All posts by Mohini Herse

Film Review: Eden (France, 2014) – Special ACMI Screening

When faced with the challenge of representing over 20 years of the evolution of “French Touch”, a music genre inspired by American Garage, it can be difficult to know where to start. Directed by french auteur Mia Hansen-Love and co-written with her DJ brother Sven Love, Eden is somewhat an autobiographical film taking inspiration from Love’s personal journey as a Parisian Garage DJ duo through the 90s and early 2000s. ... Continue Reading

Film Review: Interstella 5555 (France, 2003) – Special ACMI Screening

Interstella 5555 is the result of a collaboration between french House duo Daft Punk with Anime legend Leiji Matsumoto, and director Kazuhisa Takenouchi. It’s hard to define what makes this eclectic, feature length animated album collaboration so engrossing. Is it the melodramatic narrative with visuals that hit the House beats again and again? The satisfying strobing of pitch perfect images with classic Anime sci-fi tropes? The electric guitar shaped space ship?! Whatever it is, this colourful spectacle is possibly one of the coolest things ever produced and insert: “they don’t make music videos like they used to”.... Continue Reading

Review: NT Live presents Man and Superman (UK, 2015)

Man and Super Man, distributed by the National Theatre, is spectacular epic with torrential dialogue and entertaining albeit reverential musings on the human condition. Written in 1903 by Bernard Shaw and then subsequently deemed “unstageable”, this seemingly untameable three hour epic has been breathed to life with the patient, clever and guiding adaptation of Sam Godwin. However the literal “breath” of this play comes from the explosive performance of Ralph Fiennes in his portrayal of Jack Tanner, a provocative, stubborn bachelor, who against his will has been been named joint Guardian of Ann, a manipulative charmer, played by the wonderful Indira Varma.... Continue Reading