Dom Ellis looks forward.
At the halfway mark of the Sydney Film Festival, we review some of the best, worst and weirdest films on show.
We kick off our Sydney Film Festival coverage in style, with reviews of Slow West, The Chinese Mayor and The Daughter.
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.
Upstream Colour is a rare, and paradoxical, example of a film that makes complete sense in of itself, but is impossible to summate.