Interview: Actor Julian Sands on new Czech production ‘The Painted Bird’

I was lucky enough recently to have a little chat to British actor Julian Sands, who's currently in the Czech Republic shooting new film The Painted Bird. Directed by Václav Marhoul and also starring Harvey Keitel, the film is based on the controversial novel by Jerzy Kosiński which portrays World War II through the eyes of a young Jewish boy.

Justice League review – not Wonder Woman, but still an improvement

The long-anticipated Justice League is finally here, and it's totally fine. Amidst all the negative criticism and predictable Rotten Tomatoes backlash, it's still a fun and entertaining ride.

Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest 2017 – Poi E: The Story of Our Song review

Poi E is a charming and truly inspirational documentary about a song that transformed not just the Maori community, but the entire country of New Zealand. However, rather than presenting a run-of-the-mill biographical history of the song, the film focuses on the spirit of the people behind it.

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.