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The Melbourne International Film Festival, Reviewed

The best, the worst, and the weirdest of what's coming to Australian movie screens in coming months.

The Melbourne International Film Festival finished up its largest festival ever on Sunday, after packing an enormous 370 films into just 17 days.

To report back on what we’ll be seeing in cinemas over the coming months (and also fill us in on what we may have already missed) we sent six reviewers into the heart of it: James Douglas, Mel Campbell, Glenn Dunks, Harry WindsorMatt Roden and Meg Watson. Alongside previous reviews from our Sydney Film Festival crew of Dee JeffersonLauren Carroll Harris and Steph Harmon, here’s the ultimate collection of the best, the worst and the weirdest of the festival.

Skip ahead, or click on the films below:

The Overnight, dir. Patrick Brice — reviewed by Meg Watson

The Witch, dir. Robert Eggers  — reviewed by James Douglas

Nasty Babydir. Sebastián Silva  — reviewed by James Douglas

Deathgasm, dir. Jason Lei Howden — reviewed by Glenn Dunks

Do I Sound Gay, dir. David Thorpe — reviewed by Glenn Dunks

Tangerine, dir. Sean Baker — reviewed by Glenn Dunks

Graceful Girls, dir. Olivia Peniston-Bird reviewed by Mel Campbell

The Nightmare, dir. Rodney Ascher reviewed by Mel Campbell

Love, dir. Gaspar Noé — reviewed by Harry Windsor

The Lobster, dir. Yorgos Lanthimos — reviewed by Harry Windsor

Heaven Knows What, dir. Josh and Benny Safdie reviewed by Harry Windsor

The End of the Tour, dir. James Ponsoldt — reviewed by Matt Roden

Sleeping With Other People, dir. Leslye Headland — reviewed by Meg Watson

Queen of Earth, dir. Alex Ross Perry — reviewed by Meg Watson

Mistress America, dir. Noah Baumbach — reviewed by Meg Watson

Dope, dir. Rick Famuyiwa — reviewed by Matt Roden

The Diary of a Teenage Girl, dir. Marielle Heller — reviewed by Dee Jefferson

Gayby Baby, dir. Maya Newell — reviewed by Lauren Carroll Harris

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon — reviewed by Steph Harmon

Brand: A Second Coming, dir. Ondi Timoner — reviewed by Steph Harmon

Tehran Taxi, dir. Jafar Panahi — reviewed by Dee Jefferson

The Look of Silence, dir. Joshua Oppenheimer — reviewed by Lauren Carroll Harris

Holding The Man, dir. Neil Armfield — reviewed by Steph Harmon

The Daughter, dir. Simon Stone — reviewed by Dee Jefferson

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