March 25th, 2017

Melbourne cinema façades, 1935–1954

Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria, a small photographic collection of theatre and cinema façades around Melbourne as they were in the 1930s, 40s and 50s:

Alex Cox: “Pirate a bunch of my stuff right away”

In an interview with The Quietus, Repo Man director Alex Cox looks back on his career and his tussles with the Hollywood machine: Repo Man is coming out on Blu-ray but not here in the United States. Why? AC: Universal Studios has an antipathy towards Repo Man and towards Walker. I don’t think they will […]

Review: A Separation

★★★★★ A Separation isn’t just an important work of cinema; it’s an important work of religious-humanistic endeavour. And it’s a film that people the world over should see.

Review: Killer Elite

★★ What a sad state of affairs it is when Robert De Niro’s name on a poster is an indication to stay away.

Blu-ray Review: The Hunter

Video: ★★★★
Audio: ★★★★
Special Features: ★★★☆
Verdict: ★★★★

Highly recommended.

DVD Review: Life in a Day

Video: ★★★
Audio: ★★★★
Special Features: ★★★☆
Verdict: ★★★☆

Recommended.

Review: The Artist

★★★ The Artist is such an anomaly among the world’s current film output that I’m tempted to celebrate it for no other reason than it tries something a little different.

Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

★★★★ A bleak, disquieting excursion to the dark reaches of a woman’s dissatisfaction, Martha Marcy May Marlene is a character study as boldly unrelenting as its tongue twister title.

Preview: Letterboxd, the social network for film geeks

Letterboxd is a film diary web app currently in private beta. Building upon services like GetGlue, Flixster and MUBI, with Letterboxd you can keep track of the films you’ve seen, what you thought of those films, and find recommendations for what to watch next, all while keeping up with your friends’ viewing habits with a Twitter-like following system.

Red Dog wins undeserved award

Red Dog took home the Best Film gong at last night’s inaugural AACTA Awards, despite winning in no other category: Taking home the Best Film trophy, the pooch prevented Justin Kurzel‘s devastatingly brilliant Snowtown from a clean sweep. Snowtown won Best Direction (Justin Kurzel), Best Adapted Screenplay (Shaun Grant), Best Lead Actor (Daniel Henshall) and […]