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Monday
Feb192018

REVIEWS / THE BBQ

Shane Jacobson returns to his working class roots in a new Australian comedy centred on the iconic outdoor oven (Click here)

Saturday
Feb102018

FEATURES / PREVIEW: 2018 BRUSSELS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The return of the Brussels Independent Film Festival after a six year hiatus is cause for celebration amongst the community of more visionary international filmmakers (Click here)

Thursday
Feb082018

REVIEWS / THE 15:17 TO PARIS

The latest from director Clint Eastwood wants to define what makes an average man perform an extraordinary act, yet struggles to properly convey either (Click here)

Saturday
Feb032018

FEATURES / THE WIDOWED WITCH TAKES TIGER TROPHY AT IFFR 2018

IFFR 2018: Cai Chengjie's Mandarin-language social satire takes top honours in Rotterdam, with The Guilty and The Reports on Sarah and Saleem also earning festival gongs (Click here)

Friday
Feb022018

BLOG / PROGRESSIVE IFFR FILM ROSTER WELCOMES #FEMALEFILMMAKERFRIDAY

IFFR 2018: From a huge array of female filmmakers with works in Rotterdam, we zero in on a random five, including Lebanon's Cynthia Choucair (pictured, left) to honour on this inaugural #femalefilmmakerfriday (Click here)

Friday
Feb022018

FEATURES / INSECTS: THE JAN ŠVANKMAJER INTERVIEW

IFFR 2018: One of the greatest film artists of all time, Czech surrealist master Jan Švankmajer, was in attendance at Rotterdam's International Film Festival to accompany his latest unique visions, Insects (Click here)

Wednesday
Jan312018

FEATURES / FIRST REFORMED: THE PAUL SCHRADER INTERVIEW

IFFR 2018: Filmmaking great Paul Schrader, in Rotterdam to premiere his latest film First Reformed and front his own unique brand of Masterclass presentation, discusses his career, spirituality in his films and the industry he both loves and loathes (Click here)  

Tuesday
Jan302018

REVIEWS / THE CANNIBAL CLUB

IFFR 2018: Brazilian auteur Guto Parente's cannibals-in-paradise horror/satire The Cannibal Club offers a bloody takedown of wealthy priviledge just when the global society needs it (Click here).

Monday
Jan292018

FEATURES / IFFR HONOURS SHORT FILM STORYTELLERS WITH COVETED TIGER TROPHY

IFFR 2018: Short films from all corners of the planet, including the latest from British artist Heather Phillipson (pictured, left) found favour with the trio of jurors in Rotterdam on Sunday (Click here)

Thursday
Jan252018

REVIEWS / HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?

IFFR 2018: Australian documentarian Eddie Martin takes a lifetime of archival footage and constructs a portrait of an artist and man in a constant struggle to balance art and the real world, in Have You Seen The Listers? (Click here)

Thursday
Jan252018

REVIEWS / MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

IFFR 2018: Mouly Surya's slow-burn, feminist, Indonesian western defies the odds and emerges as a searing, thrilling odyssey that challenges and subverts gender and cultural traditions (Click here

Wednesday
Jan242018

BLOG / OSCAR SPLASHES OUT: THE SHAPE OF WATER, DUNKIRK LEAD 2018 NOMINATIONS

OSCARS 2018: Guillermo del Toro's horror movie love letter surged into Best Picture favouritism as the 2018 Oscar nominations were unveiled overnight (Click here)

Wednesday
Jan242018

REVIEWS / BENDING THE ARC

SCREENWAVE 2018: The formation and fruition of a global health initiative is chronicled in Kief Davidson's and Pedro Kos' stirring documentary (Click here)

Monday
Jan222018

FEATURES / HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?: THE EDDIE MARTIN INTERVIEW

IFFR 2018: Have You Seen The Listers? is documentary making at its most personal and ambitious, a profile of artist Anthony Lister by filmmaker Eddie Martin compiled from twelve terabytes of the subject's own archival material (Click here)

Wednesday
Jan102018

HAGSPLOITATION LEGENDS GET NEW FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT

A celebration of Grand Dame Guignol kicks off in Melbourne with four classics of the hagsploitation genre (Click here)