MIFF 2017

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
30th July 2017

Get excited for this year's Melbourne International Film Festival! With a huge range of films and other events taking over Melbourne, film lovers and cinema goers will find something to whet their appetite.

Take a look through SWITCH's reviews and start putting together your must-see list! We'll be updating this page daily as new reviews come to hand, so check back throughout the festival for new reviews.

RELATEDPATTI CAKE$Off track
RELATEDROLLER DREAMSThe retro roots of roller skating
RELATEDBRIGSBY BEARPaws-itively pure, authentic joy
RELATEDELLIPSISFails to come full circle
RELATEDSPOORA dark thriller with bite
RELATEDINSYRIATEDEscaping war within a personal prison
RELATEDAFTERIMAGEReality askew
RELATEDLIBERATION DAYThe hills of North Korea are alive with the sound of music
RELATEDPACMENThe rise and fall of Ben Carson
RELATEDNEWTONDark political comedy a winning formula
RELATEDPOP AYENot your normal road trip movie
RELATEDPHANTOM BOYAn affecting animation full of warmth
RELATED78/52A blow-by-blow account of 'Psycho's' shower scene
RELATEDTHAT'S NOT MEA marvel of indie ingenuity
RELATEDSPOOKERSA real horror show
RELATEDBLADE OF THE IMMORTALA gloriously violent film
RELATEDWAITING FOR GIRAFFESA tall order for an impossible zoo
RELATEDTHE BELKO EXPERIMENTOutcome: dull and forgettable
RELATEDTHE VOIDFilled with gory, stylish horror
RELATEDMAUDIEA gentle and loving portrait of a inspiring artist
RELATEDGOD'S OWN COUNTRYA miraculous and deeply beautiful film
RELATEDJUNGLEA true story told poorly
RELATEDCALL ME BY YOUR NAMEBeautiful beyond description
RELATEDGOOD TIMEA scuzzy and propulsive odyssey
RELATEDREVOLUTION OF SOUND. TANGERINE DREAMA salute to the 80s synth maestros
RELATEDA QUIET DREAMA quirky, beautiful urban comedy
RELATEDA LIFE IN WAVESAn essential look at an electronic music innovator
RELATEDJUPITER'S MOONDefies gravity
RELATEDTHE BUTTERFLY TREEA gorgeous slice of Aussie cinema
RELATEDTHE SQUAREA dazzling piece of cinematic invention
RELATEDTHE KILLING OF A SACRED DEERRevenge most bizarre
RELATEDFACES PLACESThe empathy engine
RELATEDVOYAGE OF TIME: THE IMAX EXPERIENCEMalick's vision of life itself
RELATEDHAPPY ENDMichael Haneke's puzzling social allegory
RELATEDHELLO, GOODBYEEmotional, watchable
RELATEDTOKYO IDOLSJ-pop obsessions and fandom
RELATEDIN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLDA heartbreaking and beautiful animated film
RELATEDTHE CHALLENGEAn epic struggle against drowsiness
RELATEDTHE ORNITHOLOGISTLet madness take flight
TRENDINGWIN LOST IN SPACE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASONAn exhilarating adventure into the great beyond
TRENDINGWIN HOTEL MUMBAIA nail-biting account of a real-life drama
TRENDINGSTANDING UP FOR SUNNYA comedy without the comedy but very sweet
TRENDINGCLAIRE DARLINGA French film fail
TRENDINGMY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDINGA ridiculously fun love story
TRENDINGTHE DEAD DON'T DIEA zombie comedy that's anything but grave
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