The Room (2003)

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The Room is a must-see Melbourne cinematic experience. Two cinemas are packed out at 11.30pm on a Saturday night and the audience is armed with plastic spoons. Beginning with a montage of dated ‘candy bar’ ads and images of frolicking puppies and kittens, the noise from the audience reaches a crescendo until the lights go down and a Cinema Nova employee exhorts everyone, in the words of The Room director Tommy Wiseau, “You can laugh, you can cry, you can express yourself, but please don’t hurt each other.” Continue reading

The Florida Project (2017)

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This remarkable film gently and profoundly shows the fragility of US life on the poverty line from the point of view of the children and  families who live on the margins.  As realistic as a documentary, it is set within the fractured community of motels in Florida, on the doorstep of Disney World. Continue reading