March 29th, 2017

MIFF round-up: highlights and lowlights

Well, that’s all folks. The Melbourne International Film Festival is done for another year, and we can all crawl back into our burrows, load up on echinacea and try to recover just in time for the next film festival.I attended 30 sessions, slightly less than I had hoped for before the festival, but due to […]

MIFF day sixteen: My Wedding and Other Secrets, Bobby Fischer Against the World, Melancholia

My Wedding and Other Secrets (Roseanne Liang, New Zealand) In 2005 Roseanne Liang released a documentary called Banana in a Nutshell, chronicling her upbringing as an ethnically Chinese girl born in New Zealand and her relationship with her boyfriend, Stephen, a white New Zealander. Liang’s parents disapproved of non-Chinese boyfriends, so their relationship blossomed in […]

MIFF 2011: Top ten most anticipated MIFF picks

Melancholia

Tomorrow marks the opening night of the 60th annual Melbourne International Film Festival, and to me that sounds like the perfect time to start a film blog. So it is with no fanfare at all that I welcome you to Cinema Quest, a place where I can air my von Trier-related grievances, viciously defend the […]