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Playing it Safe on the Streets of Melbourne

Play it Safe feels like a breath of fresh air amidst the Australian films of this and recent years. It’s a not a great film, but it’s an encouraging and admirable one that feels like it is attempting something few others have been allowed to. 391 more words



The Gift (Joel Edgerton, 2015)

Kids will be kids, and kids can be cruel, but karma’s a bitch so be mindful at school.

If Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut was the type of film that included a creepy schoolyard-style chant, this would fit the bill. 614 more words

The World of Cinema - My ACMI visit

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is an organisation dedicated to the education, promotion and exhibition of screen content that is located at the epicentre of Melbourne CBD’s cultural hub. 866 more words

Film School

For One Week Only: Australian Cinema - Part IV

Australian Cinema Part IV – 1971-1990

With Australian cinema firmly in the doldrums, it took John Gorton, the Prime Minister from 1968-1971 to come to its rescue. 1,820 more words


52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde, Australia, 2013)

This is a brief blog post about 52 Tuesdays, which I am introducing this evening (18 August 2015) at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, London. 1,446 more words

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Last Cab to Darwin

Words By: Jack Dawson

Last Cab to Darwin is one of the best films so far this year, a textbook example of how to make a quiet and reflective film that doesn’t get bogged down under its own weight. 787 more words


Ladies and Gentlemen - Introducing... For One Week Only

For anyone with an interest in movies, there’s generally a point in time when they realise that there’s one aspect of movie watching that provides more pleasure than all the others. 352 more words