Baltic Spotlight at BIFF
Escaping Riga (Latvia, 2014)
A garrulous philosopher and flamboyant film director trying to survive the extremes of life somewhere between a tsar, a king, Hitler and Stalin.
Two young boys are forced to escape their native city of Riga as the First World War is transforming the existing world. Later these same boys turn out to be among the most extraordinary personalities of the previous century: one becomes a leading commie film director and the other a mentor to the entire British ...
BIFF Centurion Short Film Award – taking place tonight!
Graduates from five film schools across South East Queensland will battle it out for the $2000 prize at the showcase. The award provides a platform for new filmmakers to establish themselves within the film community and highlight their work on the silver screen.
Festival Co-Director Maxine Williamson said, “It is BIFF's pleasure to provide a meeting place for the 2016 best of the graduate short films to be seen, judged and curated for audience. These are our filmmakers of the future ...
The Dark Tower Movie Review
If this is tinsel town’s attempt to par down the series of eight books written by Stephen King into a more streamlined presentation, much is lost in transition. It is so thin on character development, that it is almost ghost like. If the intension was to create an on going movie franchise, it is a poor first salvo.
In the attempt to not overwhelm the viewer with detail, the filmmakers have relied too much on the audience being familiar with the book series by ...
Logan Lucky Movie Review
It’s also a work of two parts and while the first half struggles a bit to find its footing, in the second half, things pick up nicely. As in all good caper yarns, things are not always as they seem and the work's internal logic by film’s end is most satisfying. Soderbergh as is his way, loads the film with a heavy duty cast and it’s great to see Daniel Craig play against his usual screen persona as Joe Bang, a bleach blonde career criminal with a way with science.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Review
The film starts promisingly with a very clever introduction to its Galaxy wide leanings with a parade of ever more outlandish alien creatures. It brings to mind the Star Wars cafe scenes with all their variety of beings from outer space. The colour palette is also overwhelming, it’s like walking into a lolly shop with all of its over-saturated colours.
The film’s premise is pretty straight forward but that’s where the comfort of familiarity ends. The film ...
Watch the New Trailer for Mother! – In Cinemas September 14
From Darren Aronosfky, director of Requiem For A Dream & Black Swan, Academy Award ® winners Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in mother!
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Mother stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer in this Darren Aronofsky film - in cinemas September 14!
Watch the New Trailer for Only The Brave – In Cinemas November 30!
ONLY THE BRAVE, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that, through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families, communities and country, become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country.
As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over lives, homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with ...
Win a double pass to see Hampstead, in cinemas August 17!
Starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, Hampstead is a heartwarming romantic comedy set around the beautiful Hampstead Heath in London, a quiet piece of countryside in a vast metropolis.
Living in a lovely old apartment on the edge of the Heath, American widow Emily Walters (Keaton) feels like she is drifting aimlessly through life. Then she meets Donald (Gleeson), who has lived harmoniously on the Heath for 17 years in a ramshackle hut.
When property ...
Watch the First Trailer for The Snowman – staring Michale Fassbender, in Cinemas October 9!
When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again.
With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
The Snowman is in Cinemas October 9 2017.
Watch the New Trailer for Proud Mary Starring Taraji P. Henson – In Cinemas February 1
Per the film’s logline, Mary’s life “is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.”
The cast for the Sony Pictures Entertainment film also includes Billy Brown, Jahi Di’Allo Winston and Danny Glover. Najafi directs from a screenplay by John Stuart Newman & Christian Swegal and Steven Antin, based on a story by Newman & Swegal. Producers are Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan. In Cinemas ...