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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...

An interview with the makers of 'Advanced Style'

Blogger Ari Seth Cohen has been chronicling the fabulous older ladies of New York and their flamboyant attire since 2008. Advanced Style introduces us to som...

Skeleton Twins

Suicides, underage relationships, adultery, making do. Sheesh! There are some pretty heavy themes in Skeleton Twins, but like any family worth its salt, ther...

We Are The Best!

It's not often I'm reduced to feeling like an early teen when writing about a film. Feeling a bit nervous, trying not to gush and lose my cool. Truth...

ACMI presents 'Tom at the Farm'

Why doesn't Tom just leave that godforsaken farm? Why are the creepiest people sometimes the sexiest people? And why in the heck does Xavier Dolan briefl...

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Ohhhh, Italy. You boot-shaped, pasta-inventing paradise. You gave us Monica Bellucci and margherita pizza. Versace. Leonardo Da Vinci. Ravioli. The Roman Emp...

Night Moves

Night Moves, like all of Kelly Reichardt's films, is seriously 'indie.' And not indie like ukelele soundtracks, naval-gazing teenagers, puffs of ...

What We Do in the Shadows

I've lived in some pretty weird share houses in my time – including one where the previous tenant collected their menstrual blood in a jar in the bathroo...

'One Day In Tokyo'

Imagine a magical land where everything is cute (even the damn salad), you're allowed to dress like this, gift wrapping is recognised as the art form it ...

Magic in the Moonlight

The jazz age. Magic fakery. An older man interested in a (much, much) younger woman. Let's get this out of the way, shall we? Yes, Woody Allen traverses ...

Wetlands

When Charlotte Roche's Wetlands (Feuchtgebiete) came into Australian bookstores c2009, hordes of girls were scooping it up for its anti-patriarchal, '...

Boyhood

Some of us attempt to forget our childhoods. We pack the embarrassing details away and shoebox them into our parents' garage, or shred our epically cring...

Display Home

In between running the very-much-killin'-it label This Thing and producing his own solo work at a prolific rate, you'd think Wooshie wouldn't hav...

20,000 Days on Earth

A lot of critics have commented that 20,000 Days on Earth is only of worth to the musician's fans. Not true. I'll be honest, my own Nick Cave knowled...

MIFF guide for the disorganised

A lot of the MIFF films that you heard were great and wanted to see have already screened or sold out (I'm looking at you, Force Majeure) but it's OK...

MIFF presents 'Ping Pong Summer'

The final shot of Ping Pong Summer is a freeze frame of two best friends (Teddy Fryy and Rad Miracle) hugging in mid-air after defeating bullies at ping pong...

Palo Alto

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

The Keeper of Lost Causes

The hard, humourless detective. Arrogant, difficult and brilliantly intuitive. His wife's left him. He chain smokes, hates bad coffee and falls asleep in...

MIFF presents 'Silk'

“She said: ultimately none of this has anything to do with me. And it's not just about the music either. It's about being moved and whatever ha...

MIFF presents 'L For Leisure'

L For Leisure is the kind of film you sit through waiting for it to start. It just goes on and on and then it's over and you're like 'wait, what?...