It may not possess the raw grit of a film like Requiem of a Dream or Trainspotting, but much like these, Beautiful Boy is an incredibly accurate portrayal of drug addiction and the effects it can have on loved ones. Much like a situation… Continue Reading “ADLFF ’18: BEAUTIFUL BOY ”
Halla is a middle-aged women who has declared war on the aluminum industry to prevent it from ruining her country. She is pulling down electrical poles as fast as she can to destroy infrastructure. It isn’t long before she is being hunted by law… Continue Reading “ADLFF ’18: WOMAN AT WAR ”
The way The Ballad of Buster Scruggs subverts any type of label is a credit to the writing ability of the Coen brothers. After 30 years of filmmaking, they have moved into new territory yet again, creating an anthology with stories that define any… Continue Reading “ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2018: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS ”
Bad Times at the El Royale is the second feature film from writer/director Drew Goddard, who seems to have watched a few too many Tarantino films. Heavy on the exposition and light on the action, the film starts with a slow burn, the story… Continue Reading “BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE ”
Revolving around an aggressively subtle, nuanced and pained performance by Ethan Hawke, First Reformed is far from revolutionary in its narrative. However, it possesses a visceral script and fantastic performances by key actors inhabiting three-dimensional characters in addition to an unexpected eco-concern plot element… Continue Reading “FIRST REFORMED ”
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