Contrary to how it might appear, W.J.A Kluijfhout’s SERGIO HERMAN: FUCKING PERFECT is a surprisingly visually assured character study that is far more than just a foodie film.
Riad Sattouf’s JACKY IN THE KINGDOM OF WOMEN is an interesting film that despite focusing too much on its central character at the expense of its fascinating, satirical dystopia provides an engaging film and an an early hit from Melbourne International Film Festival
Remake is a found-footage drama that succeeds on the basis of its experimentation with the form, but is ultimately let down when the drama betrays its overly devised story and dialogue, devoid of the spontaneity that would make such a project work…
As good as any Australian film in recent memory, perhaps even better, Kasimir Burgess’ Fell is visually stunning and uses its subtext to create an impressive emotional bond to the characters.
It is telling that Donald Rumsfeld saw Morris’ earlier film The Fog of War, hated it and immediately agreed to do The Unknown Known. He is glib, pathetic and charming; he looks like an idiot. The film itself, though, is exceptionally fascinating.
Whilst The Zero Theorem is unambiguously a Gilliam picture, its visual prowess clashes with the undercooked screenplay, leaving it an amusing oddity rather than anything more meaningful.