21st Italian Film Festival to return with Matteo Garrone’s “Pinocchio”
The Festival will open with a spectacular live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale PINOCCHIO. From the Director of Gomorrah and Dogman, Matteo Garrone’s seven-time Nastro d’Argento award-winner is an enthralling gothic fantasy starring Roberto Benigni as the woodcutter Geppetto.
With heartfelt dramas and hilarious comedies, the Festival will transport cinemagoers to some amazing locations in Italy and afar including Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cernobbio and Morocco. Never has ...
Retro Movie Review – Central Intelligence
They get to ply their trade delivering a script that doesn’t have a mean bone in its body. It’s quite refreshing to experience a comedy that doesn’t resort to the usual snide and put down ethos that seem to dominate the current crop of movie comedies.
The set up is certainly silly. Overweight high school geek returns as super buff superman CIA agent (who loves the film Sixteen Candles) and reunites with the only fellow student that treated him with any ...
Circa’s Leviathan is coming to the Brisbane Festival!
Under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, 36 performers defy gravity as they propel themselves across the stage, tumbling, balancing and soaring together as one.
Exploring the massive and unpredictable energies that are unleashed in a civilisation careening toward an unknown fate, Leviathan offers hope in these complex times. Connecting the local with the global, it celebrates what we can achieve when we work together.
The dramatic power and extreme skill of ...
Retro Movie Review – The Disaster Artist
Now using one of the most unintentionally funny films of all time as fodder for a film about a film has yielded comic gold. James Franco nails the role of The Room’s creator Tommy Wiseau (minus the middle age creepiness) and has never been more fearless or funny. It’s also a family affair and features his brother Dave as a co-lead actor.
The Room was beyond bad and feels as if it was alien in origin while The Disaster Artist feels Hollywood through and ...
Retro Movie Review – Blade Runner 2049
As visual arresting today as the first edition was 35 years ago, Blade Runner 2049 asks as many new questions as it does answering questions of old. It’s visual mix of cultures and moods (complements of genius director of photography Roger Deakins) adds so much to each scene that the film is never less than visually stunning.
The story still raises questions about what it is to be truly human but from a slightly different vantage point than before and the main actors keep things as fluid ...
Watch the trailer for We’ll End Up Together – in Aussie cinemas today!
It’s been years since middle-aged restaurateur Max (François Cluzet) has received his friends at his gorgeous summer house in the chic beach community of Cap Ferret. The group have traditionally reconnected there for his birthday, but since things didn’t exactly go as planned last time, they haven’t seen much of one another. It turns out Max is divorcing and his villa is up for sale, so when pals Marie (Marion Cotillard), Vincent (Benoît Magimel), now-famous actor Eric (Gilles ...
Watch the trailer for La Belle Époque – in Aussie cinemas August 13!
Seeking a way out from his emotionally hostile present, Victor gets a chance to travel back to his own youth, in 1974 at La Belle Époque, the famous French bistro where he first met 20-year-old Marianne, the girl who took his breath away and changed his life for good.
A charming and witty French comedy about a man who travels back in time to relive the special moment that transformed his life.
La Belle Époque will be released in Australian cinemas August ...
Blood Vessel Movie Review
Their captain (Robert Taylor), even after recognising the ship’s Nazi flag sees little hope without their assistance and orders his men, one woman, and a Russian soldier to board the ship. He does not survive the boarding. When the survivors finally board the ship, they initially discover that there are no occupants on-board, and so begins the glorious schlockfest that is Blood Vessel.
Getting the balance between believability and outrageousness right is the key ...
BIFF 2020 is coming to GOMA this October!
Starring Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Aaron Pedersen, Witiyana Marika, Caren Pistorius, Esmerelda Marimowa and Sean Mununggurr, High Ground is the second feature film from Stephen Maxwell Johnson, director of Yolngu Boy 2001.
With over 70 films from 28 countries, BIFF can’t wait to welcome audiences back for BIFF 2020. Experience 11 exhilarating days of unmissable cinema! And they will be taking extra steps to prioritise the health and ...