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  • Dune



    Frank Herbert's Dune makes you feel stuck in the past by telling you the future. Several chapters have epigraphs quoting historical texts published long after the events of the novel, which frustrates a sense of time and expectation in the immediate; the things that will happen have happened already. It's a neat trick, and a useful reminder not to miss the forest for the trees (or the planet for the sand dunes).

    This is to say, the action of the…

  • Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

    Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus

    Dadaist pulp fiction, more interested in distension than deconstruction, and that's (depending on your stamina) most of the fun.

    Looked great in cinema, very happy we were able to finally screen it in Melbourne.

Popular reviews

  • Interstellar



    Almost instantly forgettable, Nolan's latest feature might contain some stunning visual sequences but they are squished between mountains of clunky exposition, underwritten characters and cringe-inducing dialogue.

    The film takes 45 minutes to actually get started, the Earth-set first act tethered to a very poorly explained future and weirdly simple plan to save it before we actually get into space. When that happens, we find ourselves at a recurring juxtaposition between some of the best visual depictions of deep space ever…

  • Miss Violence

    Miss Violence

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It’s rare for me to say that a film truly breaks new ground but Miss Violence, the second feature from Greek writer/director Alexandros Avranas, may just do that – being both completely repugnant and ploddingly dull. The film is near-reprehensible in its depiction of violence, both sexual and physical, against women (and children) and lacks any semblence of meaning or thematic value. It is, without a doubt, one of the worst films I have ever seen programmed at a film…