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Thursday
Aug172017

REVIEWS / ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE

He no longer fronts that many Hollywood blockbusters (although that Unbreakable sequel is mooted). So can Bruce Willis still carry an action-comedy with the same effortless charm he did 30 years ago? (Click here)

Monday
Aug142017

FEATURES / McLAREN: THE ROGER DONALDSON INTERVIEW

He can walk into a Hollywood directing gig any time he wants, thanks to a raft of hits including No Way Out, Cocktail, Species and Thirteen Days. But Roger Donaldson's latest, McLaren, is a true labour of love; a thrilling and heartfelt tribute to a New Zealand sporting hero known as much for his love for family and country as he is for his fearless embrace of the Formula 1 life (Click here)

Sunday
Aug132017

HORROR / SPOOKERS: THE FLORIAN HABICHT INTERVIEW

The kind of minds that love to inflict terror (upon paying customers, no less) while dealing with their own secrets proved inspiring for New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht (Click here)

Saturday
Aug122017

WORLD CINEMA / NEW ZEALAND

As any Kiwi cinephile will tell you, there is a century of rich and diverse film culture that existed before the invasion of hobbits and orcs redefined how the world saw New Zealand cinema (Click here

Tuesday
Aug082017

REVIEWS / TEXAS HEART

A big-city lawyer fleeing his dodgy past finds a path to redemption in small-town Texas in Mark David's uneven but affecting American indie (Click here)

Friday
Aug042017

BLOG / THE ULTIMATE READY PLAYER ONE EASTER EGG COMPILATION

The trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's VR sci-fi epic became the sensation of the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, it's dense and detailed recreation of 80s and 90s iconography a thing to behold (Click here)

Wednesday
Aug022017

FEATURES / MICHELLE CAREY ON MIFF: "I LOVE SEEING PEOPLE DISCOVER CINEMA"

2017 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Seven years in and Michelle Carey, Artistic Director for MIFF, is as energised as ever about the state of international cinema and the Melbourne audience's hunger for the latest it offers (Click here)

Saturday
Jul222017

REVIEWS / DUNKIRK

Christopher Nolan's latest imposes the director's favourite storytelling tool onto a moment in history that required a more human interpretation (Click here)

Tuesday
Jul182017

FEATURES / GLOBAL DOC SECTOR FETED AT M.D.F.F. AWARDS NIGHTS

2017 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Documentaries from The U.S.A., Russia, Norway, New Zealand, The U.K. and, of course, Australia, featured amongst the winners in a true celebration of international factual filmmaking in Melbourne last night (Click here

Saturday
Jul082017

REVIEWS / FIVE FAVOURITES FROM MELBOURNE'S FESTIVAL OF FACTUAL FILM

2017 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: From the seven-day program of extraordinary documentaries sourced from all corners of the planet, we profile five that are sure to stir the hearts and minds of Melbourne's discerning film festival crowd (Click here)

Thursday
Jul062017

FEATURES / LUNAR ORBIT: THE PATRICK BUCHANAN INTERVIEW

2017 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: For his debut feature Lunar Orbit, Patrick Buchanan captured the life, inspirations and creative impulses that have shaped the 30-year house music pioneers, The Orb, as they prepare their latest studio album (Click here)

Wednesday
Jun282017

FEATURES / DOC FEST DIRECTORS PONDER WHAT "DOCUMENTARY IS..."  

2017 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: Eight of the filmmakers bringing their latest to the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (including Play Your Gender's Stephanie Clattenburg) bring unique perspectives to the sentence-starter, "Documentary is..." (Click here)

Tuesday
Jun272017

REVIEWS / FAGS IN THE FAST LANE

Giddy with kitschy style and camp homoeroticism, Fags in The Fast Lane is a raucous middle-finger to good taste, convention and banality. But be warned... (Click here)

Monday
Jun192017

REVIEWS / WE DON'T NEED A MAP

2017 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: Warwick Thornton scored Opening Night honours for his impassioned docu-diatribe We Don't Need a Map, a fierce but frustrating study in nationalism and indigenous tradition (Click here)

Sunday
Jun182017

REVIEWS / MIYUBI

2017 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: One of the first virtual reality 'feature films' is the toy robot saga Miyubi, an 80s-set comedy-drama that employs VR dexterity with a bittersweet take on the inevitabilty of ageing (Click here)