One rarely expects a film as good as ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ to come along and we are always glad when it does.
A solid premise matters little when the execution can barely match it
“It’s a story about Martin taking a big look at his life after a dire medical diagnosis that forced some real change… when I walked into his life I was dropped into a place where […]
In a Festival beset by unnecessary controversies and ill-considered depictions of violence, Dirty God showed us how well it can be done
“As a fan making a film I wanted to make something that I knew would resonate with people who are savvy and maybe a little bit discerning”
There’s no better place for dry humour than the desert. Couldn’t resist
Possibly the only Sydney Film Festival title ever to feature a question mark
“Five wickedly twisted tales from the next generation of Aboriginal Writer/Directors all looking at the post-colonial Aboriginal experience through the horror genre”
Hundreds of films screen every year at the Sydney Film Festival and you can’t always rely on the best one, or close to it, getting it’s dues
“It’s a story of a woman who defies the rules of the establishment, of the Church, of the State. She goes against them all in order to redefine herself in her own terms, the way […]
Everyone involved in this movie wants you to like it, so, so much
Standing Up For Sonny is about Travis who is really reluctant to have a life and ends up getting a roommate who forces him to get out
What a waste of everyone’s time.
Us, the cast, Jim Jarmusch; everyone except Tilda Swinton who here made magic all on her lonesome
A film like this makes you wonder how it never got made up till now
Note: Plot point discussions follow for Judy and Punch and The Nightingale It’s incredibly disquieting that two revenge flicks, both supported by Australian State funding agencies, both starring Damon Herriman in the role of an […]
We don’t deserve Pedro Almodovar; thank God he disagrees
The Apollo 11 mission might be one of the last things that might typically call for a suspense-ridden retelling. Thankfully, the filmmakers didn’t listen
Earning the time to tell this story, The Lives of Others Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck has triumphed again
Growing older is hard, growing up is harder
It’s rare that a film with such efficient storytelling could flounder for nearly two hours.
Are zombie movies experiencing a fatigue or a renaissance?
Where we chat all things #SydFilmFest, trends & late announcements with Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley & preview flicks premiering over the coming few days