Listen Up Philip – LFF Review

Philip (Schwartzman) is the man you'll love to hate. Ike (Pryce) is the man he could become. They are both tortured, selfish literary geniuses and Moss, Ritter and de La Baume are the women who suffer for...

Shrew’s Nest – LFF Review

Shrew’s Nest is a shrieking bloody mess of a film that just about clings onto enough sanity to tell a compelling and sinister story. Montse (Gómez) is too afraid to leave her house and when an injured...

Dancing Arabs – LFF Review

Dancing Arabs’s greatest strength is the way it recognises and respects the painfully irreconcilable divide between opposing cultures – in this case Israel and Palestine. There is kindness and humanity...

Locke – Review

Following his feature-length directorial debut, Hummingbird, long-time writer Steven Knight directs again with a tense, witty, high-concept thriller set entirely inside a car. Hardy is a magnetic presence,...

Drinking Buddies – Review

From Joe Swanberg, a master of the mumblecore movement, Drinking Buddies is a charming – if indulgent – anti-romcom revolving around four friends and a microbrewery. The unconventional setting never...

Mystery Road – LFF Review

Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen writes, directs, photographs, scores, and edits his latest film, Mystery Road, revealing him to be a jack of all trades and master of… some. Clearly inspired by Westerns,...

Gravity – LFF Review

"I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher . . . we might get a much better idea of what we saw." - Michael Collins, the pilot of Apollo 11, describing his views from the...