BLINDSIDED @ FRENCH FILM FEST: La Grande Illusione [1937]

What an odd yet compelling day! When I arrived to this one-off screening, I was greeted in French by a young lady who showed me to the lounge area, where a selection of… Continue reading

My personal ‘Best Picture’ of 2014

I have never liked the Oscars. I didn’t pay much attention but I do know Birdman received a lot of praise, and it was mostly well deserved. But of all the movies made… Continue reading

THE ARCHWAY CHRONICLES: CHAPTER II

If by dumb luck this somehow gets published, in any form other than on a blog, I have written an ‘Author’s note’, or something like that. An epilogue? Hell, I don’t know, but… Continue reading

AFFF: FAR FROM MEN (Loin des Hommes) [2014]

Directed and Written by David Oelhoffen (adapted screenplay), Written by Albert Camus (short story) Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb A French production about the Algerian War of Independence. Viggo Mortensen. Nick Cave and… Continue reading

MONDAY @ THE MUSIC: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS OST

I feel I must preface this piece by separating this record from most other soundtracks. There is no classical music to be found here, nor are there many pre-existing songs. No, thanks to… Continue reading

CHAPPIE [2015]

Directed by Neill Blomkamp, Written by Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell Starring: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Die Antwoord Apart from being a two-hour long advert for a South African rap-group, this is… Continue reading

THE ARCHWAY CHRONICLES: CHAPTER I

[The following is transcribed from a diary I was forced to keep while staying at this rehabilitation centre/cult/sect. While I have been known to exaggerate on the odd occasion, almost every word here… Continue reading

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2015

“The nation’s most sparkling film event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival, will return for its 26th annual season around Australia from early march until mid-April 2015. For its 26th season, Artistic Director… Continue reading

THE INTERVIEW [2014]

written by jordan dodd The opening minutes of The Interview are some of the worst attempts at satire I have ever witnessed, the ‘Dave Skylark show’ a grossly unfunny and inept attempt at… Continue reading

TRASH [2014]

Directed by Stephen Daldry Written by Richard Curtis (screenplay), Andy Mulligan (novel) Starring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura written by jordan dodd A man is being chased. He is desperately running into… Continue reading