About

At present CRACKS is on an indefinite break.

It’s time to rest, regroup and consider other projects, BUT, there will be a special
“making of” installment in June 2017.


Charter

To provide previously overlooked and undervalued films with a fair go!

If the words “blockbuster”, “multiplex”, “franchise” or “see it in IMAX” give you a special little thrill, or anything starring Katherine Heigl or this month’s Step-Up sequel, you won’t be happy in this place so please GO AWAY NOW!

The film reviews on this site centre around feature length, rough gems and un recognised mini masterpieces – small scale, “indi”, rich in substance, smart, thought provoking and occasionally confronting.  Hey, and some of them are just great fun!

One thing all the films share is a varying degree of neglect. They have fallen BETWEEN THE CRACKS of attention by audiences or distributors and just didn’t get the exposure they deserve.  Perhaps they were swamped by the big budget noise makers all around them or they were sighted at a handful of wreath adorning festivals but never got within coo-ee of your local supermarket’s DVD vending machine.

From time to time some reviews will appear for films that aren’t necessarily great – they might be a bit under baked – but contain some very worthy ingredients that provide a tasty few hours of mastication (who wrote this?).

Of course there are also exceptions, small films that did find an appreciative audience (and maybe even made some money… imagine that!), but their shining time in the sun was way too brief so here, we hope, they will have a second chance to share their inner glow with you (that’s even worse than the last paragraph!).


Disclaimer

BETWEEN THE CRACKS is not directly aligned with any particular film distributor or production organisation.

The aim is to be fair, independent and unswayed in critique by tawdry incentives like expensive cars, shiny new production equipment, cases of really good wine or lots of cash… but all reasonable offers will be considered.


Copyright & fair use

The comments are those of the individual reviewer unless otherwise stated.  Each review (spoken and written) is the property of the individual author of that review.

All rights to the film under review, including related promotional elements (e.g. video clips, freeze frames, production stills, posters, art work for box covers, etc) or materials relating to the documentation of a film’s production (e.g. “on set” or “behind the scenes” photographs or interview comments from cast/crew), remains the exclusive property of the originators / legitimate owners of those elements.

These elements are reproduced with the intention of “fair use”, for the express purpose of review / critique of the film.

Newtown Flicks claims no ownership of this pre existing material and is diligent in ensuring the use is restricted to the relevant video review and related web site known as BETWEEN THE CRACKS.

General site content and original video material © 2015 Newtown Flicks.