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Sunday
Aug312014

HORROR / MIDNIGHT MADNESS SHINES LIGHT ON HORROR'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST

The Toronto Film Festival's late-night genre strand Midnight Madness, screening Sion Sono's Tokyo Tribe in 2014, has lost none of its bite after 26 years as one of cinema's most respected cult/horror/fantasy showcases (Click pic).

Thursday
Aug282014

FEATURES / DAY OF THE ANIMALS: THE MICHAEL DAHLSTROM INTERVIEW

Director Michael Dahlstrom talks about his debut documentary feature, The Animal Condition, an examination of the methodology, ideology and controversy surrounding modern industrialized farming (Click pic).  

Saturday
Aug232014

REVIEWS / WETLANDS

SUFF 2014: David Wnendt adapt's Charlotte Roche's YA bestseller into a brazen coming-of-age tale, driven by an unforgettable leading lady and a sweaty, sticky sense of body-realism (Click pic) 

Thursday
Aug212014

FEATURES / LITTLE BIG MAN: THE ANDREW LEAVOLD INTERVIEW

SUFF 2014: The big life and shortlived stardom of cinema's smallest leading man is given the obsessive fan's treatment in Andrew Leavold's Filipino odyssey, The Search for Weng Weng (Click pic).

Sunday
Aug172014

FEATURES / SEA OF LOVE: THE GIRL SAVING OUR OCEAN'S ALPHA PREDATOR

Australian documentarian Madison Stewart is taking on the global shark fishing industries with her hard-hitting, first-hand enviro-doco, Shark Girl (Click pic).

Saturday
Aug162014

FEATURES / HIDDEN TALENTS HAILED BY NEW GALLIC GALLERY

French producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint has launched a creative exhibition space that celebrates the hidden artistry of world cinema's most high-profile talents (Click pic)

Wednesday
Aug062014

FEATURES / POSSIBLE WORLDS OFFERS IMPOSSIBLE ROSTER OF FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Matthew Ravier (pictured) and his programming team have provided an abundance of North American cinematic riches for the 2014 Possible Worlds US and Canadian Film Festival (Click pic) 

Saturday
Aug022014

REVIEWS / ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS

MIFF 2014: Director Mark Hartley's latest chronicling of B-movie prowess examines those wild and crazy Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, the ultimate showmen who headed up the 80's renegade Hollywood operation, Cannon Films (Click pic)

Thursday
Jul312014

MEDIA / TRAILERS, SHORTS AND FIRST-LOOKS

Woodward and Bernstein reflect upon All The President's Men; BBC1's Omnibus captures the fresh young faces of German cinema, circa 1976; a first-look at Al Pacino's Salome & Wilde Salome; White Reindeer director Zach Clark presents his 2009 feature Modern Love is Automatic, free and in full; and, yes...the Mad Max Fury Road trailer. (Click pic)

Wednesday
Jul302014

FEATURES / SUFF 2014 PREVIEW: SUBVERSIVE SCHEDULE SET TO RATTLE SYDNEY PSYCHE

Kicking off with the New Zealand horror romp Housebound, The Sydney Underground Film Festival returns for its 8th edition with the most globally eclectic line-up of subversive cinema in the event's history (Click pic)

Friday
Jul252014

REVIEWS / GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Cult director James Gunn brings his weird, wonderful directorial perspective to the studio tentpole universe with his adaptation of Marvel's down'n'dirty misfit outfit, Guardians of the Galaxy (Click pic)

Thursday
Jul242014

BLOG / "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT, BILLY!": CRANKY COMICS AND CAUSTIC CRITICS

When media analysts contend that the opinions of professional critics don't count for much any more, take a moment to recall the cutting witticisms of Roger Ebert and his decade-long feud with funnyman, Rob Schneider (Click pic)

Monday
Jul212014

FEATURES / A CHANGE OF SEASONS: THE JEFF CANIN INTERVIEW

From the implosion of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in 2013 to the efforts of a small South Australian town to change the official opinion of our elected leader, Jeff Canin's 2 Degrees is a passionate work from one of the world's leading documentarians (Click pic)  

Monday
Jul142014

REVIEWS / ROAD TO PALOMA

That mountain of man muscle, Jason Momoa, gets down and dirty as the bike ridin' fugitive felon with a heart of gold in his directorial debut, Road to Paloma (Click pic)

Monday
Jul142014

REVIEWS / GIRL RISING

Richard Robbin's study of the denial of formal education to young women the world over towers above the worthy but weighty 'advocacy doco' genre (Click pic)