Category Archive: Film

The Harry Potter Exhibition is great!

We went to the preview of the Harry Potter Exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. Our resident Harry Potter nerd, Heidi Pett, spent much of the time gazing wide-eyed at the exhibits saying, “This… Read More

Red State review

Red State is not your typical Kevin Smith movie, as Neil Martin discovers:  Something strange has happened to Kevin Smith. His past as a purveyor of foul-mouthed slacker comedies does not prepare the… Read More

Small Town Murder Songs is a quiet storm

Neil Martin casts his eye over Small Town Murder Songs for SYS and likes what he sees: Ed Gass Donnelly’s Small Town Murder Songs is a quiet storm of a film. A powerful and… Read More

Never Let Me Go asks some moral questions

Nicole Dora casts her eyes over Never let Me Go, the new movie from Mark Romanek: I have never been a fan of book-to-film adaptations and, while I haven’t read Never Let Me… Read More

Getting To Know… Rebecca Victoria

Sydney based model Rebecca Victoria has a chat with SYS about modelling, acting, Cher and her dream of one day giving it all up to be a gyspy hippy lady. For real: Modelling… Read More

Easy A, a love letter to John Hughes

A couple of years after the simply wonderful Juno comes another teen comedy with a brain in its head. Easy A sees a high-school girl, Olive, tell a seemingly innocent white lie about… Read More

Plot schmot, Step Up 3D deserves applause

I’ve yet to be at all convinced by 3D. It seems to be there simply to make people ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ as things point at them, without enhancing a story or adding depth.… Read More

Toy Story 3 review

It has been a good year for animation. Up took it to a new emotional level with its fable about friendship, love, living-for-the-moment and helping/relying on others. Anyone who didn’t cry in the… Read More