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Thursday
Sep112014

INDUSTRY / THE 5 MOST IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN AUSTRALIA'S UNDERGROUND FILM CULTURE

MUFF 2014: As founder and festival director of Australia's oldest underground film event, Richard Wolstencroft has been at the forefront of cutting-edge, socially-minded film culture for over three decades. Here are the moments that he believes have shaped our transgressive cinema movement (Click pic).

Thursday
Sep112014

REVIEWS / START OPTIONS EXIT

MUFF 2014: The Opening Night selection for the Melbourne Underground Film Festival could not be more appropriate for an event known for its cage-rattling agenda (Click pic).

Monday
Sep082014

REVIEWS / THE GREEN INFERNO

Hostel director Eli Roth finally delivers his Amazon jungle cannibal epic, The Green Inferno. Threatened with a straight-to-DVD fate in the US, is his bloody vision worthy of a bigscreen season? (Click pic)

Thursday
Sep042014

REVIEWS / KITE

Imagine a sullen, sexed-up, psychopathic Hit Girl and you've got some idea of what to expect from India Eisley's Sawa in Ralph Ziman's adaptation of the anime hit, Kite (Click pic)

Wednesday
Sep032014

REVIEWS / HOUSEBOUND

SUFF 2014: New Zealander Gerard Johnstone's debut feature confirms that when it comes to dark secrets, scary phenomena and tastefully dubious humour, there is no place like home (Click pic).

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

SUFF 2014: 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)