Tag Archives: Sydney Film Festival

June 14

Eisenstein in Guanajuato – Sydney Film Festival Review

I’ve been reviewing some films for the Film Fest over at The Essential. Check out my heated adoration of Eisenstein in Guanajuato here. Unapologetically Sassure / unapologetically Greenaway! Evolving like some erotic fevered animal for words, Peter Greenaway’s latest masterpiece sees him devote screen time to his great idol Sergei Eisenstein, a man be believes set […]

June 14

Results – Sydney Film Festival Review

Over at The Essential I have written about the great new Andrew Bualski film Results. Check it out here. The so-called godfather of mumblecore remains true to his off-the-beaten-track aesthetic with this step toward the mainstream inResults, a rom-com with a typically Andrew Bujalski twist on the mainstream genre. Given that romantic comedy is arguably […]

June 08

The Emperor’s New Clothes – Sydney Film Festival review

The Emperor’s New Clothes is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival, and you can grab your tickets here. What is it about these anti-capitalitst films that calls forth our ugliest bourgeoise judgements that result in a desperate search for tiny criticisms that somehow act as a stabilizer for the ‘extreme’ rhetoric exhibited? Russell Brand […]

June 05

My love don’t Cross that River – Sydney Film Festival review

My love Don’t Cross that River is now showing at the Sydney Film festival. You can grab your tickets here. My love don’t Cross that River is a South Korean film made by Jin Mo-young in 2014. It’s the story of a seventy-six year-long love affair between a husband and wife filmed over the last fifteen months […]

June 04

The Hunting Ground (SFF Film Review)

The Hunting Ground is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can purchase your tickets here. Sexual assault experiences the same amount of false claims as every other crime (that includes robbery, car jacking and murder) and yet it is the only crime where a false claim is the immediate assumption, and the presumed […]

June 03

Dearest – Sydney Film Festival review

At several points during the first half of Peter Ho-Sun Chan’s emotional child abduction story Dearest, the camera hovers (seemingly unnecessarily) on smaller details of the mish-mash of life in Shenzhen, a major city in the south China province of Guangdong. Details such as a tangled collection of electrical wires each impossible to distinguish from […]

June 06

Omar – Hany Abu-Assad and contemporary psychological warfare. (SFF Film Review)

Omar is now showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can grab your tickets here. “As long as you don’t talk, they can’t sentence you. But listen closely, if you do confess, they will break your will, make you dependent, and turn you into a collaborator, so watch it. Never become a collaborator. There’s no […]

June 05

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq – Guillaume Nicloux and the joy of the human. (SFF Film Review)

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq is currently showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can grab your tickets here. The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq is an odd film, difficult to categorise, very funny and very dark as it paints a picture of a very bleak vision of democracy, where kidnapping a celebrity and holding them […]

May 20

Touch – a Sydney Film Festival trailer Preview

Touch will be screening at the Sydney Film Festival 2014. There are many good reasons to attend the 2014 Sydney Film Festival, but one of the best is the exciting list of Australian films that will be exhibited there. Touch is one of these films, making its World premiere at the festival. Check out the […]

May 19

The Sydney Film Festival 2014

The Sydney Film Festival starts in just over two weeks time and the buzz has well and truly started – particularly seeing as the great man himself stars in one of the festival highlights – and I’m talking about Nick Cave here, not Robert Pattinson. So far the festival lineup is interesting with highlights such […]