An adorable mess of a musical.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: In God Help The Girl, a dramedy musical written and directed by Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, Emily Browning plays Eve, an Aussie ex-pat and would-be songstress stranded in a Glasgow summer in search...
Lantana director Ray Lawrence is back with his first film since 2006’s Jindabyne.
Now that Terrence Malick is making films faster than he can title them, let us consider the rarefied ways of Ray Lawrence. The Australian filmmaker has made just three feature films in a long career, each distinctive in its DNA and artfull...
A woozy modern take on The Wicker Man.
Writer/director Sebastian Silva’s creepy Magic Magic captivates for most of its first hour but gives way to a nagging sense that there is nothing very important going on. One young woman’s descent into paranoid psychosis offers much to admire but...
Promising concept let down by snoozy script
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: An intriguing psycho-sexual premise is let down by unrelentingly earnest storytelling and lack of suspense, in writer/director Julia Leigh’s debut feature Sleeping Beauty.