Author: Jenni Kauppi

Melbourne International Film Festival Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl (USA, 2015)

August 11, 2015

We open in San Francisco in 1976. Minnie Goetz (Bel Powley) has just had sex for the first time. With Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård), her mother’s (Kistin Wiig) boyfriend. Based on Goets’ graphic novel memoir of the same name, The Diary of a Teenage Girl charts a dark and disturbing journey of a young woman, going through the motions of teenage experimentation with an acute and voracious sexual yearning.... Continue Reading

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Melbourne International Film Festival Review: 7 Chinese Brothers (USA, 2015)

August 6, 2015

Larry (Jason Schwartzman) is on the road to nowhere in notoriously chillaxed Austin. He’s just lost his job for a string of misdemeanours, and his only friends appear to be his very beloved French Bulldog Arrow (Schwatrzman’s pet in real life), a prescription medication dealer and aged carer, Norwood, and his grandmother (Olimpia Dukakis), a firm but thankless believer in tough love.... Continue Reading

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We get a taste of the new 8K Radius series coming to Hawthorn’s Lido Cinemas

July 21, 2015

Following the success of the Classic Cinema’s first 8K Radius series, Hawthorn’s newly minted Lido Cinema will be getting its own 8-part series of these five-minute film portraits of Hawthorn locals who live and work within an eight kilometre radius of the cinema.... Continue Reading

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