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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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Zoe Ventoura signs on for upcoming feature ‘Nesting Doll’

Zoe Ventoura signs on for upcoming feature ‘Nesting Doll’

Australian actress Zoe Ventoura has signed on for a new film from acclaimed director Nicole Conn. Conn has directed a number of highly praised films including, she paved the way for lesbian themed films with Claire of the Moon, which will be celebrating its milestone 25th Anniversary in 2018, and also created the features Elena […]

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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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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 […]

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Troye Sivan and Xavier Dolan sign on for gay conversion drama

Troye Sivan and Xavier Dolan sign on for gay conversion drama

Actors Troye Sivan and Xavier Dolan have joined the cast of Boy Erased. The gay conversion drama based on Garrard Conley’s autobiography is being adapted into a film by Australian actor / director Joel Edgerton. Conley documented his experience of attending Love in Action, an group that attempts to change LGBT people into heterosexuals. The son of […]

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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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‘Tom of Finland’ is a great look at history… but where’s the erotica?

‘Tom of Finland’ is a great look at history… but where’s the erotica?

Tom of Finland | Cinema Paradiso | Sunday July 30 | ★ ★ ★ ½ There is no denying that when I heard about a Tom of Finland biopic my initial thought was this is going to be soft-core pornography, which I was ecstatic and excited about. For all of those that are like me and are […]

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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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