Month: November 2015

THE DARK HORSE [2014]

Directed and Written by James Napier Robertson Starring: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance, Miriama McDowell, James Napier Robertson, Wayne Hapi This unique coming-of-age tale came from New Zealand last year. I missed it at the cinemas but bought it as soon as it…

BLOG APPRECIATION POST

Special thanks to my blogging brother Vinnie for nominating me, cheers mate! 3 facts about myself that my fellow bloggers may not know: (This is stolen somewhat from Emma’s post.) My eye-sight is so bad I refer to my glasses as HD-goggles. Not sure…

AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE [2014]

Originally written for: This is perhaps the first movie where I read article upon article describing a director’s style for months before I was finally able to watch this latest effort at the Adelaide Film Festival. Having read so much about director Roy Andersson,…

THE GIRL WEEK BLOGATHON: REPULSION [1965]

My last two posts have had ladies starring (Brooklyn, Cemetery of Splendour) but this is my first post solely for Dell’s blogathon. Repulsion is a fine example of a leading lady really showing range not only in her acting, but in her character… The…

AFF: CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Rak ti Khon Kaen) [2015]

Originally written for: Directed and Written by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Starring: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram I am a life-long insomniac. Sleep is a battle, one that I have fought for as long as I can remember, and both sleeping and dreaming are concepts…

BROOKLYN [2015]

A small film festival is playing around Australia for the first time: The BBC British Film Festival. Most of the films are romantic comedies, which ruled most of the films out for me, buuuut I wanted to broaden my horizons a bit… Directed by…

KNIGHT OF CUPS [2015]

Directed and Written by Terrence Malick Starring: Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Cate Blanchett To say that Knight of Cups is a unique film is a massive understatement, though not too surprising considering it is a Terrence Malick film. The style of…

AFF: YOUTH [2015]

The closing film for the Adelaide Film Festival was Paolo Sorrentino’s follow-up to his Oscar winning ‘The Great Beauty’. I had a blast during the festival, seeing at least one film each day. Sadly it is over and is a biennial event, so I…

THE ARCHWAY CHRONICLES: CHAPTER V

Special thanks to Cindy for giving me solid constructive criticism after I posted my last chapter. Hopefully I can get more feedback… If you think a part is plain crap, let me know. Just give a good reason, and what you think would make…

AFF: THE ASSASSIN [2015]

If I were to choose a favourite film of the Adelaide Film Festival, it would have to be The Lobster, which worked for me on multiple levels. But, a close second is definitely this visual masterpiece, a film that needs to be seen to…

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