Category Archive: Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2016 – 17

Three Summers (2017)

Three Summers (2017) There’s Something Funny About This Festival A folk music festival set in Western Australian seems to be an odd backdrop for filmmaker Ben Elton’s latest ensemble piece, Three Summers. Although… Continue reading

Final Portrait (2017)

Final Portrait (2017) The search for perfection never ends Gone are the days when a ‘biopic’ would have to cram a person’s entire life into one single feature. Instead of showing the whole… Continue reading

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016) From so simple a beginning. Writer-director Terrence Malick seems to have had a sudden, drastic change in his filmmaking output since the great success of The… Continue reading

Girls Trip (2017)

Girls Trip (2017) You’ll be glad you came ‘Ladies on the loose’ or ‘women behaving badly’ seem to be making a comeback, the sub-genre having its moment in the sun, again. Back in… Continue reading

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Ingrid Goes West (2017) She’ll Follow You In this day and age the word Insta-famous is worryingly real, the term holding a lot more weight than it did only a short number of… Continue reading

A Gray State (2017)

A Gray State (2017) It’s easy to ridicule conspiracy theorists, especially when their figureheads are people like Alex Jones, a guy who’s denied the whole Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the current… Continue reading

Personal Shopper (2016)

Personal Shopper (2016) Not everyone knows how to react after seeing French critic-turned-filmmaker Olivier Assayas’ latest, Personal Shopper, given that it’s the first film ever to receive a four-and-a-half minute standing ovation at… Continue reading

The Neon Demon (2016)

The Neon Demon (2016) Beauty is vicious The opening frame of Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon reveals a young female, Jesse (played by Elle Fanning), sprawled on a luxurious satin sofa. While… Continue reading

Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2016)

Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2016) What is the price of love? It’s 1997 in the rather plain city of Canberra, Australia. Quiet engineer Joe Cinque (Jerome Meyer) and his more outspoken law student girlfriend… Continue reading

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Don’t Breathe (2016) This house looked like an easy target. Until they found what was inside. Earlier this year writer-director Jeremy Saulnier shocked audiences with his vastly realistic, intensely violent survival-horror Green Room,… Continue reading