Oct 162013
 

 

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) is back with a line-up of 51 Israeli and Jewish-themed features, documentaries and shorts from around the globe. The festival will run in Sydney 30 October – 17 November and in Melbourne 6 – 24 November. The Festival will explore the full spectrum of Jewish experience in all its rich complexity, via an incredible 50 Australian première screenings, spread, for the first time, across 12 diverse categories to assist patrons in navigating the eclectic slate of movies on offer.

The titles of these categories, which hint at the cinematic gems within, include All the World’s a Stage, Quality Schmaltz, Triumph of the Spirit, Coming of Age, Drama and Desire, Brilliant Minds, Haunted Histories, Power to the People, Reimagining Culture, Women on Film, Hamatzav (The Situation) and…Living Dead (yes, every Festival needs a good Zombie flick!)

Launching JIFF 2013 will be Fill the Void, the poignant story of an 18 year-old girl who finds herself torn between love and duty when pressured to marry the husband of her late sister. Screening courtesy of Rialto Films, this fine drama, set amidst Tel Aviv’s ultra-Orthodox Hassidic enclave, has won a multitude of prestigious awards and was a resounding hit with both critics and audiences at the Toronto and Venice International Film Festivals.

Closing night will pay homage to a great Jewish tradition…humour, with the delicious documentary, When Comedy Went to School an affectionate look at an era when comic legends such as Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jerry Stiller, Jackie Mason, Larry King and others honed their patter at the famous Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Also features rare archival footage of comedians including Lenny Bruce, Rodney Dangerfield, Henny Youngman, Don Rickles, Mel Brooks, Danny Kaye and a young Jerry Seinfeld who all ‘cut their teeth’ on one of the toughest circuits in showbiz.

Check out some festival highlights and location details after the jump.

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Oct 142013
 

The 57th BFI London Film Festival is currently underway in London, and Luke Grima from Wanna go to the Movies? has kindly agreed to share his thoughts on the films he has had the opportunity to see. After the jump check out Luke’s thoughts on The Zero Theorem and The Double.

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Oct 122013
 

The 57th BFI London Film Festival is currently underway in London, and Luke Grima from Wanna go to the Movies? has kindly agreed to share his thoughts on the films he has had the opportunity to see. After the jump check out Luke’s thoughts on Gravity and Half of a Yellow Sun.

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Oct 122013
 


Thanks to Icon Films , we have 4 x double passes to give away to MACHETE KILLS – in Australian cinemas from October 24.

 

The highly anticipated sequel to the cult-sensation MACHETE reunites star Danny Trejo (MACHETE, GRINDHOUSE) and director Robert Rodriguez (MACHETE, SIN CITY). Trained to kill, left for dead, Machete is back and this time he’s on the right side of the law. With gleefully gory comic book action, outrageously over-the-top characters and an absurd all-star cast including Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Hudgens, Amber Heard, Alexa Vega, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Mel Gibson, plus Lady Gaga and “introducing” Carlos Estevez (Charlie Sheen) as President of the United States. Bigger, bolder and more bad-ass than ever, MACHETE KILLS is a cool gore-splattered, star-studded action film!

 

You can check out the trailer for Machete Kills here

For your chance to WIN simply tell us in 25 words or less which actor you’d love to see cameo in MACHETE KILLS and why? Send all answers, along with your name and postal address to sam@anonlineuniverse.com by 12pm on Tuesday 22 October 2013.

 
Check out the terms & conditions of the competition after the jump.

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Oct 102013
 

The 57th BFI London Film Festival is currently underway in London, and Luke Grima from Wanna go to the Movies? has kindly agreed to share his thoughts on the films he has had the opportunity to see. After the jump check out Luke’s thoughts on Nebraska, We Are The Best! and Captain Phillips.
 
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