Christos Tsiolkas
is the author of The Slap and Barracuda. He is The Saturday Paper’s film critic.

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Film April 09, 2016

Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’

As a maker of documentaries, Michael Moore has already formed an opinion, ruining any chance for insight.

Film March 05, 2016

Stephen Page’s ‘Spear’

Stephen Page’s feature film debut, Spear, presents an all-too-rare onscreen examination of Aboriginal masculinity.

Film January 23, 2016

Mother nature in ‘Carol’ and ‘Room’

After Carol’s tender yet suffocating tale of sexual repression, comes Lenny Abrahamson’s emotionally dishonest Room.

Film December 05, 2015

Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’

A documentary examining Indonesia’s anti-communist purges in the mid-'60s highlights the repression of the nation’s history and its lasting effects.

Film October 24, 2015

Colin Farrell and Léa Seydoux in Yorgos Lanthimos’s ‘The Lobster’

Yorgos Lanthimos’s surrealist film The Lobster, punctures cherished myths about love and marriage in an absurdist alternative universe.

Film September 26, 2015

Michael Fassbender in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth falls short in exploring the true depths of ‘black and deep desires’.

Film August 01, 2015

Nouveau western ‘Far From Men’ hits close to home

Viggo Mortensen crosses the desert mountains with an Arab prisoner in 'Far From Men', set during Algeria’s war of independence.

Film June 27, 2015

Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd misses mark

The splendid cast of Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation Far from the Madding Crowd can’t make up for the director ironing out the nuance.

Film May 09, 2015

Binoche and Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria

Like Bergman and Antonioni, Olivier Assayas focuses on the experience of women, as in his latest, Clouds of Sils Maria.