Category Archive: film review

Visitors (Die Besucher) – Film review

Visitors (Die Besucher) directed by Constanze Knoche, was screened in Sydney recently as part of the annual Audi Festival of German Films.’s Chloe Mayne gives it the once-over: Visitors is the kind of… Read More

Audi Festival of German Films: Oh Boy

We recently featured Just a Sigh, which is currently travelling Australia with the Alliance Française French Film Festival. Today we take you geographically East with Oh Boy, a feature that is part of the Audi… Read More

Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music, review

We sent Jess O’Callaghan to check out Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music in Sydney: Question: Do you know the lyrics to “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”? When someone says they’re sixteen, does your mind kind of… Read More

Film review: Nebraska is truly special

Damian Galbarini checks out the new film from Alexander Payne, the director of ‘Sideways’ and ‘The Descendants’: We open to a smoggy, traffic-congested freeway, appearing all the more desolate when drenched in black and white… Read More

The Wolf of Wall Street – Movie Review

Celebrity guest contributor, the legendary Hugh Cornwell, reviews the latest epic from Martin Scorcese: Move over De Niro, let Leonardo take over! It looks like Martin Scorcese is running with a new pack of youngbloods… Read More

Mistaken for Strangers Movie Review

Highly-acclaimed indie band The National are currently touring Australia. Preview screenings of Mistaken for Strangers, a documentary shining a light on the band, are coinciding nicely with the tour. We sent Heather Vousden… Read More

The Past (Le Passé) – Movie Review

Melissa Oey reviews The Past, the newest movie from Asghar Farhadi, the director responsible for the Academy Award winning film, A Separation: After having left Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and her two daughters four years ago, Ahmad… Read More

Dallas Buyers Club – Movie Review

Matthew McConaughey’s film career started with great promise with performances in Dazed and Confused and Amistad marking him out as one-to-watch, before his career descended into a decade-long stint of leaning against his… Read More

Review: Flickerfest closing night

Being blessed with something of a limited attention-span, the short-film format is ideal for me. At its best, a short film is a perfectly formed nugget of cinematic brilliance – complete with compelling… Read More

Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

There are certain true stories that everybody knows. We’ve surely all read Anne Frank’s Diary, or at least have a reasonable knowledge of its subject-matter. Conversely, there are some you feel astonished/ashamed not… Read More

Review: Flickerfest short film festival 2014

Oliver Heath attends Australian international short film festival, Flickerfest, and reminisces about Bondi: A quick glance at the sign (pictured, above) and you could be forgiven for thinking I’m at a Tinder orgy or a douchebaggery… Read More

Film Review: Convict is hard hitting

Melissa Oey checks out a prison film which looks at heteromasculinity and multiculturalism in Australia: Convict revolves around its protagonist, Ray (George Basha) and his struggle to retain the moralistic identity he established to escape… Read More