’s films and this one — as outrageous as it is, doesn’t disappoint. Having seen the...
ROK's Flicks: Hell Or High Water
This film is a quasi-western featuring a crusty old Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) doggedly pursuing two bank-robbing brothers, with shades...