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...
2

Observance Review

Contrary to popular belief, reviewers don’t enjoy giving films a bad review. I love Australian cinema, so it saddens me when a film comes out that - in my eyes - doesn’t succeed. With that in mind, let’s delve ...
2.5

A Month of Sundays Review

Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia) is a real estate agent finding it difficult to sell a house at a reasonable price. One day he receives a call from someone claiming to be his mother - the only thing is that his...
4.5

Pawno Review

Pawno is a film that announces the very welcome arrival of a pair of new voices in Australian cinema – Paul Ireland and Damian Hill. Ireland and Hill are seasoned actors, but for the first time they direct and ...
4

Death in Brunswick Review

For a long while now, Australian comedies have been regularly considered our weakest of film genres. Sure, everybody loves The Castle, a couple of lines from Crocodile Dundee are oft-quoted and Muriel’s Wedding...