Category: festivals

German Film Festival Film Review: ‘The Silent Revolution’

Celebrates the universal spirit of rebellion Berlin, 1956, and the wall is not yet built. People from the Soviet-controlled East can take a train to the Democratic West, but they need identification papers and a good, temporary reason for doing…

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Bard To The Bone: 2018 Stratford Shakespeare On The River Festival

In Stratford, on the river Avon, three hours east into Gippsland, an annual cultural offering of all things Shakespearean  casts a magic spell in Shakespeare On The River Festival. This regional event has created an enduring arts legacy for the…

Outside In

American Essentials Film Festival Review: ‘Outside In’

A promising director’s most accomplished work yet Playing at this year’s American Essentials Film Festival, Lynn Shelton latest, Outside In, is easily her most accomplished work yet. She applies the improvised, almost dogme-like Mumblecore approach, headed by this film’s producers…

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PO PO MO CO at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

PO PO MO CO have had a tremendously successful run, season after season, entertaining audiences at festivals with stunningly visual and exceptionally creative sketches. This year, troupe have returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with the full tale of…

Almost Lesbians

Almost Lesbians at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Sophie Joske and Anna Piper Scott have a mission, and a talent to carry it through. As well as addressing gender and sexuality in a variety of entertaining forms, ‘Almost Lesbians’ explores what is required to create the perfect example…

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Awkward Threesome at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

There is a significant selection of improvised shows at this year’s festival, and within them is a particular trans-Tasman duo that have brought over a very successful and delightful formula. ‘Awkward Threesome‘ sees Wellington based stalwarts of improvisation Jennifer O’Sullivan…

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21st Spanish Film Festival Review: ‘Abracadabra’

The zany, genre-hopping Abracadabra kicks off the 21st Spanish Film Festival The appropriately titled Abracadabra was shown at the media preview for the 21st Spanish Film Festival, showcasing a little of the movie magic in Spanish filmmaking. Beginning 19 April and running…