This year’s winner of the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival is Winter Sleep, from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Written by Ceylan, along with Ebru Ceylan, the film manages to be simultaneously intimate and sprawling in scope – focussing on one man’s gradual understanding about the realities of his closest relationships whilst also providing fascinating insights about the […]Read more ›
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Courtesy of Icon Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, in cinemas from Thurs 13 September. Film Synopsis: Discover the most magical film of the year! BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD was the winner of the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, and the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) at Sundance. In a forgotten bayou community cut off from […]Read more ›
Courtesy of Icon Films, Film Blerg is giving away 5 double passes to HOLY MOTORS, in cinemas from Thurs 23 August. Film Synopsis: From cult French filmmaker Leos Carax, comes the groundbreaking HOLY MOTORS starring Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes. Premiering at Cannes this year to rapturous acclaim, HOLY MOTORS has been best described by the Sydney Film Festival as a “gorgeous […]Read more ›
Usually at Film Blerg, I attempt to write a review of a film. However, due to general laziness and a chance to do something different, I am submitting some thoughts and reflections rather than fully fledged reviews. Upon hearing that Julia Leigh’s controversial debut feature was a provocative and sexually driven piece, I gallantly glanced upon a blank screen, desperate […]Read more ›
By James Madden. Remember the days where Terrence Malick had only made three films in twenty-five years? Yeah, me too. Since The Thin Red Line in 1998, Malick has churned out The New World in 2005, and now The Tree of Life. Adding to this, just recently surfaced photos show a 2012 project with Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams. Is […]Read more ›
James Madden. There is something about being in a film screening with at least 50 people. When I was younger, I preferred it when no one was in a cinema. I wanted it all to myself. Now that some years have passed, I much prefer a cinema to be as full as possible. The easiest way to guarantee such a […]Read more ›
Dear reader(s) / (no one actually reads this except for my future self) / (future self), Yes, it has been a long time between drinks. This, I will conveniently blame on my voyage back into academic life and the joys that come with feeding the university machine. Not all bad news though. I’ve been writing for Melbourne Uni’s Farrago magazine, […]Read more ›