2017 | DIR. SALLY AITKEN | REVIEW BY GLENN COCHRANE.
Aside from the late Roger Ebert being the film critic I aspire to be like the most, it was actually a handful of Australian film critics that introduced me to the wonders of cinema and fuelled my life-long passion. As a child, while my friends were watching cheap variety shows, I was glued to programs like The Movie Show and The Golden Years of Hollywood. My mentors were John Hinde, Ivan Hutchinson, Bill Collins and – of course – David Stratton. It was their unattainable knowledge of cinema that introduced me to films that were far beyond my years and were it not for their insight, my own knowledge wouldn’t amount to much at all.