HOTEL MUMBAI [2018]

Locally, Anthony Maras’ debut feature, Hotel Mumbai, should be considered a huge achievement for the South Australian Film Industry. Opening the Adelaide Film Festival in late 2018, it marks a high quality film… Continue reading

CAPHARNAUM [2018]

In Nadine Labaki’s searing new film, a righteously angry young boy, having lived in the slums of Beirut, is in a courtroom where he says matter-of-factly that he is suing his parents for… Continue reading

THE BEST AND THE REST OF 2018

I’m just I’m a tooouch too late, but I’m also lazy as all hell. And medication can do… strange things. Anyhow, instead of bitching, let the show begin! As usual, 2018 was average… Continue reading

SHOPLIFTERS [2018]

or over a decade, Hirokazu Koreeda has been playing with family dynamics, testing the notion of nature versus nurture; the link of DNA and how strong, or weak, it can be. While it… Continue reading

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE [2018]

A grisly looking, bulked up Joaquin Phoenix dominates nearly every frame of this memorably grim, violent and powerful film, and with little dialogue it is intensely cinematic and immersive. It puts one on… Continue reading

AMERICAN ANIMALS [2018]

No stranger to documentaries, in his under-the-radar 2018 creation Bart Layton seamlessly blurs the lines between reality and fiction as the real men from the near-unbelievable story occasionally act as talking heads, but… Continue reading

THE MULE [2018]

It is amazing that Sir Eastwood is still running strong at the age of 88. His presence on the screen, while obviously not the same as what he brought to films like Dirty… Continue reading

GLASS [2019]

Is life is a comic book? That is what this film is suggesting, or at least trying to, in an appropriately tongue-in-cheek fashion. It is a creative notion it must be said, but… Continue reading

THE FAVOURITE [2018]

Yorgos Lanthimos has established himself as not only the creator of surreal and strangely dry, dark comedies which borderline on the absurd, but also an extremely talented director who received comparisons to Kubrick… Continue reading

VICE [2018]

Prefaced with text that Dick Cheney is an extremely secretive man, and that they did ‘their fucking best’, Vice provides an entertaining if not flawed look at the rise of Dick Cheney, presenting… Continue reading