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.

Mezipatra 2017 – Tom of Finland review

Tom of Finland is a surprisingly light-hearted biopic of the artist behind the revolutionary Tom of Finland cartoons. A good opener for the 18th Mezipatra Queer Film Festival and a strong foundation for this year's 'Be Your Own Champion' motto.