Anthony Carew

is a Melbourne-based critic.

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Culture February 25, 2023


Charlotte Wells’s Aftersun is a haunting excavation of memory and loss, seen through the eyes of a young girl.

Culture October 22, 2022

Decision to Leave

In Park Chan-wook’s unlikely romance Decision to Leave, the Korean director again plays with genre to comment on dark national histories.

Culture August 13, 2022

Melbourne International Film Festival 2022

MIFF boasts some treasures in the depths of its 2022 program.

Culture July 16, 2022

Irma Vep

Olivier Assayas’s series Irma Vep – a remake of a movie about a remake – is a deliciously witty take on contemporary screen culture.

Culture May 07, 2022

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Drive My Car director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy is a lighter exploration of his abiding obsessions.

Culture April 16, 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once – a serious exploration of a wacky multiverse concept – is an instant classic.

Culture March 05, 2022

The Batman

The Batman – the latest instalment of a rapidly swelling franchise – is long, dark and exhausting.

Culture February 19, 2022

Europa! Europa! festival

A new film festival offers cinephiles a tranche of riches from contemporary European directors.

Culture October 30, 2021

Fellini Forward

Fellini Forward conjures the work of the dead director in a work disturbingly attuned to the contemporary moment.

Culture September 04, 2021

The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad – an update of 2016’s notorious stinker Suicide Squad – is an unexpected delight.

Culture August 14, 2021

MIFF play along at home

The Melbourne International Film Festival’s streaming program – brought to the fore under lockdown – boasts unexpected gems.