Tag: film review

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…

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Film Review: ‘Blue’ A Documentary Made to Save the Ocean

Blue, directed by Karina Holden is a challenging feature documentary that delves into the ongoing perils of our oceans’ ecology. Two years in the making, Blue serves as part of the Good Pitch Australia documentary program to boost global awareness of plastic’s…

American Essentials Film Festival Film Review: 20th Century Women

When I first saw director Mike Mills’ Beginners (2010), an autobiographical story of a young man whose elderly father admits he’s gay, it had a profound effect on me. Mills’ tender approach to his subject, his nonlinear filmmaking, and the…

American Essentials Film Festival Film Review: ‘Wiener-Dog’

Just how ‘Todd Solondz’ is Todd Solondz’s new film Wiener-Dog? To answer that, we have to go through the Solondz movie checklist: is there a motley cast of miserable characters whose lives are vaguely connected? Check. Is Dawn Weiner in…

‘Museum Alive: 3D’ with David Attenborough at Melbourne IMAX

As an 80’s kid with a father that loved documentaries, I literally grew up with David Attenborough’s distinctive voice always playing in the lounge room, describing the various mating habits present in the animal kingdom. As a 10 year old,…

Monster Fest Review: ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’

Too many horror movies collapse under the weight of their own strong premises. They start out confidently with an intriguing idea and a good set up, only to veer off somewhere in the middle, leaving you to wonder what went…