Bloodshot Heart

Bloodshot Heart ★★

Despite clear technological proficiency and capability for producing stunning visuals, this Aussie independent falters in a lack of clear direction and poorly written secondary characters, especially the women. The stills are frame-worthy, and the protagonist is immensely engaging to watch (thanks to an incredible performance by Richard James Allen) but I can't see myself ever returning to this film. Visually a respectable debut, but for the sake of Australian independent cinema, Parish Maltifano needs to workshop the way he writes women.