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CHARLIE DAVID PAGE
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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 with Sunday Night on the Seven Network, and runs the production company, Midnight Productions.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Sufjan Stevens, fun., Sarah Blasko
TOP 3 MOVIES: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Almost Famous, Donnie Darko
BEST CONCERT: Sufjan Stevens at the Sydney Opera House - 2011 (twice)
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Either watching Milo and Otis or ET at a friend's house.

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Abigail -
ABIGAIL"A ballerina vampire"
Don't expect clever craft or nuance; any effort to truly horrify the audience has sadly been lost along the way. If you're desperate to fill 109 minutes of your time, there are worse things you could watch than 'Abigail' - but if I were you, I'd passé.
Civil War - A modern classic showcases a horrifically fractured country
CIVIL WARA modern classic showcases a horrifically fractured country
It's easy to sit back and ignore the changes that have happened in the United States recently regarding abortion, LGBTIQA+ rights, immigration, greater racial divides, greater widening of the wealth gap, increased blurring of lines between church and state, increased gun rights. The country is horrifically fractured, and the harsh realism of 'Civil War' only goes to show why it's so vital to do something about it.
Late Night with the Devil - Something just shy of truly scary
LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVILSomething just shy of truly scary
It's great to see an outing in the genre with real thought put into it - so grab your crucifix and head out to the cinema. Just go in with low expectations and you'll invariably have an enjoyable experience.
You'll Never Find Me - A satisfying new Australian horror thriller
YOU'LL NEVER FIND MEA satisfying new Australian horror thriller
You'll be left questioning every move, every statement, and wonder who'll come out on top in the end. Like all good thrillers, you'll probably even forget to breathe in parts. The truth has never seemed so uncertain - but the game has never been so gratifying to watch.
Boxing Day Movies 2023 - The year's biggest films bursting onto our cinema screens
BOXING DAY MOVIES 2023The year's biggest films bursting onto our cinema screens
Take a look through our verdict of the Boxing Day films, and let us know if you agree with our reviews of these highly-anticipated movies!
Two Tickets To Greece - Sets sail with clichés abound but remains on the right track with great performances
TWO TICKETS TO GREECESets sail with clichés abound but remains on the right track with great performances
As the adage goes, it's not about the destination but the journey. 'Two Tickets To Greece' is the perfect representation of this - while you're not set to experience a revelatory tale, it's through the characters' experiences and growth that really make this a ride worth going on.
The Best of 2023 - Our top five films of the year
THE BEST OF 2023Our top five films of the year
It has been a big year for film lovers. With perhaps the first normal year in cinemas since the pandemic first gripped us, we've been treated to some spectacular and unusual outings - and so, the members of SWITCH have compiled their top five films.
Paco - Make some noise for the most dedicated sound recordist around
PACOMake some noise for the most dedicated sound recordist around
With originality, soul, whimsy and eccentricity, it's an enjoyable adventure through Manny's world, particularly if your world has a focus on film.
Monolith - Feel something growing deep inside
MONOLITHFeel something growing deep inside
With a small budget, the Australian team behind 'Monolith' have achieved a monumental feat. Delivering an undercurrent of discomfort throughout through a story with an unexpectedly fresh sci-fi twist, it's a slow-burn thriller that's well worth the journey.
Uproar - Finding your voice under the most challenging of circumstances
UPROARFinding your voice under the most challenging of circumstances
It's a near-perfect film. If you need something to make your heart swell, then this is the film for you. If you're looking for a slice of history, then this is the film for you. If you love a good coming-of-age story, then this is the film for you.
SXSW Sydney - The reviews
SXSW SYDNEYThe reviews
SXSW Sydney is in its first year - but you wouldn't know it from the look of it! Packed with over 1,000 experiences for attendees, SWITCH has reviewed the best of the best of the film events.
Deep Rising - The battle for our batteries is happening below the ocean's surface
DEEP RISINGThe battle for our batteries is happening below the ocean's surface
While structurally it may not be the perfect documentary, this will inform you and make you want to have an onus over the future of our planet.
Riddle of Fire - Rebels with a cause
RIDDLE OF FIRERebels with a cause
It’s a pleasure to spend time in this world of witches and fairies and motorbike rebels. It’s real and alive and vibrant; so present in the here and now and yet also so reminiscent of familiar memories. Join the quest and try to unlock the riddle for yourself.
Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story - Behind the heartbeat of Australia's music scene
EGO: THE MICHAEL GUDINSKI STORYBehind the heartbeat of Australia's music scene
There isn't anything out there like 'Ego', and it deserves to be seen as an important legacy of our local entertainment industry. We owe a debt to Michael Gudinski; his passion for keeping Australian music at the forefront of our minds ensured it wasn't overtaken by overseas interests and kept a local industry alive. We need to make sure, with him now gone, that doesn't slip away.
Melbourne International Film Festival 2023 - The reviews
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023The reviews
MIFF is now on - and SWITCH has all the best reviews from the top films to help you decide what you should see!
NAIDOC Week - Films bringing Indigenous voices to the big screen
NAIDOC WEEKFilms bringing Indigenous voices to the big screen
For NAIDOC Week, we've brought together our favourite First Nations films inspired by thousands of years of storytelling.
The Wrath of Becky - Bloody but brief with a strong political message
THE WRATH OF BECKYBloody but brief with a strong political message
While Becky’s methods are extreme, the film urges us to remember that complacency in these dark times is as pointless as compliance.
Biosphere - Life finds a way
BIOSPHERELife finds a way
As far as buddy comedies go, 'Biosphere' is one of a kind. It's unpredictably outrageous, in the best way possible. As a comedy, it's one of the most unique and preposterously gleeful cinematic experiences you'll ever experience. As a statement, it's cleverly handled and offers just enough levity among the silliness to open up some serious conversation.
Run Rabbit Run - A thumping good Australian thriller
RUN RABBIT RUNA thumping good Australian thriller
A terrific Australian slow-burn thriller, allowed to leap by its wildly talented cast. As horrifying as the idea of otherworldly figures can sometimes be, it's what people can do to each other that induces the true horror.
Sydney Film Festival 2023 - The reviews
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2023The reviews
With 239 films from 67 countries, how do you select which to watch in the festival's 12-day run? The SWITCH team has gathered reviews of SFF's biggest and best offerings!
Sydney Film Festival 2023 - Program launch to kick off its 70th year
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2023Program launch to kick off its 70th year
It's stunning to think that the Sydney Film Festival is celebrating its 70th year. We've collected our favourite offerings from this year's mighty line-up - but we can't wait to explore these as well as the little gems that await us when the festival runs between the 7th and 18th June!
Linoleum - A surreal journey into relationships just as much as space
LINOLEUMA surreal journey into relationships just as much as space
Family, love, security - these may all be well-trodden themes in the cinematic realm. 'Linoleum' hopes to present these through the prism of the fantastic, offering its audience a new perspective in the hope you might ruminate on your own existence, your own place in this universe.
Champions - A feelgood sports film let down by its filmmakers
CHAMPIONSA feelgood sports film let down by its filmmakers
'Champions' could have been set up to ensure the film scored a 3-pointer; a guaranteed win from the get-go. Unfortunately due to its sloppy behind-the-scenes work, you have to wade through the lacklustre elements to get to the heart of it, but it beats strong - a predictable yet inspiring story determined by its magnanimous cast while providing a blueprint for the future of disability representation on film.
Meet Me in the Bathroom - When the underground sound of New York City erupted
MEET ME IN THE BATHROOMWhen the underground sound of New York City erupted
This is a time capsule of that era; a moment captured so perfectly it feels almost coincidental. Seeing the inner mechanics of these acts delivers far more depth than you would ever expect, and the documentary's wide breadth of material captures the feeling of listening to the music of these artists for the very first time all over again.
World Pride 2023 - Celebrating its arrival in Sydney with the best of queer cinema
WORLD PRIDE 2023Celebrating its arrival in Sydney with the best of queer cinema
World Pride is on Australia's doorstep as it arrives in Sydney! SWITCH is waving the pride flag with the best of the best LGBTQIA+ films from the past decade.
Mardi Gras Film Festival 2023 - The reviews
MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL 2023The reviews
The Mardi Gras Film Festival is back! 2023 marks the 30th edition of the event, while also running while World Pride descends on Sydney. SWITCH has checked out this year's line-up and gathered our reviews, so check them out!
Boxing Day Movies 2022 - The year's biggest films bursting onto our cinema screens
BOXING DAY MOVIES 2022The year's biggest films bursting onto our cinema screens
Take a look through our verdict of the Boxing Day films, and let us know if you agree with our reviews of these highly-anticipated movies!
Barbarian - Horror film manages to bury genre tropes deep... until its death rattle
BARBARIANHorror film manages to bury genre tropes deep... until its death rattle
There's enough in there to give you the odd jump - and there's no shortage of jump cuts - but a masterpiece this is not. It's a nice addition to the 2022 Halloween filmmaking assortment, but isn't going to be the year's horror standout.
Melbourne International Film Festival 2022 - The reviews
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022The reviews
MIFF is now on - and SWITCH has all the best reviews from the top films to help you decide what you should see!
Hide and Seek - Much more than a game in the back streets of Naples
HIDE AND SEEKMuch more than a game in the back streets of Naples
Naples' Spanish Quarter is a tinderbox, and the questionable political approach being used to address it is only fanning the situation further. Until that approach changes, the future of so many children stuck in the situation remains uncertain.
Sydney Film Festival 2022 - Festival Director Nashen Moodley reveals this year's line-up
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2022Festival Director Nashen Moodley reveals this year's line-up
With cinemas (almost) back in full swing, it’s time for this year’s Sydney Film Festival. An annual delight for lovers of stories young and old, this year’s event is set to be an exciting return to the event we know and love.
Ambulance - Gyllenhaal, Abdul-Mateen & González take us on a explosive ride
AMBULANCEGyllenhaal, Abdul-Mateen & González take us on a explosive ride
Go in with low expectations and you'll be rewarded. This is a non-stop action movie with ridiculous characters, high-octane car chases and wild action sequences.
Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 - The reviews
MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL 2022The reviews
Explore the queer frontier with SWITCH's reviews from the 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival.
Europa! Europa - The scoop on Australia's newest film festival
EUROPA! EUROPAThe scoop on Australia's newest film festival
Europa! Europa is Australia's freshest film festival. With its program launched today, Charlie spoke to Artistic Director Thomas Caldwell to discuss what's unique about the brand new festival.
Boxing Day Movies 2021 - The year's biggest films bursting onto our cinema screens
BOXING DAY MOVIES 2021The year's biggest films bursting onto our cinema screens
Take a look through our collection of Boxing Day films, and let us know if you agree with our reviews of these highly-anticipated movies!
Trick or Treat - Would you dare enter the houses from our favourite horror films?
TRICK OR TREATWould you dare enter the houses from our favourite horror films?
It's Halloween! The time of year when ghouls and goblins come out of the woodwork - so we've put together a handy guide of classic horror houses. So decide now - do you dare to trick or treat?
Sydney Film Festival 2021 - The reviews
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2021The reviews
With 233 films from 69 countries, how do you select which to watch in the festival's 12-day run? The SWITCH team has gathered reviews of SFF's biggest and best offerings!
Sydney Film Festival 2021 - Program launch
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2021Program launch
It's been a bloody long time since we've been in a cinema - but with lockdown coming to an end, Sydney residents are spoiled for choice with their Sydney Film Festival offerings this year.
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2021 - The reviews
MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2021The reviews
The SWITCH team have put together their favourite reviews from the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2021, so check out our highlights from this year's line-up.
Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2021 - The reviews
REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021The reviews
The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is back - so checked out some of the best films from the festival!
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