Ade: Toni Erdmann (2016)

June 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Having attended the Sydney Film Festival for nearly a decade now, certain themes have tended to emerge and recur from season to season, as they must at most film festivals. [...]

Jarmusch: Paterson (2016)

June 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

In many ways, Paterson plays as a companion piece and counterpoint to Only Lovers Left Alive, part of a late blooming of Jarmusch’s career that has witnessed some of the [...]

Vallée: Demolition (2015)

June 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Wild sees Jake Gyllenhaal as Davis Mitchell, an investment banker whose world – supposedly – falls apart after his wife is suddenly [...]

Wheatley: High-Rise (2015)

June 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Of all J.G. Ballard’s novels of the 1960s and 1970s – what might be termed his classic era – High- Rise, along with Concrete Island, was the most scrupulous and [...]

Filho: Aquarius (2016)

June 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s hard to open a review of Aquarius with any summary or overview of what the film is about, just because so much of what makes Kleber Mendonca Filho’s follow-up to [...]