Australia

Howling III Blu-ray Review

Howling III is not a good film but you can at least appreciate based on a handful of set pieces and scenes that everyone involved was trying to make something fairly fun.

The Water Diviner Review

Nothing is subtle in Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner, in which a bereaved father travels halfway across the world to bring his deceased sons home after World War I, but it's not without its entertainment value.

Interview: Andrez Bergen

We chat with Andrez Bergen about his latest book Who is killing the great capes of Heropa?, an exciting blend of superhero noir mystery, with a sci-fi twist.

Interview: Dene Waring

From a traveling circus to designing theme park rides to developing his first game, Australia's Dene Waring is making a splash on Steam Greenlight with Huntsman: The Orphanage.

Griff the Invisible Review

Griff the Invisible is an odd little film, one that wears a big heart on its sleeve. Writer/director Leon Ford has created a film that is equal parts enamouring and sad. The film stars Ryan Kwanten as the titular Griff, a quiet loner who doubles as a masked vigilante by night. What makes this film different from the growing roster of DIY vigilante movies, is that our hero's crime-fighting adventures are essentially made up. His foes are imagined fantasies and his feats gross exaggerations of his own creation. It's a relatable tale of outsiders who try to fit in the only way they know how.

TIFF 2010
Blame Review

The Australian film industry seems to have a knack for churning out two great kinds of films: campy Abba-inspired comedies, and dark taut thrillers. For the latter, it might be do to the country’s criminal ancestry, but Australian crime films concentrate on the human element, the things that make people evil, or do evil things. […]

TIFF Review: The Loved Ones

People who insist that small towns are better places for raising children than cities always amaze me.  The typical arguments are that people are friendlier, there are fewer places for kids to get drugs, wide-open spaces for them to run around in, and that you can always know where your child is.  These people need […]