FILM REVIEW: Videodrome (1983)

Dir. David Cronenberg. Run Time: 87 mins. MA15+ David Cronenber’s high-camp rumination on sex, violence, politics, and media-culture is a strange journey through the realms of low-sci-fi, high-horror, gross-out, and a myriad of other sensational modes of film making. James Woods somewhat woodenly plays Max Renn, a sleazy cable television station manager who unwittingly becomes…

FILM REVIEW: Psycho (1960)

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Run Time: 109 mins. M15+ (U.S Poster) As always, Hitchcock has to be regarded as the consummate film-maker. Psycho builds upon his lavish traditions of suspense building, sly camera work, and jarring shocks delivering everything one wants from the great Auteur dabbling his toes in the waters of horror. The plot revolves…

FILM REVIEW: Bran Nue Dae (2009)

Dir. Rachel Perkins. Run Time. 85 mins. PG It’s Australia in the late sixties and Willie (Rocky McKenzie), a young Aboriginal boy, runs away from Catholic boarding school to embark upon a musical adventure back to his hometown, Broome. Along the way he sings songs, makes new friends (including a wily hobo, a German backpacker…

FILM REVIEW: All That Jazz (1979)

Dir. Bob Fosse Run Time: 123 mins. M15+ (U.S Release Poster) Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical surreal musical comedy might be one of the most artistically intelligent musical movies I’ve seen in a while. Its meta-tale of the slow deconstruction of a man and his ego takes the quick cut aesthetic of Fosse’s earlier expressionist masterpiece Cabaret…

Polish Movie Posters

aA recent discovery of mine while going about my daily activities was the existence of posters of movies I know for audiences abroad. Perhaps the most interesting of the cultural shifts exhibited in these advertising materials is that between the United States release posters and those of Poland. Here are just some fabulous examples of…

Booze Review: Heather Mist (Whisky)

As part of an inept experiment in finding the cheapest booze available, my wife and I picked up a bottle of Heather Mist the other night. Sufficed to say, after throwing our meagre pennies down upon the counter, imbibing, and becoming riotously drunk, I discovered that this brown liquid is not one of the most…