Film Reviews


Pigeon Thieves

'The Pigeon Thieves': Sarajevo Review

A teenage pigeon thief attempts to help a young boy escape poverty

Love 1 Dog

'Love 1. Dog': Sarajevo Review

A man living in isolation falls in love with a wounded woman


'Mali': Sarajevo Review

A drug dealer pretends to be a model parent in this Croatian drama

One And A Half Prince

'One And A Half Prince': Sarajevo Review

Three friends find their bond under pressure when one of them falls in love

Never Leave Me

'Never Leave Me': Sarajevo Review

Three oprhan boys band together in Syria

All Alone

'All Alone': Sarajevo Review

A divorced man negotiates Croatian social services

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Haifa Film Festival unveils programme featuring 77 Israeli titles

The competition sections will showcase 72 new Israeli works.


‘Undertow’: Melbourne Review

The thriller is actor turned writer-director Miranda Nation’s feature debut.

Acute Misfortune

'Acute Misfortune': Melbourne Review

Outstanding debut by the actor Thomas M. Wright begs comparisons to ‘Snowtown’

Hotel By The River

'Hotel By The River': Locarno Review

Dir/Scr Hong Sang-soo. South Korea. 2018. 96mins


'Celeste': Melbourne Review

Radha Mitchell leads as an ageing soprano in tropical Queensland

Crazy Rich Asians

'Crazy Rich Asians': Review

Long-awaited adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestseller could deliver a blast of late-summer box office

The Meg

'The Meg': Review

Jason Statham dives in at the deep end for a man-vs-shark update


'M.': Locarno Review

A strong documentary of abuse and survival in a closed community in Israel

What Doesn't Kill Us

'What Doesn't Kill Us': Locarno Review

German crowdpleaser by Sandra Nettelbeck premiered at Locarno’s Piazza Grande