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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”