After a 5 year hiatus, David Lynch returns with Inland Empire, a work so surreal it makes his 2001 masterpiece, Mulholland Drive, look like a linear and straightforward narrative. A film so intense, that it develops a mind of its own. Going deeper and deeper into the nightmare, the Lynchian comeback blurs the line between what’s real and what’s not.
Author: Roberto Ortuso
I'm a film reviewer based in Sydney, Aus and I've been in love with movies for as long as I can remember. The way their stories resonate with audiences worldwide is a marvel that anyone can admire and enjoy.
Deserted Island Movie Collection: The films of Martin Scorsese.
Best Movie Snack: Maltesers.
Spanning almost a decade in the making, Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation hit screens in 2016 and tells the story of Nat Turner, a literate black slave who causes an uprising in the antebellum American South. Nate Parker is well at work here: directing, writing and starring in his audacious passion project.
Throughout their life an equilibrium had been maintained between Beverly and Elliot Mantle (Jeremy Irons), identical twins who work as gynaecologists. Specialising in female fertility, the charming and more charismatic of the duo — Elliot — seduces members of their clientele, sleeps with them and then passes them on to his shy, sensitive other half — Beverly, without any of the women realising the change.
Adam Driver stars as Paterson in Jim Jarmusch’s drama of the same name that tells the story of a quiet, introverted bus driver who writes poetry in his “secret book”.
With Earth diminishing and slowly suffocating the dying human population, a group of astronauts are tasked with entering through a wormhole, in hopes of finding a habitable planet for the people stranded back home.
Bad Santa 2 picks back up on Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) — booze-addled and more miserable than ever.
Whenever Martin Scorsese and two-time Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro link up, a masterpiece looms, and the 1976 Oscar-nominated film Taxi Driver is a fine example of that statement.
You’re a young man, you struggle to keep a roof over your head and support two young kids and an ex-wife’s child support in 21st century Texas. Enter your brother, an ex-convict with a history of bank robberies and a penchant for breaking the law — this is Hell Or High Water, the story of two brothers who must pay off their family ranch before it’s seized by the bank.
The Blair Witch Projected set the standard for found footage films and with its imminent release, we look at nine noteworthy films of the sub-genre.
With Blair Witch around the corner, we look back at V/H/S, a horror anthology film in the found-footage genre that The Blair Witch Project popularised back in 1999.
The sequel to the groundbreaking V/H/S (which showcases short films over a frame narrative), V/H/S 2 tells the story of two private detectives assigned to find a missing college kid by a distraught mother. They sneak into the boy’s house and find stacks of tapes (you know how this story continues).
On a measly budget of $60,000, directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick set out to change the horror genre forever. Enlisting 3 unknown, young actors, they set out into the Maryland Forrest to create a home-video style scare-fest.