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The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced a big line-up of films which screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 61st Melbourne International Film Festival (Miff) will screen its biggest selection of films straight from the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Miff is one of the first festivals to screen these films after their world premiere at Cannes, meaning Melbourne audiences will be one of the first in the world to watch them after their debut on the French Riviera.
Over 35 films from Cannes are included in this year’s Festival line-up. Along with Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winning Amour, Benh Zeitlin’s Camera d’Or winner Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Wes Anderson’s Moonlight Kingdom, all announced in Miff’s First Glance on 5th June, Miff audiences will be treated to a huge selection of the world’s best filmmakers and films.
“Cannes is »
- Colin Delaney
Top Ten TV to Film Adaptations This weekend 21 Jump Street scored the top spot at the weekend box-office and Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall are busy preparing a sequel and after posting my review someone on Twitter told me one of the reasons they liked it was because it was a huge improvement compared to most TV-to-film adaptations. While I enjoyed it, I wasn't as excited over it as some people seem to be and I never even thought to compare it to other TV-to-film adaptations, especially considering a film needs to stand on its own, whether it's simply better than other films that tried to make the leap from the small screen to the silver screen is irrelevant. But it did get me to thinking... what are the best TV-to-film adaptations? So I started the process of compiling a list and while 21 Jump Street is a good flick, it »
- Brad Brevet
Some say that the best barometer for a film’s success is not the box office popularity upon release, not the reviews of critics, not the amount of awards and Oscars it wins or even how the film beds itself into the popular culture of the time. The true test, some say, is the test of time.
This is why the 20/20 Awards are so smart and fun and in its own way, significant. The awards ceremony is something of a revisionist one, they reflect back on a year in film some two decades later with the benefit of hindsight, to see what movies and performances really were the best from a particular year.
This is the 3rd time the 20/20 awards have taken place and the winners were announced last week at Seattle’s Central Cinema and incredibly as many as 8 Awards were given the ‘Felix’ statue that were also given »
- Matt Holmes
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