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Monday 11 December 2017
Film

film: friends, foes & fireworks

Rosie Hunt
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How did you spend last New Year’s Eve? Most of us go to a party or a festival, where we can kick back with champagne and friends. But filmmakers Sarah Jayne Portelli and Ivan Malekin spent NYE 2016 doing the thing they love most: making a film. The result is Friends, Foes & Fireworks, a…
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Monday 30 October 2017
Film

film review: three summers

Rosie Hunt
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When a film begins with Magda Szubanski playing an eccentric radio host, you can’t help but feel you’re in for a good time. Writer and director Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder) has delivered just that with his new Australian comedy Three Summers. The film is set entirely at a fictional folk festival in Western…
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Film

film review: zelos

Hannah Rogers
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Zelos is a story of cheating. You have probably seen a lot of films like this, but what makes this one different is its realism. And unlike so many other films about cheating, this film is: written, directed, and co-produced by two young women (director Jo-Anne Brechin and writer Claire J Harris) and ALSO has…
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Sunday 7 April 2013
Culture Film

film review: goddess

lip magazine
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Welcome to my kitchen sink. This is where full potential has failed to reach. Young mother Elspeth Dickens (Laura Michelle Kelly), a British immigrant, is isolated at her Tasmanian homestead with her twin sons while her whale saving husband, Jimmy (Ronan Keating), works away for long periods of time. To keep connected, Jimmy gives Elspeth…
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Monday 20 August 2012
Film

film review: the sapphires

Rosie Hunt
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As an Australian film with a star cast, festival acclaim and lots of hype, expectations have been high for The Sapphires. Based on a true story, the film follows four Indigenous women who travel to Vietnam during the war to perform for US marines. It has  has been anything but a disappointment since it opened last…
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