In first-time filmmaker Dan Jackson's "In the Shadow of the Hill," Brazil's 2011 plan to rid the gargantuan Rio de Janeiro favela Rocinha of drug traffickers in advance of the 2014 World Cup and the…
Sydney Film Festival
Ozploitation weighs in on the abortion debate with "Red Christmas," in which an unsuccessfully terminated and hideously deformed fetus returns two decades later to wreak havoc during his family's…
A perceptive, benevolent documentary about a contemporary and particularly high-stakes rite of passage from young adolescence to manhood.
A trilogy of cautionary tales about the day-to-day lives and fateful decisions of frontline correspondents in Afghanistan comprises this affecting and well-made Austrian war drama.
A pair of good-looking, mysterious strangers ensconce themselves in a boutique hotel room and proceed to go after each other sexually, verbally and psychologically in the taught, tartly written…
The sun is hot, the motives are cold and the film is blazingly noir as Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns for another investigation of Outback moral rot in multi-hyphenate helmer…
The 63rd Sydney Film Festival is full of home-grown heroes and helmers who want to change the world. The theme of the 63rd installment of the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) is "Change your view, change…
Australia's most famous gay memoir becomes a regrettably dissatisfying drama, blandly conjuring emotions best appreciated by fans of the book and play.
The scope of "Sherpa" broadened dramatically during production when 16 Sherpas were killed on 18 April 2014 at Khumbu Icefall, a treacherous passage near the mountain's base camp.
The Sydney Film Festival (June 3-14) wrapped on Sunday night by awarding its top prize to "Arabian Nights," directed by Miguel Gomes.
There is a certain kind of film, rare in the best of times, that exudes a distinct creative concentration, a precisely measured marinade of character and story that suggests an extended gestation…