Friday, July 8, 2011 - 13:30
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 15:09
2010 was a very good year for film. Not a great year but a damn good one which delivered plenty of really interesting films, several of which will definitely be remembered for years to come. The only things I feel worth noting before we jump into it is that there are a couple of titles that I haven't seen yet but most aren't getting released in Australia till January so I don't feel so bad neglecting them here.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 14:35
2010 was a good year for film. Not one of the best in recent memory but a very good year nonetheless. On the other hand, 2010 can lay claim to birthing some of the worst films in recent memory. In that regard, this worst list contains some pretty, pretty bad stuff.
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 10:37
is a truly iconoclastic film, not only a miracle of low-budget ingenuity but also a fascinatingly original fusion of genre and tone. Gareth Edwards' debut film is a calling card to Hollywood showing off an amazing control of film grammar and yelling "Let me show you how it's done!".
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 15:38
I've long been a fan of music videos. At best they can be a kind of pop culture equivalent to the avant garde short film. 2010 was a very good year for music videos. While the attention grabbing viral video flood of previous years was still present we also were treated to some absolutely beautiful work incorporating some truly experimental and creative concepts.
Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 14:03
This essay is written as a contribution to the Oz Film Blogathon, a week long project corralled by Scott Henderson here. This is a personal essay chronicling my own journey into Australian film. It is subjective and written with total blinkers on.
Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 14:32
is a film that merely exists. It is neither good nor bad, it simply 'is'.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 13:17
I wanted to like Amer
, I really did. In fact I wanted to love it. It's the type of luxuriously stylish work that I usually fall head over heels for. I wanted to join the chorus of praise with many other critics. I wanted to become obsessed with Amer
and pore over all of its sequences in minute detail for it surely is asking for that degree of close examination.
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:53
1. (no longer in technical use) a psychosis characterised by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas.
2. an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject, or the like.
Friday, November 19, 2010 - 14:24
Simon Rumley's Red, White & Blue
is textbook underground filmmaking at its best. Low-budget, stylistically accomplished, uncompromising and totally niche. It's a revenge drama by way of Steven Soderbergh with a dash of 70s grind-house thrown in for good measure.