Review: The School

The School Written and Directed by Storm Ashwood Starring Megan Drury, William Charles McDonald, Nicholas Hope, Texas Watterston, Milly Alcock and Jack Ruwald “The perfect blend of otherworldly fantasy and creepy horror.” by Matthew Eeles Contemporary Australian cinema isn’t exactly known for delivering Earth-shatteringly original content. It’s been a while since the local industry made waves…

Review: The Second

The Second Directed by Mairi Cameron Written by Stephen Lance Produced by Leanne Tonkes and Stephen Lance Starring Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks, Susan Prior, Megan Dale, Bridget Webb and Will Beasley “Elegant, gripping, sexy and seductive.” by Matthew Eeles It’s been four years since My Mistress – a daring S&M drama which introduced us to an…

Review: Swinging Safari

Swinging Safari Written and Directed by Stephan Elliot Produced by Al Clark and Jamie Hilton Starring Radha Mitchell, Guy Pearce, Julian McMahon, Kylie Minogue, Asher Keddie, Jeremy Simms, Jack Thompson, Atticus Robb and Darcy Wilson “Bonkers! One of the funniest Australian comedies in years.”   by Matthew Eeles 2018 is set to be a big year for…

Retro Review: Bliss

“This semi-surrealist romantic-comedy is a film so surprisingly large in scope and so adventurous with its narrative scale and cinematic form, it takes quite the toll on the mind and heart.” Written by David Morgan-Brown Most certainly one of the most audacious and ambitious directorial debuts from this country, this semi-surrealist romantic-comedy about a man…

Review: The Pretend One

The Pretend One Directed by Tony Prescott Written by Tony Prescott and James Raue Produced by Tony Prescott and Dinusha Ratnaweera Starring David Field, Garaldine Hakewill, Michael Whalley, Fiona Press, Benedict Wall, Elijah Perris and Alice Roberts “Who would have thought one of the most beautiful, heartfelt, emotional and complex on-screen relationships in Australian film…

Review: Rough Stuff

Rough Stuff Written and Directed by Jonathan Adams Produced by Nicole Johnschwager and Kelly Tomasich Starring Gareth Rickards, Vincent Andriano, Sam Glissan, Hayley Sullivan, Katie Garfield, Jamie Kristian, Adam Horner and Ernie Dingo “An adrenaline-fueled thrill ride.”   by Matthew Eeles 2017 is off and racing and Australian cinema is off to a flying start…

Retro Review: Celia

“Celia has never been as well regarded as it ought to be, especially given the lack of recognised Australian films about children that aren’t children’s films.” Written by David Morgan-Brown Along with Newsfront and The Devil’s Playground, Celia is another superb directorial debut from an Australian filmmaker, showing a very mature vision through the film’s style…