Sinead O’Shea’s documentary about paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland makes for devastating viewing.
Memory Jackets – A Screening Series From Queensland Film Festival and the Institute of Modern Art
A recent screening series held in Brisbane reflected on issues of surveillance and reportage with a pinpoint contemporaneity.
All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn’t Open
Martin DiCicco’s debut feature documentary follows the day-to-day lives of track workers in Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Dawson City: Frozen Time – An Interview with Bill Morrison
Conor Bateman speaks to filmmaker Bill Morrison about his latest film, DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME, which tells the story of American capitalism through the guise of a Gold Rush historicity.
Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder – An Interview with Fern Silva
We spoke with experimental filmmaker Fern Silva, whose 16mm work Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder recently screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Yourself and Yours
At the Melbourne International Film Festival, YOURSELF AND YOURS is a sharply observed romantic comedy that’s unique among director Hong Sang-soo’s work, writes Conor Bateman.
Josh and Benny Safdie’s energetic thriller plays out like a neon-drenched episode of COPS, propelled by Daniel Lopatin’s score and Robert Pattinson’s manic performance.
My Happy Family
The latest film from Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß is a subtly powerful and patient character study that relishes in sensory pleasures.
Laura Poitras’ documentary following Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suffers from a scattershot focus, unable to coalesce into anything more than an interesting collection of hard-to-get footage.
We Don’t Need a Map
Warwick Thornton’s irreverent and passionate Sydney Film Festival opener tackles a broad range of pressing contemporary discussions on race, history and identity.