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Working in the television industry for 10 years and growing up in it for 20 years before that, this path was inevitable. An AFTRS alum with two Graduate Certificates under her belt, Jess is the definition of a movie buff and after torturing her friends with her opinions for years, they're now out there for public consumption. By day, Jess is an employee at Channel 9 travelling the country and the globe working on the Today Show, News, NRL, The Footy Show and the 2012 London Olympics, among others, but by night she's either hauled up inside a cinema (her home away from home) or rubbing shoulders with movie stars and movie makers on red carpets.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, Sam Cooke
TOP 3 MOVIES: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Stranger Than Fiction, Juno
BEST CONCERT: Peter Gabriel in Verona, Italy - 2010
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: When I was 5 I was with my family sitting front row at a screening of Dirty Dancing facing the audience. I turned around once the movie started and suddenly felt overwhelmed with the desire to be up there on that screen.

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Baby Done - Pregnancy has a hilarious new poster child - thank you, New Zealand
BABY DONEPregnancy has a hilarious new poster child - thank you, New Zealand
A comedy gem done in a way that only the New Zealanders seem to be able to do, and do so well. It will strike quite the nerve with both men and women, doing so with a wink and a smile and many laughs.
On The Rocks - Another Sophia Coppola & Bill Murray collab with a splash of water
ON THE ROCKSAnother Sophia Coppola & Bill Murray collab with a splash of water
Bill Murray comes alive in his childlike playfulness, charm and charisma. Unfortunately, that relegates Rashida Jones' character to the background, even though this is her story.
Buffaloed - Financial horrors solved by sass, gamesmanship and Zoey Deutch
BUFFALOEDFinancial horrors solved by sass, gamesmanship and Zoey Deutch
It reaches for lofty heights but never quite gets there. It's fun, slick and fast-paced, but most of its success is thanks to Deutch and the supporting cast.
Irresistible - A behind-the-scenes look into the broken U.S. electoral system
IRRESISTIBLEA behind-the-scenes look into the broken U.S. electoral system
Despite the incredible and comedically gifted cast and filmmaker, 'Irresistible' is... well, boring. It's interesting as a political commentary but as far as laughs, it's pretty much a snooze.
Bring It On - 20th anniversary of the cheerleading classic - and in need of more!
BRING IT ON20th anniversary of the cheerleading classic - and in need of more!
Roger Ebert himself called 'Bring It On' "the Citizen Kane of cheerleader movies". 20 years since it bounced onto the big screen, we look at some other ways to get your cheer fix.
X-Men: 20th Anniversary - A legacy worth saving?
X-MEN: 20TH ANNIVERSARYA legacy worth saving?
Some of us will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the dawning of a new era. A lot has happened in the past two decades, so it's time to ponder whether or not the X-Men should be put to rest.
Batman and Me - Ironically, this film is <i>not</i> for Batman fans
BATMAN AND MEIronically, this film is not for Batman fans
This film commits every documentary faux pas in the book, and what we get is a boring, manipulated tale of a man who once collected stuff for a short period of time and stopped... 23 years ago.
Dogs Don't Wear Pants - Dangerous BDSM and mismanaged (would-be) great characters
DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTSDangerous BDSM and mismanaged (would-be) great characters
The premise offers promising characters, but we need to know so much more about them and their unconventional actions, and that's where the filmmakers failed to understand their own product.
Resistance - Oy vey! An insult to a hero and a genius
RESISTANCEOy vey! An insult to a hero and a genius
Favouring grandiose characters, weak attempts at tension, false love interests and incomplete arcs, Marcel Mangel and Marcel Marceau deserve better.
La Dolce Vita - Not as sweet as you'd think 60 years on
LA DOLCE VITANot as sweet as you'd think 60 years on
For Federico Fellini's film's 60th anniversary, Jess sits down to watch it for the first time. How well has the classic aged?
The Current War - Edison v Westinghouse - the ultimate grudge match with no winner
THE CURRENT WAREdison v Westinghouse - the ultimate grudge match with no winner
In another case of "when bad movies happen to great actors", 'The Current War' has all the elements for a great picture including its exceptional cast, but lacks base appeal.
Guns Akimbo - Just like Harry Potter but with guns and more violence... not really
GUNS AKIMBOJust like Harry Potter but with guns and more violence... not really
Always full of colour, movement, action and violence or humour, there's a lot going on to hold your attention - there's definite fun to be had here, just try not to go in with expectations too high.
Bad Boys For Life - Whatcha gonna do when there's nothing new
BAD BOYS FOR LIFEWhatcha gonna do when there's nothing new
'Bad Boys 2' was one of those rare films where the sequel was better than the original, so there were a lot of high hopes riding on #3 - but I'm afraid all those expectations have been crushed.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - Mr Rogers: healing the world one lost soul at a time
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOODMr Rogers: healing the world one lost soul at a time
Quirky, unique, beautiful, even dark yet moving, and featuring the incomparable Tom Hanks, the film shatters all expectations and leaves you with a sense of peace and understanding.
Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi strikes comedy gold again... with Adolf Hitler
JOJO RABBITTaika Waititi strikes comedy gold again... with Adolf Hitler
Through his use of music and uncanny ability to find humour and heart in the darkest of moments, Taika Waititi has created a story that gives the power back to the persecuted and hope to the lost.
Little Women - A 21st century remake - but does it cause more harm than good?
LITTLE WOMENA 21st century remake - but does it cause more harm than good?
What Greta Gerwig has constructed in her efforts is beautiful and inspiring, but does the original story suffer as a result?
Avatar's 10th Anniversary - Does anyone still give a shit?
AVATAR'S 10TH ANNIVERSARYDoes anyone still give a shit?
By the time the 17th December 2021 rolls around, 4,383 days would have passed between the first 'Avatar' being released and its long-awaited sequel.
30 years since 'Steel Magnolias' - The female-led films that made me
30 YEARS SINCE 'STEEL MAGNOLIAS'The female-led films that made me
So many of the films that I've loved, worshipped and quoted ad nauseam to this day are so deliciously women-centric - I must have just naturally gravitated towards them.
Ready or Not - Not quite horror, not quite comedy, but a wickedly good time
READY OR NOTNot quite horror, not quite comedy, but a wickedly good time
It doesn’t sport as many laughs as you'd want for this ridiculous story, nor is it dark enough to be a true horror, but it’s still a fun, thrilling, wicked romp through a blood-soaked mansion.
25 years since 'Clerks' - The Impact of Kevin Smith on an unsuspecting Hollywood
25 YEARS SINCE 'CLERKS'The Impact of Kevin Smith on an unsuspecting Hollywood
25 years ago, a little black-and-white movie made by a guy from New Jersey no-one had ever heard of hit Sundance by storm. Kevin Smith proved with his labour of love that anyone can make a movie.
The Goalkeeper - Bolivian Sex Trafficking and a fallen soccer great
THE GOALKEEPERBolivian Sex Trafficking and a fallen soccer great
There’s too much plot to make this a character piece, and too much character to make it plot-driven. Nor is it balanced. It only has two acts, needing a better middle to really hook the audience.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold - Dora meets Indiana Jones (and a song about poop)
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLDDora meets Indiana Jones (and a song about poop)
'Dora' is great. It’s cute and fun, exciting and with plenty of self-deprecating humour and Latin flavour, and boasts great messages about fitting in and being yourself
You Don't Nomi - 'Showgirls': shit or masterpiece of shit?
YOU DON'T NOMI'Showgirls': shit or masterpiece of shit?
As the film trots along, more evidence is wheeled out, causing your opinion to flop minute to minute. There’s drag queens, a satirical musical, more boobs than you could possibly imagine!
Jawline - Yo! Please
JAWLINEYo! Please "like" me, I want to be famous
Watch from start to finish, then think back to the first two minutes of the film. Can you still see what’s to come? Is the sparkle still there? Or has the filter been deleted?
Late Night - The ladies of comedy have come to make waves
LATE NIGHTThe ladies of comedy have come to make waves
Is ‘Late Night’ a perfect film? No, but it is funny, and a lot of issues including gender and racial equality get their share of screen time. It's is definitely worth the privilege of our time.
The Keeper - The true story of the Nazi goalkeeper and the English girl
THE KEEPERThe true story of the Nazi goalkeeper and the English girl
War tales are a dime a dozen, but this is certainly a unique story. It's hard to imagine there'll be another like it in the future.
Forrest Gump 25th Anniversary - Life is like a box of Forrest Gump haters, and I am here for it!
FORREST GUMP 25TH ANNIVERSARYLife is like a box of Forrest Gump haters, and I am here for it!
25 years after six-time Oscar winner 'Forrest Gump' first hit screens, Jess joins the battle for those who both love and loathe the film.
Spider-Man: Far From Home - In a post-Iron Man world, Spidey's still the same insecure kid
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOMEIn a post-Iron Man world, Spidey's still the same insecure kid
We needed to see Spider-Man grow, but they’ve just given us much of the same. We need to know where this is going, not just watch a kid play dress-ups time and time again.
Leftover Women - Feminists beware, this one's a blood boiler
LEFTOVER WOMENFeminists beware, this one's a blood boiler
Prepare yourselves for a way of life we never knew existed - caught between the old and the new, culture and duty versus what you want, we see it all via the subjects of this documentary.
Standing Up For Sunny - A comedy without the comedy but very sweet
STANDING UP FOR SUNNYA comedy without the comedy but very sweet
Despite its many flaws, the film is very sweet and adorable and pushes some great messages about love and self-acceptance. Let's call this one a diamond in the rough.
Blinded By The Light - The spiritual sequel to Bend It Like Beckham
BLINDED BY THE LIGHTThe spiritual sequel to Bend It Like Beckham
The film just didn’t resonate. It lacked the humour, the heart and the finesse of Gurinda Chadha’s previous films, and therefore it falls short.
Stupid Young Heart - Irresponsible teens with no consequences
STUPID YOUNG HEARTIrresponsible teens with no consequences
While the film highlights incredibly important and tough social issues, they’re undercooked and lack any real punch. It's sad, concerning and engaging enough, but ultimately it's a futile journey.
Animals - Hedonistic female friendship and the art of growing up
ANIMALSHedonistic female friendship and the art of growing up
Gritty but not too gritty, the film voyeuristically observes the modern right of passage of identity, resilience and the hard choices we have to make.
Tolkien - 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' fans, this one's for you
TOLKIEN'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' fans, this one's for you
For the literary fans of Tolkien, this film will serve as a very exciting chapter of your fandom. Unfortunately, it won't be appealing to anyone else.
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary - Whose documentary is it anyway?
THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARYWhose documentary is it anyway?
This film is a horrible legacy of a dying man, and a disappointment for fans hoping to see a favourite one last time. But if you're looking for a film that subverts all expectations, this is for you.
Booksmart - Say hello to the next great voice in female filmmaking
BOOKSMARTSay hello to the next great voice in female filmmaking
A fun, hilarious, and instantly and infinitely quotable film, making it a must-see for all ages and sexes. Debut director Olivia Wilde has proven herself to be a fantastic new voice in filmmaking.
In Fabric - The best worst film ever?
IN FABRICThe best worst film ever?
Filled with oodles of style, colour and imagination, there is a wonderful retro feel with nostalgic and a mysterious spookiness for those so inclined.
Singled [Out] - Sex and four cities
SINGLED [OUT]Sex and four cities
It's is not an in-depth study or observation, it is merely a glimpse. It’s still a nice jumping off point for it viewers to use to then go and delve into this new phenomenon of the single lady.
Notting Hill's 20th anniversary - The essential romantic Richard Curtis
NOTTING HILL'S 20TH ANNIVERSARYThe essential romantic Richard Curtis
It’s hard to believe we’ve been quoting “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her” for 20 years. Jess looks at the man who penned that infamous line, Richard Curtis.
The Crow - What could have been 25 years after the film's release
THE CROWWhat could have been 25 years after the film's release
25 years ago, a film came out staring a virtual unknown. On paper, this film should never have been made. Yet here we are, a quarter of a century later, talking about it. Admiring it.
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