It Comes at Night doesn’t start off like most horror films, which is an indication straight off the bat that it’s not going to be a traditional horror. From the opening we’re hit in the face with the intensity of a chilling death, with little context provided as to the who, where, when and why. After this it mellows out for some time, and some viewers may even wonder when the real horror is going to start. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: It Comes at Night→
Though some may be familiar with the song ‘Midnight Special’ which references a train which shines its light through prison windows, for others it may sound more like a suspicious meal you’d get at an all-night American diner. One that sounds intriguing but ends up being a letdown. The same could be said of director/writer Jeff Nichols’ latest film. Following his earlier works, Take Shelter and Mud, he returns with an attempt at science fiction, and while it remains intriguing throughout, there is no pay-off. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Midnight Special→
Kids will be kids, and kids can be cruel, but karma’s a bitch so be mindful at school.
If Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut was the type of film that included a creepy schoolyard-style chant, this would fit the bill. Exploring the consequences of high school bullying, The Gift is a cautionary tale: don’t be a dick in high school. And if you were, stop being one. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Gift→
Australian cinema is kicking arse this year! GET ON IT PEOPLE! It pains me how unaware most people are that these great local films even exist. Felony seems to be getting slightly more buzz than the average Aussie film, so fingers crossed it finds an audience. In Felony, Detective Malcolm Toohey (Joel Edgerton) drives home drunk after celebrating a drug bust with his colleagues. On the way he clips a kid on a bicycle who ends up in a coma, and calls an ambulance without revealing actual events. Senior detective and colleague, Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson) arrives on the scene with new partner Detective Jim Melic (Jai Courtney), and assists Malcolm in the cover-up of the crime. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Felony→