Film

Fire at Sea’s Fresh Eyes on the Refugee Crisis

Fire at Sea is an observational Italian documentary that explores Europe’s refugee crisis through a non-politicised lens. Screening as a part of Perth International Art Festival’s second film season, Gianfranco Rosi’s Oscar-nominated piece offers no stringent call-to-action but rather leaves space for interpretation, observation and humanity. The...

Perth goes North for Scandinavian Film Festival

As Perth continues to get colder, the third annual Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival beckons perpetual hibernators to go North and experience the most exciting upcoming films from our ‘Scandi’ counter-parts. Showcasing 22 of the most ground-breaking films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, the festival will...

Revelations Film Festival: OBSERVANCE

An unnerving pan showing waves crashing on a peculiar black-and-white beach where meaning is inexplicable. And so begins Observance, one creepy psychological thriller exploring voyeurism, grief, and the sickness of the human condition. Premiering in WA as a part of Revelation Film Fest’s ‘May Revelations’ last month,...

Civil War: A Service to the Superhero Genre

The last couple of months have seen the release of two highly anticipated superhero films, in which juggernaut lead characters collide with each other, creating the central conflict. One of these films got it right; the other did not. While DC characters have enjoyed some immensely successful...

Hitch A Ride With “Passengers” This Christmas

Breathing the same delicious air as that of modern sci-fi/genre masterpieces “Inception”, “Ex Machina”, “Gravity” and “The Martian”, the new movie by the Oscar-nominated Norwegian director Morten Tyldum looks to continue a recent trend of expertly written human characters that are deftly inserted into breathtakingly realised futuristic...