In our annual Staff Picks piece we dive deep into the Sydney Film Festival program, offering up an eclectic array of films that we think you should seek out in early June.
Alexandra Heller Nicholas speaks to Samm Deighan, Kat Ellinger, and Alison Nastasi about Jean Rollin’s almost sacred oeuvre, discussing their reflections on their own experiences in relating to the director’s work as both women, cult film fans, and critics.
Queensland Film Festival and the Institute of Modern Art have partnered to screen a series of experimental film programs in 2017. In this feature piece, Phoebe Chen and Conor Bateman write on films featured in the first two of the programs, Sheltering Island and Speleogenesis.
In this feature piece Jessica McGoff writes on the state of video essay criticism, which often neglects to consider in depth the impact that house rules of platforms and publications have on the work of video essayists.
2016 proved to be a turbulent year for video essayists. In this feature piece Conor Bateman writes about the impact social media has had on the form.
We look back at some of our favourite interviews of 2016.
The Grab Bag is our way of collecting together some of our favourite moments and elements from films this year.
Our contributors select the best films of 2016.
Tony Palmer’s documentary on Leonard Cohen’s near-disastrous 1972 European tour acts, somewhat inadvertently, as a strong testament to the quirky authenticity of Cohen’s artistic persona.
A personal reflection on the work of Chantal Akerman, one year on from her passing.