James Ross

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.

Big Screen: Land of Mine

This Oscar-nominated Danish number delivers more depth than your standard war film.

Big Screen: The Salesman

You might have heard about this Oscar-winning Iranian film, but maybe not for the right reasons. Read James Ross’s review here.

Big Screen: Martin Scorsese’s Silence

When this master director has been nursing a project for over two decades, our expectations are sky-high. Does ‘Silence’ deliver?

Big Screen: xXx 3 – The Return of Xander Cage (and Vin Diesel)

Sweet stunts, cool guys, one-liners… The new xXx film is gon’ give it to ya. James Ross gives you a few good reasons to check this one out.

Big Screen: The Edge of Seventeen

“The Edge of Seventeen is charming in its sincerity, even if it does think there are nerds in high school with six-packs.”

Big Screen: Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name

Makoto Shinkai has been called the next Hayao Miyazaki by a lot of critics with his latest release.