Super 2012 Film Festival Review-A-Rama

Hi all!
 
So after being asked several times about the lack of a MIFF2012 wrap up on the website I thought I'd just put together a bumper post chock full of links to all the reviews published from both Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals as well as a few little one-word comments on other stuff not fully reviewed.
 
 
 
Let's get straight into this. It's gonna be big. We'll do this, the good, the bad and the indifferent style. All review quotes should hyperlink to the original and complete piece. Enjoy.
 
 
 
THE GOOD
 
 
AMOUR
 
  
THE COMEDY 
(SFF only)
 
 
HOLY MOTORS
 
 
THE AMBASSADOR
 
 
BEYOND THE HILLS
 
 
THE WARPED FOREST
(SFF only)
 
 
 
 
 
UNREVIEWED BUT ALL SENSATIONAL
 
 
LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE: One of the most joyous films ever made. Period.
 
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN: A fantastically well told story. Keep an eye out for this one.
 
MODERN ROMANCE: This film single-handedly made me like Albert Brooks. Stunning neurotic cinema.
 
SIGHTSEERS: Ben Wheatley's latest (after KILL LIST) is a black comedy that is a little broad at times.
 
MISS BALA: Steadicam porn. An amazing formal exercise in sustained tension.
 
 
THE BAD
 
 
V/H/S
 
 
THE LEGEND OF KASPAR HAUSER
 
 
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP
 
 
SHADOW DANCER
 
 
THE SESSIONS
 
 
 
 
UNREVIEWED BUT BAD BAD BAD
 
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS: Whit Stillman's sickening hipster ode is almost unwatchable.
 
100 BLOODY ACRES: Begins well but apart from a handful of moments it's ultimately boring.
 
RAMPART: Bad Woody. Bad film.
 
MENTAL: Utter shit. Please don't see this.
 
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED: Enjoyment isn't guaranteed either.
 
THE SAPPHIRES: We sing. We're sad. We're black. We fall in love. We sing. That's it.
 
MINE GAMES: Let's just move on. Nothing to see here.
 
 
THE INDIFFERENT
 
 
RUBY SPARKS
 
 
LIBERAL ARTS
 
IN THE FOG
 
LIVID
 
 
HEADSHOT
 
 
THE KING OF PIGS
 
STEP UP TO THE PLATE
 
 
 
 
UNREVIEWED BUT WORTHWHILE
 
OSLO 31 AUGUST
BAD BLOOD
L
SHOCK HEAD SOUL
SIDE BY SIDE
NAMELESS GANGSTER
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
ALPS
ON THE ROAD
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
HARI KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI
TABU