Category Archives: Features

The Poster Art Renaissance: Modern and retro collide in a flurry of designs

Anybody who has stepped foot in a cinema or video retailer will be familiar with the concept of movie posters – they act as advertisements for upcoming, or newly released, films and help consumers to understand if its content is suitable for them. Some consider these posters an artform in themselves, but it is only recently that this medium has been able to flourish.... Continue Reading

The five biggest and best trailer reveals from San Diego Comic-Con

Another Comic-Con, another year of rumours, superstars and a whole lot of trailers. Over the last handful of years, Comic-Con has summated itself as the prestige event when it comes to inviting us to unchartered blockbuster worlds. This year has proved no different, with a plethora of trailers to salivate over with a slew of upcoming releases. And with over seventeen trailers released covering both film and television, here at The Iris we are going to run down the five best trailer reveals in the domain of film, beginning with number five.... Continue Reading

Seven films not to miss at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival

One of the oldest film festivals in the world, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) returns next Thursday, and with it are hundreds of screenings across more than three weeks. We went through the full list (so you didn’t have to) and bring you our seven picks of the festival. And in no particular order, they are…... Continue Reading

A complete shot-by-shot breakdown of the Star Wars The Last Jedi D23 Behind-The-Scenes Reel

At Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend, Lucasfilm unveiled a behind-the-scenes reel for this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Last Jedi is the 8th “Episode” in the Star Wars franchise and is directed Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick). The behind-the-scenes video delivered a greater insight to how powerful Star Wars is on and off screen, showing off not only action form the film, but also the actor’s raw chemistry off screen.... Continue Reading

Six things we learned revisiting Riding In Cars With Boys (USA, 2002) in its new Blu-Ray release

Riding In Cars With Boys is a bittersweet drama/light comedy about one woman’s teenage pregnancy, married life to a drug addict and some other periods when things did not go according to her grand plan. It’s an adaptation of a memoir by Beverly D’Onofrio that was adapted for the screen by Morgan Ward. It’s also a film that sees Drew Barrymore playing the main character at the ages of 15 to 37 and some other points in between. ... Continue Reading

The 15 best films of 2017 (…so far) from Australia and around the world

The first half of the year has been filled with some incredible cinema; launching with a slate of Golden Globe and Oscar nominated material, and moving through to some of the year’s biggest blockbusters. Here are the 15 best films released in Australian cinemas between 1st January and 30th June, 2017:... Continue Reading

Seven things we learned from Director Sofia Coppola at a special The Beguiled Q & A in Sydney

Writer and director Sofia Coppola recently became the second woman to win the best director award at Cannes. She won the gong for her latest film, The Beguiled, a gothic story about a group of isolated, Southern girls who take in a wounded solider during the American Civil War. It’s a remake of the 1971 drama/thriller but this time around it is told from the female perspective.... Continue Reading