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Friday
Aug282015

FEATURES / GRANDMA'S BOY: THE M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN INTERVIEW

After some commercial and critical stumbles, M Night Shyamalan returns to chilling form with his latest, The Visit. Says the director made famous by The Sixth Sense and Signs, "I’m so close to it still, but it seems like the most fun I’ve had making a film." (Click here)

Wednesday
Aug262015

BLOG / BLAST FROM THE PAST: RATING THE SUMMER REBOOTS.

Seven film franchises were given a fresh coat of paint and sent out into the American summer box office race. We analyse which emerged victorious, which shouldn't have bothered and who was left cowering in the dust. (Click here)

Saturday
Aug222015

FEATURES / AUTHOR! AUTHOR!: UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS FROM MOVIE MUSICALS OF THE 1970s.

We Can Be Who We Are: Movie Musicals from The 1970s is an immense work, a major achievement for the books author, Lee Gambin. Is it at all possible that the Melbourne-based writer could define, from the more than 200 films he exhaustively researched  (including Hair; pictured, left), his five most memorable moments from that most enigmatic of decades (Click here)

Monday
Aug172015

HORROR / BORN AGAIN: THE BRYN TILLY INTERVIEW

A 20 year-old passion project is resurrected by Kiwi expat and horror afficionado Bryn Tilly, and the world is taking notice (Click here).

Monday
Aug102015

REVIEWS / 7 CHINESE BROTHERS

2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Despite containing no fraternal siblings of any specific ethnicity whatsoever, Bob Byington's 7 Chinese Brothers is a truthful and funny slice of slacker life comedy with a winning performance by Jason Schwartzman (Click here)

Friday
Aug072015

FEATURES / BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS: THE RHIANNON BANNENBERG INTERVIEW.

A compelling new filmmaking talent has arrived on the Australian industry scene in Rhiannon Bannenberg. Her debut film, the moody, melancholy Ambrosia, is a bold arthouse vision (Click here)

Tuesday
Aug042015

INDUSTRY / THE OUTBACK AMERICAN SAVING SOVIET SCREEN HISTORY

Kinopanorama, the three-film widescreen format pioneered in Russia in the mid 1950s, has a passionate crusader in the form of John Steven Lasher, a veteran entertainment industry executive determined to save the Soviet format from his base in the New South Wales country town of Menindee (Click here).

Wednesday
Jul222015

REVIEWS / LILET NEVER HAPPENED

REEL SYDNEY FESTIVAL OF WORLD CINEMA 2015: The Closing Night film of Sydney's newest festival event is a hard but hopeful journey deep into the sordid world of Manila's child sex industry (Click here).

Wednesday
Jul152015

FEATURES / SOUTHLAND TALES: THE NIMA JAVIDI INTERVIEW

MIFF 2015: Iranian writer/director Nima Javidi discusses his appropriately-titled psychological drama, Melbourne, ahead of it's screening at the southern capital's iconic film event (Click here).

Friday
Jul032015

REVIEWS / THE CRITIC'S CAPSULE: REVELATION 2015, VOLUME 2.

Things get weird and wonderful in this next round of Revelation 2015 reviews from The SCREEN-SPACE Critic's Capsule, including our take on the (very) unexpected frontrunner for Best of the Fest honours (Click here).

Wednesday
Jul012015

FEATURES / THE PLAYER: THE DAVIDSON COLE INTERVIEW.

With his idiosyncratic sophomore feature, Hollywood, multi-hyphenate Davidson Cole (pictured, left; with co-star Dana Melanie) takes on the well-worn tropes of cinema lore and crafts a bracing, bold, bizarre odyssey that could only happen...well, you get the idea. (Click here).

Saturday
Jun272015

REVIEWS / THE CRITIC'S CAPSULE: REVELATION 2015, VOLUME 1.

The first volley of reviews from Revelation Perth International Film Festival, via The Capsule Critic, tackles some of the event's most challenging and anticipated films (including Doug Aitken's Amtrak artistic odyssey, Station to Station; click here).

Tuesday
Jun162015

FEATURES / 2015 REVELATIONS PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: PREVIEW

Kicking off July 2 at Perth's Luna Theatre, the line-up of the 2015 Revelation Perth International Film Festival remains as enigmatic and exciting as ever (Click here).

Thursday
Jun112015

FEATURES / UNESCO FETES APSA HONOUREE: THE SHAWKAT AMIN KORKI INTERVIEW

Having screened his film Memories on Stone to UNESCO dignitaries in Paris overnight, Iraqi director Shawkat Amin Korki recalls conquering the complex, multi-tiered narrative and his own dark memories of the worst human slaughter in his nation's history (Click here).

Tuesday
Jun092015

REVIEWS / THE CRITIC'S CAPSULE: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL, VOLUME 2.

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2015: Round 2 of The Critic's Capsule, in which we tackle horses, grandmas, siblings, ancient texts and BMX warriors (Click here)