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Uncovering Curiosities: David Michôd’s ANIMAL KINGDOM

David Michôd’s 2010 film Animal Kingdom is a multi-layered tale which follows a Melbourne crime family – the Cody’s led by Jackie Weaver’s matriarch “Smurf”. Loosely based on the Pettingill family, who took on the Melbourne police in [...]

April 5, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Andrew Bujalski’s RESULTS

Writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s Results is an energetic black comedy peppered with a vibrancy that can only be created outside the studio system. Bujalski’s mumblecore background means that there’s an inherent realism woven into the 2015 [...]

January 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: RAVENOUS

Antonia Bird – 1999 A bizarre and darkly comic horror-western, Antonia Bird’s Ravenous is a uniquely entertaining slice of cinema. The film features some great set-pieces and the first hour is stunning – it loses some momentum [...]

November 18, 2020

How Ridley Scott Got It Wrong With PROMETHEUS

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus begins with the birth of mankind, in an over-blown prologue which sets the tone for things to come. We then cut to Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway (Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) who discover a map left [...]

June 18, 2020

Review: Brian De Palma’s DOMINO Is A Disappointing Dud

Any Brian De Palma is better than no Brian De Palma. That’s the way to look at any film from one of cinema’s greatest thriller directors. However, it’s a serious shame that Domino feels like the master has had his edges shaved, leaving [...]

July 30, 2019

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