By the way, how do you go about checking what is currently screening and what you might be interested in? I used to go to citysearch/film as they had a pretty comprehensive list of all the films currently screening, and then I could look up individual films or sessions. This works well when you are reasonably aware of the new releases, so I would mostly be checking when are the films screened rather than what they are, but if the titles came up that I haven't heard about I would look them up as well. Other than than I'm subscribed to just about every newsletter (Palace, ACMI, Nova etc), so I get the news from there as well, but I find I often don't read them, as I'm aware of most films and I would be looking at sessions when I am ready to go.
Unfortunately, citysearch has changed their website interface to a degree where I now find them incredibly cumbersome, but my three mobile film channel offers something similiar. Actually, I just realised it's also available without the mobile - http://www.yourmovies.com.au/? - it's a bit lighter on a mobile.
Anyway, so the films I want to see currently are/or recommend to others:
1. "Sorrow and pity" (1969) - it's a documentary about Nazi occupation of France by Max Ophuls who is much more famous for his feature films. A must see for film and history lovers.
3.Bra Boys (I actually have a free ticket, so I need to use it and it will be something different for me:))
4.U-Carmen e-khayelitsha - I have seen this film at MIFF 2005 and highly recommend it, it's a South African contemporary take on Carmen, very funny yet powerful, if you like opera and prepared to laugh at a different interpretation this film is a delight.
5.The Host - incredibly funny Korean thriller about a mutated monster (a shark crossed with giant lizard type of thing) haunting Seoul. Apart from the usual chases and action scenes this film is distingished by a hilarious dysfunctional family dynamics, the result is a kind of cross between "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Men in Black", where the family that can't really look after themselves are faced to save the world from a horrible alien monster. ( I have seen it at MIFF2006, so just recommending it to you all)
6. The Singer - it's part of French Film Festival, but will be released from 4th of April, and I'll probably see it then. Gerard Depardieu plays a singer at a restaurant, too old, too experienced, not really getting anywhere anymore, who falls in love with a young lass and ... well, it's a French film, so what could possibly happen next? Should we organise the meet-up around this film, maybe?
7. Perfume, the story of a murderer - it has the most ridiculous session times, but I'd like to see it before it will be out of the cinemas.