Museums in heist films

‘The Art of the Heist’ film program has begun, and some classic crime stories are unfolding. What better way to delve into the program with some juicy heist scandals set in art museums? RELATED: The heist: Cinema’s most beloved crime subgenre In How to Steal a Million, the interior of the fictitious Musée Kléber-Lafayette was…

5 animations that take you on an unexpected journey

From psychedelic backyards and throbbing underground raves to rural life and the stillness of personal reflection, these five animations take you on a diverse array of unexpected journeys. ‘The Magic Arts: Australian Animation from the 1970s to Now’ is a major survey of the last five decades of animation in Australia highlighting works from commercial…

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…

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…