Reviews

5

Tehran Taxi

Filmed from the perspective of security cameras in a taxi, Tehran Taxi is the latest non-film from director Jafar Panahi. Just like This Is Not a Film, Panahi uses these security cameras to document what occurs...
4.5

Song of the Sea

There is a quiet beauty that permeates through every frame of Song of the Sea. Rising from the painterly animation that seems to have dropped away from animated films in recent years, through to the smooth easy...
3.5

The Tribe (Plemya)

You’ve most likely heard a lot about The Tribe – the worldwide festival favourite that has been scooping up rave reviews and awards around the place. Set in the Ukraine, The Tribe follows a young man who finds ...
4

Dark Star: HR Giger’s Welt

The camera moves along an overgrown pathway up to a dark wood door. The door opens slowly, showing off a tall female humanoid creature. It has a distinct biomechanical look. The camera moves further inside to s...
4

Yakona

Yakona is the reason why I attend a festival like the Revelation Film Festival every year. There is every chance in the world that I would have never seen this film if it weren’t for the festival, and even me s...
3.5

Station to Station

Station to Station is a celebration of arts in all manner of forms whether it be music, film, photography or something entirely unclassifiable. Following a 4,000 mile train journey across North America, Station...
3

What Lola Wants

What Lola Wants is a pulpy American road movie through Australian eyes. Starring Sophie Lowe and Beau Knapp, this is Rupert Glasson’s follow up to the enjoyable-enough Coffin Rock. Lowe stars as Lola Franklin, ...
3.5

Jurassic World

To say I was excited for Jurassic World is an understatement. Twenty two years ago, I sat in awe with chicken pox in a drive in theatre in Busselton when my Granddad took me to see Jurassic Park. I think the fi...
4

Partisan

Partisan, directed by Ariel Kleiman making his feature film debut, stars Vincent Cassel as Gregori, leader of a closed, self-sufficient community of women and young children. As the film moves at a deliberate p...
4

Under the Skin

As I drove home from watching Johnathon Glazer's Under the Skin, the sort of rain that doesn't really need the lowest wiper blade setting on, but in its own way kind of does, started to fall. It wasn't light ra...