Goldhaber’s work oscillates from “Marxist propaganda” to an urgent, didactic piece of cinema; but regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, How to Blow Up a Pipeline is sure to offer a lasting, thought-provoking watch.
The Estonian smoke sauna is a place of healing, both physically and spiritually. It is also the vehicle through which Anna Hint’s feature length documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood explores the glory of collective femininity.
Western filmmakers are usually obsessed with this sullen idea of the third-world, that they forget to turn their cameras towards the joyful mundanities of people’s lives.
Monster crafts a mystery with a clever structure, providing a Rashomon-style morality tale for a current generation. Yet beyond this already playful and gripping structure, Hirokazu sticks to his signature style by breaking the expectations of the genre.
It’s been a ride for Asian representation on Hollywood screens these past couple of years. Past Lives is posited securely within this reappraisal, though no other film has touched me in quite the same way that this film has.
Instead of copping a ticket to the newest Wes Anderson that will inevitably get a wide release in two months, see something that may never show in Australia again.
At the Sydney Film Festival, guest Jane Campion introduced the documentary directed by Julie Bertuccelli recounting Campion’s creative journey and her navigation of “trouble”, “secrets”, plus the highs and lows of the film industry.
A man finds himself drawn to the Pretty Red Dress that hangs on the back of his bedroom door.
An underwater fairytale.
Another Round is an alcohol-fuelled dark comedy.