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Thursday
Dec182014

REVIEWS / IN DARKNESS WE LIVE

Pinoy bad boy Christopher Ad Castillo's In Darkness We Live is a hard-edged, challenging, at times downright perplexing mash-up of bank-robbery thriller and local supernatural mythology (Click pic).

Monday
Dec152014

FEATURES / SNOW ANGEL: THE ANNA MARGARET HOLLYMAN INTERVIEW

Zach Clark's beautiful, bittersweet Christmas tale White Reindeer has cocaine, sex parties, strippers and a mesmerising central performance by Anna Margaret Hollyman (Click pic).

Thursday
Nov202014

HORROR / DR. DEAN'S WOMEN OF HORROR

A NIGHT OF HORROR/FANTASTIC PLANET 2014: Founder and festival director Dr Dean Bertram has offered up some of the strongest women characters in modern horror (including Honeymoon's Rose Leslie; left) with his 2014 line-up (Click pic).

Monday
Nov102014

REVIEWS / 54 DAYS

SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL 2014: The fear of nuclear war still looms large in the new millenium if debutant director Tim Lea's independent Australian vision 54 Days is any indication (Click pic)

Friday
Nov072014

REVIEWS / STALINGRAD 3D

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Fedor Bondarchuk's rousing, bloody battle epic celebrates the excesses of war cinema as much as it does the heroism of his countrymen.

Saturday
Nov012014

HORROR / FIRST BLOOD: THE LAUNCH PAD INTERVIEWS

A NIGHT OF HORROR / FANTASTIC PLANET 2014: Commissioned by festival director Dr Dean Bertram, SCREEN-SPACE interviewed four filmmakers, including Ursula Dabrowsky (left) whose works have their World Premiere at the 2014 A Night of Horror / Fantastic Planet Film Festival.

Friday
Oct312014

REVIEWS / INTERSTELLAR

Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated space opera proves a grandly visual but plodding deep space adventure that becomes bogged down in irksome existentialism (Click pic) 

Tuesday
Oct282014

REVIEWS / DECODING ANNIE PARKER

Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt top an all-star cast in Steven Bernstein's low-key gem that tackles the true-life search for a genetic link amongst breast cancer sufferers (Click pic).

Monday
Oct272014

REVIEWS / BIG HERO 6

Disney Animation and Marvel Studios combine to present a cartoon superhero blockbuster with a big cuddly main character. Well, what did you expect? (Click pic)

Wednesday
Oct152014

REVIEWS / LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU

A NIGHT OF HORROR / FANTASTIC PLANET 2014: David Gregory's insightful and wildly entertaining account of a Hollywood blockbuster's implosion and the man whose reputation and artistry was left smouldering in the rubble (Clic pic).

Tuesday
Oct142014

FEATURES / PLAYING FOR THE MOB: THE CAYMAN GRANT INTERVIEW

The intricacies of organised crime's most bold foray into the American sporting landscape is captured by filmaker Cayman Grant, who, with co-director Joe Lavine, dissects the Boston College point-shaving scandal in Playing for the Mob (Click pic). 

Tuesday
Oct072014

MEDIA / TRAILERS, SHORTS AND FIRST-LOOKS

The Inherent Vice cast and crew face the opening night audience; Sofia Coppola's calling card short; Hugo Weaving headlines an Aussie ensemble in The Mule; and, director David Gregory discusses his hot doc, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's The Island of Dr Moreau (Click pic).

Friday
Oct032014

FEATURES / FOR THE BOYS: THE PASCAL VUONG INTERVIEW

IMAX director Pascal Vuong has brought a densely detailed, vividly realised version of one of history's greatest battles to the world cinema's biggest screens with his epic retelling, D-Day: Normandy 1944 (Click pic).

Sunday
Sep212014

FEATURES / A GOOD YEAR: THE NADIR CASELLI INTERVIEW

With her two latest films hitting big both home and abroad, Nadir Caselli reflects upon a year that may have set her up as Italy's next great acting export (Click pic).

Friday
Sep192014

FEATURES / WAR STORY: THE CATHERINE KEENER INTERVIEW

Mark Jackson's dark, challenging study of the impact of PTSD caught his leading lady by surprise, says the great Catherine Keener, who delivers a rare and complex lead performance (Click pic).