Category Archive: Film Festivals

Girl Asleep gets bittersweet with maturity

Exquisitely encapsulates the struggle between adolescence and maturity with wide-eyed apprehension.

Review – Force Majeure

Force Majeure is a comedy of passive aggressiveness

Review – The Dirties

The Dirties redefines the found footage genre.

Review – Stations of the Cross

The experience of German fundamentalist Catholic guilt is suffocating in the superb Stations of the Cross

Review – You’re Sleeping Nicole

Beautifully understated and grumpy in that special 20-something kind of way.

Review – Tim’s Vermeer

As the brushes are set down and the paint dries, you step back from Tim’s Vermeer to discover a masterpiece of documentary filmmaking, celebrating two great thinkers connected across time by their creations.

Review – What We Do In The Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows does for vampires what This is Spinal Tap did for rock bands.

Review – Berberian Sound Studio

Certain films stay with you long after leaving the cinema while others are instantly disposable. ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ puts a dent in the mind that is sure to keep people pondering until the… Continue reading

Review – Room 237

‘Room 237’ screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ is over 30 years-old and the famous “Here’s Johnny” line may get all the attention, but the film’s enduring legacy… Continue reading

Review – Sound of my Voice

‘Sound of My Voice’ screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Cults are bad. It’s the premise of every film made about those groups that deal in mental manipulation and Kool-aid. ‘Sound of… Continue reading

Trailer for ‘The Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Film festival favourite ‘The Beasts of the Southern Wild’ finally has a trailer and it’s easy to see why the film was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival 2012 as well… Continue reading