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Bridget Jones's Baby via iMessage

Girl Asleep

Girl Asleep isn’t a perfect film, but I guarantee you won’t regret watching it. I don’t fancy myself as a film expert, but this is an Australian movie about ...

The Shallows via iMessage

Down Under

“Nice jeans faggot!” hollered a voice as my colleague and I strolled home after work at 3am. “Fuck you cunts!” I offered back. Ches...

Ghostbusters via iMessage

The Fits

Girl is a girl is a girl is a girl. Bit of a risky introduction for a cissy white boy to make, for sure. Whatever. I couldn’t not write it; I felt inspired...

Let's stop calling 'Mustang' the 'Turkish Virgin Sui...

“Not so long ago, in the East End of London, a Pakistani father murdered his only child, a daughter, because by making love to a white boy she had ...

A Bigger Splash

David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash (1967) is all pastel California hues, flat lines, stillness and (literal) reflection – disrupted by that white kick of water,...

Room

Jack, aged five, lives in hell. He doesn’t know it yet though because he’s being kept in the dark, literally and figuratively. His ferociously protective gua...

Suffragette reviewed by Dave

Ever since Bridesmaids, the cinemas have been inundated with a spate of women-centric comedies. The Heat, Spy, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Trainwreck and...

The Lobster

After seeing the trailer for The Lobster, leading up to the Adelaide Film Festival, I was immediately intrigued and excited: a dystopian world in which singl...

Mistress America

Hello, my name’s Kate Jinx and I’m a… Greta Gerwig/Noah Baumbach pushover. So much so, that I went back and saw Mistress America twice so that I could convey...

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

From Beyonce sampling Chiamamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech in ‘Flawless’ to Australian of the Year Rosie Batty's tireless campaigning for better education ...

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

As the end credits rolled on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Marielle Heller’s haze-laced take on Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical novel, my friend and ...

The Overnight

Before reading through this year’s MIFF program, I didn’t even know Sex Comedy was a genre. But it is; “a comedy motivated by sexual situations and love affa...

Amy

Let's start out by saying - I was never a big fan, although I do remember where I was when Amy Winehouse died (unfortunately, while waiting in line to ge...

Love & Mercy

There's a gem of a moment in Love & Mercy, just after younger Brian Wilson (Paul Dano) drops acid for the first time. As the noises in his head start...

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear could very well have just been two hours of someone reading out a list of celebrity Scientologist names, and I'd have been wrapt. Beck, Elisa...

Partisan

On the outskirts of a non-specific Eastern European town, where rundown slums and decaying architecture set a semi-post-apocalyptic scene, a concealed door i...

Appropriate Behaviour

We've all been there. You're in your twenties, you're in love, and when you decide to finally call it quits, all you're left with is a hefty ...

Clouds of Sils Maria

Though there are many clouds hovering above the Swiss township of Sils Maria, it's the Maloja Snake that the region is famous for. Blink (or, more likely...

Should you subscribe to Netflix Australia?

SIGNING UP: OK, so I sign up. I'm told I get one free month, and every month after that is $11.95 (because I want HD quality). “Don't worry yo...

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Have you ever become so engrossed in a story that you think it's real, even for a second? Perhaps not like the obsessed Kumiko, in this fascinating, othe...

While We're Young

Age is just a number – we're led to believe – unless you're in your late forties and featured in a Noah Baumbach film. There have been more op-ed pie...

It Follows

When they go to the movies together Issy and her dad have a long-running tradition of only seeing horror or disaster flicks (Freud's official term for th...

Mommy

Dieu merci Mommy's coming out in Australia a full month before Mother's Day, so you're not particularly tempted to take your own along. You'l...

Why Don't You Play in Hell?

The suspension of disbelief you need while watching cult Japanese director Sion Sono's latest film Why Don't You Play in Hell? is like balancing on a...

Dior and I

The true test of a good fashion documentary is when you manage to to get swept up, while wearing a seen-better-decades op shop shirt and a pair of jeans you ...