Violett

Violett (2023)

“What if I told you there was something else here in the house, and it’s not me?” says Sonya (Georgia Eyers) to her visiting mother Laura (Angela Punch McGregor) near the beginning of Violett.  This is the perfect set up for a small-town Australian gothic, where in fact it is not always so easy to…

Godless The Eastfield Exorcism

Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism (2023) at Overlook 2023

Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism had its world première at the Overlook Film Festival 2023 Nick Kozakis’ Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism opens with text stating that it is “inspired by true events”, yet ends with a disclaimer that its characters are entirely fictitious. It is a familiar paradox in films about exorcism, which tend to play…

The Xrossing

The Xrossing (2020)

In Swan View, on the eastern outskirts of Perth where the boundaries between city and bush are ill-defined, the corpse of 18-year-old Tracey Myers has been found. Tracey is the Laura Palmer of Western Australian suburbia – a high school girl who had her whole future ahead of her, but also a junkie on a…