Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest 2017 – Ali’s Wedding review

This year's Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest opener is a heartwarming (true) love story of epic proportion. Ali's Wedding, although sometimes a little too sweet for my taste, is an ambitious and refreshingly unconventional love story of a minority that's still very misunderstood in Australia. 

Murder on the Orient Express review – a little humour goes a long way

Murder on the Orient Express is an underwhelming whodunit. It takes itself way too seriously and doesn't sell itself as a classic Agatha Christie tale. For its fantastic all star cast, it falls surprisingly flat in some moments. 

Suburbicon review – Clooney and Coen make a bit of a mess

Saying that Suburbicon went through an identity crisis would be an understatement. It's part Hitchcock thriller, part racial drama, and part Coen comedy. Nothing meshes well here, and lacklustre performances end up making this a confusing and almost pointless outing.

Be2Can 2017: You Were Never Really Here review – Joaquin Phoenix and a hammer

Lynne Ramsay's hallucinatory revenge drama seems like a quiet tribute to Taxi Driver, with a wonderfully raw and stripped down performance from Joaquin Phoenix. There's a welcoming focus on primitive emotion rather than balls-out action.