Category Archives: Films

Win a double pass to see It Comes At Night, in cinemas July 6th.

Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his breakout debut Krisha with the psychological horror thriller It Comes At Night, centering on a teenaged boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he grapples with mounting terrors—external and otherwise—in the aftermath of an unnamed cataclysm.... Continue Reading

Director Boon Joon-Ho on bringing Okja to life, and the creative freedoms of Netflix

Netflix’s new film Okja hits the streaming service this Thursday, a film whose director Bong Joon-Ho has citied George Miller’s Babe: Pig in the City amongst its influences. With the acclaimed Korean director in Sydney for the Sydney Film Festival, where Okja sat as the closing film, I caught up with the man himself (and his translator) to talk about bringing the film – and its larger-than-life namesake. A super pig like no other.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Review: Vaya (South Africa, 2016) is a brutal coming of age story set in an unforgiving Johannesburg

Like it’s Tsotsitaal namesake meaning “to go”, Vaya, Directed by Akin Omotoso, literally begins on the move. Opening on a train bound to Johannesburg Vaya follows the intertwining paths of three young South Africans journeying from their rural homes in Kwazulu-Natal to eGoli, the city of Gold. All three are tasked with their own promises to fulfil not only to themselves but to their home towns. Unfortunately this living breathing city, a character in it’s own right, tempts them away from their honourable duties as soon as they disembark the train.... Continue Reading

Emma Stone and Steve Carell face off in new trailer for Battle of the Sexes

Fox Searchlight has unveiled an international trailer for their highly anticipated tennis drama Battle of the Sexes. Led by Steve Carell as chauvinistic ex-tennis champion Bobby Riggs and Emma Stone portraying feminist icon Billie Jean King, the film centres on the real-life showdown between the pair in the historical 1973 tennis match. As well as highlighting the rivalry, explosiveness, and attention the match sparked into the wider issue of gender equality.... Continue Reading

Sydney Film Festival Review: The Beguiled (USA, 2017) is a worthy remake with an excellent cast and crew

Apart from Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, I haven’t seen much of director Sofia Coppola‘s work. Known for her filmmaking approach to humanize her subjects with unorthodox methods like gentle pathos, looking through different character points-of-views outside the norm and the use of anachronisms, Coppola has achieved a reputation of being a director that is both rebellious and restrained.... Continue Reading