Tuesday, May 19, 2009


This Thursday at 11:30am I'll be producing Cinemascape on Eastside 89.7FM. This weeks show includes my review of the highly acclaimed Gomorrah along with discussion on Seth Rogan's Observe & Report and Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York. Tune in if you are the Sydney area.

Popcorn Taxi - Acolytes Photos

Here are a few photographs from the Popcorn Taxi Acolytes screening I hosted in March this year. I conducted an on stage Q&A with the films director Jon Hewitt and one of the stars of Acolytes, Michael Dorman. Anyone with an interest in cinema based in Sydney or Melbourne should keep on checking www.popcorntaxi.com.au for forthcoming events. Newly announced screenings include State of Play with a Q&A with director Kevin McDonald and Bananz with a chat with director Ceri Levy.

All photographs (c) Popcorn Taxi & Will Reichelt.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Angels & Demons

Tomorrow morning at 11:30 I will be appearing on Cinemascape on Eastside 89.7 FM. This week the show will feature reviews of J.J. Abram's Star Trek, Defiance starring Daniel Craig and my thoughts on Angels & Demons, the sequel to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code; once again directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks. Tune in!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Baader Meinhof Complex

At 11:30am today I’ll be reviewing Uli Edel’s amazing The Baader Meinhof Complex on Cinemascape. Harking back to the gritty political thrillers of the Seventies the film tells the story of the rise and fall of the infamous Red Army Faction which rose against the German Government in the late Sixties organizing bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations. The action is expertly handled, in particular a recreation of the riot that welcomed the Shah of Iran on the streets of Berlin; an event in history that marked the moment that the Baader-Meinhof gang truly united . Spanning a decade, this is a film of breathtaking vision and scope that doesn’t pull any punches. It's a pleasure to see Edel return to the sort of form he showed with his earlier film's like Christiane F and Last Exit to Brooklyn. To hear my full review along with discussion of John Polson’s Tenderness and Christophe Barratier’s Paris 36 tune in to Eastside 89.7 FM.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Latest news

It's been a busy few weeks so here's a round up of what's been happening. The last issue of Filmink Magazine featured my set report on Jon Hewitt's Acolytes along with my interview and profile of one the film's young Hanna Mangan-Lawrence. The next issue will also feature my in depth chat with Ted. V. Mikels, the idiosyncratic director of The Astro Zombies and The Doll Squad, about his films, his bizarre life living in a castle with seven wives and how he maintains his extraordinary moustache.

Drum Media
will soon be featuring my interviews with actor Garry Waddell about his debut performance in the infamous Pure S**t, the Australian feature that was banned in 1975 for it's graphic depictions of heroin abuse and Natalie Basingthwaighte, the ex lead singer of Rogue Traders and host of So You Think You Can Dance about her own chainsaw weilding feature debut in the horror film Prey. It will be interesting to see how the actress's family friendly image will deal with the much rumored lesbian shower scene and excessive gore. Check out www.prey-thefilm.com for more details regarding the film's release.

I have also started writing for the new UK website Roll Credits, the new site edited by my old Film Review editor Nikki Baughan, my first article being a preview of this years SFF. This years festival is already shaping up nicely with screenings of Henry Selick's Coraline, John Woo's Red Cliff, the Canadian horror flick Pontypool and Armando Iannucci's In the Loop. The full line up will be announed on May 13th.

Keep on checking www.cinephilia.net.au and www.digital-retribution.com for my DVD reviews.