James Ross

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.

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.