Hounds of Love – Review

You may not know of the murders committed in Perth, Australia in the 80s that Hounds of Love is loosely inspired by. However, there’s a good chance your county has its own story of the crime. Heterosexual male/female couple abducting girls to rape, torture and kill. The Canadian Barbie and Ken killers, British House of Horrors, Hounds of Love captures a thoroughly fascinating crime. The … Continue reading Hounds of Love – Review

2017: The Year We Embraced the Spectrum of WWII Films

Perhaps a result of the fear that WWIII would be announced via twitter, 2017 was a spectacular year to navigate World War II films. In no particular order, we look at the range of films focusing variously on Polish, French, American, German & British victims, heroes and villains, and those that defied categorisation. From deceptively light and airy slop to visceral military engagement, we take … Continue reading 2017: The Year We Embraced the Spectrum of WWII Films

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life – BFI London Film Festival Review

Focussing on British born, Aussie film critic, David Stratton, this is a loving tribute to Aussie royalty. In its retelling of Stratton’s career, it provides a welcome journey through Australian film. This documentary came about when a multi-part television show was being put together, Stories of Australian Cinema. In structuring that television show’s arc, one of its stars, Stratton’s story was shaping to compliment the … Continue reading David Stratton: A Cinematic Life – BFI London Film Festival Review

Bladerunner 2049 – Review

Bladerunner 2049 is visually arresting and overlong. *Full disclosure, I only saw Bladerunner last year, and fell in love as all others did before me. Set 30 years after the original, this sequel tells the story of an advanced replicant, Ryan Gosling’s Agent K, a Bladerunner, who retires the older replicants, these older models are prone to rebellion. With Tyrell Corporation collapsing soon after the … Continue reading Bladerunner 2049 – Review