Category Archive: Film

Interstellar is an aesthetic delight

When writer/director Christopher Nolan releases a film, you know it is going to be a bold, ambitious and visually sumptuous affair. Interstellar is no different. The story is thus. Matthew McConaughey is Cooper, a humble… Read More

Two Days, One Night – Film Review

Carol Bowditch checks out the latest picture starring Marion Cotillard, in which a vulnerable woman is given one weekend to encourage her colleagues to give up their bonuses, which are being offered in exchange… Read More

Pride is remarkable and wonderful

The saying “inspired by a true story” is always worrying to accept at face-value. “Inspired by” rather than “based on” kinda suggests massive liberties were taken with the narrative. At first glance, that would certainly seem to… Read More

The Judge is strong and long

Bobby Townsend checks out the buttock-numbingly long, family/courtroom drama, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall:  The story is thus: Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (RDJ) returns to his childhood home for his… Read More

Review: Annabelle fails to deliver

Before The Conjuring, there was ANNABELLE, says the movie’s tagline, which tells us that what we’re being presented with is a prequel to the enthusiastically received 2013 American supernatural horror flick. The story, for what it’s… Read More

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

Now entering its fourth year, Antenna, Australia’s much acclaimed documentary film festival, hits Sydney screens this October. And this year it is bigger and better than ever. There are 35 feature-length documentaries from over twenty… Read More

Advanced Style – Movie Review

The ever growing niche documentary genre of ‘old people doing interesting things’ has extended beyond the belly laugh-inducing Ping Pong and the oh so heartbreaking Young at Heart. Now, highlighting style of the over 50s is the… Read More

Life of Crime – Movie review

Bobby Townsend reviews the new comedy/drama from Daniel Schechter, which is adapted from the work of Elmore Leonard: You may recall author Elmore Leonard’s characters Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara being portrayed by Samuel L.… Read More

The Little Death – Film Review

Australian actor/writer Josh Lawson makes his directorial debut in this comedy, which was voted second in the 2014 Sydney Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature. The Little Death, derived from the expression… Read More

First look – Paper Planes Trailer

Not-unlike like MIA, there’s an upcoming Australian feature from writer/director Robert Connolly which flies like paper and gets high like planes. The trailer for it has just launched. Check it out above, it looks awesome.… Read More

Only Lovers Left Alive, the beauty of being

Only a side-effect, but already quite some achievement: With his latest movie, Jim Jarmusch saved the genre of vampire movies from hyped over-produced teen-kitsch… Only Lovers Left Alive is much more a road-movie than… Read More

We Are The Best! – Film Review

In We Are The Best!, Swedish director/screenwriter Lukas Moodysson’s delivers a must-see for anybody who is thirteen, anybody who has ever been thirteen and anybody for whom music has had a profound affect on their… Read More