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“Strong enough to make believers out of non-metalheads, and inside enough to get the devil's-horns salute from the most diehard followers.” - Variety Headbanger-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn acts as the on-screen guide for this testiment to an often-vilified subculture. Digging under the ... Read more
“Angelina Jolie plays [Mariane Pearl] with a rigour and passion that surprised even the most jaded sceptics in Cannes.” - The Times (UK) Under the direction of Michael Winterbottom (9 Songs, Wonderland), Angelina Jolie is Mariane Pearl whose journalist husband was beheaded in 2002 while ... Read more
Mike and Stefani had its World Premiere at the first Melbourne Film Festival, January 1952, (one of just 4 features shown at the first fest! - though at 64 minutes it is only just a feature if at all.) Remember that this was a time when the Australian industry was almost nonexistent. The other two ... Read more
Mimi is a somewhat timid Sicilian who, weary of being told what to do by others, rejects the control of the omnipotent Mafia in his public life, and of his wife in the privacy of his home. He is, however, forced to flee north as a result of his stance, and he gets a job in a factory, where he meets ... Read more
A legend about the origin of mimosa, A young husband has gone to faraway countries in search of a fortune which would make his family wealthy and comfortable. When he returns home, rich but very ill, his despairing wife throws all the gold coins out of the window. They catch on the mimosa plants in ... Read more
In the words of Consuela Cosmetic (born Floyd William Bradford in 1958), "I'm a fair-skinned black male, self-made star, show personality, couture specialist, scam artist, credit card fraud. blackmailer, liar, cheat, con artist, prostitute and...role model," and, as Mirror Mirror shows, a ... Read more
It's 1972 and 'It's Time', but not it seems for Violet who is caught in the limbo world of adolescence in a small costal town Director Graeme Wood's exceptional cinematic rendering of a place, a time and the hard-edged desperation of teen trouble is a tough tour de force of short filmmaking. ... Read more
An absolutely astounding documentary about the life and (alleged) crimes of Oscar Goodman - Mob lawyer. Fans of Scorsese's Casino will recognise Goodman who played himself as Robert DeNiro's court counsel, a role Oscar also played in real life when he represented the Vegas Mafioso that DeNiro's ... Read more
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“If John Cassavetes had ever made a sci-fi thriller, it probably would've looked and sounded a lot like this.” - Variety ... Six years ago a NASA space probe crashed to earth with a shipload of alien stowaways on board - in the time since, a massive swath of the Mexico-US border has been fenced ... Read more
Morena is made up of little fragments of a personal history: old stills, bits of dreams, identifications, moments of clarity and things only half seen. I hope that from behind these scattered images will emerge a feeling: a thread to connect diverse experiences and suggest something essential that ... Read more
The Lievre river country of south-western Quebec seen today as the poet Archibald Lampman described it before the turn of the century. The misty river and the wooded hills in the early morning sun¬light have a lyric quality which fully harmonises with the descriptive beauty of the verse. ... Read more
Homeless people are used to serve the desires of the affluent... ... Read more
“This is a place of sin, prostitution, drug trafficking - you name it.” ... Gritty and blackly comic, The Moss is the second feature from director Derek Kwok, whose award-winning debut The Pye-Dog cemented his reputation as a new force in Hong Kong cinema. ... Kwok's Hong Kong overflows with ... Read more
Bertolt Brecht's chronicle from the Thirty Year's War concerns the camp follower Anna Fierling, known as "Mother Courage," who travels backwards and forwards across Europe with her sutler's waggon. She does business on both sides of the lines, selling goods without distinction to the Protestants ... Read more
Winner of the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Multiple award-winning filmmaker Naomi Kawase (Suzaku, The Weald) channels the classical Japanese masters in this sumptuous mood piece on longing and mourning. For Shigeki, life in a retirement home is a happy existence where very ... Read more
Tim Webb's [Mr Price] reflects on life from the perspective of mid-life. Memory, hero-worship and disappointment abound as middle-aged James finds reason to contact his primary school teacher. Some people can change your life. --- D Tim Webb P Jonathan Bairstow WS Sherbert TD video/col/2004/9mins ... Read more
The biography of Alan Bond is told by three of his admirers. Stars: Greg Fleet, Anthony Morgan ... Read more
A puppet film which tells in lively fashion how the hero falls out with his shadow. ... Read more
Mrs Buchan has had a revelation that will gain her and her followers salvation as Doomsday approaches. Her faith is shaken when a rebellious Buchanite has a revelation of his own. A black comedy about religious sectarianism, fanaticism. bouffants and very uncomfy shoes. ... Read more
Caz is a bit part drug dealer and his friend Ray is an unrepentant jailbird. Caz visits Ray every fortnight and always brings him a piece of dope. On this visit however, Caz brings something extra... ... Read more
Havoc is wrought as the family gather for the yuletide repast! An hilarious jolt to collective memory. (JB) ... Read more
Artistically splendid depiction of the natural coastal environment on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. ... Read more
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