In a Festival beset by unnecessary controversies and ill-considered depictions of violence, Dirty God showed us how well it can be done
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
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
Everyone involved in this movie wants you to like it, so, so much
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?
A British gun for hire, a wedding, a less than willing bride and a mysterious stranger. What could possibly go wrong? Well, ‘The Wedding Guest’
That which we do garner from these intimate portraits in their depiction of that so affecting our subjects’ lives is moving and, due in no small part to each of the leads’ willingness to share and be so open, roundly impacting
PJ Harvey wasn’t up for recording a regular album, so she took it on the road
A near-futurist neon-dystopian theological Brazilian sex-sci-fi isn’t what you’d normally come across at the cinema, but that’s why we have Film Festivals
Above and beyond all else beautifully shot, the sequences in each of the four locations are rendered stunningly as the lens drifts over landscapes or hovers on daily routines or else
The title tells you everything you need to know
It’s rare you see a newcomer with such star power but then there’s The Best of Dorien B.
Four South African twenty-somethings of diverse racial backgrounds go on a camping trip into the country. Shot on a set of iPhones and largely improvised, they awake one morning to find they’ve switched bodies