Reviews

1.5

Bad Blood

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A crime writer (Xavier Samuel) is stalked by an unknown figure. He has a dark secret that he’s keeping from his fiancé, one that if it were let out his world would be sh...
3.5

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 opens with a similar opening text scroll with the first film, setting the scene for the events that are about to occur. Here, the role of the ‘blade runner’ - a being employed to wipe out rogu...
4.5

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

I’m not sure where to begin with this, so will just dump my thoughts on paper and go from there. In fact, I really wish I’d taken pen and paper to the cinema for this. Not that I'd anticipated reviewing it in t...
3.5

Zelos

Love it or hate it, the mumblecore movement of filmmaking in America has certainly spawned an impressive array of brilliant artists such as Greta Gerwig and the Duplass brothers. The ‘genre’ also aims to explor...
4

Ali’s Wedding

It’s hard not to see a direct comparison between Osamah Sami’s tale in Ali’s Wedding and Kumail Nanjiani’s story in The Big Sick. Both show the stories of the subjects falling in love, with each actor portrayin...
4

Watch the Sunset

Watch the Sunset opens with a variety of news footage related to drug related crimes and issues. The film that follows is a one shot eighty minute journey through the town of Kerang, Victoria. Working as the fe...
4.5

It’s Not Just Me

Focusing on four transgender men who are at various stages of their journey from transitioning from female to male, It’s Not Just Me is a personal and powerful look into the Australian LGBTIQ experience. From t...
5

Safari

What is the image that comes up in your mind when you think of safari hunters? A white man with a large gun standing next to a fallen beast? Maybe they’re dressed in camouflage with a smile on their face. The s...
5

Spookers

Let’s get this out of the way first up – Florian Habicht’s documentary Spookers is the best documentary in 2017. It’s been a great year for documentaries, but this film about the most successful scare house in ...