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CHARLIE DAVID PAGE
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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Knives Out - A whodunnit worthy of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
KNIVES OUTA whodunnit worthy of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot
Mystery fans rejoice: this is an impeccable cinematic achievement, laced with sardonic wit, division and conflict, and of course a perplexing puzzle. This is easily one of the most fun films of 2019.
Jewish International Film Festival 2019 - The reviews
JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019The reviews
SWITCH has explored this year's Jewish International Film Festival program to bring you the best films from the festival!
Ford v Ferrari - A racing biopic that's right on track
FORD v FERRARIA racing biopic that's right on track
An impressive biopic that rarely strays from its path. A melding of entertainment and creativity, this should be considered both a commercial and critical success.
Monster Fest 2019 - The reviews
MONSTER FEST 2019The reviews
The SWITCH team has gathered together the best of the best of this year's Monster Fest and collected them together in one convenient place.
Happy Halloween - The best horror films of 2019
HAPPY HALLOWEENThe best horror films of 2019
Halloween is the time of year when all of the ghouls, goblins and gremlins come out to play. SWITCH has compiled our best horror film reviews from the year, so see if something surprises you!
Zombieland: Double Tap - The gang's back for a brainless zombie comedy sequel
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAPThe gang's back for a brainless zombie comedy sequel
It’s easy to see ‘Double Tap’ is designed for fans of the original. Even with its flaws, the sequel doesn’t overstay its welcome, and remains a solid piece of popcorn entertainment.
Brisbane International Film Festival 2019 - The Reviews
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019The Reviews
BIFF showcases a huge selection of films ahead of their theatrical releases - so check out the reviews from the SWITCH team, and check back throughout the festival as we add even more!
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - A harmless tale that won't haunt you
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARKA harmless tale that won't haunt you
There’s just enough scares to appeal to the under-15s with disposable income, but very little for anyone else looking to get into the real Halloween spirit.
Ad Astra - A luscious and meticulous space drama
AD ASTRAA luscious and meticulous space drama
This is about as art house as Hollywood cinema gets. While a journey to the outer realms of our solar system, ‘Ad Astra’ is also an exploration of the human heart.
Sydney Underground Film Festival 2019 - The reviews
SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2019The reviews
SWITCH has scoured the films showing at this year's SUFF and brought you the biggest and best offerings in their reviews. Check back as the festival continues for fresh titles!
Tone-Deaf - A horror in its execution only
TONE-DEAFA horror in its execution only
A pointless, dull, drawn-out attempt at horror. The only reason it’ll leave you screaming is out of boredom.
Darwin International Film Festival 2019 - The Reviews
DARWIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019The Reviews
With DIFF enter­ing its 10th edi­tion, the SWITCH team has checked out the best of this year's festival!
Bangla - A truly beautiful mess
BANGLAA truly beautiful mess
An impressive feature debut that offers a multicultural romance with a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. It’s the perfect film for a light, fluffy evening at the cinema.
Korean Film Festival in Australia 2019 - The reviews
KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTRALIA 2019The reviews
The Korean Film Festival in Australia returns in 2019 a line-up of exquisite new Korean films. The SWITCH team has checked out the best of the festival, so take a look through our reviews.
Melbourne International Film Festival 2019 - The reviews
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019The reviews
The SWITCH team has sat down to check out the best of the best of the Melbourne International Film Festival to make sure you catch the best films in this whirlwind two weeks.
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2019 - The reviews
MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2019The reviews
The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is back for another year, running from the 19th to the 30th July 2019. Check out our reviews for the highlights from this year's line-up.
Revelation Perth International Film Festival - The reviews
REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe reviews
The 2019 Revelation Perth International Film Festival is jam-packed full of Aussie exclusives, indie offerings and first-run films. Jump into our reviews below to explore the line-up.
Melbourne International Film Festival 2019 - The line-up
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019The line-up
With the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival just weeks away, the line-up announcement brought an exciting collection of debuts, Aussie features and thrilling documentaries. So what's on offer?
The Dead Don't Die - A zombie comedy that's anything but grave
THE DEAD DON'T DIEA zombie comedy that's anything but grave
A luxuriously paced, wittily gory zombie comedy, it’s part social commentary, part homage to cinema, and all ridiculous. You’d be dead right to want to check it out.
Hail Satan? - A hell of a fascinating documentary
HAIL SATAN?A hell of a fascinating documentary
This is an unconventional community battling conformity and demanding separation of church and state. Set aside your preconceived notions of Satanism - it's a hell of an eye-opening experience.
Judy & Punch - A dark fairytale from a fresh Australian voice
JUDY & PUNCHA dark fairytale from a fresh Australian voice
Part fairytale and part black comedy, the film is a period story with a message that’s vital to current society. Writer and director Mirrah Foulkes is an exciting young Australian storyteller.
Saturday Afternoon - A shocking and abrasive assessment of terrorism
SATURDAY AFTERNOONA shocking and abrasive assessment of terrorism
A shocking and abrasive assessment of terrorism, and will be especially confronting to Western audiences.
Alpha: The Right to Kill - A gritty, vividly realistic glimpse at Philippine's
ALPHA: THE RIGHT TO KILLA gritty, vividly realistic glimpse at Philippine's "war on drugs"
Brillante Mendoza shines a light on Philippines' current problem. It's clear he doesn't believe thousands of deaths will change the situation. One of the most important films you could now take in.
Retrospekt - An idiosyncratic thriller with powerful substance
RETROSPEKTAn idiosyncratic thriller with powerful substance
Mystery hangs in the air for the duration of ‘Retrospekt’. It’s by no means an easy watch, but it’s a film with a lot to say and a creative way of saying it.
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead - A toxic family car crash
HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEADA toxic family car crash
An entertaining - if not uncomfortable - film, this family has more secrets and infighting than an episode of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’, so sit back and watch the drama unfold.
The Miracle of the Little Prince - A time capsule of dying languages and civilisations
THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCEA time capsule of dying languages and civilisations
The film looks at the cultures whose story ‘The Little Prince’ belongs to, and offers a time capsule of their dying languages and civilisations.
Papi Chulo - A deep, dark comedy dealing with LGBT mental health
PAPI CHULOA deep, dark comedy dealing with LGBT mental health
Full of dark revelations and scattered with offbeat satire, the film has an important message to share, bravely telling a story rarely seen on screen, let alone from within the LGBT community.
German Film Festival 2019 - The reviews
GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019The reviews
SWITCH has sussed out some of the best offerings from this year's German Film Festival line-up.
Yuli - Dancing on a knife's edge
YULIDancing on a knife's edge
This biography of Carlos Acosta is a stylishly shot and well-cast film, but it's not without its faults. Wonderful performances can't save the poor pacing and a confusing narrative structure.
Sydney Film Festival 2019 - The reviews
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019The reviews
The Sydney Film Festival shines a light on the best upcoming cinema when it hits Sydney's big screens from the 5th to the 16th June 2019. Take a look through our reviews to help you choose.
Piranhas - Boys will be boys
PIRANHASBoys will be boys
Although these boys are on the cusp of manhood, the film still feels like you’re watching kids fighting in the sandpit, only someone has given them firearms.
Chasing the Jet Stream - A wild adventure at great heights
CHASING THE JET STREAMA wild adventure at great heights
Far from being for adrenaline junkies, this is a quiet documentary that needed a little more grunt to get it off the ground.
Sydney Film Festival 2019 - This year's line-up announced
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019This year's line-up announced
It's hard to believe it's less than a month until it kicks off - and this year, there's highly-anticipated Australian films, along with a big-name international offerings and intriguing documentaries.
Rockabul - Travis Beard on documenting Afghanistan's first heavy metal band
ROCKABULTravis Beard on documenting Afghanistan's first heavy metal band
Australian Travis Beard befriended a group of Afghani locals who formed District Unknown, Afghanistan’s first heavy metal band. Charlie spoke to Travis ahead of the film’s Australian release.
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir - An endearing tale of destiny
THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF THE FAKIRAn endearing tale of destiny
A romantic comedy with a strong international twist, it’s a beautiful film about the positivity that you can bring to your life if you allow it. Let ‘Fakir’ put a smile on your face.
Swimming with Men - Sync or swim?
SWIMMING WITH MENSync or swim?
The emphasis on teamwork, trying something new, and ignoring what other people think are great messages, but not enough to save this sinking ship. The biggest sin is that it offers nothing original.
Mapplethorpe - A monochrome portrait of a colourful photographer
MAPPLETHORPEA monochrome portrait of a colourful photographer
The work of Matt Smith and the film’s well-developed style deserve a better vehicle than the screenplay they’re paired with. If only it had pushed the boundaries as much as Mapplethorpe’s own work.
Malila: The Farewell Flower - Contemplating love and loss
MALILA: THE FAREWELL FLOWERContemplating love and loss
Though the film suffers from massive pacing issues, this is an interesting glimpse at rural Thai culture, and a genuine attempt to show a love that’s far from superficial.
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019 - The reviews
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2019The reviews
Our collection of reviews from this year's Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019 - The reviews
MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2019The reviews
Our collection of reviews from this year's MQFF.
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