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Friday
Oct312014

REVIEWS / INTERSTELLAR

Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated space opera proves a grandly visual but plodding deep space adventure that becomes bogged down in irksome existentialism (Click pic) 

Tuesday
Oct282014

REVIEWS / DECODING ANNIE PARKER

Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt top an all-star cast in Steven Bernstein's low-key gem that tackles the true-life search for a genetic link amongst breast cancer sufferers (Click pic).

Monday
Oct272014

REVIEWS / BIG HERO 6

Disney Animation and Marvel Studios combine to present a cartoon superhero blockbuster with a big cuddly main character. Well, what did you expect? (Click pic)

Wednesday
Oct152014

REVIEWS / LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU

A NIGHT OF HORROR / FANTASTIC PLANET 2014: David Gregory's insightful and wildly entertaining account of a Hollywood blockbuster's implosion and the man whose reputation and artistry was left smouldering in the rubble (Clic pic).

Tuesday
Oct142014

FEATURES / PLAYING FOR THE MOB: THE CAYMAN GRANT INTERVIEW

The intricacies of organised crime's most bold foray into the American sporting landscape is captured by filmaker Cayman Grant, who, with co-director Joe Lavine, dissects the Boston College point-shaving scandal in Playing for the Mob (Click pic). 

Tuesday
Oct072014

MEDIA / TRAILERS, SHORTS AND FIRST-LOOKS

The Inherent Vice cast and crew face the opening night audience; Sofia Coppola's calling card short; Hugo Weaving headlines an Aussie ensemble in The Mule; and, director David Gregory discusses his hot doc, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's The Island of Dr Moreau (Click pic).

Friday
Oct032014

FEATURES / FOR THE BOYS: THE PASCAL VUONG INTERVIEW

IMAX director Pascal Vuong has brought a densely detailed, vividly realised version of one of history's greatest battles to the world cinema's biggest screens with his epic retelling, D-Day: Normandy 1944 (Click pic).

Sunday
Sep212014

FEATURES / A GOOD YEAR: THE NADIR CASELLI INTERVIEW

With her two latest films hitting big both home and abroad, Nadir Caselli reflects upon a year that may have set her up as Italy's next great acting export (Click pic).

Friday
Sep192014

FEATURES / WAR STORY: THE CATHERINE KEENER INTERVIEW

Mark Jackson's dark, challenging study of the impact of PTSD caught his leading lady by surprise, says the great Catherine Keener, who delivers a rare and complex lead performance (Click pic). 

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).