Category Archive: Australia/New Zealand

CARGO [2017]

Cargo is unlike any ‘zombie film’. This isn’t action packed. This isn’t gory, for the most part, and doesn’t feature zombies eating people, or even many zombies at all. 28 Days this is… Continue reading

HOT DOCS: GURRUMUL [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Music is a universal language. The art of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, born blind, is more than music; his voice speaks to everyone despite the language barrier, it transcends everything… Continue reading

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: BLOOD PUNCH [2014]

Directed by Madellaine Paxson Written by Eddie Guzelian Starring: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland Blood Punch is a nice blend of horror and dark comedy… and romance, as the story revolves around… Continue reading

GOLDSTONE [2016]

  Directed by Ivan Sen Written by Ivan Sen Starring: Aaron Pedersen, Jacki Weaver, Kate Beahan, Pei-Pei Cheng, Max Cullen, Alex Russell and David Gulpilil First off, a shout out to Jason King from… Continue reading

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE [2016]

Directed by Taika Waititi Written by Taika Waititi (screenplay), Barry Crump (based on the book by) Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House After the hilarious, infinitely quotable What We Do… Continue reading

A MONTH OF SUNDAYS [2015]

Directed by Matthew Saville Written by Matthew Saville Starring:  Anthony LaPaglia, Wayne Anthoney, Nick Batzias, Julia Blake, John Clarke This must be the first time in a long time that a locally produced film… Continue reading

RUBEN GUTHRIE [2015]

Directed and Written by Brendan Cowell Starring: Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Brenton Thwaites Alcohol. It is a drug that for some reason is socially acceptable when much less harmful drugs can… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

AFF: TURBO KID [2015]

The AFF is over now but there is much to write about. For a biennial event I think our list of films was quite spectacular, and only a few films that I saw… Continue reading

AFF: DEATHGASM [2015]

The Adelaide Film Festival is coming to an end, but not before a few bangs! I have had a ton of fun and there are still many films to come. This one was… Continue reading