Julia Blake

The artist, in the kitchen, warts and all.
It must be the season for documentaries about crucial but underappreciated Australian artists and their tangling with mortality. In the wake of Autoluminescent, the story of former Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard, comes On Borrowed...
Tense, complex drama turns simplistic in final stages.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: If the Australian feature Last Dance sounds like a film you’ve seen before if only you could figure out where, there’s a good reason. According to the internet movie data base (imdb.com), there have been 14...
Fresh coat of clichés sinks haunted house remake.
The notion that clichés become clichés because they work every time is writ large in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, a film that does everything right but nothing new. Fans of the 'haunted house’ genre will be divided as to whether producer...