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That’s right; Supanova and the Gold Coast Film Festival are coming in April, and there are some awesome events in the to-do list that South East QLD fans really should try and get to!
Doomsday Book (2012) – fresh from the awesome Toronto After Dark film festival, this Korean sci-fi anthology film is about zombies and self-aware robots and the end of the world, and it sounds so awesome I am already there.
I’m a bit slow on the uptake at the moment – work’s been slamming me. But now that I’m back on track (more or less) there’s one bright spot in my sky – the Brisbane International Film Festival’s 2012 program guide is on the streets and there’s a ton of awesome relevant-to-your-interests stuff to see.
Featuring in their massive World Cinema program is Miike’s Hara-kiri, USA/HK production The Man with the Iron Fists (with Russell Crowe?!), Kim Ki-duk’s Pieta … (read more)
Sorry? How the hell did this almost slip by us? The OzAsia Festival, starting tomorrow in Adelaide and running until the 30th of September, has an amazing grab-bag of Asian cinema screening. Kore-eda’s I Wish! Pan-ek Ratanaruang’s Headshot! War of the Arrows, and that’s just to name a few. And I won’t even talk about the Moon Lantern Parade or the Tan Dun multimedia symphony, except to say JEALOUS! Guys. Why are you still sitting … (read more)
Great news! Just got word from the good people at Madman – Reel Anime 2012 is set for September around the country. We don’t have any specific dates yet, but we do know that they’ll be screening Ghibli’s latest From Up On Poppy Hill; Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children; the first feature film in a new trilogy (!!) based on a bit of a fave of mine, Berserk, called Berserk – The Egg of the King; and … (read more)
Lucky, lucky Sydneysiders! From the 16th to the 20th of April, you can be front and centre for the fabulous Japan Foundation’s Japanese Cinema Week, and as a long-time Japanese cinema fan who happens to live in Brisbane, I am so green with jealousy.
Three of the films are already booked out (Big Man Japan, Ozu’s Floating Weeds and Ghibli’s Ocean Waves) but there are plenty of brilliant films left, including Ghibli’s Porco Rosso and Only … (read more)
You should already know this, but I don’t mind restating the awesome – the Gold Coast is, this month, the place to be. Why? Well, if you’re an Asian cinephile living in our (usually) sunny state and you don’t have tickets to the Gold Coast Film Festival already in your inbox, you’re going to kick yourself, because you’ll be missing out on some seriously fantastic films.
The GCFF program is featuring a wide range of films for all tastes. For … (read more)
Okay, so those of you well familiar with our sunny GC might think this post’s title to be an exercise in stating the obvious, but that’s not the kind of bleach I mean. I do of course mean Bleach, the long running anime TV series based on Kubo Tite’s manga, and more specifically I mean the 4th and most recent movie, Hell Verse.
What does it have to do with the Gold Coast, you might ask? Well, just … (read more)