Charlotte Best

Film Review: Ascendant harnesses its strength through its ability to surprise with both its story and psychology

April 8, 2021

Ascendant is one of those films that’s equally as difficult to write about it as it is deceptively simple.  A film that banks entirely on the fact that it unravels and reveals its narrative in an unexpected manner, Antaine Furlong‘s ambitious sci-fi-leaning action/thriller is a testament to the first time Australian filmmaker’s bold vision and […]

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Interview: Jonny Pasvolsky on the impressive production of Ascendant and working with a first time filmmaker.

April 6, 2021

Once a staple of Australian television – having worked on such notable homegrown series as McLeod’s Daughters, Underbelly, and Home and Away – Jonny Pasvolsky has since been making ground for himself across the Pacific, starring in such profile productions as Mortdecai opposite Johnny Depp, The Front Runner with Hugh Jackman, and the acclaimed series […]

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Interview: Ascendant director Antaine Furlong on being a first-time filmmaker and taking a hands-on approach for his ambitious debut

April 2, 2021

With Australian cinema exceeding expectations at the box office in 2021 alone, now feels like as a perfect a time than ever for homegrown productions to thrive within their own country.  Founding his own company to pursue his passion of filmmaking, Dublin-born Antaine Furlong had followed his dream to technical fruition as his debut feature […]

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Byron Bay Film Festival Film Review: An American In Texas (USA, 2017) is a film for the disenfranchised

October 18, 2017

It’s a hard fought ninety-seven minutes for the protagonists in An American in Texas, but it’s a fight they could never really win. In Anthony Pedone’s latest, it’s the early 90’s and the U.S has its sights set on a war in the Middle East. As the effects of the conflict settle across the States, […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Teenage Kicks (Australia, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Craig Boreham’s beautifully filmed coming of age tale Teenage Kicks is a film that leaves you thinking long after the final credits have rolled. Writing this review two days after the film had its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival I find myself still grappling with its expert exploration of cultural and sexual identities […]

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