Lavazza Italian Film Festival Launch Summary and Film Review: The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)

Lavazza Italian Film Festival Launch Summary and Film Review: The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival is upon us again. For those of you not in the know, when considering the wealth of film festivals that stream through Australia’s major cities – Chinese, French, Korean, Russian, Czech etc. – the Italian is one of the biggest. Having witnessed and gorged on the launch party’s traditional Italian catering, it’s clear they do it […]

Film Review: The Maze Runner (2014)

Film Review: The Maze Runner (2014)

It appears as if adaptations of dystopian young adult novels are set to be churned out at an increasingly steady rate. With the hugely popular Hunger Games set to embark upon the first half of its final chapter later this year, and Divergent’s first instalment released earlier this year, studios are catering towards an insatiable, and growing, audience, keen to […]

Film Review: Wish I Was Here (2014)

Film Review: Wish I Was Here (2014)

In getting the financing for his second effort after his first film Garden State quickly became a fan favorite in 2004, co-writer/director/star Zach Braff followed the Veronica Mars movie route of appealing directly to his fan base by trying to raise half of his budget for his new film, Wish I Was Here on the crowd source funding website Kickstarter. […]

Film Review: Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)

Film Review: Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)

The world of cinema is full of tales of moves that almost got made: Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon? Sergio Leone’s Stalingrad? Tim Burton’s Superman Lives? Darren Aronofsky’s Batman: Year One? All could have resulted in masterpieces and just the fact that they almost happened is enough to make die-hard film fanatics salivate. Before it eventually found its way to the screen […]

Film Review: I Origins (2014)

Film Review: I Origins (2014)

Following the success of his debut feature Another Earth, which was a rave at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Mike Cahill’s sophomore effort I Origins is another science fiction drama that explores the concept of true love within the larger framework of reincarnation, and reunites him with the star of that film, Brit Marling. Indie mainstay Michael Pitt stars […]

Giveaway: Offspring: The Complete Fifth Season

Giveaway: Offspring: The Complete Fifth Season

Courtesy of Madman Entertainment, Film Blerg is giving away 3 DVDs of the hit Channel Ten series OFFSPRING: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON, out on DVD from September 17 (RRP $49.95 and available from JB Hi Fi and leading retailers.)   Synopsis:  It is six months after the shock which rocked Nina’s (Asher Keddie) life, and her and Billie (Kat Stewart) are living together raising Nina […]

Giveaway: Life of Crime

Giveaway: Life of Crime

Courtesy of Madman Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to the new film LIFE OF CRIME, in cinemas from September 25.   Film Synopsis:  Jennifer Aniston plays Margaret “Mickey” Dawson, a loving, if-not naive housewife whose husband, Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins), has been embezzling millions for years and keeping the cash in off-shore accounts without her knowledge. Two career criminals, Louis Gara (John Hawkes) […]

Article: A look at Capaldi’s Doctor

Article: A look at Capaldi’s Doctor

By Gwydion M. Williams In Britain there are few TV roles more coveted than the part of Doctor Who. The travelling Time Lord has been part of Saturday nights for over 50 years – there have been 803 episodes in all. With the show being so steeped in history it comes as little surprise that competition was stiff for the […]