4

Beast Review

Just like many of the Australian films up for consideration at this years AACTA Awards, Sam and Tom McKeith’s Beast is a film that has flown completely under the radar. After a run at TIFF, a screening or two a...
3

Boys in the Trees Review

The subject of bullying is something that appears quite often in films - however, it's rarely as deftly handled as it is in Nicholas Verso’s Boys in the Trees. Toby Wallace headlines as Corey - a teen on the ve...
3.5

Scare Campaign Review

Something is happening Australian cinema right now that is pretty unexpected. The genre film is making a comeback. Obviously, the mammoth film that is Mad Max: Fury Road is a prime example of action cinema. But...
4

Early Winter Review

When we reach the end of our lives, we are forced to look back on the journey that has brought us to our conclusion. We reflect on the people who we’ve interacted with, and the role our families have played in ...
4

Top Knot Detective Review

If you were growing up in Australia in the nineties, odds are you probably sat down and watched SBS late on a Saturday night. Wedged between Iron Chef and an episode of Eat Carpet, you would no doubt have found...
3

Girl Asleep Review

One of the ‘classic tales’ that exists in the world of cinema, is that of the young girl who stumbles upon a mystical world that displays a mirrored version of her own. Whether it be Dorothy being transported t...
3.5

Downriver Review

­­Downriver is the first time feature film for writer/director Grant Scicluna. It tells the story of James Levy (Reef Ireland), a young man who is back in the open world after years in juvenile detention for be...
3

Red Billabong Review

Genre pictures are somewhat of a rarity in Australian cinema. Sure, horror films pop up here and there, but they’re mostly ultra-low budget affairs that are successful overseas. The genre pictures I’m talking a...
4.5

Down Under Review

Down Under opens with a text message that sparked the fire that was the Cronulla riots. News footage plays out the brutal physical assault on people of all nationalities, wrapping up with a line from a news rep...