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. Somethingyousaid.com’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