Category: Film

FRINGE 2019 – Adelaide International Youth Film Festival Preview Program – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Children are sponges. They absorb everything they see, everything they experience. We’ve all been there, fragile sprouts, innocent angels, truth-tellers, staring at our preferred cartoons, creating thousands of adventures and imaginary scenarios to escape the grown-up’s reality, a too realistic reality for this age; this is when the fantasy comes in to …

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ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL – Oddlands – 4K

Made for showing on ABC TV, the darkly humoured Oddlands plays on the medieval trope of the ship of fools. This film suggests further iterations of the main characters and situations could successfully ply themselves across a series. 4K

FILM – KILLING GROUND – 2.5K

The highlight of the film is the non-linear plot. However, once cottoned onto, most of the fun disappears. 2.5K

FRINGE 2017 -LACONIC : A SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – KOFFEE INK – 4K

Laconic : A Short Film Festival featuring film and animation by emerging South Australian film makers. Presented in the intimate setting of Koffee Ink Cafe at Adelaide Oval where sofas, tables and chairs were arranged in front of a large tv screen normally used as background tv and live footage of sports events happening at …

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FRINGE FILM AND DIGITAL / MUSIC – THE FAR PARADISE – 5K

by Riccardo Barone    “The far paradise” is an 1928 Australia silent film directed by Paulette McDonagh, successful performance at the box office when it was on. Yes, the attendance was extragood. But not today, in the 2017. What a pity! Why so disinterested today in what we used to be? Because it is not …

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FRINGE 2017 – NOSFERATU – A SYMPHONY OF HORROR – MERCURY CINEMA – 4K

I had only ever seen short excerpts from this film so it was fascinating to see a full-length version of the F W Murnau movie based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula and made almost 100 years ago.  With an expert live score featuring keyboards  percussion and electronic music, this full length (84 mins) version of the …

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FILM – Girl Asleep – 3.5K

With the strong potential to be a sleeper that emerges a success, Girl Asleep is ideal for anyone with teenage children and for them to attend alone. 3.5K

FILM – Motorkite Dreaming – 3.5K

Beyond the adrenaline rush of flying these things, the perspective on the land and its people, combined with the contraption’s fragility, make this Dreaming riveting and enjoyable viewing. 3.5K

GUITAR FESTIVAL – Paco de Lucía – The Journey – Her Majesty’s – 4K

This a superb documentary which, thanks to volumes of recorded video and quite open conversations with Paco by his son, reveals the, at times, very problematic journey of a genius. 4K

FILM – Embrace – 3.5K

Women of all ages, and particularly mothers and their daughters, should see Embrace and hope Taryn Brumfitt’s message washes over them. 3.5K