For Filmink: Melissa McCarthy rehashes her usual vulgar onscreen persona in this uninspired road movie, which squanders all its talent.
Review: The Kill Team (2014)
For Filmink: In 2010, a group of rogue American army soldiers murdered three civilians during the War in Afghanistan. Calling themselves “The Kill Team”, what followed was years of whistleblowers, legal proceedings and internal investigations.
Review: Generation Iron (2013)
For Filmink: Focused on seven international qualified bodybuilders training to compete in the Mr. Olympia contest, Mickey Rourke narrates Generation Iron, which aims to get to the core of why these bodybuilders do what they do.
Review: Dirty Wars (2013)
For Filmink: Controversy has surrounded US military interventions in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, and the new political documentary Dirty Wars, reminds viewers of the grave issues of this foreign policy.
Review: In Bob We Trust (2013)
For Filmink: Very few documentaries profile a personality as unconventional and fascinating as Father Bob Maguire in the brilliant In Bob We Trust.
For Filmink: The small world of a Spanish wedding collides with The 2010 World Cup in Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s refreshing comedy, Family United.
Review: Battle of the Year (2014)
For Filmink: Battle of the Year is a string of cliches, stock characters and unbearable melodrama.
Review: Pawn Shop Chronicles (2014)
For Filmink: Pulp Fiction has long been the inspiration for a number of films and the Pawn Shop Chronicles is no exception.
Review: Born To Race: Fast Track (2014)
For Filmink: Focusing more on the cars and less on the half-naked women, Born To Race: Fast Track is the sequel to 2011’s Born To Race, but oddly with an entirely different cast assuming the roles previously created.
For Filmink: Investing this supernatural franchise with a cultural twist is fresh, but ultimately forgettable.
Aussie Thriller Wraps
For Filmink: A low-budget local thriller – taking its cues from classic eighties flicks – has just wrapped shooting in New South Wales.
For Filmink: The creators behind the hilarious Tropfest short ‘Ca$h Cow’ have conjured up an equally funny pilot for a potential new comedy series.
Review: Utopia (2014)
For Filmink: John Pilger’s damning new doco sees the journalist and filmmaker outraged again over indigenous disadvantage in Australia.
Review: Ghost Team One (2014)
For Filmink: There are films like the low-budget Ghost Team One – a jumbled film that isn’t sure if it wants to be a movie like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project or if it wants to satirise them.
Review: Short Term 12 (2013)
For Filmink: Short Term 12 is the heartbreaking yet uplifting indie film of the year.
Behind The Bars
For Filmink: Co-director, writer and star, George Basha, teams up with Aussie legend, David Field, for the pair’s second collaboration, the explosive jail drama, ‘Convict’.
Aussie Selected For Berlin
For Filmink: Two Australian features have been selected to screen at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.
Finding A Voice
For Filmink: Writer/director, Destin Daniel Cretton, expands his award-winning short for his debut feature, ‘Short Term 12’, a gutsy and powerful portrait of a home for at-risk teens.
Flickerfest Unveils It’s 2014 Line-Up
For Filmink: Australia’s premiere short film festival reveals its 2014 program, which comes packed with local talent.
For Filmink: A host of new feature film projects have just received a slab of development support funding.
For Filmink: Fans of the UK lads will be excited to hear the adolescent quartet are currently in the country shooting the highly anticipated sequel.
Two Aussie Features Selected for Sundance
For Filmink: Two female filmmakers, both making their directorial feature debut, have had their works selected for Sundance Film Festival.