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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...

An interview with Zoey Moonbeam Dawson

Zoey Moonbeam Dawson (of the Zoey Moonbeam Dawson Shakespeare Company) is a playwright and a feminist. Her latest play Conviction has been playing at the Nor...

Extra Special MIFF Bits

The creation of a motion picture is ultimately the culmination of numerous creative fields coming together under immense pressure in an almost unbelievable c...

Our top 15 MIFF picks (that you can still get ticket...

Winter has never been colder and MIFF has never been MIFFier. We asked Kiloran and James (aka our very own Margaret and David) to break down the program and ...

Ghostbusters via iMessage

Scandinavian Film Festival

It's arguably perfect weather to bunker down in a cinema and watch film after film from some of our world's iciest, crispest countries. Incorporating...

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 ...

Win tix to the 'Everybody Wants Some' preview screen...

Richard Linklater's Dazed & Confused is the perfect coming-of-age film. It has all the horny confusion, keggers and suburban mischief of any other te...

HRFF and Hear My Eyes present 'The Pearl Button' wit...

Sometimes you can only begin to understand the incomprehensible by starting with a mediation on the abstract and universal. In Patricio Guzmán’s Silver Bear-...

Tops picks for MQFF

La Belle Saison  Catherine Corsini’s La Belle Saison is set in 1971. When country girl Delphine moves to Paris and falls in love with the worldly Carole, aga...

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,...

Alliance Française French Film Festival Guide for th...

This year the Alliance Française French Film Festival is so tres bien, that just looking at the program will make you have la petite mort. Let’s start wit...

MQFF presents 'Cry Baby'

One of the few films Johnny Depp starred in before he and Tim Burton bound their souls together in worship of the demon Asmodeus in a profane ceremony conduc...

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...

MQFF presents 'Hairspray'

Remember when we interviewed John Waters and he was impossibly charming and he emphasised that if you go home with someone and it turns out they don't ow...

Carol

Carol is exquisite. Not just Cate Blanchett as the titular, restrained powerhouse of a character, but the whole film, all one hour and 58 dreamy minutes of i...

Three Thousand Film Club presents 'Elixir'

The surrealists were kind of like the original punk pranksters. Except, unlike the punks, they had a manifesto. Nonchalance and middle-class apathy were the ...

Chunky Move presents 'Miss Universal'

Binary thinking is so last century, you know? Problem is, traditional ideas about gender, feminism and politics are trapped inside the words we use. That'...

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 Look of Silence

The Look of Silence (MIFF 2015) is the follow up to Joshua Openheimer’s deeply confrontational, genre-defying 2013 masterpiece The Act of Killing. Both films...

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...

The MIFF guide for the disorganised, 2015

You really blew it this time. Everyone knows it. You talked big after last MIFF. How you were going to dig in next round. Maybe take a break from work. Maybe...