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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 […]

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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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Watch the trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s love story Call Me By Your Name

Watch the trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s love story Call Me By Your Name

The latest film from Italian director Luca Guadagnino is garnering much attention, with rave reviews and some unexpected controversy with an old Hollywood star. Call Me By Your Name, based on the 2007 novel by American author André Aciman, follows the story of Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet) in 1980s Italy, who meets an academic named […]

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September Film Reviews: Comedy… or not

September Film Reviews: Comedy… or not

In Steven Soderbergh’s hilarious heist film Logan Lucky (★★★★), it is fun to see actors cast in extremely different roles to what we are used to seeing them. Set at a massive Nascar speedway in West Virginia, a couple of not-so-bright desperados come up with an elaborate hare-brained plan to rob the speedway during the […]

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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 […]

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Don’t miss Tom of Finland at Scandinavian Film Festival

Don’t miss Tom of Finland at Scandinavian Film Festival

The biographical film Tom of Finland, directed by Finnish director Dome Karukoski to tell the story of the artist’s extraordinary life. It is screening in Perth as part of the Scandinavian Film Festival. The film depicts how after suffering from the trauma of WWII, Touko Laaksonen finds no peace at home in Finland, a country where homosexuality is […]

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Scandinavian Film Festival brings stories from across the globe

Scandinavian Film Festival brings stories from across the globe

Sammi Blood, directed by Amanda Kernell, may be located in Sweden but it is a tale of colonisation and alienation that is very close to home. Sweden’s indigenous population, the Samis (or Lapps), were nomadic reindeer herders and weren’t given any rights until the 1990s. Their children were sent to residential schools where they were […]

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Perth International Queer Film Festival reveals 2017 program

Perth International Queer Film Festival reveals 2017 program

The Perth International Queer Film Festival have revealed their 2017 program and there’s an amazing line-up of films on the the bill. The week-long festival is an essential fundraiser for the WA AIDS Council. The festival will open on Wednesday 13 September with Travis Mathew’s latest film Discreet. The film tells the story of a childhood abuse […]

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Revelation Film Fest: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Revelation Film Fest: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (★★★★★) is an absorbing documentary about San Francisco writer Armistead Maupin whose Tales in the City became a cult television series. Tales in the City started out as an entertaining column in the Francisco Chronicle in the mid seventies that recorded the local stories of the city’s residents – […]

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Women Who Kill: Horror and humour collide at Revelation Film Fest

Women Who Kill: Horror and humour collide at Revelation Film Fest

Women Who Kill (★★★★★) starts off with an advertisement for a hardware store – the one stop shop which has all the things required for getting that dead body off your hands. The ad is on the podcast coming out of New York by ex-partners Morgan (Ingrid Jungermann) and Jean (Ann Carr). The deadly serious […]

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