Review – ‘The Report’

“Truth Matters” ‘The Report‘ couldn’t get made at a better time. With everything happening in today’s American and global political climate, it shows how little the general public actually is allowed to know about whatever happens within the borders of their government buildings. An entire country is at stake when secrets come out, that shouldn’t […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘Push’

“Finance will bring itself down.” – Saskia Stassen “The first sign that you’re going to have to leave your neighbourhood? It’s when vintage clothing shops show up.” Great quote to open your documentary with. What follows is more shocking that you’d ever thought possible. The housing crisis is a very serious problem. Not just in […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘For Sama’

“Even when I close my eyes, I see the colour red.” – Waad Aleppo, July 2016 – Waad al-Kateab, a young Syrian mother has been documenting everything that has been going on in her city, with her handheld camera. Her intimate and uncensored view on the war is as striking as the bombs that go […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘Hi, A.I.’

What once was thought impossible, seems to be closer than ever – robots. Or as ‘Hi, A.I.‘ likes to address them, Artificial Intelligence. In German filmmaker Isabella Willinger‘s (Away From All Suns), we get to meet different individuals ready to embrace this technology for personal companionship or that of others. Dental students working on a […]

Palestinian Film Festival – Double Short Review – ‘Ambience’ and ‘In Vitro’

Ambience Wisam Aljafari‘s short film ‘Ambience‘ tells the story of two young Palestinians trying to record a demo for a music competition inside a noisy and crowded refugee camp. When their recording fails because of the chaos around them, they discover an innovative way to meet the competition deadline. The stellar short is Cannes Film […]

Review – ‘Tayamangajirri’

“We are the eyes during the day and they are the eyes for the night time.” – Nilus Tayamangajirri means “we look after each other”. Set in Wurrumiyanga on the Tiwi Islands, this half hour documentary made for NITV takes a glimpse into the world of a dedicated team of Tiwi Islanders who work around […]

Review – ‘Ready or Not’

“The rich really are different.” – Daniel Le Domas From the creators of horror phenomenon V/H/S, comes a classic new horror tale that you won’t forget so easily. In ‘Ready or Not‘, we meet Grace (Samara Weaving), who just joined the Le Domas-dominion, by marrying the family’s youngest son Alex (Mark O’Brien). Excited as every […]

Netflix Review – ‘Eli’

“The devil always lies.” – Rose Included in the 2015 Blacklist for top unproduced screenplays (written by the guys who wrote ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe‘), this Paramount production was purchased last year by Netflix. When a boy with some sort of auto-immune disorder, arrives at a treatment facility with his parents, he hopes to […]

Japanese Film Festival Review – ‘Kakegurui’

“Bring on the madness!” – Yumeko Jabami Japanese Film Festival is back to tour Australia from October through December 2019. Their line up is more diverse than ever and what a film to start things off with. ‘Kakegurui’ is the live action film, based on the similarly titled Square Enix manga-series, which was distributed in […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘No Time For Quiet’

“This is my body, my beauty” – Sukhjit Khalsa After its world premiere in Melbourne earlier this year – where ‘No Time For Quiet‘ got nominated for Melbourne Film Festival‘s “People’s Choice Award”, Sydney finally gets the chance to meet the powerful souls that make this documentary a “must watch”. Samantha Dinning and Hylton Shaw‘s […]