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With a lifelong fascination for film and TV, Charlie studied at Charles Sturt University and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) before beginning a career at Channel Nine, where he worked as a producer for ten years. He is currently employed as the Content Curator for Minor Hotels, and runs the production company, Midnight Productions.

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The best of 2018 - Our top five films of the year
THE BEST OF 2018Our top five films of the year
What a huge year for movie lovers. There have been ups and downs, but we’ve been gifted with some of the finest films in a long time. We share our top five films - with controversial choices aplenty.
Eighth Grade - An insightfully honest portrayal of youth
EIGHTH GRADEAn insightfully honest portrayal of youth
This is a film about growing up, and the gruelling moments it takes to get there. The story’s relatability, regardless of age or gender, is its most powerful weapon.
The Coming Back Out Ball Movie - One-on-one with the director Sue Thomson
THE COMING BACK OUT BALL MOVIEOne-on-one with the director Sue Thomson
After success as the closing night film of MIFF, the director of ‘The Coming Back Out Ball Movie’, Sue Thomson, spoke to SWITCH about the importance of the film and how it came to be.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Melissa McCarthy's finest performance to date
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?Melissa McCarthy's finest performance to date
It's the perfect kind of biographical film - wholly entertaining, truly enlightening, and entirely fascinating. It’s a glimpse of the life of an unconventional woman, wonderfully told and portrayed.
Happy Halloween - The best horror films of 2018
HAPPY HALLOWEENThe best horror films of 2018
SWITCH has put together a collection of the scariest films from 2018! Wander back through some brilliant horror offerings, and bring in All Hallow's Eve with the best movies that go bump in the night.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding - A ridiculously fun love story
MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDINGA ridiculously fun love story
It's ridiculously fun, guaranteed to make you smile. Showing a truly positive side to same-sex marriage between two people who wholly adore each other, what more could you want to make your heart soar?
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot - A biopic void of humanity
DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOTA biopic void of humanity
More dismal than dark comedy, and more an advertisement for AA than a tale of redemption, this lacklustre biopic from Gus Van Sant is missing the genre’s most important trait - humanity.
Liquid Truth - Struggling to stay afloat
LIQUID TRUTHStruggling to stay afloat
With an impressive performance from Daniel de Oliveira which rescues the film, it’s not enough to keep the rest of the clunky parts buoyant.
Kin - A melding of genres handled adeptly
KINA melding of genres handled adeptly
A solid offering from a clearly talented creative team, ‘Kin’ is a very different kind of family drama, with an exciting cast and a fantastic debut from the Baker brothers.
McQueen - A stunning, meticulous vision of a conflicted artist
McQUEENA stunning, meticulous vision of a conflicted artist
Like McQueen, this documentary isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of filmmaking, from its gripping storytelling to its lush visuals. This is one of the most impressive cinematic achievements of 2018.
Lean on Pete - A journey to uncover love and connection
LEAN ON PETEA journey to uncover love and connection
This film offers an all-too realistic glimpse at the struggles of life through the eyes of a fifteen-year-old boy. Delicately handled, it shows great control from a skilled cast and crew.
Submergence - Swimming against the tide
SUBMERGENCESwimming against the tide
As a piece of cinema, unremarkable is a perfect description of ‘Submergence’ - it’s all fine, with no major flaws, but also no standout elements.
1% - A gang drama void of stakes
1%A gang drama void of stakes
This film is missing any real stakes, any real anticipation, any real tension. It’s an outdated concept of Australian storytelling, and audiences deserve much better.
Crazy Rich Asians - A light-hearted, amusing and witty romcom
CRAZY RICH ASIANSA light-hearted, amusing and witty romcom
a light-hearted, amusing and witty outing, with a enough emotion to bring out the romantic in you - you’d be hard-pressed not to fall in love with it too.
First Reformed - A meticulous drama simultaneously stunning and ominous
FIRST REFORMEDA meticulous drama simultaneously stunning and ominous
For cinema with great impact, this is an impressive experience. With the dedication shown by Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, it's an ominous contemplation on faith far beyond the realm of religion.
Melbourne International Film Festival 2018 - The reviews
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018The reviews
Celebrating its 67th year, The Melbourne International Film Festival has a jam-packed 2018 program. The SWITCH team have checked out the best of this year's offerings, so check out our reviews.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Super spy franchise still fighting fit
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUTSuper spy franchise still fighting fit
Alleyway shootouts, knife fights, countdown timers, car crashes, truck crashes, motorbike crashes, helicopter crashes - this is a film where you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth of action.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post - A glimpse into a rarely-explored corner of darkness
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTA glimpse into a rarely-explored corner of darkness
A fascinating glimpse into a rarely-explored corner of darkness. Chloë Grace Moretz’s honest performance escalates this film into a formidable drama with revealing insight.
West of Sunshine - Struggle in the suburbs
WEST OF SUNSHINEStruggle in the suburbs
This is a little Australian film with an enticing story that falls flat in its execution. What could have been a gritty, poignant drama of life in the suburbs becomes a dry, dragging drudge.
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018 - The reviews
MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2018The reviews
Take a peek at our top picks from this year's Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.
Rockabul - Changing minds through music
ROCKABULChanging minds through music
For District Unknown to have brought elation to its band members and young generations of Afghanis is revelatory. This is the story of people slowly changing minds through the power of creativity.
Hereditary - Nothing stays buried
HEREDITARYNothing stays buried
‘Hereditary’ is not for the faint of heart. It’s a stressful, intense ride through an escalating family tragedy with a supernatural horror twist. You have been warned.
Sydney Film Festival 2018 - The reviews
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2018The reviews
The Sydney Film Festival shines a light on the best upcoming cinema when it hits Sydney's big screens from the 6th to the 17th June 2018. Take a look through our reviews to help you choose.
On Body and Soul - Feel this film with every fibre of your being
ON BODY AND SOULFeel this film with every fibre of your being
A superb example of filmmaking craft, with stunning visuals, but its somewhat uneven script does create its own challenges. Still, if you want cinema that makes you feel, this is definitely for you.
Foxtrot - An unpredictable drama that dances to its own beat
FOXTROTAn unpredictable drama that dances to its own beat
‘Foxtrot’ is emotionally tumultuous, and leaves you feeling battered. You'll be left wondering where the story is headed, as it moves from tragedy to humour and back again in the blink of an eye.
7 Days in Entebbe - A political thriller missing a real human touch
7 DAYS IN ENTEBBEA political thriller missing a real human touch
Aiming to focus on the political tug-of-war and machinations of the event, it lacks any real connection to the people involved. Take it in for the history lesson, but stay for its thrilling finale.
Sydney Film Festival 2018 - First films of this year's festival announced
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2018First films of this year's festival announced
Today, the first wave of films have been announced for this year's calendar, so SWITCH is excited to check out the first 26 films on offer for SFF 2018!
Ideal Home - Sweetness and spice in a crowd-pleasing combination
IDEAL HOMESweetness and spice in a crowd-pleasing combination
This is a huge amount of fun, with some dark, real moments peppered throughout for a real kick. With just enough sweetness to balance the mixture out, this is a surprisingly endearing film.
The City Of The Future - Making small waves
THE CITY OF THE FUTUREMaking small waves
Fascinating performances and watchable characters can’t save this perplexingly-paced script, but it does have a nice message of being true to who you are.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival - Reviews from the 2018 line-up
MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVALReviews from the 2018 line-up
For a celebration of all things queer film, there's no better place than the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Check out the SWITCH team's reviews to discover the best of this year's line-up.
Gringo - A uniquely entertaining addition to the comedy crime genre
GRINGOA uniquely entertaining addition to the comedy crime genre
It’s not perfect. In fact, it’s a minefield of a story, but it is highly enterprising, pleasantly unique, and never boring. This is an enjoyable and inventive addition to the crime comedy genre.
Earth: One Amazing Day - A visually spectacular, joyful celebration of life
EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAYA visually spectacular, joyful celebration of life
This microcosmic miracle encapsulates some of the most spectacular scenes from 22 countries. Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy this glimpse of wonderful whimsy, intense ferocity and sheer beauty.
Tomb Raider - Lacking action in favour of an extended origin story
TOMB RAIDERLacking action in favour of an extended origin story
This reboot could have been so much more, with a script and characterisations abysmal enough to make your eyes bleed. It needed a stronger team to bring this feisty female’s story to the big screen.
Last Flag Flying - An emotionally-charged American anti-war film
LAST FLAG FLYINGAn emotionally-charged American anti-war film
With remarkable performances from Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston, this is a poignant story which balances sincerity with levity to bring us a war movie far from the front lines.
Alliance Française French Film Festival Reviews - The best from 2018's festival
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWSThe best from 2018's festival
Check out SWITCH's reviews and recommendations for the 29th Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2018 - Artistic Director Philippe Platel's top six films
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2018Artistic Director Philippe Platel's top six films
Artistic Director Philippe Platel reveals his top six picks in this year’s line-up of the Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Oscars live coverage - All the winners and action of this year's ceremony
OSCARS LIVE COVERAGEAll the winners and action of this year's ceremony
Watch our live stream as we cover the 2018 Academy Awards and reveal all of the action as it happens!
Menashe - A man torn between family and community
MENASHEA man torn between family and community
This film is an authentic look at the Hasidic ultra-orthodox Jewish community, in possibly the most credible way ever captured in cinema.
Academy Award nominees 2018 - The big reveal of this year's Oscar contenders
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES 2018The big reveal of this year's Oscar contenders
Who's in the running to win an Oscar at this year's biggest night in Hollywood?
Pitch Perfect 3 - Are the Bellas still aca-awesome?
PITCH PERFECT 3Are the Bellas still aca-awesome?
The film is at its best when it loses focus on the Bellas competing around three-quarters of the way through the film and just becomes wildly fun - but the bulk is messy and unoriginal.
Boxing Day Movies 2017 - The year's biggest films bursting onto cinema screens
BOXING DAY MOVIES 2017The year's biggest films bursting onto cinema screens
Take a look though our collection of Boxing Day films, and let us know if you agree with our reviews of these highly-anticipated movies.
The best of 2017 - Our top five films of the year
THE BEST OF 2017Our top five films of the year
What a huge year for movie lovers. There have been ups and downs, but we’ve been gifted with some of the finest films in a long time. We share our top five films - with controversial choices aplenty.
Coco - An authentic, joyful animated masterpiece
COCOAn authentic, joyful animated masterpiece
Its passion, integrity and charm make it an instant Disney Pixar classic. You’ll be sucked in by its loveable characters, wondrous world, and a small boy who loves music more than anything else.
Only The Brave - A tragedy handled with respect
ONLY THE BRAVEA tragedy handled with respect
‘Only The Brave’ isn't another disaster film or dry biopic - this is a cleverly nuanced, fascinating tale of community, perseverance and sacrifice, and you'll be crushed as the final scenes play out.
Stronger - A weak portrayal of a true tragedy
STRONGERA weak portrayal of a true tragedy
With so much potential for gritty, raw hardship and elated triumph, this story has instead been polished within an inch of existence. It trivialises the drama, and almost neglects the big picture.
Cunard British Film Festival 2017 - The reviews
CUNARD BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017The reviews
This year's Cunard British Film Festival has an amazing line-up, with some of the hottest films of the next 12 months long before they're out in cinemas!
The Ornithologist - Let madness take flight
THE ORNITHOLOGISTLet madness take flight
‘The Ornithologist’ is about losing yourself in the wild, only to find yourself. Venturing down twisting pathways, it drags us on a preposterous adventure through the darkest parts of the mind.
Geostorm - More disaster than disaster film
GEOSTORMMore disaster than disaster film
It could be forgiven if its action made up for its sins, but it doesn’t even come close. ‘Geostorm’ is one disaster you’ll want to avoid at all costs.
The Foreigner - An uninspiring action thriller
THE FOREIGNERAn uninspiring action thriller
It doesn’t know if it wants to be a deep thriller or a full-on action film, so instead flops around like a wet fish on the floor. This is only just bearable as a piece of forgettable entertainment.
The Game - 20 years of Fincher's fantastic thriller
THE GAME20 years of Fincher's fantastic thriller
On revisiting 'The Game' for its 20th anniversary, it left me feeling the same way as my very first experience: anxious, excited, mistrustful, exhilarated.
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