Kwenton Bellette
Melbourne, Australia

Scandinavian 2015 Review: SILENT HEART, A Tragic Chamber Piece

Silent Heart is a fast-moving character drama that all takes place over a weekend in a country home in Denmark. The home belongs to elderly couple Poul (Morten Grunwald) and Esther (Ghita Nørby), who is dying. She plans to... More »
  

SPL 2 Will Open In Australian Cinemas Later This Month

Madman Entertainment is proud to announce the martial arts blockbuster, SPL 2: A Time For Consequences, because nobody will see the film without a subheading.The film will screen in Australian cinemas from July 30 and New Zealand from August... More »
  

Scandinavian 2015 Review: In HERE IS HAROLD, Ikea Looms Over Blackly Comic Trauma

Here Is Harold kicked off the Scandinavian Film Festival last night in typically dour, dark and chillingly humorous style; muted comedy peaked through a very basic tale of revenge stemming from the wrong place.Harold (Bjørn Sundquist) has lost everything;... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: Program Guide Reveals An Electric Array Of Cinematic Gold

The Melbourne International Film Festival media and MIFF members program guide launch happened last night, and it happened big with easily the best launch event of its kind since the current artistic director took curator-ship. The wait for the printed... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win The Surprisingly Serious Wastelander Panda: Exile Pack On DVD!

Wastelander Panda: Exile had a great run at Fantastic Fest (here is J. Hurtado's review) and despite its silly premise, is in fact a deeply serious and well-commanded feature film about the struggles of a society of anthropomorphic travellers destined... More »
  

Scandinavian 2015 Review: YOUNG SOPHIE BELL, A Beguiling, Sublime Mystery

Obsession, mystery, murder and betrayal culminate in a fragile coming-of-age story unlike any other in Amanda Adolfsson's stunning Swedish debut feature Young Sophie Bell.The titular Sophie (the radiant Felice Jankell) has just graduated high school and celebrates with her 'bestie'... More »
  

Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of The First Half Of 2015

As mentioned before, the year 2015 is moving on with breakneck speed, it seems. Currently we're already at the halfway point, and can look back at what's been a pretty surprising cinematic six months. So we asked ourselves what we... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: THE LITTLE DEATH, A Cheeky, Cracking Australian Comedy

Josh Lawson is a charming and cheeky fellow. His goofiness on screen and well-mannered presence has permeated execrable dross from Australia and made it watchable. His painful turn as Doug, the loser partner in Showtime's black comedy series House of... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: Opening Night Avoids Genre For Intensely Personal Australian Drama

The opening night film for the Melbourne International Film Festival has just been announced, finally eschewing the fun genre trappings of its previous two years to embrace a deeply personal tale of cancer from Melbournian writer/director Paul Cox.The film is... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: A Relief But No Surprises; MIFF's Cannes Line-Up

The Melbourne International Film Festival Cannes line-up was announced recently. It has become a tradition now that the films MIFF has acquired from La Croisette are announced a month before the full line-up is unveiled.The list contains many films we... More »
  

Scandinavian 2015: The Rest Of The Fest Announced!

A multitude of press releases and social media announcements were made this week regarding the Australia-wide Scandinavian Film Festival. Included in the releases were; the key art featuring the radiant Ine Marie Wilmann from festival film Homesick, a great trailer... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: First Glance Posits New York And The U.S As Central Narratives

First Glace has arrived. Not a program section per-say but a taster of things to come across the broad spectrum of nigh 300 films that comprise MIFF. The spill of new program reveals highlight more information about the Premiere Fund... More »
  

Team TwitchFilm On AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

(Who is this?! Team TwitchFilm, assemble!) Unless you've been living under a rock, a Wifi-less one no less, you will have been made aware of the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the last ten days, Avengers:... More »
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Australia Meets The Nordic As The Scandinavian Film Festival Kicks Off In Wintry July

Australia loves country-specific film festivals. From Germany to Spain (twice) we have every major European area covered throughout the calendar year, as there is an exciting prestige and captivating otherness associated with our European kin.I am indeed very excited then... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: Next Gen Program Offers Thoughtful, Hopeful And Diverse Learning Experiences

Details have emerged regarding the full slate of films from the Melbourne International Film Festival's progressive Next Gen program. This film selection is aimed at varying youth groups and encourages teacher participation and curriculum. Each film has specific learning objectives about... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: Premiere Fund Renewed, Plus: World Debut Titles

An exciting development has emerged from this year's upcoming Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). In an era of arts funding being cut to ribbons, it is a huge relief that the always excellent Premiere Fund has been renewed! According to an... More »
  

Hey Australia! "Buy The Ticket" And Win NIGHTCRAWLER On DVD!

Jake Gyllenhaal was shunned during awards season for easily the best acting role in an original screenplay. His twisted portrayal of a freelance journalist that would do anything for breaking news in the masterful Nightcrawler sent shivers down my... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win As Victims Of American Chiller IT FOLLOWS Special Screenings!

After a very successful and terrifying festival run and strong recent box office in the US, David Robert Mitchell's It Follows finally makes its way to Australian audience to thrill and haunt forever! Easily my personal favorite film of... More »
  

Opening: THESE FINAL HOURS, A Truly Great Doomsday Production

A firecracker of a production, These Final Hours is set in the Australian city of Perth on the final day before the world as we know it concludes. It is exactly what it sounds like; an intense genre exercise respecting... More »
  

Madman Entertainment Continues To Champion Ghibli With Stunning Upcoming Release

Miyazaki Hayao may be done, but that certainly does not mean we are done with him. His enduring legacy will echo across animation forever and what better way to remember the legend than a spiffy box set? Madman proudly presents The Collected Works of... More »
  
 
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