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SWITCHCast Episode 51: SWITCH's Academy Awards 2020 Special!
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Ashley deep dive into everything Oscars-related, from our verdict on the nominees to our opinions on all the controversies. Plus we’ll share our predictions on who’ll be walking away with a statue this year - and we’re offering you the chance to go head-to-head with the SWITCH brains trust with your picks to win a massive prize!
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Supernova - Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci's comforting yet confronting romance
SUPERNOVA
Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci's comforting yet confronting romance
A patient portrait of every couple's worst nightmare. It serves as a reminder to hold the ones you love tight, in an experience designed to make your heart swell before shattering it completely.
Collective - A shocking, raw investigation that defies belief
COLLECTIVE
A shocking, raw investigation that defies belief
The depth of information is incredible; interweaving the key events from the reporters, survivors and politicians. We view the scandal as it unfolds, from a cold and uncompromising viewpoint.
Voyagers - An overly familiar journey
VOYAGERS
An overly familiar journey
There are certainly lots of interesting ideas swirling around, but they are barely explored. Unfortunately, 'Voyagers' never transcends its derivative origins and basic thrills.
The Father - A deeply moving look at mental illness
THE FATHER
A deeply moving look at mental illness
A critical darling and awards frontrunner, this is a film with emotional power and stellar performances for Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins.
Nobody - 'John Wick's' cousin is just as badass - but with more laughs
NOBODY
'John Wick's' cousin is just as badass - but with more laughs
While it doesn't quite nail the genre, it's still a wild and crazy escapist romp that'll leave any action fan happy. We're here to eat popcorn and watch someone else kick arse! And 'Nobody' delivers.
Tom & Jerry - A spiritless reimagining of a classic cartoon
TOM & JERRY
A spiritless reimagining of a classic cartoon
The spirit of the old cartoons is nowhere to be seen here. There's enough to entertain families, but for those looking to revisit some old favourites, it's best to look elsewhere.
The Painter and the Thief - A strange, joyful examination of an artist and her muse
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
A strange, joyful examination of an artist and her muse
It's not a black-and-white narrative with a good guy, a bad guy, and a clear-cut scheme. It's a raw yet rich exploration of the messiness of human relationships, their beauty and depravity.
Godzilla vs. Kong - Hugely entertaining
GODZILLA VS. KONG
Hugely entertaining
As pure popcorn entertainment and the culmination of the Monsterverse saga, it delivers the goods in an expectedly big way. This film is essential viewing for those who might like to watch a lizard punch an ape.
Golden Voices - Immigration struggles with amusing challenges
GOLDEN VOICES
Immigration struggles with amusing challenges
This amusing story of Russian dubbing stars may seem ultra-specific, but it clearly has a universal theme for all to appreciate and enjoy, and presents the idea in an amusing and heartfelt way.
Peter Rabbit 2 - The rebel rabbit is back
PETER RABBIT 2
The rebel rabbit is back
If you liked the first film, you'll get a chuckle out of this one. It's typical sequel fanfare, and an enjoyable watch for kids this Easter.
French Exit - A farcical and ridiculous delight
FRENCH EXIT
A farcical and ridiculous delight
Michelle Pfeiffer's tremendous central performance, full of camp and acid and sadness, would be enough of a reason to see this, but it's all the more rewarding for how complete an experience it is.
White Riot - A powerful story of rock versus racism
WHITE RIOT
A powerful story of rock versus racism
Everything described sounds eerily familiar to events rumbling across the world recently. Its message of compassion and resistance makes it one of the most inspiring movies you'll see this year.
The Grizzlies - Freedom Writers meets Mighty Ducks
THE GRIZZLIES
Freedom Writers meets Mighty Ducks
It loses its way when it tries to be an inspirational sports drama, but when it focuses on the Inuit community and the troubles they face, it gives you every reason to smile and even shed a tear.
Judas and the Black Messiah - Revolutionary true story of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Revolutionary true story of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s
A true powerhouse of a film - not just because it echoes the current climate and the Black Lives Matter movement, but for its standout performances from Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya.
Then Came You - Then came the same movie over and over again
THEN CAME YOU
Then came the same movie over and over again
You know what you're in for when you hear the plot: it's Hallmark or Netflix bland romantic cheese. You have absolutely no reason to watch it - you'll forget about it while you're watching it.
Cosmic Sin - A film that delivers on the promise of its title
COSMIC SIN
A film that delivers on the promise of its title
Bruce Willis doesn't care about acting anymore, and audiences shouldn't be expected to care about his glorified cameos in late-career fillers like this.
About Endlessness - A magical journey through Roy Andersson's field of dreams
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS
A magical journey through Roy Andersson's field of dreams
A reinvigorating experience, a bowl of the best chicken soup you've ever had. It's a piece of pure poetry, a work of deep and generous humanity.
Nomadland - The extraordinary Chloé Zhao delivers another American classic
NOMADLAND
The extraordinary Chloé Zhao delivers another American classic
An extraordinary film from an extraordinary artist with extraordinary stories to tell, and you can't help but feel that same call of the open road and the vastness of the sky.
Raya and the Last Dragon - A solid return to form for Walt Disney Animation Studios
RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
A solid return to form for Walt Disney Animation Studios
The legacy of Disney animation has been to speak to the deep emotional truths of the human experience in a way that is accessible to anyone, and this is a worthy part of that legacy.
Blackbird - Star-studded cast saves generic film
BLACKBIRD
Star-studded cast saves generic film
It only flies high thanks to its incredibly strong cast, and although the narrative misses dramatic beats, still packs an emotional punch while adding to the conversation about legalised euthanasia.
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Cowboys - Saddle up for an emotional ride
COWBOYS
Saddle up for an emotional ride
A delicate, powerful and poignant film. It's a reminder that the innocence and acceptance children have is always a ray of hope against any intolerance and bigotry they may be born into.
Night Shift - A promising premise that lets you down
NIGHT SHIFT
A promising premise that lets you down
A fairly messy approach to what should otherwise be a very focused and minimalist film. Let down by wanting to cover too much results in an unfortunately forgetful and unsympathetic exploration.
Summer of 85 - A refreshingly nuanced coming-of-age story
SUMMER OF 85
A refreshingly nuanced coming-of-age story
A bittersweet film, one that ultimately encourages its audience to embrace the joy and the heartache of first love, along with the ephemerality of having a life-changing presence in your life.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2021 - The reviews
MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2021
The reviews
The SWITCH team have come together to bring you the best reviews from this year's program - so click here to check them out!
Asia - Israel's award-winning drama
ASIA
Israel's award-winning drama
Audiences witness the slow ascent of a mother finding her feet to become more dependable and more caring, which comes together in a devastating finale that will leave few dry eyes in the crowd.
Mardi Gras Film Festival 2021 - The reviews
MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL 2021
The reviews
SWITCH has collected its top reviews from this year's line-up - so click here to check them out!
Boss Level - Nostalgic action and quirky foes
BOSS LEVEL
Nostalgic action and quirky foes
Taking the 'Groundhog Day' conceit, it throws a few sword fights and bazookas in with the recycled pleasures and hope they look like its own. It's inchoate, but mostly fun.
Days of the Bagnold Summer - An amusing and heartfelt look at the parent-child bond
DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER
An amusing and heartfelt look at the parent-child bond
It might be focused on small moments, but Simon Bird's film exposes its big heart while exploring the complex relationship between a mother and her son.
Dating Amber - Gay coming-of-age film shines with a unique spin on a familiar trope
DATING AMBER
Gay coming-of-age film shines with a unique spin on a familiar trope
While playing on familiar tropes, it's a delight to watch. The cast, comedy and setting combine into a beautiful coming-of-age story for audiences to delight in.
The Truffle Hunters - Joy and dedication in the dirt of Northern Italy
THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS
Joy and dedication in the dirt of Northern Italy
A gorgeous film, one that leaves you with a profound sense of the beauty of time, tradition and integrity, and the importance of preserving them.
Anton - That's what friends are for
ANTON
That's what friends are for
It's harmless and sweet in a way that should encourage children to watch it, but simultaneously lacks the heart and focus to make it more memorable.
The Little Things - Three Oscar winners, one so-so mystery
THE LITTLE THINGS
Three Oscar winners, one so-so mystery
Not the worst way to kill two hours, and definitely a movie with some people in it. It's a shame there isn't more to recommend about it.
Jewish International Film Festival 2021 - The reviews
JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2021
The reviews
The SWITCH team have taken a look through this year's Jewish International Film Festival line-up, and gathered our reviews for the best films in one convenient location!
Long Story Short - The short story is this movie's mediocre
LONG STORY SHORT
The short story is this movie's mediocre
A mediocre rom-com to waste your time on this Valentine's Day, but don't get fixated on its muddled message. While the leads are charming and it has a few laughs, they needed more time with this one.
Another Round - What a beautiful, beautiful ride
ANOTHER ROUND
What a beautiful, beautiful ride
Exploring Danish culture while reminding us not to ignore our youthful dreams, this is a supremely charming effort by Thomas Vinterberg.
The Shepherd - A true story through an unflinching lens
THE SHEPHERD
A true story through an unflinching lens
Brutal, honest, painful and creatively stunning. Focusing a war story on a lonely shepherd in a rural town with minimal dialogue should not make for captivating viewing, but it certainly does.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - A charming and poignant tale of survival
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT
A charming and poignant tale of survival
In terms of introductory films that address the horrors of the Second World War, this film goes a long way in putting its hand up for number one spot.
Assassins - Did two girls really commit political assassination?
ASSASSINS
Did two girls really commit political assassination?
A run-of-the-mill documentary that presents a great story, but little else. It would have benefited more by going deeper into the psyche of these girls to unlock more of this bizarre story.
Synchronic - A time-tripping sci-fi drama
SYNCHRONIC
A time-tripping sci-fi drama
Even if Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead only pull at an interesting thread and don't fully unravel it, it's still more unique than most other genre movies you'll see.
The Nest - A hyper-nuanced family drama
THE NEST
A hyper-nuanced family drama
You will try and guess where 'The Nest' is going - but trust me, you'll be wrong. It has plenty of surprises, but not the kind of shockers one is going in prepped for.
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GODZILLA VS. KONG
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PETER RABBIT 2
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NOBODY
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RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
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THE FATHER
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NOMADLAND
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CHAOS WALKING
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FRENCH EXIT
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