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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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Indian Film Festival of Melbourne – The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Indian Film Festival will once again be held in Melbourne from 10 August to 22 August. As a country with one of the biggest film industries in the world, churning out over 1500 movies annually, the cinematic experience is…

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Kino 30th Birthday Celebrations + ‘The Big Sick’ preview

You hear a lot about the ‘death of cinema’ these days. It only takes a quick google to bring up countless articles proclaiming that cinema as we know it is dead, nobody goes to the movies anymore, filmmakers aren’t making…

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Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2017 – The Plus Ones’ guide

One of cinema’s greatest joys is that it allows viewers to visit faraway places, often with filmmakers whose intimate knowledge of their homelands can offer more than a real visit would. Melbourne is lucky enough to host film festivals all…

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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…