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Honey Boy - Shia LaBeouf turns his darkest times into an artistic masterpiece
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HONEY BOY
Both Shia LaBeouf and first-time director Alma Har'el have created a truly moving piece of cinema - the story is deeply relatable, thanks to the writing and direction.
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Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2020
Looking for something weird to watch this weekend? Dystopian zombie mutants, reality-bending psychological terror, dreamlike animations, and a healthy dose of gore - check out SWITCH's reviews from this year's Fantastic Film Festival Australia!
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Motherless Brooklyn - A neo-noir set in 1950s New York
MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
A neo-noir set in 1950s New York
There is nothing inherently wrong with this film, bar some odd edits and framing choices, and Edward Norton tackles the material fairly well, creating a great tribute to the noir era of filmmaking.
Guns Akimbo - Just like Harry Potter but with guns and more violence... not really
GUNS AKIMBO
Just like Harry Potter but with guns and more violence... not really
Always full of colour, movement, action and violence or humour, there's a lot going on to hold your attention - there's definite fun to be had here, just try not to go in with expectations too high.
Honeyland - Two-time Oscar-nominated film flies into Aussie cinemas
WIN HONEYLAND
Two-time Oscar-nominated film flies into Aussie cinemas
Win one of five double passes to see 'Honeyland' in cinemas.
A Serial Killer's Guide to Life - A gory and funny road trip of self-discovery
A SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFE
A gory and funny road trip of self-discovery
Contrary to its small budget, the gore and violence are at the forefront, and the quirky characters we meet along the way are fun.
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror - Essential for genre fans and film buffs
HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR
Essential for genre fans and film buffs
There's been a growing interest in black-led horror films since 'Get Out' shattered minds and expectations. If you're a fan of horror or film history, you'll get a lot from this documentary.
Zombi Child - A subtle riff on the zombie genre
ZOMBI CHILD
A subtle riff on the zombie genre
An absorbing, often perplexing story in which a religion with a healthy respect for death crosses paths with a lovesick French schoolgirl.
The Golden Glove - Repellent and pointless
THE GOLDEN GLOVE
Repellent and pointless
The film's settings, the events that occur and the way that everything plays out will fill you with the urge to bleach your eyeballs.
Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2020 - The reviews
FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA 2020
The reviews
Dystopian zombie mutants, reality-bending psychological terror, dreamlike animations, and a healthy dose of gore - check out SWITCH's reviews from this year's Fantastic Film Festival Australia.
The Swallows of Kabul - Unflinching and gorgeously animated
THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL
Unflinching and gorgeously animated
In Afghanistan, simply drawing a human being is forbidden. This makes this film an even more aesthetically and narratively beautiful example of the affecting power that animation offers.
Monsoon - Look at loss of cultural identity misses the mark
MONSOON
Look at loss of cultural identity misses the mark
You can see the good film buried underneath, and Henry Golding gives a very emotional performance, but it's unfortunately lost as 'Monsoon' is simply uninteresting.
La Belle Époque - Crowd-pleasing French romantic comedy
LA BELLE ÉPOQUE
Crowd-pleasing French romantic comedy
The romance is so pure, and there are genuine laugh-out-loud moments. It doesn't quite reach the heights of some of its cinematic predecessors, but you will leave with warm fuzzy feelings inside.
In My Blood It Runs - An eye-opening tale of struggling Indigenous youth
IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS
An eye-opening tale of struggling Indigenous youth
The documentary excels in never sensationalising any aspect of Dujuan's story for dramatic effect; simply capturing Dujuan's daily life is enough to make blood boil and tears fall.
Queen & Slim - A worthwhile tale with bumpy storytelling
QUEEN & SLIM
A worthwhile tale with bumpy storytelling
The film features some pretty stellar performances and great camerawork but has to work against the mammoth influence of its writing and pacing to make something memorable, and ultimately fails.
S He - A stop-motion animation with sole
S HE
A stop-motion animation with sole
It's imaginative, it's vivid, it's creative, and it's unbelievably bonkers. If you can look past the shoes, there are lessons being taught by a visionary director who's willing to take risks.
The Professor and the Madman - Mel Gibson's dictionary origin story a dry read
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN
Mel Gibson's dictionary origin story a dry read
The cast - a who's who of British cinema - does an admirable job with the source material they are given, but who would have thought a film about how the dictionary was made would be dull?
Emma. - A dazzling new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic
EMMA.
A dazzling new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic
The film finds a new language for approaching this great work, realising her wit and humour in new and exciting ways. If you doubt the need for another Austen, let this gorgeous film change your mind.
Richard Jewell - Man versus media
RICHARD JEWELL
Man versus media
Despite some stumbles with the script, 'Richard Jewell' is a well-acted and admirably low-key piece from Clint Eastwood that raises a lot of questions.
Away - A minimalist and evocative animated adventure
AWAY
A minimalist and evocative animated adventure
With such an impressive and often stunning debut, I can't wait to see what Gints Zilbalodis produces nex - this Latvian animator is certainly one to watch.
Mr. Jones - A chilling true story
MR. JONES
A chilling true story
A taut and stark thriller, one part espionage, one part survival, this is an extremely powerful true story, and one that has generally slipped under the radar.
Hot Mess - Funny, filthy and heartfelt
HOT MESS
Funny, filthy and heartfelt
One of the most original, spot-on, no-steps-missed Aussie comedies in recent memory. Audiences will fall for its endearing mixture of awkwardness, oversharing and eyebrow-raising sex talk.
A Guide to Second Date Sex - A quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX
A quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
There's just enough laughter and sweetness throughout to make it likeable, but whilst cute and enjoyable, there's too much familiarity.
For Sama - An emotionally devastating must-watch
FOR SAMA
An emotionally devastating must-watch
This film is a tough watch, but a beautifully edited and narrated piece that needs to reach as many people as possible. This is an important, must-watch film.
The Lighthouse - Robert Eggers delivers another staggering American classic
THE LIGHTHOUSE
Robert Eggers delivers another staggering American classic
After delivering arguably the greatest horror film so far this century, Robert Eggers has created another insane American masterpiece. It was worth every single second of the wait.
Honeyland - Believe the buzz
HONEYLAND
Believe the buzz
A thoughtful and compassionate exercise in exposing a lifestyle many have long ago abandoned, and one that deserves a place in the public consciousness.
Color Out of Space - A messy fusion of sci-fi, horror and comedy
COLOR OUT OF SPACE
A messy fusion of sci-fi, horror and comedy
Combining the unholy trio of Nicolas Cage, H.P. Lovecraft and Richard Stanley seems like insane brilliance on paper, which is why it's so disappointing that this film is a bit of a slog.
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'La Belle Époque' Trailer
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