On The Road


· Friday, September 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


Up until watching On The Road I was sure that I had read Jack Kerouac’s ground-breaking novel about sex, drugs, booze, music and travel while doing likewise, backpacking in my 20s. Now I’m not so sure. On The Road may be a backpacker standard, but it either left no impression on me or I indulged too much to remember.

Beasts of the Southern Wild


· Friday, September 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


The argument goes that there are only five storylines and every film is a rehash of one of them. So it’s refreshing to see a film that is a genuinely different take on the age-old story of being different. Walking out of the State Theatre after a Sydney Film Festival screening, one cinemagoer was overheard ungrammatically calling it “the most unique film I’ve ever seen”.

Film Review: Not Suitable For Children


· Thursday, August 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


If ever there was an appropriate film for readers of the South Sydney Herald then Not Suitable For Children is it. Filmed in and around Newtown, including right across the road from the Dendy where I saw the film, it’s an exercise in location spotting for anyone who’s ever shared a house in the suburb, attended a party there or just had a meal on King Street.

Film Review – Polisse


· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


While Polisse is an intense and personal exploration of the lives of these detectives, the acting is, overall, excellent, and the scripting insightful, funny at times and intensely…

Film Review – Prometheus


· Tuesday, July 31, 2012 · Leave a Comment 


What made the original Alien great and ground-breaking is that it was a horror film set in space. Instead of ghosts and haunted houses there were aliens and…