Category: film

What to see at Melbourne International Film Festival 2019

It’s that time of the year again when cinema lovers of Melbourne brave the arctic weather for a nice big glass of red wine and some truly excellent cinema. Running continuously since 1952, MIFF is the leading film festival in…

The German Film Festival: Three Films You Can’t Miss

It’s getting cold outside, which must mean that it’s time to order a nice red wine, some buttery popcorn and cosy up with your friends to see the best of German cinema. Hosted by Palace Cinemas, The German Film Festival…

MSO Plays Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

MSO Plays Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

Following on from sell out performances of The Force Awakens last December and A New Hope in February, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is ‘in Concert’ again, this time with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Over 100 musicians play the well…

Three films you must see at the Japanese Film Festival 2018

It’s that time of year again when cinema lovers, and fans of Japanese culture get together for the Japanese Film Festival (JFF). Presented by The Japan Foundation, JFF is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the…

Underground Cinema: HOTEL

We’re enormous fans of Underground Cinema — aka UGC — at The Plus Ones. 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…

Cine Latino Film Festival 2018 – The Plus Ones’ Guide

Presented by Palace Cinemas, the Cine Latino Film Festival is back once again to showcase the sights and sounds emerging from Latin America. Running from 13-28 November in Melbourne, the Festival will feature 26 films including a spotlight on new…

Scary Mother

MIFF 2018 Film Review: ‘Scary Mother’

Difficult to describe, a pleasure to watch. Sometimes, a movie requires patience. Watching Georgian director Anna Urushadze’s Scary Mother, I kept trying to pinpoint the film’s genre. I would think it was a drama about a stifling marriage, until it…