Category Archive: Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2016

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

Indignation (2016)

Indignation (2016) Based on the novel by Philip Roth. It’s widely believed that one’s destiny is forged by choice and it’s these very choices that can make or break a person. With that… Continue reading

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Epic. Over the years Laika have (to some degree) authenticated themselves as the idealists of the mainstream animation world — sticklers for… Continue reading

Down Under (2016)

Down Under (2016) How much can one country take? During Christmas 2005, racial tensions between ‘true blue’ white Australians and Lebanese descendents reached a boiling point at Cronulla Beach, Sydney; the resulting violent… Continue reading