Sorry Nick Cave, Gotye, Joe Dolce, and whoever else is jostling over the crown, but Paul Kelly is Australia's greatest singer-songwriter. Now comes Paul Kelly: Stories Of Me, a new documentary about the iconic and massively influential singer, which distributor Madman... More »
By Simon de Bruyn   

SAVE YOUR LEGS Trailer Knocks It Out Of The Park

We've come a long way since Bodyline. While this staid period miniseries was a huge success for George Miller and Australian television, it didn't exactly launch cricket as a genre we started seeing more on screens - whether as a backdrop... More »
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THE SAPPHIRES Wows Australian Box Office

I don't normally write box office reports, for good reason. Analyzing and comparing numbers for a story that replicates so many other better articles out there is a grueling and unrewarding task. However every so often there is a film that's worth the focus. The Sapphires is one such... More »
By Simon de Bruyn   

100 BLOODY ACRES Shreds Key Art

One of the highlights at the just-finished Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) this year was undoubtedly Colin and Cameron Cairnes' unhinged horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres. A perfect festival experience and one to see in a big midnight crowd, the... More »
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Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2012 Wrap-up

MIFF 2012 ended last night, well technically the night before was closing night but to allow punters their much needed rest, Saturday was the closing night party, but the sessions continued into Sunday. It has been nearly three weeks of... More »

HAIL Reigns Over MIFF 2012

Amiel Courtin-Wilson's latest journey with Daniel P. Jones - the autobiographical docu-drama Hail - has reached a significant milestone, with the movie taking out the top critics prize for best Australian feature in their hometown, at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The... More »
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Sinister Reflections In ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY Poster!

Eron Sheean's debut feature Errors of the Human Body is having a dream genre festival run. After having its world premiere at the Fantasia Festival in July, the film is due to play Fantastic Fest, Film 4 FrightFest, plus a... More »
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MIFF 2012: Bobcat Goldthwait, Beasts & Bloody Acres!

Australia's greatest -- and oldest -- film festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, begins this week and pretty much everyone here (except perhaps the Principality of Hutt River) is counting down the days to Thursday's opening night premiere of The... More »
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MIFF 2012: The Dark Side of Cinema

The internet is buzzing right now with thoughts on the 61st Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), one of the biggest and oldest film festivals in the world. Many thought provoking and hype-fused articles have surfaced with the official public availability of... More »

MIFF 2011 - The Festival Guide insight

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF 2011) is just around the corner; it is celebrating 60 years and is one of the oldest festivals in the world. I have chosen 60 (edit 60+) films and would like to share some... More »

MIFF Channels World Cinema With New Promos!

The Melbourne International Film Festival is gearing up for its 60th anniversary -- already announcing a teaser program which includes 25 Cannes features including Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive as its closer. No doubt the 60 years milestone will see MIFF bring... More »
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MIFF (Melbourne Int Film Festival) 2011 Sneak Peek - An Analysis

So the 60th anniversary of this much loved festival is this year, and the First Glance categories and brief listings of just some of the hundreds of films was just announced on their website, just a few hours ago. This is an exciting... More »
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