The Ghost of Peter Sellers

The Ghost of Peter Sellers

Imitated, parodied, celebrated, overrated… there’s a lot of views on the man immortalised as Inspector Clouseau
SKA'D FOR LIFE: AUSSIE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

SKA’D FOR LIFE: AUSSIE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

Film about Aussie ska legends STRANGE TENANTS premieres in Melbourne
Booksmart

Booksmart

Let’s get this out of the way first; Booksmart is a good film
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

One rarely expects a film as good as ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ to come along and we are always glad when it does
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya

A solid premise matters little when the execution can barely match it
Julia Parnell and Martin Phillipps on 'The Chills'

Julia Parnell and Martin Phillipps on ‘The Chills’

“It’s a story about Martin taking a big look at his life after a dire medical diagnosis that forced some real change"
‘Transmilitary' doc sets out to 'change hearts and minds'

‘Transmilitary’ doc sets out to ‘change hearts and minds’

Gabe Silverman and Fiona Dawson discuss the origins and impact of their powerful documentary, and its connection to the controversial Trump administration ban on trans people serving in the military
Dirty God

Dirty God

In a Festival beset by unnecessary controversies and ill-considered depictions of violence, Dirty God showed us how well it can be done
Ant Timpson on new thriller-comedy 'Come To Daddy'

Ant Timpson on new thriller-comedy ‘Come To Daddy’

"As a fan making a film I wanted to make something that I knew would resonate with people who are savvy and maybe a little bit discerning"
The Unknown Saint

The Unknown Saint

There’s no better place for dry humour than the desert. Couldn’t resist
Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?

Possibly the only Sydney Film Festival title ever to feature a question mark
Producer Majhid Heath on Indigenous Horror Anthology 'Dark Place' Premiere

Producer Majhid Heath on Indigenous Horror Anthology ‘Dark Place’ Premiere

"Five wickedly twisted tales from the next generation of Aboriginal Writer/Directors all looking at the post-colonial Aboriginal experience through the horror genre"
Parasite

Parasite

Hundreds of films screen every year at the Sydney Film Festival and you can’t always rely on the best one, or close to it, getting it’s dues
Teona Strugar Mitevska on 'God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya'

Teona Strugar Mitevska on ‘God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya’

"It's a story of a woman who defies the rules of the establishment, of the Church, of the State"
Standing Up For Sonny

Standing Up For Sonny

Everyone involved in this movie wants you to like it, so, so much
RJ Mitte on 'Standing Up For Sonny'

RJ Mitte on ‘Standing Up For Sonny’

Standing Up For Sonny is about Travis who is really reluctant to have a life and ends up getting a roommate who forces him to get out
The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don’t Die

What a waste of everyone’s time. Us, the cast, Jim Jarmusch; everyone except Tilda Swinton who here made magic all on her lonesome
Yesterday

Yesterday

A film like this makes you wonder how it never got made up till now
Sacha Polak and Vicky Knight talk 'Dirty God'

Sacha Polak and Vicky Knight talk ‘Dirty God’

"It's completely changed the way I am and the way I see myself doing this movie"
Judy and Punch and The Nightingale

Judy and Punch and The Nightingale

Both bear uneasy depictions of violence, yet one resonates powerfully and with evident quality. The other, ill-considered in near every respect
Mirrah Foulkes on 'Judy and Punch' Australian Premiere

Mirrah Foulkes on ‘Judy and Punch’ Australian Premiere

"It's a pretty unusual film, it's a fictionalised origin story about the infamous Punch and Judy puppet play"
Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

We don’t deserve Pedro Almodovar; thank God he disagrees
Apollo 11

Apollo 11

The Apollo 11 mission might be one of the last things that might typically call for a suspense-ridden retelling. Thankfully, the filmmakers didn’t listen.
Never Look Away

Never Look Away

Earning the time to tell this story, The Lives of Others Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck has triumphed again
Animals

Animals

Growing older is hard, growing up is harder
Sophie Hyde on Animals' #SydFilmFest Premiere

Sophie Hyde on Animals’ #SydFilmFest Premiere

"I love Dublin so much, we got to really fall in love with Dublin"
Ghost Town Anthology

Ghost Town Anthology

It’s rare that a film with such efficient storytelling could flounder for nearly two hours
Endzeit - Ever After

Endzeit – Ever After

Are zombie movies experiencing a fatigue or a renaissance?
Carolina Hellsgard on German Eco-Zombie Thriller 'Endzeit - Ever After'

Carolina Hellsgard on German Eco-Zombie Thriller ‘Endzeit – Ever After’

“Endzeit is a mashup of a zombie horror movie, a road movie and a buddy movie and also a German fairy-tale"
The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest

A British gun for hire, a wedding, a less than willing bride and a mysterious stranger. What could possibly go wrong?
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