Joe Cinque's Consolation Reviews

August 25, 2018
Dounoukos's project with the film adaptation [of Helen Garner's book] seems apparent: to give [the real life Anu] Singh a more ethically complex position within the [true crime] story.
October 13, 2016
To the extent that they went in search of an honourable ambiguity, they have succeeded, but there may have been a stronger, more complex film in staying close to Garner's book.
October 13, 2016
Naming the film after the book seems to me a rather cynical exercise in brand association - moreso considering Garner herself was not involved, did not attend the premiere, and seems to have distanced herself from the film.
October 7, 2016
Jerome Meyer and Maggie Naouri are terrific as Joe and Anu, heading a little-known cast that rises to grapple with this draining drama.