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Win tickets to 'Oasis: Supersonic'

The British Film Festival is on innit! They're premiering Mat Whitecross's definitive doco about the rise and fall of rock'n'roll true believ...

Julieta

It’s a happy day when there’s a new Pedro Almodóvar film to bathe in, and Julieta is one of his finest yet – a story of emotional guilt, familial secrets, pe...

Win tickets to the Greek Film Festival

Impossibly attractive tourists pottering about the islands angling for a threesome, a backwards splash down Yorgos Lanthimos's weird wave, and Sofia Exa...

Chevalier at ACMI

Greek weird-wave from director Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenburg) and writer Efthimis Filippou (Dogtooth, The Lobster, Alps). Six men on a yacht complete a s...

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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

“The whole point of being an artist is to learn about yourself the photographs I think are less important than the life that one is leading.” – R...

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...

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 ...

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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...