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Lights, Camera, Action!

By Mark Morellini After a three-month national hiatus of all indoor activities as part of the COVID-19 lockdown, movie-goers should be delighted that cinemas will commence re-opening on July 2nd. But the anticipated return of Australia’s favourite indoor recreation leaves many people with one very important question – is it safe to return to cinemas […]

Dogs Don’t Wear Pants

From Finland comes this controversial adult’s only drama which makes Fifty Shades Of Grey seem like child’s play. After the tragic loss of his wife, Juha stumbles upon a ‘dungeon’ where men can experience erotic practices involving bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, and sadomasochism. A strange and genuine bond develops between him and his dominatrix (dominating […]

Love Sarah

Not since Chocolate has there been such a delightful film set in a bakery which boasts a ‘deliciously alluring secondary cast’ of mouth-watering tortes and cakes. Love Sarah is a bakery established by a young lady and dedicated to her deceased mother Sarah, who in the process fulfilled her dream posthumously. “Mum would’ve wanted us to […]

Resistance

The little-known true story of Marcel Marceau’s activities during WWII, before he became a world-famous actor and mime artist, is meticulously detailed in this human story of courage and heroism. Marcel joined the French resistance group, with which fought the Nazis and was directly responsible for saving the lives of hundreds of Jewish children from […]

Monos

From Colombia comes this war drama which can best be described as a cross between Apocalypse Now and Lord Of The Flies. The camera follows a group of very young armed guerillas who are assigned to watch over a female hostage in the Columbian jungles. Long and graphic scenes of training sessions and strange rituals […]

67th Sydney Film Festival

By Mark Morellini Many film festivals around the world have unfortunately been cancelled owing to the COVID-19 lockdowns, but the 67th Sydney Film Festival returns as a virtual event screening a concise program of 33 films. There will be seven feature films, 13 documentaries, and 13 shorts collectively in four sections, which will all be […]

St Kilda Film Festival

The anticipated St Kilda Film Festival returns this year as a nine-day free online event owing to the coronavirus induced distancing laws which are currently in place. The best Australian shorts will be screened followed by Q+A sessions and webinars detailing the art of comedy. Shorts include the talent of many established performers including Brett […]

We Are One: A Global Film Festival

With the coronavirus bringing the world to a standstill all film festivals have been cancelled owing to the social distancing measures in place. Film festivals affected include the prominent Sydney, Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and Venice Film Festivals. However, Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have come together to present the We Are One: A Global Film Festival […]

Detectorists

From the UK comes this delightful comedy series that explores the day to day lives and loves of a couple of metal detectorists as they search paddocks for a 17th century Saxon ship burial. Filmed in a quaint little town in Essex this pleasant and light-hearted show has a wonderful array of eccentric characters which […]

The Wrong Missy

You generally know what to expect when watching a comedy produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions – outrageously cheesy, immature, vile and tasteless entertainment which predictably appears to be quite popular amongst younger audiences. The Wrong Missy starts on the right track – Tim has made two acquaintances, both named Melissa. One is a […]