Culture

Beginner’s Guide to the Melbourne International Film Festival

With the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) we’re lucky enough to have one of the oldest film festivals in the world, with a great line-up of local and international content. But even for the most seasoned filmgoer the excitement of attending can quickly morph into hyperventilated dread. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when there is […]

9 August 2017
Car Chase Choreography: The Musical World of Baby Driver

A movie with a heart that beats to the rhythm of exhilarating music.

21 July 2017
Total Recall

When you heard the news about the new Spider-Man movie you probably thought: Seriously? Another one? Do they not know movies to make anymore? The notion that Hollywood is running out of new, original ideas is not a new one. Adaptations, reboots or remakes are all the movie industry seems to be churning out these […]

20 February 2017
Review: Nocturnal Animals

  In 1750, Jean Jacques Rousseau attempted to diagnose the sickness at the heart of his contemporary French artistic life. To the maverick philosopher, France’s art world “stifled in men’s breasts that sense of original liberty for which they seem to have been born”. The artists of his day, obsessed by status and reputation, had […]

1 February 2017
The Beatles: Eight Days a Weeks – The Touring Year

These messy human relationships and complicated associations with the world are what set The Beatles apart from the other boybands

21 September 2016
Freaks and Tweaks: Moral Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood

Lotte Ward reviews Tod Browning’s Freaks.

29 August 2016
Ghibli’s Moving Pictures

Reilly Sullivan celebrates 30 years of Miyazaki’s productions.

That One Chariot Scene: Ben-Hur Review

It was all a build up very much akin to the “bass drop” of brostep.

26 August 2016
Based On The Bard: The Original Cult Connoisseur, Constantly Adapting

Shakespeare: the original cult connoisseur, constantly adapting.

8 August 2016
Review: Ants on a Shrimp at MIFF

I’m wondering whether the guests enjoyed the food, whether the chefs had any fun after all and why this documentary was made about Noma rather than noma.

5 August 2016
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