Search
3D 5th Wave 80s Cinema A Night of Horror Action Activism Adaptation Adelaide Film Festival Adventure Advocacy African American Age of Adaline AI albanian Alien Abduction alien covenant aliens altzheimers amazon Amitabh Bachchan Animation anime Ari Gold Art Asian Cinema Australian film AV Industry Bad Robot BDSM Beach Boys Berlinale BFG Bianca Biasi Big Hero 6 Biography Biopic Blake Lively B-Movies Bollywood Breast Cancer Brian Wilson Brisbane Camille Keenan Cancer candyman Cannes cannibalism Cannon Films Cesars CGI Chapman To Character Actors Charlie Hunnam Charlize Theron Chemsex China Lion Chloe Grace Moretz Chris Hemsworth Chris Pratt Christchurch christian cinema christmas Christopher Nolan Classic Cinema Close Encounters Cloverfield Comedy Coming-of-Age Conspiracy Controversy Crowd-sourced Cult Cure Dakota Johnson Dance Academy Dardennes Brothers darth vader Debut Deepika Padukone Depression Disaster Movies Disney Diversity Documentary doomsday Dr Moreau drama Dustin Clare Dystopic EL James eli roth Elizabeth Banks Entourage Environmental Epic Erotic Cinema Extra-terrestrial Extreme Sports faith-based Family Film Fantasy Father Daughter Feminism Fifty Shades of Grey Film Film Festival Foreign found footage French Cinema Friendship Fusion Technology Gareth Edwards Gay Cinema Ghostbusters Ghosts Golan Globus Gothic green inferno Guardians of the Galaxy Guillermo del Toro Gun Control Hacker Hailee Steinfeld Han Solo Happiness Harrison Ford Harry Dean Stanton Hasbro Haunted house Hhorror Himalaya Hitchcock Hollywood Holocaust horror Horror Film Housebound Hunger Games Idris Elba IFC Midnight IMAX In Your Eyes Independence Day Independent Indian Film Indigenous Infini International Film Internet Interstellar
Tuesday
Nov152016

INDUSTRY / FOUNDER OF HANOI FILM HEAVEN REFLECTS ON REEL LEGACY

As the Hanoi Cinematheque nears the final sessions of its 14 year existence, founder Gerald Herman ponders a life exhibiting the finest in global cinema and local classics (Click here)  

Tuesday
Nov082016

REVIEWS / OCCUPANTS

A young couple documenting their lifestyle change reveal a portal to another plane of existence in Russ Emmanuel's ode to Twilight Zone-type fantasy thrills, Occupants (Click here)

Saturday
Nov052016

FEATURES / PREVIEW: MONSTER FEST 2016

MONSTER FEST 2016: The presence of Hollywood journeyman great Ted Kotcheff (pictured, right) and a raft of genre films buzzing with marketplace anticipation suggests the fifth edition of Melbourne's Monster Fest will be the best yet (Click here). 

Tuesday
Oct182016

REVIEWS / CURSE OF THE MAN WHO SEES UFOS

Over the golf courses and swimming pools of the southern Californian coastline, the skies are filled with unexplained phenomenon that few glimpse. Not so Christo Roppolo, whose been spotting red orbs and pulsating coloured shapes since he was a boy (Click here)

Thursday
Oct132016

REVIEWS / SPIRIT OF THE GAME

Those all-American pillars of integrity - sport and religion - are examined with a big heart and warm touch in J.D. Scott's 50s-set true story, Spirit of The Game (Click here).

Thursday
Oct132016

WORLD CINEMA / VIETNAM

Despite the devastation of two separate aggressor invasions and often hamstrung by censorship and bureacracy, the 100 year-old Vietnamese film community has forged a strong brand and unique voice within the global cinema community. (Click here)

Sunday
Oct092016

BLOG / DOC CRUSADER TARGETS PARENTAL ALIENATION EPIDEMIC

With her 2014 film Erasing Dad, documentarian Ginger Gentile redefined how the Argentinian family courts addressed Parental Alienation. With her follow-up, Erasing Family, her aim is global change (Click here).

Thursday
Oct062016

FEATURES / ANIMAL INSTINCT: THE BOGDAN MIRICA INTERVIEW

CANNES 2016: From the troublesome recollections of a youth spent in the often violent Eastern European countryside, director Bogdan Mirica has crafted Dogs (Caini), a thrilling, slow burn 'Romanian western' that earned the debutant director an Un Certain Regard call-up at Cannes 2016 (Click here)

Wednesday
Oct052016

REVIEWS / NILALANG

A demonic spirit from feudal Japan faces off against Manila's finest in Pedring Lopez's blood-soaked supernatural/crime thriller mash-up, Nilalang (Click here).

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)