Opinions

RevFest: Get Your Shorts On!

The final night of the Revelations Film Festival made time to showcase a collection of Australian-made short films. Overall, the quality of the output was high – the acting was uniformly excellent, the directorial visions were mostly clear and effective, and the generous budgets for each were...

RevFest: 78/52

There have been moments throughout pop-culture history so powerfully felt upon their reveal, and now so deeply ingrained within the collective consciousness of the populace, that it’s actually possible to chart how life changed from that moment onward. And not just for those who witnessed the moment,...

RevFest: Free Fire

Acclaimed English director Ben Wheatley has revealed himself to be one of the nation’s most interesting practitioners. He seems to feel a palpable discontentment pertaining to any sort of audience expectation, instead choosing to violently buck against good sense and restraint in favour of delving into some...

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...

Untitled #1 And Unappreciated

At a point in time that will likely go down as one of the funniest moments in human history, doing what this congressman did to an 18 year old’s artwork is both ill-advised and ill-tempered. With Donald Trump signing papers to run a whole country as we...