[Film Review] MONSOON SHOOTOUT (Sydney Film Festival)

The emerging genre of Hindi-noir was brought to Sydney’s shores in the form of Monsoon Shootout, a film directed by Amit Kumar. Monsoon Shootout is a classic hard-boiled, enigmatic pastiche channeling the tempo of crime in Mumbai, slumlords and tough cops. Focusing Continue reading [Film Review] MONSOON SHOOTOUT (Sydney Film Festival)

[Film Review] STOKER (Sydney Film Festival)

This year’s Sydney Film Festival showcased the products of the most talented directors and industry professionals. Korean director Park Chan-Wook delivered a premiere of his latest film, Stoker, a chilling portrayal of the loss of one adolescent’s innocence following the Continue reading [Film Review] STOKER (Sydney Film Festival)

[Film Review] FOR THOSE IN PERIL (Sydney Film Festival)

The line up to the premiere of this Scottish film directed by Paul Wright was so long that it became a matter of those in peril lining up to see For Those in Peril. And those who braved lengthy queues Continue reading [Film Review] FOR THOSE IN PERIL (Sydney Film Festival)

[Film Review] OBLIVION

From the director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski, comes Oblivion. Kosinski delivering an epic two hour sci-fi onslaught that is sure to command your attention while featuring a cast of high caliber, including Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman. Cruise plays Jack Harper, a Continue reading [Film Review] OBLIVION

[Film Review] THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

Some say that Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are only funny for their ability to contort their bodies; this film is proof that they’re more than just a pair of pretty faces. When two complacent magicians, Burt and Anton, are Continue reading [Film Review] THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

[Film Review] THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ

Before there was Dorothy and Toto, before they landed a house on the wicked witch and before she tapped her heels and got the hell home, there was a powerful wizard, who he himself stumbled upon the Land of Oz. Continue reading [Film Review] THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ

[File Review] DJANGO UNCHAINED

Following in the style of Inglorious Basterds, the Kill Bills and Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino delivers yet another sense assaulting onslaught which teeters on the edge of profanity, but is reeled back by inappropriately, appropriate humour. For a Tarantino fan such Continue reading [File Review] DJANGO UNCHAINED

[Film Review] TROPFEST 2013

Tropfest kicked off in style this year, with more than 90,000 eager film addicts packing into The Domain for a full on day of entertainment. With perfect weather (until it turned chilly and everyone resorted to their free Sydney Morning Continue reading [Film Review] TROPFEST 2013