About

David O’Connell is a Melbourne film buff, critic, and score collector who has written thousands of reviews over the past seven years for films both old and new at 20/20 Filmsight (www.moviecritic.com.au) and Screen Fanatic (www.screenfanatic.com).

Favourite directors include: Ingmar Bergman, Billy Wilder, Sydney Lumet, Alfred Hitchcock, Alexander Payne, Wes Anderson, Sion Sono, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Nicolas Winding Refn, Ulrich Seidl, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Patrice Leconte, Francois Ozon, David Cronenberg, The Coen Brothers, Brian DePalma, Abbas Kiarostami, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson, Chaan-wook Park, Kim Ji-woon, Asghar Farhadi, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Ben Wheatley, Claude Chabrol, Aki Kaurismaki, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Haneke, Mike Leigh, Hal Hartley, Jim Jarmusch, Jason Reitman, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski etc etc ……..

 

Favourite film scores include: Alien, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, Diamonds Are Forever, Carlito’s Way, The Straight Story, Braveheart, About Schmidt, Jurassic Park, The Mission, Jason and the Argonauts,The Fury, Wyatt Earp, To Kill a Mockingbird, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Michael Collins, Incognito, The Shipping News, Vertigo, Beetlejuice, The Education of Little Tree, The Cell, Ben Hur, Dead Ringers, Oscar and Lucinda, Tombstone, Amelie, Ravenous, The Dead Zone, Dark City, Last of the Mohicans, Night and the City(FW), The Joy Luck Club, Hart’s War, Quigley Down Under, 100 Rifles, Logan’s Run, The Thin Red Line, Conan the Barbarian, Kundun, Lionheart, North by Northwest……………………

 

In the process of transplanting past work to a new home here.

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