Author: Simon Anicich

SXSW Short Film Review: Adult (Australia, 2017) is an unflinching portrayal of the adult film industry

March 15, 2017

Based on award winning Greek-Australian author Christos Tsiolkas’ short story Porn 1, Adult is an unflinching portrayal of the adult film industry and the mark its key figures leave on their loved ones.... Continue Reading

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SXSW Film Review: The Most Hated Woman in America (USA, 2017) is Netflix at its best

March 14, 2017

There’s no doubt about it, Netflix are on a path to global domination. With a slew of well received original TV programming to their name already, the streaming giant have now turned their attention to taking on the film industry and the Hollywood studio system. The exceptional biopic The Most Hated Woman in America is their latest attempt to fight this traditional film model, and if it is anything to go by, I would say they have already won the war.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Gimme Danger (USA, 2016)

June 21, 2016

Gimme Danger turns the amp up to 11 and never turns down for a second in its nearly two hour running time. Super loud, super charged, and super excellent, this documentary charting the rise, quick demise, and subsequent reunion of The Stooges is one hell of a good time.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Goldstone (Australia, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Goldstone was easily my most anticipated film of this year’s Sydney Film Festival, and it’s fair to say it did not disappoint. Written, directed, edited and pretty much everything else by Ivan Sen, it is sure to join the pantheon of great Aussie films – a triumph from start to finish.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Teenage Kicks (Australia, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Craig Boreham’s beautifully filmed coming of age tale Teenage Kicks is a film that leaves you thinking long after the final credits have rolled. Writing this review two days after the film had its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival I find myself still grappling with its expert exploration of cultural and sexual identities in contemporary society. The fact it was created on a shoestring budget only makes it all the more impressive. ... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Goat (USA, 2016)

June 14, 2016

I’ve got to get one thing out of the way before I can get on with the rest of this review – who would have thought that Nick Jonas was such a good actor. I mean seriously, I’ve heard nothing of this guy since his Disney starring, purity ring wearing days but he completely knocks it out of the park here as a Frat bro becoming increasingly disenchanted by the hazing loving ways of his fellow college buddies. Okay, now let’s move on.... Continue Reading

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (16th – 22nd December 2015)

December 16, 2015

Simon brings us his weekly TV picks, this week focusing exclusively on Foxtel programming. Check out the incredible selection here:... Continue Reading

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (2nd-8th December 2015)

December 2, 2015

Need to catch a TV break and don’t know what to watch? Simon takes us through his top picks on must-see shows and films for the week. Click through to see what’s showing for your entertainment needs.... Continue Reading

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What to Watch: the Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (25th November-1st December)

November 25, 2015

Need to catch a TV break and don’t know what to watch? Simon takes us through his top picks on must-see shows and films for the week. Click through to see what’s showing for your entertainment needs…... Continue Reading

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What to Watch: the Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (11th November-17th November)

November 11, 2015

Need to catch a TV break and don’t know what to watch? Simon takes us through his top picks on must-see shows and films for the week. Click through to see what’s showing for your entertainment needs…... Continue Reading

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