William Dishon

Swinburne student doing a major in cinema and screen studies and social media. I watch a few to many films.

Favorite films

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Birdcage
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Strange Days

    ★★

  • Busting

    ★★½

  • Climax

    ★★★★

  • Uýra: The Rising Forest

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  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★

    I'm not typically a fan of Gasper Noe's style of filmmaking (Enter The Void I literally found unwatchable not from the disturbing content but rather the never ending flickering effect). Climax however felt absent in those annoying stylistic flourishes that have normally been my barrier to entry. Noe delivers a nightmarish depiction of a spiked LSD trip elevated to the most disturbing degree imaginable. The long free flowing takes help in capturing the disturbing aftermath in the most devastating way…

  • Uýra: The Rising Forest

    Uýra: The Rising Forest

    With the 2023 program for the Mardi Gras Film Festival being announced, I wanted to share a selection of the films i'm most happy to see make it into the program.

    Full disclosure: I contributed to the pre-screening and blurb writing process for this festival. As a result, this is more of a selection of top picks as opposed to my usual review write ups.

    Uýra: The Rising Forest is an insightful look at activism surrounding LGBTIQ+ and environmental preservation…

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  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist

    ★★★★½

    Hooptober 8.0 | Film #1 |

    Checklist: Tobe Hooper Film 1/1 | Haunted House Film 1/2 | Country 1/6 (US) | Total 1/26 |

    Starting off Hooptober with a gem I hadn't got round to yet, but have been meaning too for years. The scope this film is operating within feels really outstanding for its time, and not in a way that feels bloated or overly ambitious in any way. It establishes this profound supernatural presence disrupting an ordinary suburban…

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★½

    It's been a huge anticipation of mine to see what George Miller would follow up Fury Road with, although when you direct a film that masterfully crafted, whatever it is will probably seem a little underwhelming in comparison and that is definitely the case here (I can't imagine the general audience responding well to it). I didn't find the exposition heavy approach to storytelling to work at all, which made it difficult to stay engaged with the characters journey. Still…