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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. […]

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Cate Blanchett in line to portray screen legend Lucille Ball

Cate Blanchett in line to portray screen legend Lucille Ball

A biopic on the life of screen legend Lucille Ball looks like its on its way to the big screen and Aussie actress Cate Blanchett is in line for the lead role. Lucy and Desi will be written by acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network, The Newsroom.) Both Blanchett and Sorkin have been […]

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QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce given Australia’s highest civilian honour

QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce given Australia’s highest civilian honour

QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce have been given Australia’s highest civilian honour in the Queen’s Birthday announcements. Joyce is one of fifteen people given the Companion of the Order of Australia. In the citation for the award Joyce was recognised for his service to gender equity, inclusion and diversity, the aviation and tourism industries, alongside his […]

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Troye Sivan wins GLAAD award

Perth musician and YouTube star Troye Sivan has been honoured at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The awards, which were held in Los Angeles, recognise media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. Sivan was named outstanding musical artists […]

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How will ‘Carol’ fare when the Oscar nominations are revealed?

How will ‘Carol’ fare when the Oscar nominations are revealed?

The romantic drama ‘Carol’ is in cinemas today and while Cate Blanchett didn’t pick up a Golden Globe award on Monday, there’s still a lot of Oscar buzz around this film. Some critics are suggesting that co-star Rooney Mara might even join Cate in the list of Best Actress nominees. The studio is campaigning for […]

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Cate Blanchett set to discuss marriage equality

Cate Blanchett set to discuss marriage equality

Actress Cate Blanchett will discuss climate change, marriage equality and her new film ‘Carol’ on tonight’s edition of ‘7:30’ on the ABC. Blanchett has been receiving rave reviews for her latest film ‘Carol’, an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel. Originally published as ‘The Price of Salt’ the book tells the story of a retail […]

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What’s good at the movies?

What’s good at the movies?

Carol  (MA) Directed by Todd Haynes Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) is a wealthy New York mother who is separated from her husband. She is stylish, sensuous and seductive and not interested in her desperate husband Harge (Kyle Chandler) since discovering the joys of a lesbian relationship. It is 1952 when Carol meets shy shop girl […]

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Women Without High Heels Turned Away From Screening of Lesbian Themed Film

Women Without High Heels Turned Away From Screening of Lesbian Themed Film

A group of women have reportedly been turned away from a screening of the lesbian themed drama ‘Carol’ at the Cannes Film Film Festival because they were wearing flat shoes. The Cannes Film Festival has confirmed that it expects women to wear high heels to it’s red carpet screenings. The move has been widely criticised, […]

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