Category: film

‘Kingdom’ by Underground Cinema

With over 100 performances under their belt, Underground Cinema (UGC) has honed the art of tease and surprise. With the intension of “Taking cinema out of the cinema” the UGC crew screen films in secret locations in Melbourne and Sydney…

Fortunata

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2017 – The Plus Ones Guide

Since Antonio Zeccola founded it in 2000, Melbourne’s Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2017 has grown to become the biggest celebration of Italian cinema outside of its home country. Every year, the festival brings the nation’s freshest talent and most exciting…

Voyage of Time IMAX

Film Review: ‘Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience’

A trailer for our planet – if it were filmed by aliens. Say what you will about Terrence Malick – that his dialogue is insufferable; that, since The Tree Of Life (which was iffy at best) the quality of his…

Film review: ‘The Square’ at MIFF

Swedish film The Square is making its Australian debut at Melbourne’s most wonderful film festival, MIFF. After taking out the 2017 Cannes Palm d’Or, my fellow movie-watching crew and I had high hopes for filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s unusual and inventive…

Film review: ‘The Wound’ at MIFF

The Wound is the directorial debut from filmmaker John Trengove that has been receiving some hot debate about its controversial look at the clash of tradition and modernity in South Africa. On a chilly Melbourne evening we made our way…

Film review: ‘The Ornithologist’ at MIFF

Homoerotic, kinky bondage, and Catholic parables do not usually fit within the same sentence, that’s why we were so intrigued to see one of this year’s most unconventional films at MIFF – The Ornithologist. This Portuguese film from 2016 stars…