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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...

MIFF presents 'The End of The Tour'

Writing this review has almost been almost as intimidating as cracking open Infinite Jest for the first time. There's a great scene early on in The End o...

'I Am a Miracle'

We don't usually review theatre on this site. It's never been meant as a dismissal, it's just we don't have the resources to cover the scene ...

A MIFF guide for the overwhelmed

It’s a scientific fact that by the time you’ve actually read the Melbourne International Film Festival’s program guide from cover to cover, MIFF will be over...

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...

MIFF Critics Campus 2015 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. For the second year, MIFF con...

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 ...

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...

Of Men and War

Just off the highway on a quiet bit of property in Yountville, California, residents of The Pathway Home tour the walking trails as the sun rises, and play b...

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...

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 ...

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...