9th Windows On Europe Film Festival

WHAT: 9th Windows On Europe Film Festival
WHEN: November 24-30 2014 
WHERE: Dendy Canberra
PROGRAM INFO: www.eurofilmfest.com.au
TICKETS: www.dendy.com.au

Windows on EuropeThe 9th Windows On Europe Film Festival will showcase 16 brilliant new films from the member states of the European Union at Dendy Canberra November 24-30.

Presented by the European Delegation to Australia, supported by EU member states and programmed by non-profit company The Festivalists, many of these films are being shown in Australia for the very first time. (more…)

The Combined Strengths of Gone Girl (2014)

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The release of Gone Girl, David Fincher’s chilling adaption of Gillian Flynn’s massively popular novel, feels like a significant moment in cinema this year. Rather than reviewing it, I thought I’d look at how Gone Girl was anticipated, experienced and then subsequently reviewed. I think there have been unique aspects in all these areas, which when combined produces not only one of the year’s best thrillers, but also a timely reminder of the magic that cinema can sometimes produce. (more…)

Screen Time: September 2014

600full-true-romance-photoWelcome to the September 2014 edition of Screen Time, which covers and documents the films I have seen on all types of screens over the preceding month split down into the following areas:

Highlights:                            What has stood out for me this month.

Cinema Screenings:             First time watches I have seen in the cinema.

Couch Screenings:                First time watches at home.

Rewatches:                            Any rewatches, either in the cinema, at home or on the move.

TV Shows:                              Any TV shows I’m currently bingeing on.

Score Sheet:                          The tallies for the year, so far.

So without further ado, here is how September shook down. (more…)