Alexandre O. Philippe’s cinephilic documentary neuters interesting avenues of discussion around Hitchcock and Psycho, instead preferring to traffic in the superficial.
Cameraperson – An Interview with Kirsten Johnson
Kirsten Johnson’s documentary collage Cameraperson is one of the most interesting non-fiction works to hit Australian screens in years. We spoke to Johnson ahead of the film’s run at ACMI in Melbourne.
Publish and Perish: Video Essays in the Age of Social Media
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.
Manchester by the Sea
Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature film revisits his pet themes of grief, family and community, all conveyed with the sharply observed realism which defines his writing.
M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is outlandish in premise and limp in execution.
Wading through Burt Reynolds’ personal archive makes THE BANDIT much more than a simple behind-the-scenes doc.
Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids
Jonathan Demme’s exuberant concert film captures fleeting moments of intimacy embedded in a Justin Timberlake arena spectacular.
Operation Avalanche – An Interview with Matt Johnson
We spoke to Matt Johnson, director of OPERATION AVALANCHE, about his DIY filmmaking style and the perils of funding in Canada and abroad.
Tickled – An Interview with David Farrier and Dylan Reeve
We spoke to directors David Farrier and Dylan Reeve about their strange and mysterious documentary TICKLED, which screened at Melbourne International Film Festival.
The Neon Demon
Nicolas Winding Refn’s fashion thriller is a simplistic and empty tale of clashing egos and sexuality that places the director’s suffocating visual maximalism front and center.