Category Archive: Adelaide Film Festival 2015

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: THE WITCH [2015]

Directed and Written by Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw I feel like I can’t come up with the right words to describe this incredible movie, but I’ll… Continue reading

HIGHLY STRUNG [2015]

Directed by Scott Hicks Written by Scott Hicks Highly Strung takes a deep dive into the world of stringed instruments, those who play them, and those who put all their effort in creating… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

AFF: CARTEL LAND [2015]

The Adelaide Film Fest has been over for a week now but I still have so many films to write about! I must have seen at least twenty films during the ten days… Continue reading

AFF: THE CLUB (El Club) [2015]

Originally written for: Directed by Pablo Larraín, Written by Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín, Daniel Villalobos Starring: Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Alejandro Sieveking, Gonzalo Valenzuela Unfortunately, child abuse and the… 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: TAG [2015]

Sadly the Adelaide Film Festival is now over, but many more thoughts are to come on the incredibly unconventional films I was lucky enough to see. saw. It is a biennial event, but… Continue reading