David's Latest Articles
2022 in Australian films – we need to talk box office
Now is the time of reckoning. All that work, all that subsidy – should we cry or cheer, or grumble…
2022 AACTA award-winners – what did they make at the box office?
This year's AACTA standout was also a financial standout. How did the other winners fare in the hunt for audiences?
Low-budget Sissy proves popular around the world but not (yet) at the box office
Written and directed by Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes in Canberra during Covid, Sissy has shown at many major festivals…
The Angels and Seriously Red sing for their supper
Energetic Seriously Red, grunge from The Angels, Afrofuturistic Neptune Frost – there's plenty going on at the Australian Box Office.
Streaming: the hidden gems of 2022, part three
They may not have exploded at the box office but these films offer something for everyone on the couch at…
Seriously Red splits audiences but still sparkles with joy
Have we lost our love for highly skilled ratbaggery? Seriously Red is fighting for an audience.
Best streaming films of 2022 (that you haven't seen) – part two
'In this, part two of three, I'm listing the 50 films that took between $100,000 and $500,000 this year, available…
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever makes the case for the Hollywood blockbuster
As the world box office springs to life, the studios are forced to rethink some fundamental release myths.
Streaming: the best films in 2022 you haven't seen
Nearly 600 films have been released this year in Australia, many of which are now streaming – so which ones…
Black Adam beats back the competition at the box office
Black Adam has been the top film for the last three weeks, and has now made a useful but not…