June 25th, 2017

Review: Face to Face

★★★★☆ It’s easy to describe in a sentence the plot of Michael Rymer’s new film Face to Face. What’s not quite so easy is to adequately explain how such a simple set-up makes for the best Australian film of 2011, but it’s all in the execution.

Review: Red Dog

★★ The story on which Red Dog is based – the true account of a canine who rambled through the north-west of Australia in the 1970s – is curious, possibly even interesting. The film, however, is formulaic, laboured, generally unrealistic (which is amazing considering this is a true story) and features some awfully one-dimensional characterisation.