Editors note: It’s been awhile since Sean has written for DGC, but he’s back now with a review of Chen Kaige’s upcoming film ‘SACRIFICE’ – the film played at the Sydney Film Festival recently – which is where Sean managed to catch it. I know they’re late – but I’ve got loads more Sydney Film [...]
In 2010, Sony Pictures sold the remake television rights for the American sitcom ‘Everyone Loves Raymond’ to Russian TV producers. ‘Exporting Raymond’ follows Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal – who also directed the doco – as he travels to Russia to serve as a creative consultant on the remake. Thinking the adaptation will be very straightforward; [...]
Here’s a double review for you guys. One film from Martin Scorsese ‘A LETTER TO ELIA’ and another on the 19 years John Lennon lived in New York City: ‘LENNON NYC.’ Enjoy!
‘Tyrannosaur’ is the directorial debut of actor Paddy Considine, and it’s an ambitious one. It’s intimate, brutal, confronting and flawed…just like its main character Joseph.
The very last person I ever expected to dabble in 3D was Werner Herzog; and now here we are. The crazy, infamous German director known for a million projects – notably his work with Klaus Kinski (and their infamous clashes) on films including ‘Aguirre,’ ‘Nosferatu’ and ‘Fitzcarraldo.’
The greatest movie ever sold is an exciting experience of hilarious ingenuity and insightful exploratory documentary. This is a film that has a certain degree of rewatchability not only because of it’s comedic moments and awkward gags, it also provides an interesting insight into the marketing, advertising and product placement strategies, employed by some of [...]
58th SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL Movie Review: ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY.’ Well directed, but often cold and frustrating.
After three years of Art School I haven’t seen my good friend ‘the Pretentious-seemingly endless Art Film’ in a long time. All of sudden, earlier tonight, it was there in full force as I watched Julia Leigh’s feature film debut: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Sydney Film Festival. The movie is an Australian – Cannes screened [...]
The problem with a lot of modern day exploitation movies is that film-makers seem to watch only the movie “Grindhouse” and think they know the in and outs of the genre. Now I’m not saying that ‘Hobo With A Shotgun’ Director Jason Eisener did that – how could we know? – but Eisener comes very [...]
Even though Joe Cornish’s ‘Hanna’ was the official opener of the 58th Sydney Film Festival, we decided to catch Andre Ovredal’s much anticipated “found footage” film instead: ‘The Troll Hunter.’