Lukas Moodysson’s ode to friendship via punk rock is an endearing and amusing coming of age narrative with some great central performances.
Earlier last month we headed down to the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) to see all that was on offer. Here we discuss the highs, the lows as well as our general thoughts on the festival.
We review Tsai Ming-Liang’s singular JOURNEY TO THE WEST, one of the highlights of Melbourne International Film Festival and now in Festivals worldwide
With The Grandmaster, Kar-wai has asserted that he has no intentions of entering cinematic senility, whilst simultaneously refusing to continue doing the path of a style that defined his output for over a decade.
Lance Bangs’ BREADCRUMB TRAIL is an engaging and intimate look behind one of the most enigmatic American bands of the 1990s, Slint.
A celebration of the untamed female body, WETLANDS almost descends into psychological thriller territory as we explore an attempt to piece together a traumatic, early childhood.
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows is a crowd-pleaser of a film, a mockumentary that toys with vampires as much as it does popular culture.
Bafflingly a ‘festival favourite’, Hugh Sullivan’s faux-clever THE INFINITE MAN is a dull journey through love and regret, or perhaps a regrettable journey through love and dull characterisation.
A worthy and inventive take on both the found-footage and vampire sub-genres, Afflicted is a surprisingly well-executed, if occasionally uneven feature debut from Canadian actors/writers/directors Derek Lee and Clif Prowse
Lav Diaz’s novelistic ambitions and formal rigour don’t quite blend in Norte, but it is saved by the breadth of its scope and political rendering of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.