The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) kicked into gear on the 21st, with the feedback coming through for films like Senna, A Separation, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Take Shelter and The Guard rightfully praising just how great these films are. This week I reviewed several wonderful films, All About Eve, The Wages of Fear and The Double Life of Veronique, and a couple of average new releases, Beautiful Lies and 5 Days of War. Expect plenty of activity over the next week, with reviews of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Trois Couleurs Trilogy (Bleu, Blanc and Rouge) and new release reviews of Hanna, The Conspirator and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Here are some great articles to get you through your Monday (after the jump):
Thomas Caldwell @ Cinema Autopsy is covering The Melbourne International Film Festival. He will be seeing 60 films over the course of the festival. Insane! For other great sites to keep up with MIFF, check out The Reel Bits, run by Sarah Ward and Richard Gray, and Qucikflix DVD and Movie Blog, run by Simon Miraudo.
Bonjour Tristesse and Aiden @ Cut the Crap Movie Reviews review an interesting little film called Marwencol.
Steve @ 1001plus reviews This is Spinal Tap and Anvil! The Story of Anvil.
Univarn @ A Life in Equinox reviews Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins, and had mixed feelings. His For the Greater Good Blog-A-Thon also started today.
The red band trailer for Drive has been spreading around the net. I have been resisting it, but apparently it is badass. Check it out @ Anomalous Material. While you're there, see what Sam thought of Captain America.
A couple of other great reviews of Captain America: The First Avenger can be found @ Love and Squalor and The Dark of the Matinee.
James Blake Ewing @ Cinema Sights has done some great work again this week. Be sure to check out his thoughts on Of Gods and Men and Rango and his article on The Unsung Heroes of Cinema.
Stevee @ Cinematic Paradox reviews the classic Sofia Coppola film, Lost in Translation.
Sam @ Duke and the Movies this week reviews the Brian De Palma classic, Blow Out, and has started a really cool new regular segment called The Best is Yet to Come. Check it out!
Custard @ Front Room Cinema looks at The Top 10 Films That Changed Their Name Before Release.
Film Intel review The Castle, an iconic Aussie film.
Steven Flores looks at some Soderbergh this week with Out of Sight and The Informant.
The Classic Columb, written by Film Locker co-host Simon Columb (This week tackling Michael Mann on the FL), looks at Fantasia on Man, I Love Films.