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 try. The lingering atmosphere is executed very well from the beginning,… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: THE WITCH ”
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 them – know as luthiers. From Adelaide to New York to… Continue Reading “HIGHLY STRUNG ”
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 Adelaide Film Festival. Having read so much about director Roy Andersson,… Continue Reading “AFF: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE ”
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 as I can remember, and both sleeping and dreaming are concepts… Continue Reading “AFF: CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Rak ti Khon Kaen) ”
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. Sadly it is over and is a biennial event, so I… Continue Reading “AFF: YOUTH ”
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 this visual masterpiece, a film that needs to be seen to… Continue Reading “AFF: THE ASSASSIN ”
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 ”
Running from October 15-25, the Adelaide Film Festival motors onto its third day, while the program and tickets can be purchased here Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou Starring: Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Jacqueline Abrahams,… Continue Reading “AFF: THE LOBSTER ”
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