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Flying High - Still landing jokes 40 years after take-off
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FLYING HIGH
It will have you in stitches, even after 40 years on the screen. The jokes are everywhere, and so many of them remain quotable gems still used around the family dinner table today.
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Ink & Paint: A Journey Through the Disney Animated Classics
‘Ink & Paint’ is a podcast journey through the Disney animated classics! Each week, host Daniel Lammin and a special guest will look at each film in the official Disney animated canon, and talk about their artistic, historical and social context. Click here to listen to the very first episode now!
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The Disaster Artist - ‘Ink & Paint’ is a podcast journey through the Disney animated classics! Each week, host Daniel Lammin and a special guest will look at each film in the official Disney animated canon, and talk about their artistic, historical and social context. Click here to listen to the very first episode now!
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THE DISASTER ARTIST
It has a charm and a humour that works, and the buddy comedy approach might have a nice charm to it, but as both an adaptation and a film in its own right, it feels like a missed opportunity.
The World's Best Film - A second chance at life to follow your passion
THE WORLD'S BEST FILM
A second chance at life to follow your passion
A skilled storyteller with a director's eye for human stories, Josh Belinfante didn't make the world's best film, but he sure gave it his best try, and that is what's most important.
Romantic Road - Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
ROMANTIC ROAD
Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
Maybe this film won't be your cup of tea, but one thing you can't take away from it is its power to inspire you to have your own adventure.
The Personal History of David Copperfield - A rhapsodic delight on taking ownership of our own stories
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD
A rhapsodic delight on taking ownership of our own stories
It brims over with humanity, humour and heart, and reminds us of the importance of these things for a rich and satisfying life. This is an absolute gem of a film, and one of the best of the year.
Forman vs. Forman - The life of a creative rebel
FORMAN VS. FORMAN
The life of a creative rebel
Miloš Forman experienced life-changing events and was able to take advantage of them and turn them into a narrative of an individual‛s never-ending fight for freedom against institutions.
It Must Be Heaven - A lyrical and absurdist trip around the world
IT MUST BE HEAVEN
A lyrical and absurdist trip around the world
Filled with humour, pathos, eerie poetry and the driest slapstick, its endearing message is that people are kooky all over the world, even if some countries offer their own brands of zaniness.
Leaving Allen Street - Following residents out of institutional care and into our hearts
LEAVING ALLEN STREET
Following residents out of institutional care and into our hearts
The beaming smiles the residents have on their faces when they finally move in is shared with its audience. They not only deserve this happiness, but through this film, they actually lead us to ours.
The Rise of the Synths - Neon, pulsing bass and heaps of 80s nostalgia
THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS
Neon, pulsing bass and heaps of 80s nostalgia
The charm of synth music is innocence - the fact that, at heart, synth music is still the result of nerds fiddling with keyboards in their garage.
Dogs Don't Wear Pants - Dangerous BDSM and mismanaged (would-be) great characters
DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTS
Dangerous BDSM and mismanaged (would-be) great characters
The premise offers promising characters, but we need to know so much more about them and their unconventional actions, and that's where the filmmakers failed to understand their own product.
Waves - High school misery porn drowned by its aesthetic
WAVES
High school misery porn drowned by its aesthetic
While ambitious, it's so busy trying to be a future indie classic with its camera acrobatics and needle drops that it forgets to give any impetus to care about its supposedly profound stories.
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020 - The reviews
MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2020
The reviews
The SWITCH team have put together their favourite reviews from the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, so check out our highlights from this year's line-up.
The Assistant - Meek and mad
THE ASSISTANT
Meek and mad
A film that demands full attention from its audience to tell a frustratingly normalised story of frustrating normalised harassment. It's a quiet film brimming with power, one that is not to be missed.
Descent - Freediving from the depths of the human psyche to its peaks
DESCENT
Freediving from the depths of the human psyche to its peaks
Beautifully shot and wonderfully articulated, 'Descent' might take you to some of the lowest moments in the human psyche, but it's also a celebration of its most triumphant peaks.
War of the Worlds - 15th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's darkest nightmare
WAR OF THE WORLDS
15th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's darkest nightmare
15 years on, it has not lost one ounce of its power. This speaks to its incredible craft and unwavering convictions, but also because the collapse it depicts is a nightmare that has never gone away.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? - Cate Blanchett mystery isn't entirely what's on the label
WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE?
Cate Blanchett mystery isn't entirely what's on the label
While it's missing Linklater's usual loosely-structured narrative and character study, it does its job of being enjoyable background noise that thanks to its cast and somewhat engaging story.
The King of Staten Island - Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson team-up is a match made in heaven
THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND
Judd Apatow & Pete Davidson team-up is a match made in heaven
This film shines as both as semi-autobiographical film and another fantastic entry in Judd Apatow's ever-growing filmography.
Batman Begins - Celebrating fifteen years since the gritty reboot
BATMAN BEGINS
Celebrating fifteen years since the gritty reboot
The chain reaction of 'Batman Begins' for Hollywood studios is still being felt today. 15 years since 'Batman Begins' was first released in cinemas, the question stands - does it still hold up?
Pocahontas - 25 years later, the colours of the wind are fading
POCAHONTAS
25 years later, the colours of the wind are fading
It's not a train wreck. It's more a cinematic misstep, and as more and more time passes, we look less kindly on it. The big question is: what did Disney learn from the failure of 'Pocahontas'?
Harriet - A flawed Harriet Tubman biopic with a phenomenal performance
HARRIET
A flawed Harriet Tubman biopic with a phenomenal performance
It stumbles in its clichéd storytelling and focus on going for gold - but that's not to undermine the fantastic acting, groundbreaking music, and the incredible true story of Harriet Tubman's bravery.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the legendary sequel
STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the legendary sequel
'Empire' reminds us of what lies at the very heart of the 'Star Wars' saga and brings us back to the most thrilling of all the theatres of storytelling - ourselves.
Sea Fever - Paranoia, parasitic plagues and pandemic horror
SEA FEVER
Paranoia, parasitic plagues and pandemic horror
The film manages a few striking sequences - most notably, a slow-motion underwater first contact with a big glowing jellyfish and its impossibly long tendrils. It's hard to discount that kind of "ick" factor.
Sydney Film Festival Selects - The best of the festival free on SBS On Demand
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL SELECTS
The best of the festival free on SBS On Demand
Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley has selected 40 of his favourite SFF features to stream for free on SBS On Demand. Check out our reviews for the films showcased there.
The Blues Brothers - 40 years on, they're still on a mission from God
THE BLUES BROTHERS
40 years on, they're still on a mission from God
It remains one of the most well-received comedies of all time, and will continue to hold strong as time goes on. Put on a suit, grab some sunglasses 'cause it's time to go on a mission from God.
Resistance - Oy vey! An insult to a hero and a genius
RESISTANCE
Oy vey! An insult to a hero and a genius
Favouring grandiose characters, weak attempts at tension, false love interests and incomplete arcs, Marcel Mangel and Marcel Marceau deserve better.
The High Note - A mid-tempo comedy romp
THE HIGH NOTE
A mid-tempo comedy romp
You could do a lot worse than 'The High Note' for a light two hours when there's nothing else to watch; it's just unfortunate that its charismatic cast can't save an off-pitch script.
I Still Believe - Faith romantic drama misses every demographic
I STILL BELIEVE
Faith romantic drama misses every demographic
Another forgettable romantic and religious film. It has a tonne of issues from pacing to story, but it's just a boring film that is unappealing to all the demographics it tries to hit.
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