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Sunday
May192019

FEATURES / PREVIEW: 2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: In the wake of it's crowning as the world's best documentary event by Film Daily last year, the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival ups its roster of global pics while still honouring many homegrown films (Click here)

Wednesday
May152019

REVIEWS / DAVI'S WAY

2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: He has played some of cinema's meanest tough guys over the last four decades, but Robert Davi wants to be remembered less for his craggy-faced villainy, and more for his velvety renditions of Ol' Blue Eyes' classics (Click here)

Wednesday
May152019

REVIEWS / LITIGANTE (THE DEFENDANT)

2019 FESTIVAL DE CANNES: Colombian director Franco Lolli returns to Cannes with his second film, a bittersweet and intimate family saga featuring two award-worthy performances from actresses Carolina Sanín (pictured, left) and Leticia Gómez (Click here)

Tuesday
May142019

FEATURES / THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS: THE SANDY K. BOONE INTERVIEW

2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: For her first feature, director Sandy K. Boone undertook to profile an underground, outsider social satire movement that celebrates 60 years shocking, confusing and entertaining a loyal band of insane followers (Click here

Tuesday
May142019

REVIEWS / PARIAH DOG

2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARTY FILM FESTIVAL: Those that embody the very best of the human spirit are destined to walk with the very best of the canine equivalent in Jesse Alk's moving look at man and his best friend, Pariah Dog (Click here)

Tuesday
May142019

REVIEWS / NEW HOMELAND

2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple follows the journey of five teenage refugee boys as they assimilate into Canadian life with a week at that most American of traditions - the summer camp (Click here)

Thursday
May092019

FEATURES / TEN ‘FIRST GLANCE MUST-SEE’ FILMS FROM THE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019: No way I'm going to try and sum up a 300+ program on Day 1 of its public launch, so here are 10 of this year's line-up that leapt out from this morning's launch (Click here)

Sunday
Apr282019

REVIEWS / TATER TOT & PATTON

Andrew Kightlinger's midwest indie about two struggling addicts and the grief they need to tame is as dark as it sounds yet a lot sweeter than you expect. And its stars Jessica Rothe (Click here)

Thursday
Apr252019

FEATURES / ME & MY LEFT BRAIN: THE ALEX LYKOS INTERVIEW

The writer of the 2015 hit Alex & Eve has taken on the three-pronged crown of writer, director and star in his latest film, Me & My Left Brain, a Sydney-set riff on friendship, fantasy and one man's flailing acting career (Click here)

Tuesday
Apr232019

REVIEWS / BLUE MOON

A new crime thriller from the deep South...Island, of NewZealand, announces writer/director Stefen Harris as a genre talent too watch (Click here)

Sunday
Apr212019

FEATURES / 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MATI DIOP*

The first black woman in the history of the Cannes Film Festival to have a film in competition for the Palme d'Or has a backstory as fascinating as her prestigious debut feature, Atlantique (Click here

Sunday
Apr212019

WORLD CINEMA / SENEGAL

Film culture in Senegal was once the central force of African cinema, with films like On Black Girl (1966; pictured, left) taking the international festival circuit by storm. Today, it is about rebuilding a once great sector. (Click here)

Wednesday
Apr172019

BLOG / CAN SPIELBERG'S WEST SIDE STORY KIDS RUMBLE WITH THE ORIGINAL CAST ?

The Midas touch of master caster Steven Spielberg faces its greatest challenge - finding the fresh young faces to redefine some of cinema's most iconic roles - ahead of his remake of West Side Story (Click here

Friday
Apr122019

REVIEWS / LOCUSTS

2019 GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL: After two films that profiled flawed men with humour and empathy, director Heath Davis goes the seedy genre route with the thriller, Locusts (Click here

Monday
Apr082019

REVIEWS / MAYBE TOMORROW

2019 GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL: The latest from Melbourne indie darlings Caitlin Farrugia and Michael Jones moves beyond their hip inner-city oeuvre and into the more challenging world of new parenthood and adult responsibility (Click here)