Retro Review:  They’re A Weird Mob

Directed by Michael Powell Written by Emeric Pressburger and John O’Grady Starring Walter Chiari, Chips Rafferty, Claire Dunne and Ed Deveraux Written by Gavin Bond Somewhere nestled between the dearth of Australian Post war filmmaking during the 1950’s and 60’s and the much celebrated 70’s resurgence, sits this curious but highly influential Aussie spoof. Now…

MDFF Review: Strangers to the World

Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Strangers to the World Directed by Grant Fraser Review by Travis Johnson The big problem that Strangers to the World faces is that it’s coming to us after the release of A Hidden Life last year. Both cover the…

MDFF Review: Batman and Me

Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Batman and Me Director Michael Wayne Review by Travis Johnson If you spend any time in nerdy circles you get exposed to plenty of obsessive collectors. I know guys who have sunk unholy amounts of money into Lego, or NECA…

MDFF Review: Wongar

Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Wongar Directed by Andrijana Stojkovic Review by Travis Johnson This observational documentary is a look into the life of the titular Serbian-Australian writer. Born Sreten Božić in what was then Yugoslavia, the man now known as B. Wongar fled his…

Making Small Island Big Song – An Oceanic Songline

Cinema Australia Original Content: Filmed over three years on 16 Island nations across the Pacific & Indian Oceans, this grassroots musical follows the ocean highways uniting ancient musical lineages. From Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island, Taiwan to Zenadth Kes/The Torres Strait. A heartfelt plea for environmental awareness and cultural preservation from those on the frontline…

What it takes to make The World’s Best Film

Cinema Australia Original Content:  Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. In March 2014, Australian filmmaker Joshua Belinfante was told he had only a short time left to live. Forced to confront his own mortality, he thought about what he would do with his life if…

Melbourne director Roger Ungers on making The Wheels of Wonder

Cinema Australia original content: Help us continue to cover more Australian films and festivals by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. The Wheels of Wonder follows a team of ambitious social impact creators as they enter Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, with a curious project. Their mission: to trial and test an unusual prototype play cart with the hope…

Sunday Shorts: Sammy the Salmon

Written and Directed by Jake Shannon Produced by Chris Luscri Starring Liam Maguire, Mark Mitchell, Liz Esguerra and Edward McCullough Spencer, while weeping uncontrollably on a beach starts a conversation with a talking salmon. Spencer explains that he is secretly gay but is due to marry his female fnance. The salmon ofers to help Spencer break up…