Category Archive: film review

Star Wars at St.George OpenAir Cinema

When the latest Star Wars instalment was released last December, we were so pant-wettingly excited that we simply had to see it on the opening night. Then, we went again, to the “Extreme Screen” in Blacktown, in… Read More

Film Review: Spotlight cuts deep

The revelation of truth is always shocking, especially in relation to a story involving the systematic cover-up of the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Catholic Church. Directed by Tom McCarthy,… Read More

Film Review: Carol is perfectly judged

Directed by Todd Haynes and written by Phyllis Nagy, Carol is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s highly acclaimed and seminal novel The Price of Salt. Taking place in 1950s New York, two women from different… Read More

Something You Said’s top films of 2015’s end of year review is progressing at pace. We’ve already told you what the best albums were of 2015, now our contributors vote for their favourite films from the last 12 months:… Read More

Film review: Phoenix is beautifully crafted

We check out critically-acclaimed drama Phoenix: Set during the end of World War II, Phoenix is the story of Nelly (Nina Hoss), Auschwitz survivor and former cabaret singer who returns to her hometown,… Read More

Film Review: Robert Mond’s The Subjects

Addy Fong checks out the latest piece of visual-psychological experimentation from Robert Mond: The antithesis of all superhero movies has always been reality; the implausible likelihood that heroes exist within our world, the kryptonite to… Read More

Review: Foodies – The Culinary Jetset

As someone who attends numerous food-related events, I understand exactly what a serious business food blogging is. They way bloggers perfectly line-up their photographs of the culinary delights before them, it’s clear the aesthetic… Read More

Review: Suffragette at the British Film Festival

‘Suffragette’ is currently playing as part of a fine programme of British movies at the BBC First British Film Festival across Australia. Bobby Townsend checked it out in Brisbane: Starring the ace Carey Mulligan, Suffragette… Read More

Review: Amy shows the girl behind the name

If you have yet to see the astonishing documentary about Amy Winehouse, or if you feel it deserves another viewing, now is your opportunity because it is out on Digital HD/Blu-Ray/DVD on the 28th October.… Read More

Documentary Review: Only the Dead

Former Time and CNN correspondent Michael Ware and two-time Oscar winning film maker Bill Guttentag have teamed up for new documentary. Bobby Townsend could barely watch:  In simple terms, documentary Only The Dead,… Read More

Review: Offside at the Football Film Festival

Anyone who is even remotely football-literate and/or cine-literate knows that the two don’t always combine well. The likes of When Saturday Comes and Goal are testament to that. And let’s not even talk about United… Read More

Film Review: Miss You Already

Remember when Slumdog Millionaire was released? It was advertised as “the feel good hit of the year”, with the smiling protagonists showered in confetti adorned on the sides of buses/billboards. Anyone who has seen… Read More