When I heard they were making a Baywatch film, I was among the many who cried, “Oh god, no!” When I saw the trailer, I thought, “Hang on a minute …” Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Baywatch”
Everyone has their own cinematic blindspots, and a big one for me is Akira Kurosawa, the giant of Japanese cinema. Though interestingly, as a friend of mine put it, ‘you have probably seen more Kurosawa than you realise’, as his work, initially influenced by Continue reading “CITY EAR // Essential Kurosawa”
Did the world need another Pirates of the Caribbean film? I answer with a resounding NO!
The first few minutes of Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales appears to establish a Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Remember at the end of Marvel movies right after the credits there’d be an exciting, dramatic 60-second scene, usually featuring a new unexpected character or hinting at a plot twist for a sequel or crossover film? Yeah. Those were Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
Cate Shortland, the Australian director of the chillingly captivating Berlin Syndrome, shows us the darker side of one of the key Australian rites of passage – backpacking across Europe. It may well give you cause to reconsider what you plan to do on your gap year. Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // Berlin Syndrome”
The synopsis for Raw is tame enough: a young girl who has led a sheltered, vegetarian life is thrust into the cruel and seductive world of university hazing.
Justine (Garance Marillier) is off to veterinary college, like her sister before her and her Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Raw”
Returning home from an all-night bender, alcoholic Gloria (Anne Hathaway) discovers that her boyfriend has had enough of her and has packed her bags. With nowhere else to go, she essentially squats at her family home in the small town she grew up in. Reconnecting with Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Colossal”
ACTSIA looks like it has another big year coming up for local screen creatives! Kicking off with a Business of Screen Acting workshop with none other than Anousha Zarkesh. Anousha, a casting director, has had her hand in some of the country’s most well known Continue reading “CITY EAR // Business of Screen Acting Workshop”