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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Six

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Six. By Simon Miraudo. Sweet release! After days of endless movie watching, I felt the need to temporarily take a break from the cinema and recalibrate my now-square eyes to their traditional circular form. Don’t get me wrong … I still went to the movies (there ain’t no real […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Five

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Five. By Simon Miraudo. Today a woman approached me outside of The Forum – one of the primary cinemas screening features at MIFF – and asked if I was from Melbourne. Blush! Had it only taken me five days to acclimatise? Was my super cool sweater/jacket/scarf combo convincing everyone […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Four

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Four. By Simon Miraudo. 25%. One quarter. Half a half. That is how far I am into the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival 60 Films in 17 Days challenge. Thankfully, only a fifth of the films I’ve seen so far have been out and out clunkers, whilst a number […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Three

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Three. By Simon Miraudo. We’re three days into the MIFF Blog-A-Thon challenge (in which myself and five other bloggers attempt to watch/review 60 films in 17 days), and I realise I’ve yet to offer a status report on my state of mind and physical wellbeing. In regards to the […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Two

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Two. By Simon Miraudo. Beasts, and guards, and Michael Shannons, oh my! My second day of movie-watching at the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival was a packed one; so much so, I don’t even have time to write a proper introduction to this diary entry. Instead, I’m just going […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day One

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day One. By Simon Miraudo. So it begins! Kinda! Although yesterday was technically the opening night of the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival, I was too busy chatting with Geoffrey Rush on the red carpet, and having John Safran compliment my hair to see the first film of the fest, […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Opening Night Red Carpet

The 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival kicked off last night with a screening of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s The Fairy. We were on the scene to speak with the stars, including Geoffrey Rush, Robert Connolly, John Safran and MIFF Artistic Director Michelle Carey, on the Red Carpet. Check it out! See Also: Geoffrey Rush […]

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Geoffrey Rush returning for Pirates 5

Geoffrey Rush has confirmed he will indeed return as Barbossa in a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The patron of this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, we spoke to Rush on the MIFF Opening Night red carpet. Although our chat was brief, we still managed to finagle a direct response from him regarding his […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Martha Marcy May Marlene review

Martha Marcy May Marlene – Starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes and Sarah Paulson. Directed by Sean Durkin. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Martha Marcy May Marlene plays the Melbourne International Film Festival on Sunday 24 July and Sunday 31 July. If Winter’s Bone was just a little too chipper for your liking, perhaps you’d prefer […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Top 10 Picks

The 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off this week, and I – along with five other bloggers – will be celebrating the fest’s 60th anniversary by attempting to watch 60 films across 17 days. It is madness. The MIFF Blog-A-Thon is a mighty undertaking, that’s for sure. Still, it’s a heck of a lot […]

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Full line-up for Melbourne International Film Festival revealed

Victoria, prepare thyself. The entire line-up of films playing at the 60th Melbourne International Film Festival has been revealed. For those of you worried that the best features had already been leaked,  rest easy in the knowledge that the team at MIFF still had a few aces in their pocket. Opening the fest on the […]

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Cannes faves join Melbourne International Film Festival lineup

As if the first batch of titles announced for the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival weren’t good enough (they were!), MIFF has unveiled 25 more features, all of which played at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival back in May. They include: Beauty (dir. Oliver Hermanus) Drive (dir. Nicholas Winding Refn) Elena (dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev) El […]

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First look at 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival

The first batch of titles heading to this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (running 21 July to 7 August) were revealed today, and they include a number of exciting local features, long-awaited international flicks and a Cannes prize winner. We’ve been waiting to catch Richard Ayoade’s Submarine and Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture for some time; they’ll both […]

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A changing of the guard at the Quickflix Blog

“Sunrise, sunset. Sunrise, sunset.” In the fast-moving world of the interweb, there is barely enough time to stop and smell the hyper-flowers or breathe in the pseudo-air, let alone keep up-to-date with the latest changes that happen on the ever-evolving medium. Some of those changes have occurred right here on the Quickflix Blog  – with a few […]

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Revelation Perth International Film Festival 2010 lineup!

The lineup for this year’s Revelation Perth International Film Festival has been announced, and features plenty of exciting international features and quality home-grown pictures. The festival runs from July 8th to the 18th. Some of the most appealing features include the very buzzy Aussie horror flick The Loved Ones, the James Franco-starring Allen Ginsberg biopic […]

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First look at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2010 lineup

A small selection of titles screening at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival have been revealed. They include Roman Polanski‘s The Ghost Writer, the controversial comedy Four Lions and the New Zealand box office sensation Boy. The festival will also feature a tribute to Spielberg protégé and Gremlins director Joe Dante. MIFF will screen some […]

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Bran Nue Dae to close MIFF

source: bndthemovie.com The highly anticipated Australian musical Bran Nue Dae has been selected to close the Melbourne International Film Festival on Saturday the 8th of August. Bran Nue Dae is based on the musical of the same name written by Jimmy Chi and his band Kuckles. When it debuted in the early 1990’s, it was […]

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