Category Archive: film review

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

Film Review: Macbeth

Macbeth is the new film by Australian director Justin Kurzel, best known for his crime drama, Snowtown. An apt fit for one of Shakespeare’s darker and more powerful tragedies. Flawlessly cast with Michael Fassbender, Marion Cottilard,… Read More

Film Review: Cut Snake oozes menace

Cut Snake is a Melbourne-based crime drama set in in mid-1970s, focussing on the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), an ex-convict trying to lead a straightforward, quiet life with his beautiful bride-to-be, Paula (Jessica De Gouw).… Read More

How To Change the World review

‘Do you think you could be doing better with your life?’ a interviewer asks Bob Hunter, journalist/founder of Greenpeace. Never in most of my filmgoing life has such a question resonated in my… Read More

Film Review: Kill Me Three Times

Kill Me Three Times, directed by Kriv Stenders, opens with this pleasantly-worded opening line, ‘Fuck me. I can’t believe I’m going to die in this place.’ The explosive expletive uttered by Simon Pegg… Read More

Film Review: Irrational Man is problematic

The newest offering from writer/director Woody Allen, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey and Emma Stone tells the story of the brilliant-yet-tormented philosophy professor in the midst of an existential crisis. When Abe (Phoenix) arrives… Read More