Orchestrated mid-winter yearning brings music of Cave and Ellis from screen to stage

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Film, Live, Music, News & Commentary, Reviews |

Subtle notes of angst, despair and deep yearning defined a powerful union of the work of musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in several shows at Hamer Hall at the weekend. The unique pairing showcased six of Cave and Ellis’s notable film scores as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival,

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Eleven years, 70 friends and $60,000 later, the screwball-meets-noir-meets art world feature ‘The Big Kitty’ wraps

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

You’ve heard apocryphal stories about people making movies on their maxed-out credit cards, but this remarkable story of bringing a full-length feature film on a shoestring to fruition is not fiction. On a sudden whim, Melbourne visual artist Tom Alberts decided in 2008 to make a film that celebrated the kind of screwball comedies and

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Nine stand-outs from the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival program

Festivals, Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

Monrovia, Indiana Frederick Wiseman returns to MIFF with this portrait of one small town deep inside America. A festival stalwart, Wiseman is keenly aware of the power of editing to create meaning. His observational documentaries gradually but powerfully nudge us to find meaning in juxtaposition, to extremely compelling effect. Words and Silk: the Imaginary and Real

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Yesterday film review: Life without The Beatles

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Film, Reviews, Screen |

Richard Curtis can no doubt add Yesterday to his impressive list of screenplays that have touched a huge nerve with audiences. No matter how irritating some might find the saccharine sentimentality of Love, Actually or the upper-class indulgences in Four Weddings and a Funeral, the movies are watched over and over, year in, year out. In Yesterday, (co-credited

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