Waterman – Film Review | Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2022

As someone who isn’t familiar with the world of surfing, this documentary about five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was a revealing and beyond inspiring viewing that defies time and legacy. Majestically narrated by Jason Momoa, the film takes us on a journey through the many highlights of Duke’s professional life. He’s …

Baloney – Film Review

Co-creators Michael Phillis and Rory Davis invite viewers to take a look behind the scenes of their beloved Gay All-Male Revue, BALONEY. While we witness them and their collaborators rehearse for their new show, which premiered just a few weeks before the global pandemic hit, we also get to know the cast a little better. …

Long Live My Happy Head – Film Review | Doc Edge Festival 2022

Gordon is an adorable Scottish man from Edinburgh. He’s a comic book artist who is working on several autobiographical books about how he’s living with this looming cloud over his head. At 32 he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and he hasn’t stopped fighting. Seven years later, he is writing and drawing what …

The Innocents – Film Review

The Innocents follows four children who become friends during the bright Nordic summer holidays. Out of sight of the adults, they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen. While numerous superhero franchises try (and succeed) …

Wild Men – Film Review

When Musa (Zaki Youssef – The Looming Tower) leaves his assumed dead mates after crashing a stolen car, he wanders off into the wild. Seriously injured and with only a large bag of stolen money on him, he bumps into Martin (Rasmus Bjerg – The Way to Mandalay), who’s trying his best to take life …

Firebird – Film Review

Tom Prior stars as Sergey and Oleg Zagorodnii as Roman in Peeter Rebane’s FIREBIRDPhoto Credit: Herrki-Erich MerilaCourtesy of Roadside Attractions, LLC / The Factory “Black thorns and roses, smiles and tearsThey’re sown together and grow so near.”  1977, Haapsalu, Estonia. Private Sergey Serebrennikov (Tom Prior) is finishing up his mandatory service and is about to …

The Island – Film Review | IFFR ’22

An upside down Robinson Crusoe story Doctor Robinson Crusoe is enjoying his time alone on a secluded island. He has his iPad and not a care in the world. He has time to himself in which to reflect, the weight of the world has gotten to him and he needs a break. When a ship …

Resistance: 1942 – Film Review

Under the threat of death and the shadow of tyranny, one voice dares to keep a message of hope alive. It’s late 1942 in Lyon, France and the nazi’s are naturally making life miserable for everyone. Hidden away in an attic with a pirate radio is Jacques (Cary Elwes) broadcasting messages of positivity and hope …

The Hating Game – Film Review

Lucy Hutton (Lucy Hale – Riverdale) has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired Joshua Templeman (Austin Stowell – Catch-22). And the feeling is mutual. Trapped in a …

Off the Rails – Film Review

For Kelly Tragedy strikes a small group of friends, the stoic but broke Kate (Jenny Seagrove), the comfortable in her life general practitioner Liz (Sally Phillips) and the token American, Cassie (Kelly Preston), an aging actress, when Anna (Andrea Corr) dies of cancer leaving behind her daughter Maddie (Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips) and her mother (Judi Dench) …