Tag Archives: Sydney Film Festival 2014

April 27

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter – David Zellner gives us Cohen love. (SFF Film Review)

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter opens in Sydney this week, so this review has been revived. Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter  is now showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can grab your tickets here. We shape our reality by our perceptions, and often our world is built around a foundational “truth” that can’t be proven “true”, […]

March 09

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her – Ned Benson from her POV.(SFF Film Review)

This film opens in Sydney this week. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – Her  is showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can grab your tickets here. The whole Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby project is better appreciated if you retain the idea of subtlety, keeping it as a filter of sorts through which to view […]

December 06

Human Capital – Paolo Virzi and the layers under Human Skin. (Film Review)

Human Capital is showing at The Sydney Film Festival You can grab your tickets here. Human Capital is the title given to the result of a process by insurance assessors to estimate a victim’s net worth at the point of pay out. It’s a great term for a film about the struggles of a middle […]

August 24

Boyhood – Richard Linklater over 12 years. (Sydney Film Festival 2014 Review)

Boyhood is showing at The Sydney Film Festival 2014 – you can purchase tickets here.   The biggest miracle, and there are many to be had, in Richard Linklater’s epic twelve years in the making two and a half hour long bildungsroman Boyhood, is the understated execution of the project released with minimalism and a […]

July 08

The Lunchbox – Ritesh Batra’s mouthwatering debut. (SFF Film Review)

The Lunchbox is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival You can grab tickets here. “Sometimes the wrong train can take you to the right destination.” It is impossible to imagine some of our contemporary Hollywood screen “overaged loverboy’s” such as Mel Gibson in What Women Want, Jack Nicholson in Something’s gotta Give or Woody […]

July 01

Tim’s Vermeer – Penn and Teller and a colourful hobby. (SFF Film review)

Tim’s Vermeer is currently showing at the Sydney Film festival You can grab your tickets here Penn and Teller are a pair of rather unpleasant professional “skeptics” who have made careers out of, first being magicians and tricking everyone, and second making a television show that cites everyone who opposes their conservative, capitalist agenda as […]

June 15

Concerning Violence – Göran Hugo Olsson and the trouble at our door. (SFF Film Review)

Concerning Violence is now showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can grab your tickets here. “And it is clear that in the colonial countries the peasants alone are revolutionary, for they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The starving peasant, outside the class system is the first among the exploited to discover […]

June 15

Fell – Kasimir Burgess lost in the woods. (SFF Film Review)

Fell is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival You can grab your tickets here, on on line. The second Australian feature premiered at this festival to convey emotional narrative through image (and I have yet to see The Rover, which looks like more of the same), often stills, using minimal dialogue and relying on […]

June 15

Premier of Fell available online

A stunning debut by Australian director Kasimir Burgess, Fell is an entrancing and enigmatic drama – a dreamlike, visually resplendent tale of nature, revenge and redemption. While on a camping trip, Thomas’ only daughter, Lara, is killed by a logging truck in a hit-and-run accident for which the driver, Luke, serves a prison sentence. Stricken with grief, […]

June 14

Eastern Boys – Robin Campillo moves power around a room. (SFF Film Review)

Eastern Boys is now showing at the Sydney Film Festival You can grab your tickets here. Robin Campillo can be relied upon to make statements about social class, integration and exploitation in each of his films, but what makes him so interesting is the indirect route his story telling will take, which gives the viewer […]