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Saturday
Nov182017

REVIEWS / TARNATION

MONSTER FEST 2017: Aussie DIY-horror auteur Daniel Armstrong delivers a spot-on homage to the great Sam Raimi with his cabin-in-the-possessed-woods comedy-shocker (Click here

Saturday
Nov182017

REVIEWS / KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN

MONSTER FEST 2017: A loving tribute to one of the great, largely unsung filmmaking heroes of the last 40 years (Click here)

Friday
Nov172017

HORROR / PREVIEW: MONSTER FEST 2017

MONSTER FEST 2017: Organisers call Monster Fest a celebration of, "horror, fantasy, science-fiction, action, crime, noir, dark drama, gothic western, black comedy, animation, erotica and more." Well, let's see... (Click here)

Friday
Nov102017

BLOG / MARRIAGE DRAMA, SPACE RACE EPICS TAKE TOP HONOURS AT RUSSIAN FILM FEST

2017 RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL: A contemporary study of a relationship in decline and two snapshots of glorious modern Soviet history earned jury honours at this year's Russian Resurrection Film Festival (Click here)

Friday
Nov102017

REVIEWS / ARRHYTHMIA

2017 RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL: Work pressures and self-indulgence arejust two of the pressures tearing apart a young married couple's future hopes in Boris Khlebnikov's Arrythmia (Click here)

Sunday
Nov052017

REVIEWS / THE MARSHES

2017 A NIGHT OF HORROR FILM FESTIVAL: The jolly swagman of Australian folklore is not so jolly in Roger Scott's debut feature, set in the remote, swampy ecosystem of the title (Click here)

Saturday
Nov042017

REVIEWS / THREE SUMMERS

A new Australian comedy will be the final straw for those of us waiting for the sector to make a broad, funny popular gag-fest (Click here)

Wednesday
Nov012017

REVIEWS / CONOR MCGREGOR: NOTORIOUS

The Conor McGregor Show goes from stage to screen in this very authorised version of the MMA champion's life (Click here)

Monday
Oct302017

INDUSTRY / LION IS PRIDE OF LOCAL INDUSTRY WITH 12 AACTA NOMS

The 7th aanual AACTA Awards are poised to be a Lion love-in, with Garth Davis' critical and commercial hit leading the 2017 contenders with 12 nominations (Click here

Friday
Oct272017

REVIEWS / THE GATEWAY

Smart, emotionally resonant science-fiction is all-too-rare, so genre fans will gravitate towards John V. Soto's alternate-reality drama, The Gateway (Click here)

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)