Review – ‘Archipel’

I must give praise to the director, Félix Dufour-Laperrière, for this experimental/animated film for its use of both traditional animation and found footage mixed media. Beautiful images flow around while two disembodied voices wax philosophical in French about the physical and metaphoric trappings of land. The imagery doesn’t always coincide with what is being said …

Review – ‘Wrong Turn’

In 2003, Constantin Film presented a ‘The Hills Have Eyes’-esque inbred cannibals horror fright fest titled WRONG TURN. Five sequels and 14 years later, Alan B. McElroy, writer of the original film, has penned down his very own reboot. This edge-of-your-seat survival horror follows six friends from New York who after fixing a flat tire …

Review – ‘The White Tiger’

White Tiger. Rajkummar Rao as Ashok, Priyanka Chopra as Pinky Madam, Adarsh Gourav as Balram in White Tiger. Cr. Tejinder Singh Khamkha/NETFLIX © 2020 Something isn’t quite right in India. Something that can’t be fixed by winning a few millions in a game show or having a jolly dance off at the end of a …

Review – ‘The Little Things’

Buffalo Bill, John Doe, … whatever their name may be, the movies have always loved serial killers. Their sick and twisted minds tangled in a game of wits with a seasoned detective and, as screenwriting 101 will have it, a rookie cop trying to prove something. ‘The Little Things’ tries to add a new name …

Review – ‘Wild Indian’

Michael Greyeyes appears in Wild Indian by Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Eli Born. “Some time ago… there was an Ojibwe man who got a little sick and wandered West.” Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.’s debut …

Jewish International Film Festival Returns to the Big Screen

From star-studded features, gripping historical dramas, and stories of iconic Jewish trailblazers and innovators, the Jewish International Film Festival (February 17 – March 24) returns for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world. Featuring 51 films from 19 countries, the Festival builds on over 30 years of bringing the best of Jewish cinema to Australia, presenting 29 features, 19 documentaries, and episodes …

Hulu Review – ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’

Hulu’s John Green-esque ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’ is a sound design marvel with charming performances from its young ensemble that puts recent YA-romance movies to shame. It all revolves around Marcus (Keean Johnson – ‘Euphoria’), an audio-obsessed high school senior, who learns he must undergo brain surgery that will render him deaf, and decides …

Netflix Review – ‘Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer’

Gil Carrillo (LA Sheriff Homicide Detective) in episode 4 “Manhunt” of Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer. Cr. NETFLIX © 2021 Netflix is known to have some high quality true crime docu series, such as Don’t F**k with Cats and Tiger King. Their first new limited series of 2021 only mentions feline in …