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Posted 7 May 2012 @ 12:40pm

Every year it comes around, and every year we love it more and more. Now in its 29th year, there seems to be no slowing down for the mature (yet still young at heart) St Kilda Film Festival. 


Think about it – six days of must-see short films and industry events. Can’t get much sweeter than that, right?
Renowned as the premiere short film festival in Australia,...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 6:38pm


The Feckers Cover Maiden

The Feckers have recorded an acoustic version of the Iron Maiden classic Wasted Years, featuring Irene Slade on lead vocals, Mathew Szkup on guitars, Chris Szkup on guitar and bass, and Dennis Leeflang on drums and mix. The track was mastered by Maor Applebaum and the artwork is by Dan Verkys. This is the second in the...

Posted 14 Feb 2012 @ 12:54pm


For one reason or another, Bollywood remains a blind spot in the cinephilia of many Western film fans. Is it the butt-numbing run-times that deter audiences? Or the whiplash changes in tone, which see films shift from tragedy to slapstick, often within a matter of moments? Perhaps it’s the tradition of embroidering even the most harrowing narratives with show-stopping song-and-dance...

Posted 1 Feb 2012 @ 8:29am

This Friday, for one spectacular night, The Chemical Brothers 2011 performance at Fuji Rock will be aired at selected cinemas in 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. (What the fuck is Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, you ask? I have no idea, but don’t it sound awesome?) Don’t Think is the title of the doco and also this here supporting single. Originally composed for the Black Swan soundtrack, it’...

Posted 25 Jan 2012 @ 7:37am


Since the ‘90s we've seen a blossoming of queer cinema that has gradually made headway into the mainstream via directors like Gus Van Sant (Milk), Todd Haynes (I’m Not There) and, more recently, Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) – but more often from indie directors like John Cameron Mitchell and Gregg Araki, hardcore arthouse doyens like Derek Jarman or B-movie mavens like...

Posted 25 Jan 2012 @ 7:46am

This February through March ACMI presents Focus On: Raj Kapoor, highlighting the late actor, director and producer who revolutionised Indian cinema. 


The extensive career retrospective will feature several new 35mm prints, alongside the reveal of an onscreen persona inspired by the smirk and swagger of Clark Gable. Helping to set the template for Bollywood films of today...

Posted 2 Dec 2011 @ 9:11am

This coming December the Astor Theatre will showcase the Made in Melbourne Film Festival. The festival exclusive to Melbourne filmmakers is now in its third year and will run for three nights in December.


The range of entertainment on offer includes winning short films, premiers, music clips and feature films. Highlights for the event include best short film from the Cannes...

Posted 22 Nov 2011 @ 11:33am

Ivan Sen is arguably our most important indigenous filmmaker, whose short documentaries and feature films have explored the issues surrounding aboriginal people, the conflicts of the past, and the crisis facing many of the communities today. His debut feature film, Beneath Clouds, is his most personal, as it related to his own experience of growing up with an...

Posted 23 Nov 2011 @ 8:37am

Summer is on its way, people, and so too is the glory that is outdoor cinema screening. Think ciders, a comfy chair, a good film and being eaten alive by the mosquitoes that just love our blood. How tasty! 


Being one of the first of several pop-up cinema events hosted by Melbourne-based filn criticism website, Screen Machine, St Heliers Street at the Abbotsford Convent is proud...

Posted 17 Nov 2011 @ 9:21am

A film festival with a difference? The Stop Violence Against Women Film Festival is a two-day festival showcasing dramas and documentaries as means of exploring current human right issues faced by women.


The projection of women rights by Amnesty International's Victoria Women's team at Melbourne's Cinema Nova in November will bring stories from all around the world in order to...


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