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HANDSOME DEVIL

This small Irish coming-of-age film realistically deals with the psychological issues experienced by a teenager over his sexual identity and contains universal themes which all young gay people should relate to. Ned (Fionn O’shea) is a nerdy kid suffering from a persecution complex and is labelled a gay by the boarding school bullies owing to […]

Raw

The feature length directorial debut by French writer/director Julia Docournau is a gut-wrenching tale of adolescent transformation. Raw follows Justine, a teenager embarking on her first year of university studies at a prestigious veterinary college. Upon arrival at the college we quickly learn that Justine is following in the footsteps of both her sister Alexia […]

Bad Girl

Not to be confused with the American western film of a similar name Bad Girls, this is an Australian film shot on location around the Perth Hills. We are introduced to Amy, a troubled teen played by Sara West. She drinks, smokes drugs and has a bad attitude, but this is not a teenage angst […]

Frantz

Francois Ozon’s latest film, Frantz, is one that you may want to see twice. Once for the story, and then again to pay attention to the creative devices and background subtleties that comprise this complex cinematic artwork. A slightly varied remake of the 1932 Ernst Lubitsch film, Broken Lullaby, Frantz tells the post World War […]

Mirrors – Fools Paradise

Throughout the near 25 minute offering Gippsland’s metalcore outfit Mirrors tell compelling stories within their lyrical composition, however the instrumentation isn’t quite as captivating as it slowly falls back on the generic and thus becomes repetitive. The entire EP touches upon the theme of finding your own self worth and those people around you that […]

Dance Academy

This movie is effectively an epilogue to the very popular TV series of the same name that aired from 2010 to 2013, and it is clearly pitched to that fan base. The action takes place roughly three years from where the show left off, and follows the post academy dance lives of the group of […]

Eric Gales – Middle of The Road

A confident voice comes out of this record. An easygoing voice, with some richness and some contentedness greets the listener from the moment track one begins. Interspersing the music with comments about what it is and whom it’s for, adds a lightness and spontaneity to the work. It is as if it was played through […]

LAND OF MINE

This Danish film proved a hit at the Scandinavian Film Festival in Sydney last year and was also nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards. An arresting post World War II drama which should leave audiences emotionally drained. After the war in May 1945, over 2000 German prisoners of war were forced […]

A MAN CALLED OVE

It’s not difficult to comprehend why this delightful comedy drama from Sweden received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Masterfully produced with themes of aging, loss, friendship and the importance of moving on, this is a cinematic gem which reinforces the significance and high quality of foreign films. The story centers on […]

Life

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick might not be household names just yet, but the cinema crowd are beginning to take note. Known for their unexpected successes with Deadpool and Zombieland, the writing duo just released their new flick Life. Set on the International Space Station, the film follows a group of astronauts who are given […]