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MIFF Review: Little Men (USA, 2016) reaffirms Ira Sachs’ gift for understated human drama

Little Men begins with Jake Jardine (Theo Taplitz) sitting quietly amidst anarchic scenes in a teacher-less classroom. Later that day, home from school, he takes a call from an old friend of his grandfather who, assuming that Jake knows more than he does, clumsily inquires about arrangements for Jake’s grandfather’s funeral. The juxtaposition of these first two scenes hints at director Ira Sachs’ focus here on that betwixt and between state of being – early adolescence.... Continue Reading

Seven films not to miss at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival

Later this month, the 65th annual Melbourne International Film Festival will kick off an incredible season of over 345 films*, spanning 22 venues across the Melbourne CBD, from 28 July to 14 August. It’s near impossible to narrow down the list, but today, with tickets to all screenings currently on sale, we’re going to do our best, bringing you just seven of the films we consider must-see inclusions on the list. And they are (in no particular order)…... Continue Reading