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Thursday
Aug152019

REVIEWS / YOU DON'T NOMI

2019 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: From the ashes of one the legendary cinematic flameouts of the last 30 years has arisen a film that many now adore, a phenomenon explored in Jeffery McHale's Showgirls re-assessment, You Don't Nomi (Click here)

Tuesday
Aug132019

REVIEWS / REBORN

Frankenstein-meets-Carrie in Julian Richards' deeper-than-expected supernatural dramatic thriller (Click here)

Thursday
Aug082019

INDUSTRY / ALYSSA DE LEO WOWS MIFF AND SAVES LIVES WITH SHORT FILM CLASSIC 

2019 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Across every session of MIFF 2019 you can see the pitch-black comedy masterpiece The Afterlife Bar, an anti-texting message movie that puts writer Alyssa De Leo on the path to stardom (Click here)

Wednesday
Aug072019

FEATURES / NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: FIVE TO BOOK FIRST FROM SUFF 2019

2019 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: Sydney's noisy, bratty, rude kid-brother of a film festival is now a teenager, which means the 13th annual event (kicking off with McConnaughey-hey-hey in The Beach Bum; pictured, left) is primed to be noisier, brattier and ruder than ever before (Click here)

Sunday
Aug042019

BLOG / THANK YOU, BOYS: DEAD POETS SOCIETY AT 30

As the movie-going summer of 1989 kicked into gear, no one could envision a 50s prep school drama would emerge as not only a surprise hit, but one of the most beloved films of all time (Click here)

Friday
Jul262019

INDUSTRY / MENDO'S BABYTEETH LEAVES IMPRESSION ON VENICE SELECTORS

Director Shannon Murphy's feature debut Babyteeth, featuring Ben Mendelsohn and Essie Davis, will stand alone as the only Australian feature at this year's Venice Film Festival (Click here)

Thursday
Jul182019

FEATURES / FIVE OF THE BEST FROM MELBOURNE DOC FEST

2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: If the wealth of factual filmmaking on offer at this year's MDFF is making that first step into the program a challenge...here, take my hand... (Click here

Wednesday
Jul172019

REVIEWS / SHARKWATER EXTINCTION

2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: Whether viewed as a eulogy for the ocean's alpha predator or the man who fought for their survival, Sharkwater Extinction is a rich visual, emotional experience (Click here)

Saturday
Jul132019

BLOG / 2019 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL FIRST WAVE A FEAST OF GLOBAL FUTURISM

2019 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL: Nine features, 31 shorts, beaming into Sydney from a record 17 countries. Out-of-this-world stats from the first wave of films to be announced as part of the SciFi Film Festival's 6th annual event (Click here)

Saturday
Jul132019

REVIEWS / THE CAT RESCUERS

A collection of dedicated humans save the cats of NYC, and the cats save them right back, in this sweet and special doco from directors Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence (Click here)

Wednesday
Jul032019

FEATURES / EIGHTIES CLASSICS FROM SYNTH GODS TANGERINE DREAM SET FOR SYDNEY RETRO-SEASON

Rare big screen sessions of seven Eighties classics mean the soundtracks of Tangerine Dream will get the audience (and stereo speaker) love they deserve (Click here)  

Sunday
Jun232019

INDUSTRY / OZPLOITATION PIONEER'S CLASSIC COLLECTIBLES SEEKING NEW HOME

Five decades of a life in the Australian film sector goes under the eBay hammer when the late John D. Lamond's extraordinary collection of film ephemera is unveiled (Click here)

Sunday
Jun232019

BLOG / PREVIEW: 2019 DISCLOSUREFEST FILM FESTIVAL

Four philosophically-sound documentary visions play their part for the greater good in the 2019 Disclosurefest Film Festival line-up (Click here)

Saturday
Jun152019

FEATURES / SKID ROW MARATHON: THE MARK AND GABRIELE HAYES INTERVIEW

2019 MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: Judge Craig Mitchell leads the very people he must face in court on a step-by-step path to personal redemption in Skid Row Marathon, a wonderful work from husband and wife filmmakers Mark and Gabriele Hayes (Click here)

Sunday
Jun092019

REVIEWS / GHOST LIGHT

The curse of The Scottish Play befalls a summer stock troupe in John Stimpson's serio-comic take on The Bard's legacy (Click here)