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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...

All This Mayhem

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

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Revelation Film Festival 2014

After torrent-ing the hell out of the season finale of Game of Thrones you probably owe it to the film industry to part with some of the dosh you saved. Luck...

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 ...

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...

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...

Chef

Once a rom-com set in a craft brewery was made, it was only a matter of time before a food-truck dramedy would emerge. What's next, a thriller set in a c...

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...

Spanish Film Festival guide for the disorganised

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...

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'...

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...