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Freaks and Geeks

Remember that time our guidance counsellor embarrassed us with a gender-neutral version of Alice Cooper's Eighteen? Or what about when Jason Schwartzman ...

MIFF Roundup Edition 3

This is serious now, guys. A lot of this stuff is selling fast. But it's ok, take a deep breath. This final (for now) MIFF post rounds up documentaries, ...

Sex Tape

Politicians and outraged conservative fuddie duddies are wasting their energy pointing at Frozen, queers on the telly and teaching in schools for pushing a h...

MIFF Roundup Edition 2, International Panorama

We're putting the 'I' in MIFF with the second roundup because the world is a diverse and many-voiced orb with plenty of tales to tell. Tickets to...

An interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cult filmmaker and spiritual guru Alejandro Jodorowsky is having a resurgent cultural moment. Known for his esoteric movie classics El Topo and The Holy Moun...

MIFF Roundup Edition 1

Melbourne International Film Festival! What a time of year. The wind is merciless, everyone is grumpy and long-faced and birds probably have a fairly hard ti...

Scandinavian Film Festival Guide for the Disorganised

Clogs? Tick. Pinterest board of mid-century Danish furniture you can't afford? Tick. Weakness for mulled wine aka glögg/gløgg/glögi? Tick. A weird obsess...

All This Mayhem

Skater boys. So cute! Soooooo disgusting. They make more sense when you understand skateboarding; the playful bravado, creative transgression and nihilistic ...

Calvary

If you had just seven days left to live, would you quit your job and turn into one of those bucket list assholes? Probably. Chances are you'd at least re...

Muscle Shoals

Deep south in the U.S. is a region that has enthralled for years, and while Australia is about to OD on po' boys, pulled pork, and honkytonk bars, those ...

The Two Faces of January

Donuts, minotaurs, gold snake bracelets, crisp suits, murder: I’d give my last Aegean cat to go back to Greece in 1962. Happily, Patricia Highsmith wrote abo...

Frank

Plucky young adult Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is an aspiring musician. His indomitable spirit won’t be worn down by his dull office job or the fact that he lives...

Good Vibrations

When the going gets tough, the tough get pogoing. Terri Hooley discovered punk rock amidst the violence that tore apart Belfast in the 70s. By DJing, running...

The Trip to Italy

If not for the bouts of improv banter and Michael Caine impersonations, it could be a slick European car commercial. If not for the long expansive sequences ...

Melbourne International Film Festival, first release

The Melbourne International Film Festival is here again to make the winter better-than-tolerable and the line-up is as terrifying, strange and diverse and ex...

MIFF Critics Campus applications open

There is hardly ever a shortage of controversy at film festivals, but we all know that a good critic knows when to reign it in. Who will take the place of Da...

Palo Alto

Gia Coppola debut film Palo Alto feels familiar when you watch it. During pre-production for the coming-of-age tale - drawn from James Franco's collectio...

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Let's get this out of the way – I'm not going to claim to know everything about the X-Men series and I’m not going to school you on it either, becaus...

Under the Skin

A rather economical adaptation of Michael Faber’s sci­fi novel, Jonathan Glazer's (Sexy Beast, Birth) Under the Skin is honestly like nothing you've ...

The Broken Circle Breakdown

“The banjo kind of snarls, which reminds me of punk.” It's a surprising and intriguing line, but perfect for a bluegrass love story set in Be...

The Double

It's happened to all of us: a friend tells you they met someone who's 'just like you', that you'll 'definitely get along', that t...

52 Tuesdays

Parents, huh? With her debut feature 52 Tuesdays director Sophie Hyde examines the complexities of family and a mother-daughter closeness that's a bit mo...

Adult World

There's a dirty book store in the Gold Coast called 'Adult Concepts'. Every time we drive past I joke that they sell things like 'malaise'...

Spanish Film Festival

Isn't it high time you expanded your engagement with Spanish culture beyond parroting phrases from Old El Paso commercials and Dora the Explorer? And hav...

Only Lovers Left Alive

With the blood moon still howling somewhere in the galaxy, it was the perfect week to release Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s new beauty of a dark dre...

Fargo

For a state full of seemingly sunny-dispositioned people, bad things seem to happen an awful lot in Minnesota. From the opening shot of new FX series Fargo -...

Any Day Now

Parenting is the most important job in the world. Don't confuse that with the oldest job in the world, or you'll be hiring hookers to look after your...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

High atop a snowy peak sits Wes Anderson in a pastel-hued daydream, casually blissing out in his trademark mustard suit, om-ing along to a Donovan song or ma...