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REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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FILM FEATURE
LATEST REVIEWS
By Charlie David Page
17th July 2019

Running from the 4th to 17th July, the 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 2019 line-up.

A Dog Called Money - An uneven mix of music, imagery and poetry
A DOG CALLED MONEY
An uneven mix of music, imagery and poetry
An intriguing snapshot of PJ Harvey’s creative process, but little else. It's less of a portrait of an artist or a travelogue and more of an outline of the relationship between poetry and imagery
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - The man behind the jazz legend
MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL
The man behind the jazz legend
By humanising a musical genius, we end up with an engrossing, hilarious, informative and heartbreaking look at the Miles Davis that music fans thought they knew.
Kursk - When tragedy and bureaucracy collide
KURSK
When tragedy and bureaucracy collide
Moments of suspense are abound but not abundant. This isn't a traditional "submarine movie", but the themes of bureaucratic interference and media manipulation are more relevant than ever today.
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.
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead - A toxic family car crash
HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD
A 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.
Dragged Across Concrete - A hypnotically violent and excessive crime flick
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE
A hypnotically violent and excessive crime flick
Even at 160 minutes and with ample dialogue, it's not once tedious or dull. It's the 'Before Sunrise' of dirty cop films. Genuinely thrilling, ugly, bleak, brutal and vile in the best ways possible.
Children of the Sea - Sunk by a soggy script
CHILDREN OF THE SEA
Sunk by a soggy script
This film epitomises the risk that filmmakers take with adapting a long-running or ongoing manga - a vast amount of material has to be peeled back to the core essentials..
Black '47 - A bleak historical revenge Western
BLACK '47
A bleak historical revenge Western
An exploration of a gruelling period in Irish history, the film toys with notions of ethics in an amoral world in the first portrayal of the Great Famine on the big screen.
The Wind - A paranoid Western nightmare
THE WIND
A paranoid Western nightmare
Horror Westerns are incredibly hard to accomplish, and director Emma Tammi’s boldness and imagination makes ‘The Wind’ a spooky breath of fresh air.
Alien - Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece screams on 4K
ALIEN
Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece screams on 4K
On the surface, it's nothing more than a haunted house story set on a space ship, but B-movie concept is elevated by Ridley Scott’s classical hand, approaching the film like gothic horror.
Zoo - Toothless and shambling
ZOO
Toothless and shambling
It only takes one good and original zombie film to breathe new life into the genre that refuses to die and make us believe in the walking dead once more. ‘Zoo’ is not this film.
The Final Quarter - Tackling a shameful chapter in AFL history
THE FINAL QUARTER
Tackling a shameful chapter in AFL history
The booing of Adam Goodes started after he took a stand on racism. The events depicted in ‘The Final Quarter’ should be regretted deeply, both for his sake and ours.
The Wedding Guest - Cancelled due to boredom
THE WEDDING GUEST
Cancelled due to boredom
It isn’t the worst thriller of all time, it’s just dull and uninspiring. If you need to be reminded of Dev Patel’s talents then it's fine, otherwise you might want to attend a different wedding.
The Raft - Smooth sailing
THE RAFT
Smooth sailing
In its best moments, 'The Raft' strives in teaching us how simple it can be for our ambition to become our downfall.
Tumbbad - Visually rich Hindi horror
TUMBBAD
Visually rich Hindi horror
As a unique historical fantasy film coming out of India, ‘Tumbbad’ is a triumph for the filmmakers and a high-point for Hindi horror cinema.
XY Chelsea - An intimate look at a political activitist
XY CHELSEA
An intimate look at a political activitist
An intimate look at the very complex identity of Chelsea Manning who did what she thought was the right thing in releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks, despite the dire consequences.
Carmine Street Guitars - Heartfelt #GuitarPorn
CARMINE STREET GUITARS
Heartfelt #GuitarPorn
The most enjoyable music documentary of the year. The genuine passion for guitars and music felt by all the participants in the film reverberates out of the screen and into the hearts of the audience.
Memory: The Origins of Alien - Three Men and a Xenomorph
MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN
Three Men and a Xenomorph
A comprehensive look at the three men who created 'Alien' and the influences which bled together into a masterpiece.
Extra Ordinary - Just plain old ordinary
EXTRA ORDINARY
Just plain old ordinary
At its best, the film is alive with light humour and a clumsy romance. But it's too uneven - with a wonky tone, hit-and-miss jokes and annoying acting - to be anything more than merely ordinary.
Chained for Life - The aesthetics of acting
CHAINED FOR LIFE
The aesthetics of acting
An amusing, cunningly structured meta-commentary on filmmaking and cinematic ideals of beauty, the film is also an inside joke with a generosity of heart and humour.
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