Film

The Best And Worst Of The 2016 Sydney Film Festival, Reviewed

Sorry, the movie about Daniel Radcliffe's farting corpse is a bit of a stinker.

The 65th Sydney Film Festival finished up on Sunday, capping off another epic year of watching as many films as you can before your eyeballs start hurting. Welcome back to the real world, film nerds! It’s very bright out here and far less entertaining.

In case you missed some of the action — which is very likely considering we don’t all live in Sydney/can’t make it to more than 250 films in 11 days — we sent four reviewers (Glenn Dunks, Tom Clift, Lauren Carroll Harris and Matt Roden) to check out a few of the biggest and weirdest titles. Good news: most of the films are coming up for national release soon and/or a run at the Melbourne International Film Festival next month. Bad news: a few of them aren’t as good as you may have hoped (those ones are towards the end of the list).

Certain Women, dir. Kelly Reichardt — reviewed by Glenn Dunks

Maggie’s Plan, dir. Rebecca Miller — reviewed by Tom Clift

Goldstone, dir. Ivan Sen — reviewed by Glenn Dunks

Everybody Wants Some!!, dir. Richard Linklater — reviewed by Lauren Carroll Harris

Contemporary Colour, dir. Bill Ross and Turner Ross — reviewed by Lauren Carroll Harris

Down Under, dir. Abe Forsythe — reviewed by Tom Clift

It’s Only The End Of The World, dir. Xavier Dolan — reviewed by Glenn Dunks

Swiss Army Man, dir. Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert –– reviewed by Matt Roden

Demolition, dir. Jean-Marc Vallée — reviewed by Tom Clift

Next page