Kwenton Bellette
Melbourne, Australia

Hey Australia, Experience The Thrill And Win THE TOWER On DVD

The Tower is a blockbuster South Korean film about a thrilling man-made disaster that threatens the lives of thousands on a tragic Xmas eve.On Christmas Eve, at the luxurious Tower Sky twin tower building in central Seoul, residents and staff... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Review: JIMMY P, A Psychoanalytical Slog

Director Arnaud Desplechin is a labelled auteur and no stranger to cognitive dissonance. His latest feature, direct from Cannes continues, his inquiry into the mind, but given the previous efforts, it is inexcusable how utterly dull Jimmy P is. The... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Review: ILO ILO, A Genuine Gem

Ilo Ilo is the debut feature from Singaporean director Anthony Chen, who is now based in London. It is, however, handled with such a deft hand and filled with so much obsessive detail that one would be forgiven for thinking... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Review: AIM HIGH IN CREATION Respects And Engages Gleefully With The DPRK

Director Anna Broinowski is no stranger to confrontation; kicking off her documentary career with Hell Bento, a film that exposed subsections of the Japanese underworld. More recently she directed a startling fib-filled terror tale about Muslim romance called Forbidden Lie$.... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Review: PATRICK Offers Safe Chills And Tame Thrills

Our midnight screening of Patrick, the passionate horror remake from Ozploitation devotee Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood), began with an honest and slightly disconcerting preamble from the director: Patrick is an old fashioned Gothic chiller, with little time awarded for rehearsals... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Review: THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO Is A Stunted Visual Essay

The Last Time I Saw Macao is a quasi neo-noir cum documentary that centers on Portugal's historical occupation in a city with the highest density on Earth. It has been likened to Marker's Sans Soleil and, on its own merits,... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 6: Mistakes, Accidents And Incidents

Welcome to my coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival. I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive films that certainly got my attention, as well as links to past Twitch reviews to... More »
  

Hey Australia, Win Sci-Fi Romance UPSIDE DOWN On DVD Or Blu-ray!

Upside Down is a science-fiction romance starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess. It has a very interesting and unique premise:In a universe that is not our own, two worlds with inverted gravity dangle within a few meters of each other.... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 5: Presenting Hirokazu Kore-eda's LIKE FATHER LIKE SON

Welcome to my coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival. I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive films that certainly got my attention, as well as links to past Twitch reviews to... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 4: Metaphors, Bittersweet Romance And Thrilling Violence

Welcome to my coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival. I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention, as well as links to past... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 3: Kurdish Cowboys, Restricted Rebellion And Traumatic Horrors

Welcome to my coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival. I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention, as well as links to past... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 2: Experimentation And Failure

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention, as well as links to... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Dispatch, Day 1: Heartbreak And Comedic Confusion

Welcome to my daily coverage of the Melbourne International Film Festival! It may kill me, but I aim to bring you daily updates over the next 17 days of the definitive three or four films that certainly got my attention,... More »
  

Melbourne 2013: I'M SO EXCITED! Proves An Amiable Party Starter

Ah, MIFF, at last you grace Melbourne, Australia with your proliferating presence; more than 300 films in just under two weeks? I will be covering a heck of a lot on Twitch, so let's get started, shall we?Opening night kicked... More »
  

Melbourne 2013 Review: MYSTERY ROAD Is A Beautiful, Repetitive Procedural

Mystery Road, the new Australian film by Ivan Sen that opened the Sydney Film Festival makes the most of its location and recalls films such as No Country For Old Men with its bare-bones harsh reality set against the backdrop of a... More »
  

Hey Melbourne! Prepare Yourself For Season 2 Of Cinema Nova's Cultastrophe

A few months ago, Cultastrophe launched at Melbourne's Cinema Nova. The program has generally been a success and has excitingly showcased a diverse and eclectic mix of films from around the world. Curators Zak Hepburn and Ben Buckingham have revealed... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win Ghibli's Latest FROM UP ON POPPY HILL On DVD Or Blu-ray!

From Up On Poppy Hill is the beautiful new period narrative from the always wonderful Studio Ghibli.Check out our review here!Set in Yokohama, From Up On Poppy Hill is a high school love story that take place in the year... More »
  

Melbourne 2013: The Program Guide Reveals Plenty Of Australian Premieres For World Fest Faves

The Melbourne International Film Festival program guide was unveiled yesterday to the media and to lucky MIFF members alike who are booking tickets as you read this (sales open to non-members on Friday).Besides the already exciting First Glance and Cannes... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win Searing Hong Kong Police Crime Thriller COLD WAR On DVD!

Cold War is Hong Kong's latest and greatest police crime parable, Set mostly in the confines of the upper echelons and high rises of the police force, this searing thriller balances personal, criminal and political corruptions.Check out our review here!Approaching... More »
  

Check The Trailer And Stills For Unique Australian Literary Adaptation THE TURNING

Author Tim Winton's collection of stories The Turning is being lovingly adapted into this haunting, ethereal showcase of Australian darkness and fury. This impressively bold film is part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, and is the very exciting world... More »
  
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