Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 13:33
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 15:38
We're halfway through the second decade of the 21st century and cinema is very much going through a gamechanging transition. Avid TV viewers would be well aware that prestige television has stepped into narrative arenas that film used to hold monopoly over.
Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 11:16
2015 was an epic year for broadcast mediums. Australia finally got our turn with streaming services as Netflix arrived on our shores. We saw the final seasons of some pretty big TV heavy-hitters and we saw the first seasons of some new and ground-breaking shows.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 07:56
2014 was a landmark year for television.
The so called “golden age” of television is over and we entered a new phase. The age of the showrunner as God and the 'troubled man' anti-hero narrative was over while a new phase focusing on aesthetic, mood and the director was birthed with shows like True Detective and The Knick.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 07:56
It's that time again when the subjective becomes objective, when arguments over the terms "favourite" and "best" reign, and a year is looked back on. 2014 was a sensational year for film and we come away with several titles that will be remembered for years to come. If there are titles you think I have missed when you skim my list then rest assured, I have seen the movie you are thinking of and I didn't like it at all. Don't worry, it's ok to enjoy average movies but [insert title here] is just not very good at all.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 13:31
The new wave of anthology serials – True Detective, Fargo, American Horror Story – has presented television writers with a problem they have never truly had to face. The problem of endings.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 19:53
Lars Von Trier's epic four-hour examination of the life of a nymphomaniac is everything you expect a Von Trier film to be – pretentious, over-wrought, juvenile, sublime, ridiculous, explicit and provocative. What's most unexpected about Nymphomaniac
is how much of it is played for laughs.
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 15:55
It's been years since we've seen a Scorsese film cause quite as much of a stir as Wolf Of Wall Street
(WOWS). From accusations of glamorizing criminality to criticisms of the film being repetitive, misogynistic and excessive, Scorsese has clearly created a provocative piece of cinema that is leading to some contentious arguments.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 07:55
Another year, another list.
As Hollywood descended into a suicidal cycle of remakes, sequels and films about the apocalypse we can take a deep breath at the end of 2013 and see a lot of hope for the future. 2013 was a banner year for television - possibly the greatest ever - and as filmmakers moved to the smaller screen there was a momentary concern that feature filmmaking was in trouble. If the 19 films I've listed below are any indiciation then we have nothing to worry about, for cinema is just as innovative, experimental and challenging as ever.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 16:35
may very well be one of the greatest, most well sustained, television series of all time but it still didn't escape what looks to be the curse of the modern serial conclusion.