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 three: Magic Trip, The Guard, Submarine, The Yellow Sea

My second day at the Melbourne International Film Festival saw me ramp up my daily film quota from two to four, and it would have been five if I had woken up early enough to catch Jean Cocteau’s 1946 Beauty and the Beast. As it happens I’m glad I slept in because by the end […]