Melbourne International Film Festival 2014

Jealousy, MIFF 2014

No Comments 14 August 2014

Presented with a black-and-white palette, Philippe Garrel’s latest feature film Jealousy is rather bleak, pushing us to the limit as we patiently wait for any defining moments or major character developments. The film follows many characteristics of the French New Wave, thus it’s advised those only truly knowledgeable in that particular area should watch the […]

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Rigor Mortis, MIFF 2014

1 Comment 14 August 2014

Juno Mak effectively resurrected the forgotten genre of  Geung Si or ‘Chinese hopping vampires’ with his directional debut Rigor Mortis. This thrilling and immersive film takes us on a journey that combines surrealist imagery with traditional storytelling. Rigor Mortis is a stylish tribute to ’80s comedy horror series Mr. Vampire, and features some of the film […]

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Heaven Adores You, MIFF 2014

No Comments 13 August 2014

Heaven Adores You is an intimate and all-encompassing portrait into the genius of Elliott Smith. But according to Ashleigh McMillan, it also perfectly demonstrates the unknowable nature of the man, as evidenced by his creative output.

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The Skeleton Twins, MIFF 2014

1 Comment 12 August 2014

Michael Nguyen-Huynh discusses the latest film by Craig Johnson.

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God Help the Girl, MIFF 2014

No Comments 12 August 2014

Cuties in knee-highs and neck-ties abound in Stuart Murdoch's God Help the Girl, as reviewed by Eric Butler.

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L for Leisure, MIFF 2014

No Comments 09 August 2014

“The future is undetermined”, says the man sagely. To his dog. Before teaching said dog to boogie-board. This moment in Whitney Horn and Lev Kalman’s L for Leisure is a good way to link together the episodic pieces of the previous 70 minutes, and prescribe some kind of meaning to them. Filmed over the course of four […]

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Afflicted, MIFF 2014

No Comments 07 August 2014

Ashleigh McMillan wades through the horror clichés in Afflicted, discovering a modern twist on the tired 'found footage' drama.

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Clara and The Secret of the Bears, MIFF 2014

No Comments 07 August 2014

Eric Butler on connection to nature in Clara and The Secret of the Bears.

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Web Junkie, MIFF 2014

1 Comment 06 August 2014

Ali Schnabel had a laugh and also some feels in Web Junkie, which documents an internet addiction treatment center for teenagers in China.

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Jack, MIFF 2014

1 Comment 04 August 2014

German simplicity and realism pulls Ali Schnabel's heartstrings but doesn't wrench them out in Edward Berger's Jack.

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