SCHEMERS

Schemers – Review

Everyone growing up in a nothing town dreams of making something of it. For director Dave McLean, it was throwing a disco to impress a girl, which led to gig after gig, booking the likes of Simple Minds, The...
SPREE PIC

Spree – Review

What, really, can be called authentic in a time of social media personas and rampant reality television? For Kurt Kunkle, it’s live-streaming The Lesson, a twisted mission acted out as a Spree driver, a taxi...
ON A MAGICAL NIGHT

On a Magical Night – Review

What’s the secret to a long marriage? Extra-marital affairs, according to Maria. Richard, her husband, discovers one of her infidelities in a flurry of texts while she is showering. Following a nonchalant...
THE DAY AFTER I'M GONE

The Day After I’m Gone – Review

It can take a fright for someone to realise their behaviour has to change. For Yoram, that fright is his 17-year-old daughter Roni attempting suicide. After the death of Roni’s mother over a year ago, the...
SCREENED OUT

Screened Out – Review

The problem with a documentary film about screen addiction is most of us already know overuse isn’t good for us. Decreasing attention spans, digital companies gathering personal data, stunted growth and...
THE GRAND BIZARRE

The Grand Bizarre – Review

To fabric what the 2015 documentary Atomic was to nuclear history, Jodie Mack’s The Grand Bizarre makes the tiniest thread feel significant. Great patterns pulse on screen – shot on 16mm with a Bolex –...