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Posted 13 Aug 2014 @ 1:08pm

The Melbourne International Film Festival will present a screening of Good Morning Vietnam this weekend to honour the late Robin Williams.

 

Good Morning Vietnam was Williams’ breakthrough big-screen performance, where his portrayal of Vietnam War radio DJ Adrian Cronauer showcased him not only a virtuoso comedian but a masterful dramatic actor.

Posted 4 Aug 2014 @ 5:47pm

Aussie director Mark Hartley’s latest movie, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films, is great fun and it’s fascinating, but it’s also the sort of movie that you watch with your mouth open a wee bit aghast. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who lived through the ’80s who hasn’t seen at least one Cannon movie. There were so bloody many after all (one year they released 43...

Posted 30 Jul 2014 @ 3:15pm

From Thursday July 31 to Sunday  August 17, Melbourne gets to gorge on film. For two and a half weeks. We do love a movie, and Australia’s largest film festival, MIFF has been dishing them up to us since 1952. MIFF has always spread itself around the CBD; 2014 farewells the old Greater Union cinema complex in Russell Street, one the festival’s homes for many years; MIFF venues now include ACMI...

Posted 28 Jul 2014 @ 4:51pm

As the title implies, Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets is more than just the story of some band. Directed by New Zealand’s Florian Habicht, the filmdoesn’t provide a piece-by-piece career chronology, nor include glittery testimonies from other musicians. Instead, it settles itself in the band’s home city of Sheffield to convey a rich sense of the environment that birthed this...

Posted 8 Jul 2014 @ 6:55pm

The Melbourne International Film Festival have unveiled a gargantuan program for their 2014 incarnation. 

 

Opening with the Australian premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ new feature Predestination, this year MIFF will include well over 300 films from around the globe, including 17 program strands, 28 world premieres, 168 Australian premieres, 19 talking pictures events, 24...

Posted 4 Jul 2014 @ 1:39pm

More venues have jumped on board to be a part of the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival.

 

RMIT Capitol Theatre, Melbourne IMAX and the Planetarium have all announced that they are joining year's cinema lineup. They join the likes of the previously announced Forum Theatre, ACMI and more.
 
It's also been announced that the MIFF Premiere Fund co-financed film...

Posted 13 May 2014 @ 4:05pm

The 63rd Melbourne International Film Festival will open with the Australian premiere of the Spierig Brothers’ new feature Predestination.

 

Based on Robert A Heinlein’s All You Zombies and starring Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor and Sarah Snook, Predestination is the story of a temporal agent on the trail of a terrorist, in an intricate web of twists and secrets. 
 
“We...

Posted 12 May 2014 @ 11:26am

Want to be a part of the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival?

 

Each year MIFF engages an exceptional team of volunteers to undertake tasks that directly contribute to the efficient and successful delivery of their events.
 
Primary activities include queue control, ticket scanning and cinema ushering, however they may also require assistance with pre-festival...

Posted 8 May 2014 @ 3:00pm

The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced that they are now accepting applications for their inaugural Critics Campus.

 

The Campus is an intensive week-long lab, giving up to eight emerging Australian film critics the chance to develop their skills in a live festival setting. Participants will take part in mentoring sessions and panels with key Australian industry...

Posted 23 Jul 2013 @ 1:19pm

The upcoming MIFF will screen 310 films from 63 countries with over 445 sessions. I asked MIFF programmer Al Cossar to give me a few of his personal favourites. Ten minutes later, I felt like Gob Bluth from Arrested Development: ‘I’ve made a huge mistake’. The man’s passion for the upcoming films at MIFF is impossibly overwhelming to include in a 900 word article. Along with outlining some...

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