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 […]

Review – Zombieland: Double Tap

“It’s time to nut up or shut up.” – Tallahassee Exactly ten years after Zombieland, its sequel has finally risen from what seemed to be dead. The zombie genre has been milked out, after numerous seasons of hit tv-show ‘The Walking Dead‘ and its spin-offs. Why wait a decade to make a sequel to a […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project’

“It’s difficult not to call her a visionary.” – Michael Metelits Antenna Documentary Film Festival is back with a schedule full of cutting-edge and thought-provoking documentaries from around the globe. ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project‘ is just what I needed, to get pulled into this doc-lovers paradise. In ‘Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project‘ we get […]

Netflix Review – ‘Living With Yourself’

You can never have enough Paul Rudd, you say? Then maybe ‘Living With Yourself’ is just the tv-series for you. The by Timothy Greenberg (The Detour) created show tells the story of Miles (Rudd), a man in his late thirties who’s living day after day as if he’s stuck in purgatory. Nothing excites him anymore […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ’17 Blocks’

“I believe in hope.” – Cheryl A documentary assembled from 20 years of raw home video footage. The title of the film refers to the neighbourhood this all takes place – just 17 blocks behind the US Capitol building. Through the eyes of nine-year-old Emmanuel, an ambitious soul and promising student, he captures the life […]

Japanese Film Festival Review – ‘JK☆ROCK’

“You can’t fire up my rock spirit and then run away!” – Sakura A Japanese coming of age tale infused with soft rock music. JK☆ROCK is just that. Nothing more, nothing less. We first meet our lead male Jyo Kaieda (Shôdai Fukuyama) as a miserable, entitled, handsome university student with only a purple metallic Lamborghini […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘The Hottest August’

“At least August is still reliably ablaze.” – Brett Story After premiering at numerous festivals around the world, such as Camden International Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival; and winning a special mention award at Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, for “crafting a delicate portrait of a city in a given moment, offering a […]

Review – ‘Joker’

“She always tells me to smile, and put on a happy face.” – Arthur Fleck Everyone who knows Batman, knows Joker. To many, the most well known villain in comic book history. He’s been portrayed many times on television and in films, even resulting in a posthumous Academy Award for Heath Ledger’s performance in 2009’s […]

Netflix Review – Big Mouth – Season 3

After two seasons and a “Furry Valentine“-special with these foulmouthed middle school students and their hormone monsters, comes another 10 episodes of Big Mouth, which this time focuses more on equal rights, different sexual orientations and incest. Yeah, you read that right – incest. The third season starts of right after the events that occurred […]