2019 saw the release of two documentaries about the Indigenous former Australian Rules football player, Adam Goodes, and the nation which loves and hates him, Australia.
Times Like These: Philippe Grandrieux in Hong Kong
French artist and filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux’s new exhibition in Hong Kong has an uncanny resonance with the protest movement in the city.
Move Your Feet and Feel United: Female Community in Skate Kitchen and Whip It
Two all-female skate stories challenge the typical coming of age narrative of male-dominated sport films.
Staff Picks: The Best Films of 2018
Among the cream of this year’s crop: a double from Radu Jude, a film full of stars, Phantom Thread (yes, it still counts) and a bold call from Alia Shawkat.
Walk and Talk: Our Favourite Reads and Interviews of 2018
Here are some of our favourite pieces of the year, ranging from incisive reviews to sprawling interviews and essays.
The Swamp of Sadness – Why Were There A Bunch Of 2018 Movies About Dead Horses?
Three recent releases centered around the death of or injury to horses has got us thinking about empathy towards animals on screen.
The Language of the Image: Gregory J. Markopoulos and the Cantrills
Ivan Čerečina reflects on the four nights of ‘The Language of the Image’ screenings at the National Gallery of Victoria, which brought together experimental film works from Gregory J. Markopoulos and Corinne and Arthur Cantrell.
Staff Picks – Sydney Film Festival 2018
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.
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.
Staff Picks: The Best Films of 2017
To wrap up our year-end coverage, some of our contributors look back on the best films of 2017.