Category Archive: Film

Film Review: X+Y looks at love and loss’s Addy Fong reviews the latest film from director Morgan Matthews, starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins: I’ve never liked maths. In fact, I remember telling my high school maths teacher how… Read More

Taboo tubes: Homosexuality in Surfing

As a Frenchman living in the coastal enclave of Bronte, Sydney, Thomas Castets surfs just about everyday. But around 2010 Castets began noticing a pattern among his surfing buddies – they’d marry off,… Read More

Surf Film Festival hits Sydney

Heads-up (or should that be surf’s-up?). Whatever, all dudes/dudettes should take note because a spectacular two-week celebration of surf cinema and culture is heading to Australia’s original surf city. Excitingly, the first year of… Read More

Something You Said’s best films of 2014

Here are the best films of 2014, as voted for by’s team of contributors. We reckon it’s the strongest top 20 we’ve ever had (oh, and for the pedants amongst, the release dates of films vary between… Read More

Bill Murray pushes himself in St Vincent

Bobby Townsend headed to the Moonlight Cinema in Sydney to review the latest offering from writer/director Theodore Melfi, in which Bill Murray pushes his boundaries: Some actors can elevate movies. Bill Murray in… Read More

Exists demonstrates the stupidity of humans

Addy Fong checks out the latest flick from Blair Witch Project co-director Eduardo Sanchez: Legendary creatures are mysterious and rarely seen, so upon hearing about a film that portrayed a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot… Read More

St.George OpenAir Cinema 2015

Summertime in Sydney is pretty much unbeatable, right? Well, it just got even more unbeatable (wait, is it possible to be “more unbeatable?” Hmmm, dunno). Anyway, semantics aside, your summer evenings are now… Read More

Review: The Interstellar OMP Soundtrack

Four scores and eight years ago, Hans Zimmer began his now long-standing collaboration with director Christopher Nolan. He now returns to be part of his latest endeavour, Interstellar. It presents itself to be… Read More

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Splitting a film’s final instalment makes perfect financial sense, but it certainly seems to be narratively damaging. As The Hunger Games edges towards its conclusion, the trilogy cum quadrilogy perhaps suffers from what… Read More

Documentary review: Particle Fever

Particle Fever delivers a front-row seat to this generation’s most significant/inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happened. No, not the invention of Snapchat, but rather the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. In case… Read More

Film review: The Mule has guts

The Mule is a film about a slow-witted yet impressively-stubborn man trying not to do a poo. Seriously. Even stranger is that the movie, directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, is inspired… Read More

Moonlight Cinema hits Australia again

But for the mozzies and the fact that sleeping is often a sweaty experience, Summer in Australia is pretty-frickin-sweet. Festivals, beach hangs, long sunny days, barbecues and of course the opportunity to spend… Read More