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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…

The Voices (2014)

The follow up film from Marjane Satrapi, director of Persepolis is not what you would expect. In one fell swoop she shifts her gaze from biographical animation to screwball, satirical comedy. The Voices sees Ryan Reynolds play Jerry…

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic comedy that happens to focus on a number of people who have mental health problems. The fact that it balances the romance with the gentle humour with one of the best depictions of bipolar disorder I…

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Animal Kingdom is a tense and gripping Australian crime thriller which immerses us into the inner workings of the slowly unravelling Cody family. This isn’t a family in the Mafioso sense of the word, complete with an elaborate chain of…

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Animal Kingdom, David Michod's sixth directoral feature, is one of those films that promises a lot. Initial reception has been incredibly positive and, despite a relatively alternative storyline, Mihod has managed to bag some…

Animal Kingdom (2010)

No one to trust Animal Kingdom is a film about the meltdown of a criminal family but also a hair-raising coming of age tale. This stunning feature film debut by the Australian director-writer David Michôd (Michôd is pronounced me-show,…