James Ross

Big Screen: Lady Bird

Having earned the title of best-reviewed film ever with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, Lady Bird sees Greta Gerwig reveal herself as an exciting new cinematic voice.

Big Screen: Sweet Country

Since his debut ‘Samson & Delilah’, Warwick Thornton has channelled his energy into films that are proudly, powerfully Aboriginal. His latest is a potent reminder of our conflicted past.

Big Screen: Mary & The Witch’s Flower

There was a hole left in the film industry after Miyazaki quit as Studio Ghibli’s director. Who will step up to fill the void? James Ross reviews the latest offering from the legendary creator’s protégé, Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

Big Screen: The Last Jedi

Seen the latest Star Wars release yet? Our resident film buff James Ross talks blockbuster film-making in the modern era.

Big Screen: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

Part modern myth, part horror story and part absurdist comedy, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ is like a car crash in slow motion, unsettling to watch but bizarrely fascinating.

Big Screen: Detroit

It starts like a fever dream, then narrows in on a single motel during the city’s 1976 race riots. Challenging, and at times confusing, ‘Detroit’ places you right in the thick of it.

How to Stay Underground at the Sydney Underground Festival

There’s more to the Festival than films that keep you awake at night. There are also beautiful experiments with documentary footage, blacker-than-black comedies, and ingenious dramas – assembled into a dawn-till-dusk line-up which turns the Factory Theatre into a second home for cult-film cinephiles.

Ten Picks For Sydney Film Festival 2017

A Finnish comedy, an exploration of racism in Australia and a film about a super pig: here are our top picks for Sydney Film Festival 2017!

Big Screen: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

“Even the villains of the movie blow most other Marvel films out of the water. The Guardians aren’t chased by generic bad guys… They’re chased by former employers who are p*ssed that the team broke their contract.”

Sydney Film Festival 2017: First Round Picks

From the big guns to the dark horses, James Ross has prepared a tip sheet so you don’t miss out on the best of the Sydney Film Festival preview program.