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Sunday
Oct222017

FEATURES / ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY: A RETROSPECTIVE

2017 RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL: As the great director turns 80, Australia's celebration of Russian film culture - the largest outside of Russia - honours one of international cinema's great careers with a  six film retrospective (Click here)

Wednesday
Oct182017

REVIEWS / VAXXED: FROM COVER-UP TO CATASTROPHE

2017 MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: As the centrepiece of a discussion strand that argues we are in the grip of a new age of censorship, MUFF 2017 will present Andrew Wakefield's anti-MMR vaccine rant, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (Click here

Friday
Oct062017

REVIEWS / THE LAST FACE

It was met with derisive jeers when it premiered at Cannes, but this high-profile passion project from director Sean Penn can't be as bad as the international press would have you believe...can it? (Click here)

Thursday
Oct052017

REVIEWS / BLADE RUNNER 2049

The most anticipated sequel of 2017, a film spent 35 years in the making, can't possibly deliver on the weight of expectation that it has had to carry since it's production was announced...can it? (Click here)

Wednesday
Oct042017

REVIEWS / THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Director Sean Baker's follow-up to the critically-lauded Tangerine is another bittersweet drama about extraordinary pesonalities living on the fringe of The American Dream (Click here)

Sunday
Oct012017

FEATURES / PREVIEW: 2017 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL

In its 5th year, The SciFi Film Festival reaffirms its commitment to local and global science-fiction storytelling with its most ambitious and flavoursome slate of films yet (Click here).  

Tuesday
Sep262017

REVIEWS / HORROR MOVIE: A LOW BUDGET NIGHTMARE

2017 ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Gary Doust's making-of... documentary charts the razor's-edge intensity of the low-budget shoot of Red Christmas, a passion project that may just send its writer-director Craig Anderson over the edge (Click here)

Tuesday
Sep192017

REVIEWS / KUSO

2017 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: This year's SUFF closing night attraction was a scatalogical cavalcade of all manner of physical filth. But is Kuso a challenger for the "grossest film ever made" crown, as some suggest, or is it all for show? (Click here)

Sunday
Sep172017

FEATURES / VALE HARRY DEAN STANTON: AN OBITUARY

A career retrospective of the late Harry Dean Stanton, one of the great character actors in Hollywood's long history (Click here)

Friday
Sep152017

HORROR / SITGES BOUND DOC HONOURS CANADA'S HORROR FILM FOREFATHERS

2017 SITGES FILM FESTIVAL: The work-in-progress doco Tax Shelter Terrors shines a spotlight on the genre greats, amongst them producer Andre Link (left), who crafted the legend that is 'Canuxploitation' (Click here)

Wednesday
Sep062017

REVIEWS / IT

Stephen King's masterpiece of generational horror is afforded an ambitious, epic and, yes, very scary adaptation in the hands of Mama director Andy Muschietti (Click here)

Wednesday
Sep062017

FEATURES / WINDOW HORSES: THE ANN MARIE FLEMING INTERVIEW

2017 PERSIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Ann Maries Fleming, director of the PFF's Opening Night films Window Horses, was determined to present a story of tolerance, artistry and unity with the big screen debut of her feisty creation, Stickgirl (Click here)

Saturday
Sep022017

INDUSTRY / R.I.P. ALAN CASSELL

One of the Australian film industry's great character actors, Alan Cassell passed away in Melbourne on August 30. He was 85 years old. (Click here)

Tuesday
Aug292017

REVIEWS / COALESCE: A CITY COMPOSED

A study in three streams of art that not only captures but enhances the beauty of a modern American city (Click here)

Monday
Aug282017

HORROR / THE NEGLECTED WORKS OF TOBE HOOPER

The late Tobe Hooper won't be remembered for Eggshells or Night Terrors over such classic films as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Poltergeist, but nor should his lesser known works be neglected when appraising his legacy (Click here).