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 ten: Win Win, Senna, Bullhead, Guilty of Romance

Win Win (Tom McCarthy, USA) Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) is the Dennis Denuto of his small New Jersey town. With business in a down-turn and unable to afford an I.T. guy, Flaherty is forced to fix his malfunctioning computer back-up system himself, between unblocking the toilet and attempting to find the source of a mysterious […]

On heroes, sports and Senna

Mia Freedman ignited a storm of controversy with her comments on the Today Show last week about Cadel Evans’ triumph at the Tour de France. If you haven’t seen it, take a look here: Essentially she said that while Evans’ win was undoubtedly a fantastic sporting achievement, she took issue with the fact that people […]