Comedian turned director Bobcat Goldthwait made quite an impression on Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) audiences with his 2009 feature World’s Greatest Dad. This year he made the venture down under to plug his latest big screen offering God Bless America, which screened to packed audiences and altogether nervous laughter.Read more ›
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Visions of the apocalypse aren’t new in the world of cinema and particularly in recent times these stories seem to have given screenwriters new verve. Perhaps the climate predictions are giving us doubts of survival beyond the next few decades.Read more ›
I’m always tentative when walking into the screening of an Australian film; for every Face to Face (2011) there’s a You and Your Stupid Mate (2005), which means that I’m always pleasantly surprised when the film is actually good, and when it’s really good, I tell everyone to go and see it.Read more ›
Projection issues aside, Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 is a film about a film. And what better place to see than at the Melbourne International Film Festival? A sold out session in the already crowded Greater Union cinema in Russell Street sat back and let Stanley Kubrick’s images from The Shining flow over them.Read more ›