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Girl Asleep

Girl Asleep isn’t a perfect film, but I guarantee you won’t regret watching it. I don’t fancy myself as a film expert, but this is an Australian movie about ...

Down Under

“Nice jeans faggot!” hollered a voice as my colleague and I strolled home after work at 3am. “Fuck you cunts!” I offered back. Ches...

A Bigger Splash

David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash (1967) is all pastel California hues, flat lines, stillness and (literal) reflection – disrupted by that white kick of water,...

Alliance Française French Film Festival Guide for th...

This year the Alliance Française French Film Festival is so tres bien, that just looking at the program will make you have la petite mort. Let’s start wit...

Adelaide Cinematheque 2016

If you've ever been to the Adelaide Cinematheque, you'll know that it's probably the coolest long-running screen culture thing Adelaide has been ...

Room

Jack, aged five, lives in hell. He doesn’t know it yet though because he’s being kept in the dark, literally and figuratively. His ferociously protective gua...

Carol

Carol is exquisite. Not just Cate Blanchett as the titular, restrained powerhouse of a character, but the whole film, all one hour and 58 dreamy minutes of i...

Suffragette reviewed by Dave

Ever since Bridesmaids, the cinemas have been inundated with a spate of women-centric comedies. The Heat, Spy, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Trainwreck and...

The Lobster

After seeing the trailer for The Lobster, leading up to the Adelaide Film Festival, I was immediately intrigued and excited: a dystopian world in which singl...

Mistress America

Hello, my name’s Kate Jinx and I’m a… Greta Gerwig/Noah Baumbach pushover. So much so, that I went back and saw Mistress America twice so that I could convey...

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

As the end credits rolled on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Marielle Heller’s haze-laced take on Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical novel, my friend and ...

Intimate Relations at the Mercury Cinema

Sophie Hyde from Adelaide's Closer Productions has moved from relatively unknown filmmaker to one of the city's most productive and looked-up-to crea...

Video Premiere: 'Boys Home' by Wireheads

Local post-punk seven-piece Wireheads couldn't be more South Oz if they were steeped in mushy pea soup. Their new clip, filmed and directed by Paul Galla...

Amy

Let's start out by saying - I was never a big fan, although I do remember where I was when Amy Winehouse died (unfortunately, while waiting in line to ge...

Love & Mercy

There's a gem of a moment in Love & Mercy, just after younger Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) drops acid for the first time. As the noises in his head start...

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear could very well have just been two hours of someone reading out a list of celebrity Scientologist names, and I'd have been wrapt. Beck, Elisa...

Partisan

On the outskirts of a non-specific Eastern European town, where rundown slums and decaying architecture set a semi-post-apocalyptic scene, a concealed door i...

Appropriate Behaviour

We've all been there. You're in your twenties, you're in love, and when you decide to finally call it quits, all you're left with is a hefty ...

Clouds of Sils Maria

Though there are many clouds hovering above the Swiss township of Sils Maria, it's the Maloja Snake that the region is famous for. Blink (or, more likely...

Should you subscribe to Netflix Australia?

SIGNING UP: OK, so I sign up. I'm told I get one free month, and every month after that is $11.95 (because I want HD quality). “Don't worry yo...

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Have you ever become so engrossed in a story that you think it's real, even for a second? Perhaps not like the obsessed Kumiko, in this fascinating, othe...

While We're Young

Age is just a number – we're led to believe – unless you're in your late forties and featured in a Noah Baumbach film. There have been more op-ed pie...

It Follows

When they go to the movies together Issy and her dad have a long-running tradition of only seeing horror or disaster flicks (Freud's official term for th...

Mommy

Dieu merci Mommy's coming out in Australia a full month before Mother's Day, so you're not particularly tempted to take your own along. You'l...

Why Don't You Play in Hell?

The suspension of disbelief you need while watching cult Japanese director Sion Sono's latest film Why Don't You Play in Hell? is like balancing on a...

Dior and I

The true test of a good fashion documentary is when you manage to to get swept up, while wearing a seen-better-decades op shop shirt and a pair of jeans you ...

Flickerfest 2015

Who you share your movies with is important. See no home theatre set-up can combat with the film bud that's yelping, “what else can we watch?&rdquo...