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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 ...

Big Eyes

Ugh, men! When they're not stealing our hearts, they're stealing our artistic identities. Can’t live with 'em… can't live with 'em. Tim B...

Minna Gilligan reviews 'Dark Side of the Rainbow' at...

Melbourne-based artist Minna Gilligan is represented by Daine Singer gallery and regularly contributes to Rookie. Her collages and paintings are like rainbow...

Love Is Strange

Love(mm-mm-mm), love is strange (mm-mm-mm) / A lot of people (mm-mm-mm) take it for a game / Once you get it (mm-mm-mm) you're in an awful fix (mm-mm-mm)...

Alliance Française French Film Festival for the Diso...

I once attended classes at the Alliance Française language school where the teacher was kind enough to let me assume a faux name when I was très disappointed...

A Most Violent Year

The year is 1981. Violence is at an all-time high in New York City – more than 120,000 reported robberies and 2,100 murders – not to mention the AIDS crisis ...

Finding Fela

As far as major documentary subjects go, file Fela Kuti under 'why the hell did it take this long?'. Widely celebrated as the pioneer of the Afrobeat...

The Ocean Party 'Floodlights' video premiere

We're proud as a juice box full of pineapple punch to premiere the video for 'Floodlights', the third single from The Ocean Party's jangle-po...

Citizenfour

As someone who's had their bank account, ahem, “compromised” twice in the last six months and who was forever scarred by the 1994 epic Hacker...

Selma

Awards season is always heavy on the can-do, cosy biopics. This year we’ve seen a woman battle ill-fitting hiking boots/her past, a man’s brain outmuscle a d...

The Theory of Everything

There's a time and a place for an against-all-odds biopic, and the life of a famous physicist/cultural icon is – against all odds – a good place to start...

Wild

Within the early minutes of Wild protagonist Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) pulls a Hank Scorpio and says goodbye to her shoe. Strayed is hiking North Am...

Birdman

Fame, art, spotlight, performance and magical realism - that's what we talk about when we talk about Birdman, the unique summer dazzler from director Ale...

Doll and Em

Doll & Em is the best TV show you (probably) didn't watch last year. (I hope you were watching Transparent, though. Did you watch Transparent? You ne...

Levins's First Annual Christmas Movie Trivia Extrava...

Die Hard. Gremlins. Lethal Weapon. Home Alone. What do these four movies have in common besides being AWESOME? They’re all set during Christmas! For the pas...

Levins's First Annual Christmas Movie Trivia Extrava...

Here they are – the answers to our First Annual Christmas Movie Trivia Extravaganza! Absolutely no apologies in advance to any Love Actually fans, especially...

Marfa Girl

“Prepare to visit a town you'd never want to call home” - says the blurb on a DVD of Gummo. I don't necessarily blame the poor drone tryi...

The Green Prince

The premise is just about as unlikely as they come – Palestinian turned Israeli informant and political refugee. Nadav Schirman's documentary The Green P...

Nightcrawler

Meet Lou Bloom. He's energetic, efficient and willing to go the extra mile for a job well done. He'd be handsome too, if his oversized 'sad kid p...

Adventure Time

Created by Pendleton Ward in 2006, Adventure Time is a cult cartoon series set in the semi-post apocalyptic Land of Oooh; a land of imagination overload wher...

Maps to the Stars

An interlocking tale of Hollywood strivers, Maps to the Stars, the latest film from famed Canadian auteur David Cronenberg is a tour through a constellation ...

Finding Vivian Maier

It's every op-shopper and dumpster diver's dream; after years of trawling through other people's discarded trash, you hit actual treasure. Better...

Two Days, One Night

If you're currently employed and not outright hating it, but let out a misanthropic “ugh” when you wake up, an “oof” on your way ...

Pride

The true story that Pride is based on is really one worth telling, and to as many people as will listen. In 1984 a group called LGSM (Lesbians and Gays Suppo...

Whiplash

Alpha males are boring. Underdogs are interesting. In Whiplash, J.K. Simmons plays Fletcher, an overbearing teacher at the best music school in the U.S. who ...

Force Majeure

'Force majeure' is the French term for 'a superior or irresistible power'. In insurance law, it's a clause that's often used in const...

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets

Despite being a Britpop tragic in the 90s (that Select Magazine subscription was a waste of my allowance), I didn't actually notice when Pulp went on hia...

Masterpieces of Polish Cinema at ACMI

Full time movie director and part time appreciator-of-world-cinema extraordinaire Martin Scorsese is back in the curator's chair with a program of Polish...