Category Archive: Sydney Film Festival

Girl Asleep gets bittersweet with maturity

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

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 – For Those In Peril

A visceral tale of grief is presented in ‘For Those in Peril’, the debut film from writer/director, Paul Wright, which composites seafaring folklore against the raw emotions of losing a loved one.

Sydney Film Festival – Day 4

Today was a five film day. Coincidentally, I was working off five hours of sleep too. It’s always good to keep everything in the theme of the festival. As a result my brain… Continue reading

Review – The Act of Killing

History is written by the victors and in the documentary ‘The Act of Killing’, the violent memories of real-life Indonesian death squad leaders are re-created in a surreal filmmaking landscape. The importance 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