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 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.
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.
Thor: Ragnarok is a wonderfully diverse and hilariously camp addition to the Marvel universe.
Mother! is an ambitious passion project that sucks you in with its nightmarish intensity and deafening allegories. A fascinating, but truly disturbing watch. Fans of Aronofsky will love this, and everyone else? I'm not sure.
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.
Currently screening at Prague's Be2Can, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a wild, unconventional, and wholly unpredictable horror film with tremendous psychological depth, which somehow blends seamlessly with director Yorgos Lanthimos' signature quickfire wit and dialogue.