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ALEX RUSSELL

TIFF 2016 – Goldstone (2016)

Dusty Australian countryside splashes across the screen in the opening shot of Goldstone. It’s big, imposing and a little sad. There’s a loneliness over the land, one created by geographical isolation and the chronic mistreatment of those…

Cut Snake (2014)

An Australian thriller with the potential to explode into violence at any moment. That's what Cut Snake is. It covers very familiar ground, right up until it starts to head offroad at about the halfway point. And one revelation changes the…

Bait (2012)

Bait could, and should, have been something fantastic. It's all about a freak tsunami that traps a bunch of shoppers and staff in a flooded supermarket. They're not alone in there, oh no. A 12-foot great white shark is browsing the aisles.…

Chronicle (2012)

Chronicle is a found-footage superhero movie that explores what happens after a group of high school students gain amazing abilities. It starts out like a teen drama, with a shy young guy called Andrew buying a video camera to film his…

Chronicle (2012)

The found-footage movie has become something of a horror and Sci-Fi movie staple of late and these genres seemed to have claimed a monopoly over its usage. With Chronicle however, the already rather saturated market for superhero movies was…

Chronicle (2012)

Although the current run of the found footage genre has its rocky moments such as the never-ending Paranormal Activity series, there have been some works which are triumphant like Troll Hunter. After the mock documentary approach on the…