5 Incredible film performances by untrained actors

The Australian Cinémathèque program ‘Under the Radar’ celebrates unseen cinema from Asia Pacific filmmaking highlighting hidden gems from regions that produce a very small number of feature films each year. Drawing on the past ten years, ‘Under the Radar’ includes works from Macau, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Tibet, Samoa, Kyrgyzstan and more. The films reveal cinematic…

Top 5 Scariest Ghost Films

With Halloween emerging from the shadows soon, it is the perfect time to check out five of the most bone-chilling, hair-raising and spine-tingling horror movies in the ‘Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond’ program, screening at the Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 28 November. RELATED: 5 FILM SUGGESTIONS  Are these what…

Ghost stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond

‘Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond’ (10 September to 28 November 2021) brings together a selection of films drawing on more than a century of cinematic spectres. Curated by the Australian Cinémathèque, the program mixes iconic Hollywood hauntings with eerie, ethereal encounters and tales of love so powerful they spill into otherworldly realms. By…

5 films I borrowed from my friends (and never gave back)

Looking over my film collection recently, I realised there are some films I’ve been holding onto for way too long! For starters, there’s the VHS tape of Peter Jackson’s Meet the Feebles (1989) that I borrowed from my New Zealand flatmate; the unreturned copy of Heathers (1989) that’s probably still accruing library fines; The Rules of Attraction (2002) DVD that was loaned to me after…

Pink foam, macaroni and cat paw puppetry: 5 Miranda July moments

Miranda July is an exciting, multidisciplinary artist who moves between film, writing and performance to create narratives that speak to the strangeness of the everyday and the human desire for connectedness. As we celebrate the work of this ground-breaking artist and filmmaker in ‘Miranda July: Me and You and Everybody‘, here are five memorable moments…

5 films about the Masters and The Met, New York

As QAGOMA opened its doors to the exhibition, ‘European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York‘, the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA curated a selection of insightful and playful films that delve into the history of the Masters and the modern-day museum with ‘The Met: The Masters and the Modern Day‘. RELATED: More 5 FILM…