Category Archive: Film

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

Windows on Europe Film Festival

Now in its ninth year, the Windows on Europe Film Festival presents Australia with a smorgasbord of film to consume during the month of November. There are 15 new titles from which to choose,… Read More

Catching up with Sara Malakul Lane

LA-based, English/Thai model and actress Sara Malakul Lane has been a good friend of somethingyousaid.com for a while now. We first interviewed her last year and she has since gone on to contribute to… Read More

Nightcrawler presents a dark canvas

Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in the pulse-pounding new thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles has been getting plenty of plaudits, but are they deserved? Peter Watts finds out: Lou Bloom… Read More

My Old Lady – Movie Review

Addy Fong reviews the latest movie from writer/director Israel Horovitz, starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and the wonderful Maggie Smith: It’s always going to be an uncomfortable situation, travelling to a foreign… Read More

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