For about another week, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image is home to The Nightingale and the Rose, a short film and exhibition reinterpreting the story by Oscar Wilde. 344 more words
Incessantly gothic, instantaneously bewitching & indubitably hypnotic from the first frame to the last, Crimson Peak is an ingeniously assembled, beautifully shot & splendidly performed cinema from Guillermo del Toro that blends the elements of horror, fantasy & romance in an exquisite manner, is decorated with sumptuous-looking set pieces, and manages to sustain its ominous atmosphere with great effectiveness. 576 more words
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (2016) and MADLY (2016)
Welcome to the 8th edition of my 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival (a.k.a. MIFF) audio reviews. In this one, I share my thoughts on the indie comedy/drama CAPTAIN FANTASTIC and the anthology film MADLY. 44 more words
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Ghosts are real, this much I know. There are things that tie them to a place, very much like they do to us. Some remain tethered to a patch of land, a time and date, the spilling of blood, a terrible crime… There are others, others that hold onto an emotion, a drive, loss, revenge, or love.