Category Archive: Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2015

Pawno (2015)

Pawno (2015) One day. One life. One chance. In Fitzroy, north of Melbourne’s CBD, another day is brewing and twelve locals will intersect with each other around a bustling block of shops. Amongst… Continue reading

The Witch (2015)

The Witch (2015) A New-England Folktale For many, Margaret Hamilton’s portrayal of the crackling Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz (1939) has become synonymous with the term ‘witch.’ However,… Continue reading

The Daughter (2015)

The Daughter (2015) Keep your family close and your secrets closer. Themes of self-delusion, shame and revenge are all prevalent in Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, however the most interesting idea… Continue reading

Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth (2015) All Hail Macbeth, Thane of Glamis (Michael Fassbender) and loyal friend Banquo (Paddy Considine) earn a brief reprieve after successfully winning a battle for King Duncan (David Thewlis). On their journey… Continue reading

Spring (2014)

Spring (2014) Love is a monster. Spring is a difficult film to categorize; it’s not a horror per say, given that it’s more focused on its mythological elements, playing out like a lovecraftian… Continue reading

Holding the Man (2015)

Holding the Man (2015) A love story for everyone ‘Will you marry me?’ a starry-eyed Timothy Conigrave asked his boyfriend John Caleo back in the ‘70s, yearning to be united with his one… Continue reading

The Gift (2015)

The Gift (2015) Not Every Gift Is Welcome. To use its own metaphor, watching The Gift is sort of like unwrapping a present, unveiling it layer by layer until the final surprise is… Continue reading

Turbo Kid (2015)

Turbo Kid (2015) Coming Soon To a Wasteland Near You! What would’ve resulted if someone were to have given a 12-year-old kid a moderate budget, a competent team of filmmakers and effects artists,… Continue reading