Top ten horror films that you really haven’t seen (Part 1)

May 27, 2016

In an assault on horror, popular critic and academic Morris Dickstein wrote that the genre had become a “routinized way of playing with death, like going on the roller coaster”. It’s not impossible to see where his criticisms are founded, given the whole genre has been so formulated; mathematicians have actually developed a generic horror […]

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Talking Observance with the indie-horror director Joseph Sims-Dennett

April 18, 2016

Australia has a patchy history of great films but in the post Peter Weir years we’ve seen a new class of auteurs fill the gaps in our national cinema narrative, enter: Joseph Sims-Dennett. Having a frenetic past of studying film, balancing books for Subway and shooting TV commercials, Joseph owes a lot to his experiences as […]

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Catching up on the Gold Coast Film Festival Red Carpet with Stephanie King

April 14, 2016

Stephanie King has an origin in film not so dissimilar than that of Audrey Hepburn, both transitioning from dance to screen with an elegant pas de chat. Stephanie’s latter years have been spent in the screen environment, working on Australian TV series The Code, Chocolate Oyster and Teenage Kicks and her eclectic skillset seems to […]

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John Jarratt talks Wolf Creek miniseries and Observance at the Gold Coast Film Festival

April 13, 2016

On a tour through Queensland promoting his Stan Original series Wolf Creek and new film Observance, Australia’s own John Jarratt seems to be enjoying himself. He’s been on a roll for stellar performances throughout the past year and he had quite a bit to say about young Australian talent and the perpetuity of Mick Taylor […]

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Gold Coast Film Festival Review: Observance (Australia, 2016)

March 30, 2016

Australia has played the crest to the wave of ‘indie horror’ films settling amongst international audiences. Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook was received as one of the best horror films of the decade, and the minimalist-horror ethos settles well with Australian roots in Outback Gothic; something that’s quite present in Joseph Sims-Dennett‘s Observance. The film follows […]

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Thriller Observance set to premiere with Randwick screening

March 12, 2016

Psychological thriller Observence is set to debut to Australian audiences via a screening at the Ritz Cinema Randwick on the 3rd of April. Director Joseph Sims-Dennett and co-writer Josh Zammit will be in attendance. This screening will be followed by a limited theatrical release. The film follows a private investigator who witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding a […]

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