Tag Archives: Mia Wasikowska

January 20

Great Movies I (almost) missed in 2014 – Tracks (Film Review)

One of the rather dire problems of Tracks, is that its protagonist, Robyn Davidson (performed by Mia Wasikowska) seeks to escape the patronizing gaze of a humanity that tries to fetishise her, which is the very motivation to make the film. It’s a tricky one, because on the one hand, Tracks is the perfect film […]

June 01

Only Lovers Left Alive – Jim Jarmusch and the dark Eden. (Film Review)

  Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, a film that is so pathologically cool it practically argues for it as a brand of aestheticism, is the current manifestation of Jarmusch’s ongoing relationship between his artistic self (The Artist) and his heritage as an American, which he claims to be made up of a collection of […]

June 09

Stoker – Park Chan-Wook and his ode to Hitchcock. (Sydney FF Film Review)

Stoker is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival. Shadow of a Doubt is one of Hitchcock masterpieces around the theme of the double. Made in 1943, it’s fitting to have a tribute to this mighty film seventy years later by a brilliant director whose viewing of Vertigo in his youth became the launching point […]

Restless: Gus Van Sant’s take on death.

Ok. I have a confession to make. Everyone who reads this blog is no stranger to the fact that I adore film.  No – let’s do a take two on that – I adore good film. I’m not willing to say (as a very dear writer friend says to me regularly) that film has replaced […]