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Saturday
Aug272016

REVIEW / BURNS POINT

CINEFESTOZ 2016: A vengeance seeking brother mired in grief inadvertantly brings violence to a sleepy mid-north coast township in Tim Blackburn's noirish Burns Point (click here)

Friday
Aug192016

REVIEWS / THE SHALLOWS

Blake Lively came for the surfing but stays to fight a monster great white shark in Jaume Collet-Serra's tropical paradise survival epic, The Shallows (Click here)

Tuesday
Aug162016

HORROR / DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: THE VANESSA MOLTZEN INTERVIEW

For Vanessa Moltzen, the very un-ladylike genres of western and horror have combined in Michael Du-Shane's Bullets for The Dead to provide a leading lady role she can sink her teeth into (Click here).

Wednesday
Aug102016

FEATURES / PREVIEW: 2016 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

SUFF 2016: The 10th anniversary incarnation of Sydney's most out-there film event offers a typically eclectic mix of politically-charged, culturally-subversive and downright weird international and local film visions (Click here)

Monday
Aug082016

REVIEWS / THE ISLAND FUNERAL

MIFF 2016: A yearning to reconnect with the spiritual essence of Thailand is central to Pimpaka Towira's return to feature film narrative in The Island Funeral, starring the wondrous Heen Sasithorn (Click here).

Friday
Aug052016

REVIEWS / KILLING GROUND

MIFF 2016: City slickers are dealth a harsh lesson in bush survival techniques at the hands of two crazed killers in Damien Powers' debut feature, Killing Ground (Click here).

Monday
Aug012016

REVIEWS / MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

MIFF 2016: An expat Aussie filmmaker traverses the globe to uncover his heritage and define what drives his artistry in Trevor Graham's Monsieur Mayonnaise, which had its World Premiere overnight at MIFF 2016. (Click here)

Monday
Jul252016

MEDIA / THE COMIC-CON 2016 TRAILER REEL.

The trailers that premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con this week displayed all the might of the modern movie marketing machine. But did they impact the fanboy crowds and web denizens as the studios would have hoped? (Click here)

Saturday
Jul232016

BLOG / FITZROY'S EPHEMERA FAIR A FILM FAN'S FEVER DREAM

Bring your love of movies (and a great wad of cash) and you'll have the time of your life at the upcoming Fitzroy Film Fair (Click here).

Monday
Jul182016

FEATURES / HARMONIUM: THE KOJI FUKADA INTERVIEW.

CANNES 2016: Japanese arthouse auteur Kôji Fukada discusses the crumbling family dynamic in Harmonium, a dramatic tour de force that earned the director Un Certain Regard Jury honours at the 2016 festival (Click here).

Tuesday
Jul122016

REVIEWS / GHOSTBUSTERS

Director Paul Feig and stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy take on an iconic bigscreen comedy in their girl-power reboot of Ivan Reitman's beloved 1984 hit, Ghostbusters (Click here)

Wednesday
Jul062016

REVIEWS / SUSTAINABLE

The environmental debate is given a personal touch and midwest flavour in Matt Wechsler's Sustainable (Click here)

Tuesday
Jul052016

FEATURES / REVFEST HAS HAND IN PUPPET MASTER'S LEGACY

Counterpointing the often challenging slate offered by Perth's Revelation Film Festival will be a celebratory sidebar honouring the legacy of Muppets creator, the late Jim Henson (Click here)

Friday
Jul012016

REVIEWS / A BILLION LIVES

Aaron Biebert's scathing account of how Big Tobacco bullied the e-cigarette , or 'vaping', sub-industry into submission is teeth-grinding cinema of the highest calibre (Click here)

Friday
Jun242016

FEATURES / TO DIE FOR: THE ANURAG KASHYAP INTERVIEW

CANNES 2016: Firmly establishing his place amongst the leading genre filmmakers in the world, Anurag Kashyap returned to The Croisette with Raman Raghav 2.0, his reworking of the story of India's most notorious serial killer (Click here).