Category: Reviews

Shorts – 10 to Catch at the 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

There are 62 short documentaries set to screen at MDFF 2019 and with that comes the very difficult question: What to see? Shorts often pack an emotional punch. They’ll make you laugh, cry, and drop

Review: ‘Black ANZAC’

“Black ANZAC” is the first feature documentary by Sydney-based director Tim Anastasi. The film depicts the journey of Australian visual artist Hego as he attempts to commemorate the memory of Aboriginal soldiers who fought in

Review: ‘Kings of Baxter’

Being asked to perform a Shakespeare play is enough to make anyone break into a heap of sweaty hives. In the “Kings of Baxter” one of Shakespeare’s most famous works “Macbeth” is brought inside the

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

5 Must-See Shorts: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

If you’re a fan of short documentaries, you’ll be thrilled with the lineup of shorts headed to the 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. The festival kicks off next week July 6th and runs through the

5 Must-See Features: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

The 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is fast approaching (July 6 – 14th) and with that comes decisions—what to see! Here are 5 picks to add to your doc loving itinerary. “Big in Japan”  What

Review: ‘Paris Tower 13’

Directed by Thomas Lallier, “Paris Tower 13” is an engrossing look at artistic expression and passion in the face of impending destruction. In the words of Vincent van Gogh, “Great things are done by a series

Review: ‘A Reason to Stay’

Making its New Zealand premiere Oct. 28th at the Arohanui Film Festival, “A Reason to Stay” tells the story of how one group of friends experienced Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

Review: ‘Warehoused’

To coincide with World Refugee Day, we look at “Warehoused” directed by Asher Emmanuel and Vincent Vittorio premiering globally with free screenings around the world today (June 20th). “Warehoused” takes audiences to Dadaab, Kenya–home to

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‘Upstate Purgatory’ Review and Interview with Director Lee Phillips

Intimate, relevant, and humanizing, “Upstate Purgatory” from BAFTA-winning director Lee Phillips is a 19-minute window into the minds of four inmates at the Albany County Jail in upstate New York as they reflect on their

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Review: ‘Five Days on Lesvos’

Documentaries on humanitarian crises have the ability to focus attention, influence hearts, and one hopes—help increase support and aid for the regions and lives of those personally affected by tragedy and conflict around the world.