This past weekend, Carlton’s beloved Cinema Nova held some special screenings of this year’s Academy Award nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts. Having been an avid watcher of the Oscars for years, the hardest categories have always been the Shorts. One large reason is not having access to all of the nominated pieces before the statues are handed out. When [...]Read more ›
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I have a dirty confession to make. I have never seen a Werner Herzog film. Not even Grizzly Man. I confess this lack of cinematic viewing on the basis that I was recently put in a position where my viewing habits were placed as unworldly.Read more ›
The Favourite Australian Film Assignment continues with Gillian Armstrong’s documentary Unfolding Florence.Read more ›
It seems that the first two films I watched for this assignment have a common theme. Claudia Karvan. This is unsurprising, as it is no secret to anyone who knows me that I do indeed love Claudia Karvan. I named my second guitar Karvan and my ukulele Frankie (in honour of Karvan’s character of Love My Way.) Obsessions aside, Strange [...]Read more ›
About a week ago, I announced another crazy assignment, posed for myself out of sheer madness. Whether it was a procrastinating delusion or an actual insight into what is missing from film criticism, I made up a new segment of Film Blerg which I call FAFA (a.k.a the Favourite Australian Film Assignment.) Without having imposed any time restrictions or [...]Read more ›
17 days of film goodness is now over. Despite seeing 7 films this year, which is more than I have seen before at MIFF, I wish I could have seen more. But of the films I did see the highlights were Miranda July’s THE FUTURE and the two doco’s PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES and THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX. [...]Read more ›
Every January to April, thousands of actors from across the world come to Hollywood for what is known as pilot season. The Hollywood Complex focuses on the families who fly from around the country to arrive in Hollywood with the aims of making their children stars. The Oakwood apartments are the most popular complex that houses many of these families [...]Read more ›