Category: Australia/New Zealand


  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 Salty Popcorn, his claim of this being the best western since… Continue Reading “GOLDSTONE [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 In The Shadows, Taika Waititi changes down a gear for this… Continue Reading “HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE [2016]”


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 actually had a PR campaign behind it. Television, radio, the film-makers… Continue Reading “A MONTH OF SUNDAYS [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 potentially carry jail time. It is a strange situation, and it… Continue Reading “RUBEN GUTHRIE [2015]”


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… Continue Reading “THE DARK HORSE [2014]”


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 were even remotely conventional. The only bummer is I have to… Continue Reading “AFF: TURBO KID [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 a part of the new ‘Scream’ section of films, focusing on… Continue Reading “AFF: DEATHGASM [2015]”

AFF: SHERPA [2015]

Running from October 15-25, the Adelaide Film Festival continues to run on full steam, while the program and tickets can be purchased here Directed and Written by Jennifer Peedom Mount Everest brings to mind many things. High altitudes, freezing temperatures and an increasing number… Continue Reading “AFF: SHERPA [2015]”


Directed and Written by Chris Sun Starring: Nathan Jones, Tara Reid, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Dean Kirkright, Allira Jaques Us Aussies can make a good horror flick, and it seems we still have a knack for it. Snowtown, Wolf Creek, last year’s The Babadook… Continue Reading “CHARLIE’S FARM [2014]”


Originally written for: Directed and Written by Paul Fenech Starring: Paul Fenech, Angry Anderson, Ashley Avci, Tahir Bilgic “They now expect us to WORK for the dole!?!” I recall long ago, Mondays in high school were always the best, as Fat Pizza followed SouthPark.… Continue Reading “FAT PIZZA VS HOUSOS [2015]”


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