Featured, Reviews / 27.08.2021

Swimming is intrinsically linked to everyday life in Australia. Most Aussie kids learn to swim from the moment they can walk, so it's surprising swimming is a rare setting for Australian cinema. But writer/director Tyson Wade Johnston's Streamline isn't a celebration of swim culture. It's an unflinching portrait of the brutal nature of professional sport and the toxic masculinity that saturates it. A supremely impressive directorial debut from Johnston, Streamline is a powerful, pertinent work that refuses to pull any punches. Led by a breakthrough performance from Levi Miller...