15th Jul2019

EIFF 2019: ‘Body at Brighton Rock’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Karina Fontes, Casey Adams, Emily Althaus, Miranda Bailey, Martin Spanjers, Matt Peters, Susan Burke, John Getz | Written and Directed by Roxanne Benjamin Writer-director Roxanne Benjamin makes her feature debut with this slow-burning survival thriller, having previously contributed to horror anthology movies Southbound and XX. Showcasing a command of tension and atmosphere, the film […]

09th Jul2019

EIFF 2019: ‘Darlin’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lauren Canny, Bryan Batt, Nora-Jane Noone, Cooper Andrews, Pollyanna McIntosh, John Spud McConnell, Geraldine Singer, Maddie Nichols, Mackenzie Michelle Graham, Jeff Pope, Eugenie Bonderant, Sabrina Gennarino, Thomas Francis Murphy | Written and Directed by Pollyanna McIntosh The debut feature from actor-turned-writer-director Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), Darlin’ is a stand-alone sequel to Lucky McKee’s […]

28th Jun2019

EIFF 2019: ‘The Furies’ Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo, Taylor Ferguson, Ebony Vagulans, Helana Sawires, Harriet Davies, Kaitlyn Boye, Jessica Baker, Danielle Horvat | Written and Directed by Tony D’Aquino This supremely gory outback slasher is an efficient, smartly paced horror flick that puts a series of inventive twists on some familiar genre ideas. As such, it represents a […]

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24th Jun2019

EIFF 2019 Interview: Shelagh McLeod on ‘Astronaut’

by Phil Wheat

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with actor, writer and director Shelagh McLeod about her debut feature Astronaut. Richard Dreyfuss is excellent in this moving and enthralling new drama from writer-director Shelagh McLeod. Dreyfuss stars as Angus, a lonely widower whose long-held dream of becoming an astronaut is reignited when a nationwide competition […]

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