Category Archive: film review

20,000 Days on Earth – Film Review

For a 10.30am screening of 20,000 Days on Earth, it was surprising that I cried for such an extended time throughout the picture. Perhaps now for some reason, located across the world in my hometown of… Read More

Predestination – Movie Review

Carol Bowditch checks out the latest film written/directed by the Spierig Brothers: In an effort to keep my talents (ha) as a writer a mystery to my fellow preview screening journalists I make… Read More

Boyhood is an incredible achievement

Fact: You’ve never experienced a movie like Boyhood. Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking, coming-of-age story was filmed over the course of 12 years with the same cast. For the movie to have even made it to… Read More

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 – review

With the first cinematic instalment of The Inbetweeners smashing all manner of box office records in the United Kingdom, it was always incredibly likely there would be a follow-up. And so, just as… Read More

The Keeper Of Lost Causes – Film review

Somethingyousaid.com’s J. Alistair Darcy battles some seriously aggressive lifts en route to checking out Danish movie “Kvinden i buret”: Initially, I wasn’t so sure I was going to make it to the preview screening at… Read More

The Lunchbox – Film Review

Holding Irrfan Khan (recognisable from Life of Pi, The Amazing Spiderman and Slumdog Millionaire) in high regard, we sent Carol Bowditch to check out The Lunchbox: A carefully prepared meal is passed though many… Read More

Yves Saint Laurent, Film Review

Yves Saint Laurent is a biopic based on the iconic designer and his progression from a painfully shy 21-year-old aspiring designer to a man who single handedly revolutionised the fashion world and at… Read More

The Volcano – Movie Review

From the creators of the delightful The Intouchables is The Volcano (alternative title – Eyjafjallajökull), a hilarious French-language romp that follows two ex-lovers that by chance (due to Eyjafjallajökull, an active volcano in… Read More

Garish Hearts is uniquely Sydney

The debut feature from production company Ruin Films is Garish Hearts, an absurdist melodrama featuring many familiar Sydney faces and locations; distorted through the peculiar lens of Jay Cruikshank and Angela Garrick. The film… Read More

Two Faces of January – Film review

Celebrity guest contributor, the legendary Hugh Cornwell, reviews the new movie starring Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac, which is centred on a con-artist, his wife and a stranger, who flee Athens after one… Read More

Film Review: Frank dark comedic bliss

Frank (Michael Fassbender) is eccentric with boundless creative energy and has the making of a very famous musician. He is however, trapped within an enormous novelty head constructed of papier-mâché. We follow Frank… Read More

Kumiko The Treasure Hunter – Film Review

Carol Bowditch checks out the quirky charm of Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, which is showing at this year’s Sydney Film Festival: A 29 year-old Japanese woman called Kumiko waddles with determination through the tundra of a… Read More