Review: A bad book makes for a great movie

It’s seldom such a high quality Australian film is released to a worldwide audience. It was unclear whether or not to get caught up in the international film festival hype, but now it’s official – The Babadook is the first great Australian film of 2014, if not the last couple of years. After his mother…

Interview: Sophie Hyde

“Those sort of projects are interesting to me and thrilling as a filmmaker.” Rules of 52 Tuesdays: • The film will be shot once a week, every Tuesday (and only on Tuesdays), over a full year (or 52 Tuesdays). • The film will be shot chronologically; what is shot on a specific Tuesday is what…

Review: Mills makes her mark with Zoe.Misplaced

It’s the familiar story we’ve seen play out in movies a million times over; one of lust, forbidden sexual desires and a seemingly inseparable bond between two young lovers. More often than not these clichéd and formulaic films will conclude with a sickeningly happy ending obvious from the very beginning. That’s where Mekelle Mills’ Zoe.Misplaced…

Interview: Greg Mclean

“I’m definitely not going to hire some bozo to spew one out just to make some quick bucks.” Interview by Matthew Eeles Thanks to Wolf Creek and its world famous outback serial killer, Mick Taylor, Greg Mclean has become one of Australia’s most recognisable directors. Almost a decade after his terrifying feature film debut and…

Focus on 2014: 52 Tuesdays

52 Tuesdays STARRING Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Spate DIRECTED BY Sophie Hyde WRITTEN BY Matthew Cormack CINEMATOGRAPHY Bryan Mason RELEASE DATE 1 May, 2014 CINEMA AUSTRALIA SAY This film is making some noise. Four nominations at the Sundance Film Festival including a win for director Sophie Hyde and two nominations at the Berlin International Film Festival including the Crystal Bear for best…

Review: Safe Tracks not gritty enough

39 years after her trek from the red dust of Alice Springs to the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, with just her dog Diggity and four camels as company, Robyn Davidson’s Tracks has finally reached the big screen. In her book of the same name, and of which this film is based, Robyn…