Brisbane International Film Festival 2011

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Brisbane 2011 Review: A DANGEROUS METHOD

Enjoy A Dangerous Method for its fine performances, beautiful aesthetic and slap and tickle bedroom scenes, because its central ménage à trois will leave you cold to the core.…
By Oliver Pfeiffer
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Brisbane 2011 Review: Comic Con IV - A Fan's Hope

Living, breathing unapologetic ode to geek-dom that is also notable for being the first Morgan Spurlock doc that doesn't actually feature the filmmaker and the first that doesn't ridicule its own subject matter.…
By Oliver Pfeiffer
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Brisbane 2011 Review: LET THE BULLETS FLY

Set in war-torn 1920s China Let the Bullets Fly sees director Jiang Wen (Devils on the Doorstep) cast himself in the lead as notorious Robin Hoodesque bandit Pocky Zhang.…
By Oliver Pfeiffer
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Brisbane 2011 Review: Rabies [Kalevet]

Who would have thought it would take two debuting Israelian directors to breathe new life into the sub-genre of slasher horror?…
By Oliver Pfeiffer
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Brisbane 2011 Review: Jon Hewitt's X

Opening with a titillating full-frontal act of fornication in front of a group of champagne guzzling, celery-stick chomping upper-class lady types, X seemingly prepares you for the ensuing unflinching proceedings that lay ahead.…
By Oliver Pfeiffer
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Brisbane 2011 Film Festival - Fantastic Fest Weekend

Following the initially fascinating but ultimate tedium of black-magic mumbo-jumbo Shaw Brothers kung-fu oddity The Boxer's Omen as the highly anticipated 'Mystery Film' choice, Sunday evening's Drive-In Delirium Presents... double bill mash-up was something to get seriously geeked out about.…
By Oliver Pfeiffer
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20th Brisbane International Film Festival: Preview of Coming Attractions

The benchmark for any decent film festival is the level of cinematic diversity it offers and thankfully Brisbane’s 25th anniversary international film festival, which commences on the 3rd November, appears to have delivered that desired ensemble.…
By Oliver Pfeiffer