Jeremy Elphick went nuts at the Sydney Film Festival.
Wadjda navigates the often non-existent line between criticism of a patriarchal state and Islamaphobia. It gives the debate – which is the euphemism for misinformed and often racist assertions about what Islam is – complexity.
Stoker isn’t marked by the unabated savageness of Park’s Korean offerings, but rather restrains itself until tension builds overlong; bursting into sexual violence and bubbling back down again.
Only God Forgives is the second collaboration between Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn, after 2011’s Drive. It can be a disaffecting, disorienting experience.
Sean O’Grady listened to the NOISE, and then talked to their violinist
Katie Davern is up in the clouds
Justin Pen checked out The Checkout
Bryant Apolonio thinks you’ve probably never heard of it
Stella Ktenas asks you to enjoy it while it lasts
The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) celebrates its 60th birthday this year. New efforts to celebrate and document the history of one of Sydney’s most important cultural institutions reveal that a significant part of its history is inextricably linked with that of our own university. In a city with extremely limited opportunities for revival screenings of…