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Tag Archive: Sydney Film Festival

Girl Asleep gets bittersweet with maturity

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

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

Sydney Film Festival – Day 3

When you have a little spare time at a film festival the best thing to do is…see a film. With Thursday’s morning schedule free of festival films it was an opportunity to head… Continue reading

Sydney Film Festival – Day 2

Nothing says “get into the theatre and indulge in cinema you film geekling” like heavy rain. Umbrellas were out in force for my second day of the Sydney Film Festival, and most of… Continue reading

Review – Upstream Colour

Multitasking filmmaking maestro, Shane Carruth, proves he is fast becoming the puzzle master of filmmaking with ‘Upstream Colour’. It’s a sumptuous enigma that’s intricately constructed and a beautifully shot film that would make… 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