Home » Archives by category » Culture » Screen » Film
Kylie Minogue embraces the 70’s for ‘Swinging Safari’

Kylie Minogue embraces the 70’s for ‘Swinging Safari’

Kylie Minogue is almost unrecognisable in the trailer for the new Aussie comedy Swinging Safari. The 70’s themed comedy is the latest film from director Stephan Elliot whose previous films include The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Frauds, Welcome to Woop Woop, Easy Virtue and A Few Best Men.   The new film was originally titled Flammable Children but it’s been given […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Beyoncé joins cast of The Lion King live action remake

Beyoncé joins cast of The Lion King live action remake

The much anticipated live-action version of Disney’s ’90s classic The Lion King has revealed the full cast on social media… Be prepared! Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been announced in the leading role of Nala, opposite Donald Glover’s Simba in the 2019 release. Comedian and American Horror Story star Billy Eichner will become the wise-cracking meerkat Timon, with Seth Rogen as […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

November Film Reviews: Folk music and folklore

Ben Elton reached international fame for writing for the absurd television comedies The Young Ones and Blackadder. This was before he came to Australia and married Fremantle musician Sophie Gare. Living in Fremantle for much of the time, he often attended the folk music festival at Fairbridge near Pinjarra with his extended family of musicians. […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Aussie queer film ‘Pulse’ wins an award at Korea’s Busan film festival

Aussie queer film ‘Pulse’ wins an award at Korea’s Busan film festival

Aussie queer film Pulse has picked up an award at Korea’s prestigious Busan International Film Festival. The debut feature film from Director Stevie Cruz-Martin and writer/actor/editor Daniel Monks was awarded the Bank Award which come with $20,000 prize money. The screening at Busan International Film Festival was the movie’s first international showing. The no-budget film is […]

Tags: , ,

Read More

Australian film ‘Pulse’ gets its first international screening

Australian film ‘Pulse’ gets its first international screening

Australian film Pulse has had its first international screening and caught the attention of film industry bible Variety. The no-budget film, created by filmmakers Daniel Monks and Stevie Cruz-Martin, was screened at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea. The film was previously screened at the Sydney Film Festival. The film is about a young gay man […]

Tags: , , , ,

Read More

Film Reviews: Battle of the Sexes on the court and at the table

Little Miss Sunshine directors Valarie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s latest film Battle of the Sexes (★★★★★) is about a misogynistic egotistical man who performs for the public challenging an intelligent, capable woman who wants a better deal for her gender. No … it is not a film about the 2017 American presidential election, but about […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Read More

Perth Queer International Film Festival launches this week

Perth Queer International Film Festival launches this week

After a sell-out festival last year, the WA AIDS Council is screening a second queer film festival at The Backlot Cinema in West Perth 13 – 21 September. These are films that won’t be seen anywhere else in Perth. Festival Director Mark Reid promises that the nine feature films and 21 short films from all […]

Read More

After some funny films? Over the Fence will fill your need

After some funny films? Over the Fence will fill your need

Looking for a night out that guaranteed to make you laugh. The Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival has 14 funny films on it’s line up. Now in its 19th year the film festival assembles some of the most hilarious short films and puts together a program with a central theme. The common factor about […]

Tags: , , , , ,

Read More

Italian Film Festival includes queer film ‘Summertime’

Italian Film Festival includes queer film ‘Summertime’

Italian film Summertime (L’estate Addosso) from director Gabrielle Muccino will play as part of the 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso and Luna SX this coming September. The film tells the story of a gay couple living in San Francisco who take in two teens traveling from Italy to start a new life in […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Read More

August Film Reviews: Horror highlights from fantasy to reality

August Film Reviews: Horror highlights from fantasy to reality

The ancient walking, talking tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) in A Monster Calls (★★★★★) might be a monster to some children, but Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is twelve and has to deal with some grown-up things in his life. Apart from having bullying classmates, his mother (Felicity Jones) is very ill. His father (Toby Kebbell) has […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Read More