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Jo is 19 years old, studying film and theatre at university in Sydney, Australia. She has been writing about movies since 2015 on her blog scribblesofstageandscreen.com and is also a reviewer for AussieTheatre.com and contributes to Blitz UNSW as both a writer and a radio host. Her favourite movies include The Intouchables, Oceans 11, Chicago and The Grand Budapest Hotel. She is a proud supporter of Australian film, any movie that passes the Bechdel test, and any movie with Cate Blanchett in it.

SHERLOCK GNOMES: Please, Gno-more Sherlock Adaptions

This belated sequel to Gnomeo and Juliet poorly attempts to expand the cinematic universe - and merely exposes the poor storytelling within.

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PADDINGTON 2: A Warm, Furry Hug of a Movie

Paddington 2 is the rare sequel that is better than the original, filled with a good natured warmth that will delight children and parents

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DESPICABLE ME 3: Villainous Business As Usual

Basically, Despicable Me 3 is a lackluster reworking of what worked in the previous films, with more jokes and less heart.

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JASPER JONES: Entertaining Australian Coming-Of-Age Story

Jasper Jones, Rachel Perkins' sweet coming-of-age story about racism in a rural town, is one of the best Australian films of recent years.

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LION: True Story Oscar-Bait That Fails To Roar

Though its feel-good sentiments are hard to resist, there are simply too many tonal and structural issues that hold LION back from greatness.

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The Evolution of the Disney Princess

As a production company, Disney and their famous princesses have changed significantly as a response to changing social norms.

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