MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
28th July 2019

The Melbourne International Film Festival runs from Thursday 1st to Sunday 18th August 2019, with 259 feature films, 123 shorts and 16 virtual reality experiences, this year's MIFF is sure to be an entertaining experience. The SWITCH team has sat down to check out the best of the best of the festival to make sure you catch the best films in this whirlwind two weeks, so check out SWITCH's reviews from this year's Melbourne International Film Festival below - and keep checking back throughout as we add even more!

RELATEDA DOG CALLED MONEYAn uneven mix of music, imagery and poetry
RELATEDANIMALSHedonistic female friendship and the art of growing up
RELATEDCOME TO DADDYA morbidly amusing genre mash-up
RELATEDIN FABRICThe best worst film ever?
RELATEDJUDY & PUNCHA dark fairytale from a fresh Australian voice
RELATEDTHE DEAD DON'T DIEA zombie comedy that's anything but grave
RELATEDTHE NIGHTINGALEA blunt and brutal period piece
RELATEDCHILDREN OF THE SEASunk by a soggy script
RELATEDHAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEADA toxic family car crash
RELATEDRETROSPEKTAn idiosyncratic thriller with powerful substance
RELATEDLEFTOVER WOMENFeminists beware, this one's a blood boiler
RELATEDSKINInside the mind of white supremacists
RELATEDTHE BEACH BUMMayhem with Matthew McConaughey
RELATEDTHE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARYWhose documentary is it anyway?
RELATEDBRITTANY RUNS A MARATHONLiterally run out to see this stellar comedy
RELATEDKURSKWhen tragedy and bureaucracy collide
RELATEDYOUR FACEA contemplative portrait of ageing
RELATEDTHE AUSTRALIAN DREAMThe conversation Australia needs to have
RELATEDSWORD OF TRUSTTrust the cast, not the comedy
RELATEDGIVE ME LIBERTYOutstanding performance, lengthily execution
RELATEDSCHEME BIRDSA gritty journey to adulthood in Scotland
RELATEDMONOSA hypnagogic mix of teen angst and warfare
RELATEDTAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICEThe road less travelled
RELATEDJAWLINEYo! Please "like" me, I want to be famous
RELATEDTHE SEER AND THE UNSEENElves and environmentalism under the Northern Lights
RELATEDONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOODAnother Tarantino classic
RELATEDMEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIENThree Men and a Xenomorph
RELATEDEXTRA ORDINARYJust plain old ordinary
RELATEDTHE SOUVENIRA flawed but fascinating act of autobiography
RELATEDCERULEAN BLUEPromising debut for a new voice in Australian cinema
RELATEDYOUNG AHMEDA disappointment from a world of talent
RELATEDTHE DAY SHALL COMEA hilarious take on a flawed system
RELATEDMATTHIAS AND MAXIMEA magical film on the complexity of friendship and love
RELATEDA FAMILYA unique and intriguing premise that never finds its feet
RELATEDOKKO'S INNA gentle tale of ghosts and human kindness
RELATEDDAFFODILSNew Zealand Musical almost in full bloom
RELATEDRAY & LIZNot your typical "poverty porn" flick
RELATEDPAIN AND GLORYAlmodóvar delivers a rhapsodic masterwork
RELATEDYOU DON'T NOMI'Showgirls': shit or masterpiece of shit?
RELATEDAND THEN WE DANCEDA passionate and remarkable classic in the making
RELATEDTHE ART OF SELF-DEFENSEA satire as pitch-black as a karate belt
RELATEDLONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTArt and technology meet in a dream-like film noir
RELATEDIN MY BLOOD IT RUNSAn eye-opening tale of struggling Indigenous youth
RELATEDDARK PLACEAn unsettling Indigenous horror anthology
RELATEDSLAMA gripping urban mystery
TRENDINGWIN FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAWDwayne Johnson & Jason Statham's action-packed spinoff
TRENDINGCHARLIE'S ANGELSA new generation of Angels, another barrel of fun
TRENDINGWIN JUDY & PUNCHA fierce, darkly comic and epic revenge story
TRENDINGWIN SLIDERS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTIONThe entire classic sci-fi series in one big box set
TRENDINGWIN FARMINGCaught between two worlds in an mournfully true story
TRENDINGFORD v FERRARIA racing biopic that's right on track
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