3.5

Next of Kin Bluray Review

Bored. That’s what I was feeling roughly half-way through Next of Kin. But, as it wore on, it surprisingly began to demand my attention, and by the end, I was completely engaged. Next of Kin revolves around Li...
1.5

Book Week Review

Please take this opening sentence as an extension of my hand to shake yours. I have always been interested in watching more Australian films, with my recent decision to start movie reviewing allowing me the...
3.5

Fell Review

Grief is an all-encompassing entity that consumes your life if left untamed. In Kasimir Burgess’ film Fell, the grief that takes residence in Matt Nable’s Thomas after the accidental death of his daughter Lara...
3.5

We Don’t Need a Map Review

Warwick Thornton is a director with an agenda – namely, the agenda to bring Indigenous stories and history to life via cinema. From Samson & Delilah to Sweet Country, he strings a bow that links the past o...

2019 AFCA Awards and Film Criticism

On February 15th at The Backlot Theatre in Melbourne, the 2019 Australian Film Critic Association awards were handed out. Heading into the ceremony, Sweet Country lead the pack with nine nominations, and at th...
3

The Combination Redemption Review

At the core of David Field’s The Combination Redemption is a performance by Taylor Wiese that is conjured from the guts of hell itself. All muscles and beard, Wiese’s Bryan is a gut churning echo of the violen...
4.5

The Chain Reaction Review

Steve Bisley. A name I would generally associate with only Water Rats. Maybe, just maybe I might think of Mad Max or Red Hill. But generally, if you said to me, “remember Steve Bisley”? I would reply with, “th...