Kwenton Bellette
Melbourne, Australia

Review: A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST Strikes Comedy Gold

From the opening credits of director Seth MacFarlane's latest offensive and broad comedy, it is clear that he is wearing his Family Guy hat, although one can argue it is permanently affixed to his head.The ode to the woeful Wild... More »
  

Melbourne 2014 Reveals Educational & Enlightening Next Gen Program

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced the line-up for their very youth-centric all-ages program dubbed Next-Gen. Running since 2007, this terrific and diverse range of films seek to capture the imagination of young minds and inspire a new... More »
  

Melbourne 2014 Opens Strong With Aussie Sci-fi Noir PREDESTINATION

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) brings the cinematic delights to the winter-chilled city of Melbourne Australia year after year, and after a fantastic array of festivals across the globe it is refreshing to see that the opening night film... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Claire Denis

In 2014, Full Disclosure is turning its focus on the filmography of a different celebrated filmmaker each month, and challenging our writers to seek out something new to watch and consider from their sizeable oeuvres. This month welcomes the first... More »
  

Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And The Significant Magnificent Luis Bunuel

The original enfant terrible, Luis Buñuel, together with Salvador Dalí and poet Federico García Lorca formed the nucleus of the Spanish-Surrealist avant-garde, hoping to shock and insult the intellectual bourgeoisie.Melbourne Cinematheque is a sublime curated mix of auteur and period... More »
  

Review: THE RAILWAY MAN, Confused And Emotionless

Japan's involvement and subsequent denial in its atrocities of World War II has always been a difficult point to convey. The Railway Man, which is based on the incredible true account of soldier Eric Lomax, attempts to tell this story... More »
  

Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And Tarkovsky's Prose

Regarded as amongst the few true poets of the cinema and, in the West, one of the greatest Russian director of the post-World War II era. A truly unique and influential body of work that is visually breathtaking, elemental, lyrical... More »
  

Review: JOURNEY TO THE WEST Dazzles, Frightens, And Still Tickles The Funny Bone

Frequently adapted for the big screen, the latest version of Journey to the West quickly became one of the highest grossing films in China's box office history. That's not surprising, really, given the recent penchant for black comedy in cinema,... More »
  

The Weekly Win: Rock Doc A BAND CALLED DEATH + T-shirt pack! [Competition: AUSTRALIA Only, DVD]

The first African American punk band? You better believe it, and their story is as intriguing and engaging as you would expect.Here is our review of the film.Here's the synopsis:Before the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a... More »
  

Australian Trailer For THESE FINAL HOURS Hits Hard

Oh boy I have goosebumps after watching this trailer, and I have already seen (and reviewed) the movie!The epic crescendo of post-Zimmer music, the flashy editing, the emotions! Luckily none of this detracts from the actual content of the film... More »
  

The Weekly Win: Anime Artistry With THE GARDEN OF WORDS Pack [Competition: Australia Only, DVD Or Blu-ray]

Makoto Shinkai has been pushing the boundaries of anime as a pure artform through his humble yet emotionally rich features ever since he began his career. This week is the chance to win not only his new film The Garden Of... More »
  

Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And Pasolini Profane

"His films are often allegorical, paradoxical and at times considered blasphemous in their attempts to reconcile conflicting passions, such as his belief in both Catholicism and Marxism..."Welcome to a new year of diverse delights from the Melbourne Cinematheque. This curatorial... More »
  

Review: STRANGER BY THE LAKE Explores An Uncanny Attraction

It is hard to know exactly where to begin when it comes to discussing Alain Guiraudie's psychosexual thriller Stranger by the Lake. This controversial film was strangely given an R18+ rating and uncut in more conservative places like Australia. However,... More »
  

The Weekly Win: Korean Gangster Cool With NEW WORLD [Competition: Australia Only, DVD Or Blu-ray]

Welcome to 2014, loyal Aussie Twitch readers. I'm glad to confirm that we are back with weekly competitions and feeling more generous than ever!This week is the chance to win the Korean gangster masterwork New World with thanks to Madman... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Film

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Director

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actor

The year that was 2013 has run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Moment In The World Of Film

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Score/Soundtrack

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Actress

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  
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