Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 13:39
isn't truly awful but it is pretty damn close. If it wasn't due to the most jaw-dropping and bizarrely confused love triangle I have seen in years, this would've been a complete disaster. The sheer laziness of it all makes Wild Target
actually rather entertaining, that is if it hasn't offended your intelligence so much that you had already walked out.
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 13:18
is a film that knows exactly what it is doing. It is a film that unpretentiously offers up a stock standard genre set-up in order to give the audience what they want. And what they want is buckets of blood which Macabre
delivers in spades.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 15:36
A shabbily dressed man stumbles through a shopping mall. Obviously quite unwell yet ignored by passers-by, he comes across some mannequins in a store window. For some unknown reason these mannequins grab the attention of this sick man. As he shudders away from the window and collapses to the ground, spitting out black bile, he is still ignored by the well-to-do shoppers.
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 13:37
I really don't want to be that guy who complains about a documentary leaving out certain stories or not accurately representing its central character but I'm gonna warn you up front: For the rest of this review, I am totally 'that guy'.
Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 17:14
This demented little film makes me proud of Australia. Sean Byrne's feature debut is a solid and creative little horror film that finds a perfect tone surfing the thin line between the horrific and the humorous.
Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 09:51
The Social Network
is an amazing film. While I'm sure I am joining a chorus of film critics who are yelling those words from the rafters it cannot be understated how relevant and important this film is. It is also impossible to separate this film from the extrinsic elements of the world today that it is commenting upon.
Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 13:06
Hello Darkness is a young Melbourne based film festival that is concentrating its focus on the horror and thriller side of cinema. It's certainly a great idea as genre festivals are distinctly lacking here in Australia.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 14:12
Again I have given you a stupidly long break between entries. Why? I respond with a quote from one of my favorite films of this year, Rubber: "No reason". Counting down my favorite films from 2000 - 2009, we finally reach number 3. Pascal Laugier's punch in the face horror masterpiece from 2008, Martyrs.
3: MARTYRS (Dir: Pascal Laugier, 2008)
Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 16:54
is a fascinating failure. Too low-key and underdeveloped for its own good yet incredibly watchable and worthwhile in its own odd little way. Debut Writer/Director Sophie Barthes struggles to find a consistent tone while losing track of her narrative half-way through.
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 09:07
is a remarkable film. Let's get that out of the way up top. Having slowly developed a degree of infamy amongst cult film devotees you may have already heard that this is the film that is set completely inside a coffin, buried under the ground.