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Burning Kiss

Every so often a low budget film surfaces which raises the question – how did this project make it beyond the scripting stage? The story of a crippled detective who is on a mission to solve the mystery of who killed his wife is underwhelming, to say the least, the very least. A whodunnit Aussie […]

Come To Daddy

Elijah Wood's latest film, Come To Daddy, is perhaps one of the hardest films to categorise in recent memory. The film opens with a simple premise, a son reunites with his estranged father in a remote house overlooking the water. Obviously, with estrangement comes a tension between Norval (Elijah Wood) and his father (Stephen McHattie). […]

Use Me – Interview With Julian Shaw

By Mark Morellini Filmmaking may on the surface appear to be a glamorous and easily obtainable career, but realistically with the problems that plague the industry in Australia, developing a fulfilling livelihood in this field can be a long and daunting experience regardless of talent and perseverance. Julian Shaw is an ambitious filmmaker who has […]

Sydney Film Festival Cancelled – Interview With CEO Leigh Small

The leaders of the Sydney Film Festival had been contemplating drastic measures for weeks in the face of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. But that didn’t make the final decision any easier.  On Wednesday afternoon the group made the call: They would cancel their 2020 program. In the announcement SFF stated, "It is with deep regret […]

In Fabric

Once you see In Fabric, you’ll never try a dress on in a department store change room the same way again. You see, In Fabric is the tale of a dress. But not a normal dress. A dress that, once worn, unleashes a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil. From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland, this […]

Military Wives

Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan star in the British feel-good film of the year, which should prove quite popular amongst movie-goers. Whilst British troops are deployed to Afghanistan a group of women residing at the base form the first Military Wives choir so “there’s less time to think about things.” After several ups and […]

Queen & Slim

This crime drama romance stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as Queen and Slim respectively, two African Americans on the run after a racist policeman was shot dead in self-defense. The fugitives embark on a road trip and plan on escaping to Cuba. The film traces the “black Bonnie & Clyde’s” journey through Southern America, […]

A War Of Compassion

This insightful documentary details the charitable work of Rev Bill Crews, a remarkable and selfless human being who from humble beginnings 30 years ago opened an eatery for the poor and homeless called the Loaves And Fishes Free Restaurant. He eventually formed the Exodus Foundation which doesn’t receive government assistance and continues to operate from […]

Downhill

This dramedy could best be described as a hit and miss... but unfortunately more miss than hit. The premise was promising - while having lunch in a European ski resort a controlled avalanche tears through a restaurant as a family of four are about to enjoy lunch. The husband exits in terror leaving his family […]

Dark Waters

In this big business versus the little guy legal drama, Mark Ruffalo plays Rob Bilott, a corporate lawyer who switches allegiances when he discovers a decades-long dark secret in the waters of West Virginia. Dark Waters is a procedural and straightforward true story based upon Nathaniel Rich's New York Times article, The Lawyer Who Became […]