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Sunday
Sep182016

REVIEWS / 57 LAWSON

SUFF 2016: A metropolis gutting itself of humanity and history to appease a more profitable march of time is examined in Ben Ferris' 57 Lawson. (Click here)

Sunday
Sep112016

REVIEWS / THIS PAPIER MACHE BOULDER IS ACTUALLY REALLY HEAVY

Both long on title and self-knowing laughs, Kiwi low-budget sci-fi romp This Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy is set to jump from film festival favourite to wider audience hit (Click here)

Friday
Sep092016

REVIEWS / I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER

SUFF 2016: A YA bestseller adaptation dodges the studio route and emerges with all it's important elements intact in Billy O'Brien's Darko-esque I Am Not a Serial Killer, starring a resurrected Max Records (Click here).

Tuesday
Sep062016

FEATURES / DARING DIVERSITY IS TRUMP CARD IN 2016 MUFF SEASON

MUFF 2016: Festival director Richard Wolstencroft jumps on the controversy bandwagon in referencing the GOP candidate in his press material, but is this year's Melbourne Underground Film Festival really under the influence of Trump politics (Click here).

Friday
Sep022016

HORROR / THE TRANSFIGURATION: THE MICHAEL O'SHEA INTERVIEW 

CANNES 2016: A prized slot in the 2016 Un Certain Regard announced Michael O'Shea as a filmmaker to watch, reaffirmed by his moody, bloody makeover of the teenage vampire genre, The Transfiguration (Click here)

Saturday
Aug272016

REVIEWS / BURNS POINT

CINEFESTOZ 2016: A vengeance seeking brother mired in grief inadvertantly brings violence to a sleepy mid-north coast township in Tim Blackburn's noirish Burns Point (click here)

Friday
Aug192016

REVIEWS / THE SHALLOWS

Blake Lively came for the surfing but stays to fight a monster great white shark in Jaume Collet-Serra's tropical paradise survival epic, The Shallows (Click here)

Tuesday
Aug162016

HORROR / DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: THE VANESSA MOLTZEN INTERVIEW

For Vanessa Moltzen, the very un-ladylike genres of western and horror have combined in Michael Du-Shane's Bullets for The Dead to provide a leading lady role she can sink her teeth into (Click here).

Wednesday
Aug102016

FEATURES / PREVIEW: 2016 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

SUFF 2016: The 10th anniversary incarnation of Sydney's most out-there film event offers a typically eclectic mix of politically-charged, culturally-subversive and downright weird international and local film visions (Click here)

Monday
Aug082016

REVIEWS / THE ISLAND FUNERAL

MIFF 2016: A yearning to reconnect with the spiritual essence of Thailand is central to Pimpaka Towira's return to feature film narrative in The Island Funeral, starring the wondrous Heen Sasithorn (Click here).

Friday
Aug052016

REVIEWS / KILLING GROUND

MIFF 2016: City slickers are dealth a harsh lesson in bush survival techniques at the hands of two crazed killers in Damien Powers' debut feature, Killing Ground (Click here).

Monday
Aug012016

REVIEWS / MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE

MIFF 2016: An expat Aussie filmmaker traverses the globe to uncover his heritage and define what drives his artistry in Trevor Graham's Monsieur Mayonnaise, which had its World Premiere overnight at MIFF 2016. (Click here)

Monday
Jul252016

MEDIA / THE COMIC-CON 2016 TRAILER REEL.

The trailers that premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con this week displayed all the might of the modern movie marketing machine. But did they impact the fanboy crowds and web denizens as the studios would have hoped? (Click here)

Saturday
Jul232016

BLOG / FITZROY'S EPHEMERA FAIR A FILM FAN'S FEVER DREAM

Bring your love of movies (and a great wad of cash) and you'll have the time of your life at the upcoming Fitzroy Film Fair (Click here).

Monday
Jul182016

FEATURES / HARMONIUM: THE KOJI FUKADA INTERVIEW.

CANNES 2016: Japanese arthouse auteur Kôji Fukada discusses the crumbling family dynamic in Harmonium, a dramatic tour de force that earned the director Un Certain Regard Jury honours at the 2016 festival (Click here).