Keep up-to-date on your favourite artists and movies, track gig and release dates, and join in the conversation.
SEARCH RESULTS FOR
259 feature films. 19 days. 1 city. The 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival was a huge success - check out our reviews here!x
The Australian Dream - The conversation Australia needs to have
FEATURE
THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM
Watch this documentary and talk about it. We need to re-evaluate how we acted during this extremely recent period of our history, and forge a better way forward.
MORE
The best of the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival
The SWITCH team submerged themselves in this year's festival - and there were tonnes to choose from! Check out our reviews to discover the must-see films from the lineup.
MORE
And Then We Danced - A passionate and remarkable classic in the making
AND THEN WE DANCED
A passionate and remarkable classic in the making
Levan Akin has made a remarkable film, a passionate dance for love, for country, for tradition, for art and for survival. This will easily go down as an LBGTIQ+ classic.
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - The man behind the jazz legend
MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL
The man behind the jazz legend
By humanising a musical genius, we end up with an engrossing, hilarious, informative and heartbreaking look at the Miles Davis that music fans thought they knew.
Amazing Grace - A stunning moment from Aretha Franklin's life
WIN AMAZING GRACE
A stunning moment from Aretha Franklin's life
Win one of five double passes to see the life-affirming Aretha Franklin documentary 'Amazing Grace' in cinemas.
The Nightingale - A dark, vengeful song
WIN THE NIGHTINGALE
A dark, vengeful song
Win one of five double passes to see the controversial 'The Nightingale' in cinemas.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - A perfect film on the language of desire
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
A perfect film on the language of desire
This is a rare and precious film, breathtaking in its craft and intensely honest in its passions, and one of the best films of this or any year. This is great, great cinema.
Pain and Glory - Almodóvar delivers a rhapsodic masterwork
PAIN AND GLORY
Almodóvar delivers a rhapsodic masterwork
A portrait of an artist entering the last act of their lives, looking back at what they have created and the battlefield left in their wake, and facing the fear of never creating again.
You Don't Nomi - 'Showgirls': shit or masterpiece of shit?
YOU DON'T NOMI
'Showgirls': shit or masterpiece of shit?
As the film trots along, more evidence is wheeled out, causing your opinion to flop minute to minute. There’s drag queens, a satirical musical, more boobs than you could possibly imagine!
Ray & Liz - Not your typical
RAY & LIZ
Not your typical "poverty porn" flick
It may be dour, but it's also vital, edgy and progressive. This drama crackles with angry energy, and reflects how grim life really was and still can be for large parts of the population.
A Dog's Journey - Barking up the same tree for a third time
A DOG'S JOURNEY
Barking up the same tree for a third time
If you want cute dogs, you’ll get cute dogs and that’s about it. You go to action movies for the fun, comedies to laugh, and dog movies to cry - and this film really wants you to cry.
Daffodils - New Zealand Musical almost in full bloom
DAFFODILS
New Zealand Musical almost in full bloom
A film worth investing your time in, with strong performances and high emotions, but it suffers from being afraid to commit to the musical genre.
Okko's Inn - A gentle tale of ghosts and human kindness
OKKO'S INN
A gentle tale of ghosts and human kindness
An exceptionally gentle exploration of death, trauma and simple human kindness (as well as Japanese culture) that's charming and effective at pleasing its young audience.
Matthias and Maxime - A magical film on the complexity of friendship and love
MATTHIAS AND MAXIME
A magical film on the complexity of friendship and love
This is a tender love story beautifully told, made with such love and care, sincerity and grace, showcasing everything that makes Xavier Dolan such an arresting filmmaker.
The Day Shall Come - A hilarious take on a flawed system
THE DAY SHALL COME
A hilarious take on a flawed system
While never takes its scathing satire to its limits, it’s an enjoyable romp that’s sure to divide audiences as much as it makes them laugh.
A Family - A unique and intriguing premise that never finds its feet
A FAMILY
A unique and intriguing premise that never finds its feet
There’s a tremendous amount of promise in the film from Jayden Stevens, and while it’s certainly an ambitious undertaking, never comes together in the end.
Young Ahmed - A disappointment from a world of talent
YOUNG AHMED
A disappointment from a world of talent
There’s just an inherent "something" missing here that could be blamed on a number of factors, all of which stem from behind the camera.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Another Tarantino classic
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Another Tarantino classic
The movie isn’t for everyone, but it’s a fun ride back to the past with fantastic performances, hilarious comedy and beautiful aesthetics. It’s about time we got something in cinemas that's original.
The Souvenir - A flawed but fascinating act of autobiography
THE SOUVENIR
A flawed but fascinating act of autobiography
There’s no doubt that we’re witnessing something deeply personal, and some moments are shattering in their honesty, while other aspects seem to lack an objective understanding for its viewers.
Memory: The Origins of Alien - Three Men and a Xenomorph
MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN
Three Men and a Xenomorph
A comprehensive look at the three men who created 'Alien' and the influences which bled together into a masterpiece.
Extra Ordinary - Just plain old ordinary
EXTRA ORDINARY
Just plain old ordinary
At its best, the film is alive with light humour and a clumsy romance. But it's too uneven - with a wonky tone, hit-and-miss jokes and annoying acting - to be anything more than merely ordinary.
Midsommar - Ari Aster brings the gore but lacks the emotion
MIDSOMMAR
Ari Aster brings the gore but lacks the emotion
The film sadly never reaches the height of Ari Aster's feature debut 'Hereditary' - it's filled with bland characters and shock value that never goes anywhere
The Seer and the Unseen - Elves and environmentalism under the Northern Lights
THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN
Elves and environmentalism under the Northern Lights
A documentary that looks past the beauty of Iceland to see the life of one extraordinary environmentalist and her struggle against the mindless wheels of bureaucracy under the Northern Lights.
Carmine Street Guitars - Heartfelt #GuitarPorn
CARMINE STREET GUITARS
Heartfelt #GuitarPorn
The most enjoyable music documentary of the year. The genuine passion for guitars and music felt by all the participants in the film reverberates out of the screen and into the hearts of the audience.
Jawline - Yo! Please
JAWLINE
Yo! Please "like" me, I want to be famous
Watch from start to finish, then think back to the first two minutes of the film. Can you still see what’s to come? Is the sparkle still there? Or has the filter been deleted?
Monos - A hypnagogic mix of teen angst and warfare
MONOS
A hypnagogic mix of teen angst and warfare
This film is a mood, an aesthetic, an idea; a sensory cinematic experience more than a story.
Take Me Somewhere Nice - The road less travelled
TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE
The road less travelled
It's not the first coming of age film and certainly won’t be the last, but by looking at a lesser-explored side of the genre with its unique aesthetic, it is able to carve out its own place.
NEW TRAILERS
'Dogman' Trailer
'Bombshell' Teaser Trailer
'Go!' Trailer
'Ad Astra' Trailer 2
'The Day Shall Come' Trailer
'Underwater' Trailer
'And Then We Danced' Trailer
'Mrs Lowry and Son' Trailer
'Maiden' Trailer
'Pain & Glory' Trailer
'Ray & Liz' Trailer
'Daffodils' Trailer
'Okko's Inn' Trailer
'Last Christmas' Trailer
'Little Women' Trailer
'NT Live: Fleabag' Trailer
'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Trailer 2
'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Trailer
'A Family' Trailer
© 2011 - 2019 midnightproductions
All rights reserved

Support SWITCH | Disclaimer | Contact Us