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Review: Oscar Nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts (2012) 0
by / on February 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm / in Animation, Awards, Film, Oscar contenders, Oscars

Review: Oscar Nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts (2012)

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 […]

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Film Review: The Help (2011) 3
by / on September 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm / in Film, Oscar contenders

Film Review: The Help (2011)

Fifty-five years after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus, and forty-five years after the Civil Rights March on Washington, race still remains a divisive issue across the world.

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Film Review: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) 0
by / on August 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm / in Film

Film Review: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

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.

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Film Review: Love Crime (2010) 0
by / on August 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm / in Film, Foreign

Film Review: Love Crime (2010)

Kristin Scott Thomas opens Love Crime with a bellowing laugh. It is a loud awakening, casting instant awareness and intrigue.

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FAFA: Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst (2006) 0
by / on August 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm / in Australian Cinema, Documentary, FAFA (Favourite Australian Film Assignment)

FAFA: Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst (2006)

The Favourite Australian Film Assignment continues with Gillian Armstrong’s documentary Unfolding Florence.

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Film Review: Red Dog (2011) 0
by / on August 15, 2011 at 7:43 am / in Australian Cinema, Film, Melbourne International Film Festival

Film Review: Red Dog (2011)

Honest is the best policy. Or so I’m told. So, in keeping with this idea, I freely admit that when I saw the trailer for Red Dog, I was not excited, or even anticipating to see this film.

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FAFA: Strange Planet (1999) 0
by / on August 11, 2011 at 8:17 am / in Australian Cinema, FAFA (Favourite Australian Film Assignment), Film

FAFA: Strange Planet (1999)

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 […]

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FAFA: High Tide (1987) 0
by / on August 9, 2011 at 8:13 am / in Australian Cinema, Classics, FAFA (Favourite Australian Film Assignment), Film

FAFA: High Tide (1987)

  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 […]

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MIFF Wrap Up 0
by / on August 8, 2011 at 7:59 am / in Melbourne International Film Festival

MIFF Wrap Up

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. […]

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MIFF Review: The Hollywood Complex (2011) 0
by / on August 7, 2011 at 10:04 am / in Documentary, Melbourne International Film Festival

MIFF Review: The Hollywood Complex (2011)

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 […]

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