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melbourne women in film festival 2020

Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2020

We recently attended the launch of the fourth MWFF Melbourne Women Film Festival at the Melbourne Capital Theatre. This year’s festival is entitled Stories In Colour and the featured film for the opening night was...
parasite’s win is the perfect excuse to get stuck into genre-bending and exciting korean cinema

Parasite’s win is the perfect excuse to get stuck into genre-bending and exciting Korean...

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Image: CJ Entertainment Parasite, the South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-ho, received four Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. It was an historic moment....
emma – the movie (2020)

EMMA – The Movie (2020)

This recent adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel is certainly not what I expected.  Having never read the book, I always (mistakenly) considered this to be a tale tailored for young girls. I was...
shorts film festival for bushfire relief announced at capitol theatre

Shorts film festival for bushfire relief announced at Capitol Theatre

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Taking over Melbourne's Capitol Theatre for a one-day-only short film festival, Shorts Relief: Flicks for the Fires is the independent film industry sector's response to Australia's current bushfire crisis. The event will consist of short film and...
parasites – the movie  (2019 – korean language with english subtitles)

Parasite – The Movie (2019 – Korean language with English subtitles)

“With No plan – Nothing can go wrong”. To call this film different or even original would be an absolute understatement. Traditionally foreign language films are delegated to a short run art-house release or hidden amongst...
1917 – the movie

1917 – The Movie

War is not only Hell it is where it is waged as well Before I begin I have to say that being a front line soldier in 1917 is an experience I'm grateful I didn't...
true history of the kelly gang review: an unheroic portrait of a violent, unhinged, colonial punk

True History of the Kelly Gang review: an unheroic portrait of a violent, unhinged,...

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This screen version of Ned Kelly does not die a hero. Stan Justin Kurzel’s latest film, True History of the Kelly Gang, marks the tenth screen version of the 1878-1880 Ned Kelly outbreak. It began in 1906...
surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell

Surf music – in praise of strings, sand and the endless swell

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A poster for the 1963 film Beach Party. Alta Vista Productions The first tune I ever wrote – a proper tune, with an intro, verses, choruses and a middle bit – was a surfing...
the 5 best films for cat lovers (that aren’t the movie cats)

The 5 best films for cat lovers (that aren’t the movie Cats)

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You could watch Dame Judi Dench pretend to be a cat … or you could watch Sari, one of the stars of Kedi. Termite Films Traditionally, Boxing Day is a great day to go to...
the rise of skywalker ends a third star wars trilogy. here’s why stories work so well in threes

The Rise of Skywalker ends a third Star Wars trilogy. Here’s why stories work...

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Will the third film in the third Star Wars trilogy match expectations Disney How many Star Wars films did George Lucas plan? According to Dan Golding in his recent book Star Wars After Lucas, this...