Revue

A Film That Talks: An Interview with Beck Cole

Critics Campus participant Lily Rodgers speaks to director Beck Cole about collaboration, revelation and transformative storytelling as embodied in the dynamic anthology We Are Still Here.
By Lily Rodgers | 25 Aug 2022
Funny Pages – Four Ways

Funny Pages – Four Ways

Owen Kline’s coming-of-age black comedy Funny Pages gets the critical treatment from four of our 2022 Critics Campus participants: Andrew Fraser, Ellen O’Brien, Lamya Nawar and Brooke Heinz.
24 Aug 2022
Your Money, My Problem: Halina Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies

Your Money, My Problem: Halina Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies

Critics Campus participant Ellen O’Brien reflects on the entanglement of fascination, aspiration and alienation when watching screen portrayals of wealth, using Halina Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies as her jumping-off point.
 Ellen O’Brien 23 Aug 2022
Sissy – Four Ways

Sissy – Four Ways

Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes’s Sissy receives some critical attention from four of our 2022 Critics Campus participants: Isabelle Carney, James Walsh, Digby Houghton and Lily Rodgers.
22 Aug 2022
Killed Off: The Ultimate Villain in Speak No Evil

Killed Off: The Ultimate Villain in Speak No Evil

Critics Campus participant Lamya Nawar dissects the inertia and contrivances – depicted and in delivery – at the heart of Christian Tafdrup’s Speak No Evil.
 Lamya Nawar 22 Aug 2022
Between Silly and Sincere: An Interview with Pat Mooney

Between Silly and Sincere: An Interview with Pat Mooney

Critics Campus participant Isabelle Carney speaks to Lime Parfait director Pat Mooney about intent, nostalgia and the ethics of the fib.
 Isabelle Carney 19 Aug 2022
Making Seats at the Table: An Interview with Kerry Warkia

Making Seats at the Table: An Interview with Kerry Warkia

Critics Campus participant Brooke Heinz speaks to producer Kerry Warkia about the importance of representation and collective creativity, as exemplified by the film Kaīnga and its predecessors Waru and Vai.
 Brooke Heinz 19 Aug 2022
Aftersun and the Great Unknown

Aftersun and the Great Unknown

Critics Campus participant Lily Rogers examines the calibrations of suggestion, subtlety and reticence in Charlotte Wells’s Aftersun.
 Lily Rodgers 18 Aug 2022
The Australian Ugliness: Thomas M. Wright’s The Stranger

The Australian Ugliness: Thomas M. Wright’s The Stranger

Critics Campus participant Andrew Fraser unravels the ethical tightrope trod by Thomas M. Wright’s The Stranger and male-focused true-crime films of its ilk.
 Andrew Fraser 18 Aug 2022
Homeward Bound: An Interview with Sue Thomson

Homeward Bound: An Interview with Sue Thomson

Critics Campus participant Ellen O’Brien speaks to Under Cover director Sue Thomson about her connection to older women and homelessness, navigating the public storytelling of private and intimate experiences, and working with Hollywood star Margot Robbie.
 Ellen O’Brien 17 Aug 2022
The Smaller Picture: Itsy Bits of Life in Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

The Smaller Picture: Itsy Bits of Life in Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Critics Campus participant Isabelle Carney reflects on perspective, empathy and context, as depicted in Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.
 Isabelle Carney 16 Aug 2022
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