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Les Misérables - A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
LES MISÉRABLES
A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
A remarkable, electrifying and ultimately shattering film, a stellar debut for Ladj Ly, and most importantly, a work that feels necessary. It's a thrilling act of cinematic protest.
Deerskin - Hilarious and horrific
DEERSKIN
Hilarious and horrific
If you only have time to watch one bizarre French horror-comedy about a guy and the jacket that seems to hold an extreme power over his mind, 'Deerskin' is it.
Black Water: Abyss - Abyss-mally shoddy
BLACK WATER: ABYSS
Abyss-mally shoddy
This should have been a shrewd, scary situational suspense film, but a low budget, slack pacing and a lack of ideas sinks this one to the bottom of the swamp.
23 Walks - A story a dogs, walks and romance later in life
23 WALKS
A story a dogs, walks and romance later in life
This is about those emotional scars that people live with. A gentle, warm and potentially teary 90 minutes, you'll know straight away if this film is up your alley.
Babyteeth - A frustrating but funny Australian teen dramedy
BABYTEETH
A frustrating but funny Australian teen dramedy
Its cast and crew are at the top of their game, resulting in a film that's just as heartbreaking as any other teen cancer film, but elevated through a humour and cynicism.
House of Cardin - Unveiling the personality behind the fashion brand
HOUSE OF CARDIN
Unveiling the personality behind the fashion brand
The documentary establishes in a compelling, dynamic way the creative genius that Cardin was, and still is. For anyone with an interest in fashion, brands or revolutionary thinking, it's a must-see.
The Vigil - A rare excursion into Yiddish horror
THE VIGIL
A rare excursion into Yiddish horror
It explores a dark part of history via some fascinating mythology. It's a shame that an interesting concept for supernatural thriller falls victim to the influence of lazy modern horror filmmaking.
The King of Staten Island - Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson team-up is a match made in heaven
THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND
Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson team-up is a match made in heaven
This film shines as both as semi-autobiographical film and another fantastic entry in Judd Apatow's ever-growing filmography.
A White, White Day - Love, loss and anger in Iceland
A WHITE, WHITE DAY
Love, loss and anger in Iceland
The film reveals itself as a deeply considered and profound statement about the slippery nature of masculinity, loneliness, anger and the human capacity for love.
Shirley - A hypnotic dreamscape of one of the greatest writers of all time
SHIRLEY
A hypnotic dreamscape of one of the greatest writers of all time
It is pure Shirley Jackson and yet entirely a work of its own, and one of the best films of the year so far - one that you'll feel watching you just beyond your periphery long after it is over.
Waves - High school misery porn drowned by its aesthetic
WAVES
High school misery porn drowned by its aesthetic
While ambitious, it's so busy trying to be a future indie classic with its camera acrobatics and needle drops that it forgets to give any impetus to care about its supposedly profound stories.
It Must Be Heaven - A lyrical and absurdist trip around the world
IT MUST BE HEAVEN
A lyrical and absurdist trip around the world
Filled with humour, pathos, eerie poetry and the driest slapstick, its endearing message is that people are kooky all over the world, even if some countries offer their own brands of zaniness.
Romantic Road - Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
ROMANTIC ROAD
Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
Maybe this film won't be your cup of tea, but one thing you can't take away from it is its power to inspire you to have your own adventure.
The Personal History of David Copperfield - A rhapsodic delight on taking ownership of our own stories
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
A rhapsodic delight on taking ownership of our own stories
It brims over with humanity, humour and heart, and reminds us of the importance of these things for a rich and satisfying life. This is an absolute gem of a film, and one of the best of the year.
Monos - A hypnagogic mix of teen angst and warfare
MONOS
A hypnagogic mix of teen angst and warfare
This film is a mood, an aesthetic, an idea; a sensory cinematic experience more than a story.
The Assistant - Meek and mad
THE ASSISTANT
Meek and mad
A film that demands full attention from its audience to tell a frustratingly normalised story of frustrating normalised harassment. It's a quiet film brimming with power, one that is not to be missed.
Burning Kiss - Baroque, eye-catching Australian neo-noir
BURNING KISS
Baroque, eye-catching Australian neo-noir
A film noir with noticeable nods to David Lynch and Oliver Stone, the film is a huge melting pot of garish stylistic influences that, while never quite cohering, is riveting nonetheless.
Onward - Not the fairytale Pixar film we wanted
ONWARD
Not the fairytale Pixar film we wanted
Animation has such an important job - the fact it doesn't live up to that makes 'Onward' a little disappointing, but it's still a lovely tale that promotes brotherhood, adventure and generosity.
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.
The Current War - Edison v Westinghouse - the ultimate grudge match with no winner
THE CURRENT WAR
Edison v Westinghouse - the ultimate grudge match with no winner
In another case of "when bad movies happen to great actors", 'The Current War' has all the elements for a great picture including its exceptional cast, but lacks base appeal.
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Kubrick by Kubrick - A low-key chat with a master of cinema
KUBRICK BY KUBRICK
A low-key chat with a master of cinema
While this isn't a comprehensive look at the director's life or his work, it does offer some fresh insights into his outlook towards filmmaking - and there's quite a bit there for movie buffs, too.
Wendy - Visually striking, narratively clunky
WENDY
Visually striking, narratively clunky
There are strong similarities to Benh Zeitlin's earlier 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', which means its less refreshing and unique. Script issues and a sense of overfamiliarity makes it a slog.
Relic - The curse of old age
RELIC
The curse of old age
This isn't just an impressively eerie horror movie debut from a first-time director, it's a test of devotion and love that lurks in the unforeseen distance for parents and their children.
The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead - A screwball crime caper
THE GANGS, THE OSCARS, AND THE WALKING DEAD
A screwball crime caper
Maybe it's just pure luck that its breathless messiness doesn't cancel out the charm of Kao Pin-Chuan's quick-cut filmmaking, which syncretises slick techniques and goofy old-school fun.
Push - The human cost of the housing crisis
PUSH
The human cost of the housing crisis
The documentary follows activist Leilani Farha on a journey around the world to hear the human stories of renters and buyers who are struggling to compete with the high cost of living in cities.
The Sound is Innocent - Processing electronic music
THE SOUND IS INNOCENT
Processing electronic music
This documentary attests that electronic music infinitely extends the acoustic without uprooting it. Electronic music is the sound of our world discovering, not remembering, itself.
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020 - The reviews
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2020
The reviews
The Alliance Française French Film Festival is returning for another incredible season, and the SWITCH team have collected their reviews from the festival in one convenient location.
In The Shadow It Waits - The terror of self-isolation
IN THE SHADOW IT WAITS
The terror of self-isolation
Researchers are talking up an epidemic of loneliness linked to COVID-19 lockdowns, and this is filmmaking reacting to the trauma the entire world is experiencing.
X-Men: 20th Anniversary - A legacy worth saving?
X-MEN: 20TH ANNIVERSARY
A legacy worth saving?
Some of us will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the dawning of a new era. A lot has happened in the past two decades, so it's time to ponder whether or not the X-Men should be put to rest.
Swans: Where Does a Body End? - An exhaustive look at an exhausting band
SWANS: WHERE DOES A BODY END?
An exhaustive look at an exhausting band
A revealing profile of frontman Michael Gira and an honest and exhaustive look at Swans, it does the impossible by defining a musical collective that has been in a constant state of metamorphosis.
The Pickup Game - A confronting reveal of the pickup industry
THE PICKUP GAME
A confronting reveal of the pickup industry
It has the guts to assert that men are the foundation of this. It educates and unpacks the truth for those who are naïve, but it's also an allegory for those who participate in such experiences.
Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer - Remembering a true master of film
ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER
Remembering a true master of film
Andrey Tarkovsky made visually stunning, mysterious films that ask more questions than they answer. This film goes a long way towards helping to understand the man behind these beautiful works of art.
COUCHED - Reviews for the 2020 Revelation Perth International Film Festival
COUCHED
Reviews for the 2020 Revelation Perth International Film Festival
The SWITCH team have explored the depths of this year's COUCHED line-up, and collected their favourite reviews in one convenient location!
The Boys Who Said No! - Powering change through non-violence
THE BOYS WHO SAID NO!
Powering change through non-violence
An interesting, thought-provoking and ultimately challenging film with a powerful message - that standing up for what you believe in can have a transformative effect on your surroundings.
Batman and Me - Ironically, this film is <i>not</i> for Batman fans
BATMAN AND ME
Ironically, this film is not for Batman fans
This film commits every documentary faux pas in the book, and what we get is a boring, manipulated tale of a man who once collected stuff for a short period of time and stopped... 23 years ago.
The World's Best Film - A second chance at life to follow your passion
THE WORLD'S BEST FILM
A second chance at life to follow your passion
A skilled storyteller with a director's eye for human stories, Josh Belinfante didn't make the world's best film, but he sure gave it his best try, and that is what's most important.
Forman vs. Forman - The life of a creative rebel
FORMAN VS. FORMAN
The life of a creative rebel
Miloš Forman experienced life-changing events and was able to take advantage of them and turn them into a narrative of an individual‛s never-ending fight for freedom against institutions.
Leaving Allen Street - Following residents out of institutional care and into our hearts
LEAVING ALLEN STREET
Following residents out of institutional care and into our hearts
The beaming smiles the residents have on their faces when they finally move in is shared with its audience. They not only deserve this happiness, but through this film, they actually lead us to ours.
The Rise of the Synths - Neon, pulsing bass and heaps of 80s nostalgia
THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS
Neon, pulsing bass and heaps of 80s nostalgia
The charm of synth music is innocence - the fact that, at heart, synth music is still the result of nerds fiddling with keyboards in their garage.
Flying High - Still landing jokes 40 years after take-off
FLYING HIGH
Still landing jokes 40 years after take-off
It will have you in stitches, even after 40 years on the screen. The jokes are everywhere, and so many of them remain quotable gems still used around the family dinner table today.
BOX OFFICE week ending 22 July 2020
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THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND
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FOLLOW ME
3
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
4
RED SHOES AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
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THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY
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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
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BABYTEETH
8
THE VIGIL
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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
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LOVE SARAH
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