MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
29th July 2018

Celebrating its 67th year, The Melbourne International Film Festival has a jam-packed 2018 program. Featuring 254 feature films, 120 shorts and 19 virtual reality experiences, the festival will include 27 world premieres and 168 Australian premieres over 18 action-packed days of cinema.

The SWITCH team have done some of the hard work and checked out the best of this year's offerings. Take a look through our reviews below, and check back regularly as we add more throughout the festival.

RELATEDAVATeenage self-discovery and sexual awakening in Southwest France
RELATEDTHE FIELD GUIDE TO EVILAn uneven assortment of international terrors
RELATEDHEARTS BEAT LOUDAn incomplete medley
RELATEDMIRAIA magical journey through childhood
RELATEDLEAVE NO TRACEOverflowing with hope and compassion
RELATEDTHE INSULTA brilliant examination of the nature of conflict
RELATEDWRATH OF SILENCEAction-filled mystery and scathing social critique
RELATEDHARD PAINTA colourful addition to cinema's queer comeback
RELATEDWESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVISTPunk's not dead
RELATEDWEST OF SUNSHINEStruggle in the suburbs
RELATEDTHE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POSTA glimpse into a rarely-explored corner of darkness
RELATEDTHOROUGHBREDSA darkly amusing look at millennial dissatisfaction
RELATEDTHE NIGHT EATS THE WORLDThe horrors of loneliness
RELATEDTHE CUREDMelancholic social commentary, plus zombies
RELATEDHOLIDAYA sun-kissed and extremely brutal sociological thriller
RELATEDDARK RIVERA haunting psychodrama
RELATEDTHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSTriple the twists and turns
RELATEDFIRST REFORMEDA meticulous drama simultaneously stunning and ominous
RELATEDUNDERTOWDiving into the depths of obsession
RELATEDCAGE-A-THONRanking Nicolas Cage throughout the ages
RELATED1%A gang drama void of stakes
RELATEDGOOD MANNERSFar from 'Twilight'
RELATEDLEAN ON PETEA journey to uncover love and connection
RELATEDTHE GIRL WITHOUT HANDSA dreamily animated survival story
RELATEDOUTRAGE CODAA sensationally violent trilogy concludes
TRENDINGWIN YESTERDAYA new British comedy with a little help from The Beatles
TRENDINGYESTERDAYGreat concept, disappointing execution
TRENDINGCLAIRE DARLINGA French film fail
TRENDINGTHE THIRD WIFEArtistic, painful and beautiful
TRENDINGTHE FINAL QUARTERTackling a shameful chapter in AFL history
TRENDINGSTANDING UP FOR SUNNYA comedy without the comedy but very sweet
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