Category: festivals

Revenge

Monster Fest 2017 Closing Night Film Review: ‘Revenge’

Brilliantly self-assured debut feature that serves as a reminder for just how visceral cinema can be. Early on, something happens in Coralie Fargeat’s thriller Revenge that’s so implausible, so difficult to let pass as a believable turn of events in…

The Viper's Hex

Monster Fest 2017: Interview with ‘The Viper’s Hex’ Co-directors

Jasmine Jakupi and Addison Heath understand why audiences endure great horror films. When I asked Jasmine Jakupi and Addison Heath, directors of The Viper’s Hex, why movie-goers love horror movies despite their intentions to scare you and make you uncomfortable,…

Pyewacket

Monster Fest 2017 Film Review: Pyewacket

Deeply affecting, works both as a drama and a horror. Some directors just ‘get’ horror. Adam Macdonald, with his second feature after 2014’s tense survival flick Backcountry, has a film that improves on his first effort (which was already pretty…

Boar Film Review

Monster Fest 2017 Opening Night Film Review: ‘Boar’

Boar’s gore is as bloody as its banter is brilliant. During the Q&A after the film, one the stars, Aussie horror legend John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) remarked on how much he loved the dialogue in Chris Sun’s Boar. Too often…

Night Noodle Markets 2017

The Night Noodle Markets, presented by Citi, are a feature of Melbourne’s foodie event-goer calendar. Located in the beautiful surrounds of Birranrung Mar the Night Noodle Markets make a fabulous use of the natural space its given. A feature of…

Menulog At Home Zone at Night Noodle Markets Melbourne

The Night Noodle Markets Melbourne are on again in Birrarung Marr and I was lucky to be invited to opening night by the amazing team at Menulog. The  Menulog ‘At Home Zone’ was a large space full of good sized…