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Powerful voices on screen at the cinema this August

Powerful voices on screen at the cinema this August

BlacKkKlansman (★★★★½) is an ambitious docu-drama by visionary social commentator Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X). Using Ron Stallworth’s memoir, Lee tells the unbelievable story of the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the early 1970s Stallworth decided to join the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan […]

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Chloë Sevigny is ‘Lizzie’ in queer reimagining of notorious axe murders

Chloë Sevigny is ‘Lizzie’ in queer reimagining of notorious axe murders

Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart are set to star in an upcoming film that re-explores the mystifying tale of two 19th century axe murders that persist in popular culture to date. Lizzie follows the story of Lizzie Borden, a young woman who was suspected, tried and acquitted for the grisly murder of her father and […]

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Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

Perth International Queer Film Festival announces 2018 program

The Perth International Queer Film Festival returns for its third year with another fabulous program of LGBTI+ cinema from around the globe. The fundraising initiative of the WA AIDS Council in collaboration with The Backlot features a selection of feature length and short films that capture a variety of queer experiences. Festival Artistic Director Mark […]

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The hilarious comedy The Breaker Upperers is in cinemas from today

The hilarious comedy The Breaker Upperers is in cinemas from today

The Breaker Upperers | In Cinemas | From July 26th | ★ ★ ★ ★   We totally fell in love with this quirky and hilarious comedy comedy from New Zealand when it opened the recent Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Now the movie, which was written by and stars Jackie Van Beek and Madeline Sami, is screening […]

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New Bohemian Rhapsody trailer shows us more Freddie Mercury

New Bohemian Rhapsody trailer shows us more Freddie Mercury

A new trailer for the upcoming biopic on the life of legendary Queen front man Freddie Mercury shows us a deeper look at his life and sexuality. Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Mercury, as charts his rise to fame alongside his three band mates, leading up to their iconic Wembley concert in 1986. The […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ is finally returning as a feature film

‘Downton Abbey’ is finally returning as a feature film

After years of speculation Downton Abbey is being revived as a feature film. The popular TV show ended after six season in 2015 but fans have been hoping the story would continue in a feature film ever since the show went off the air. Now a feature film is in the work, show creator Julian Fellowes has […]

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‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’ is everything you want it to be

‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’ is everything you want it to be

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again | In Cinemas from 19th July | ★ ★ ★ ★  There be spoilers ahead…. The screen version of ABBA’s Mamma Mia musical a decade ago was a huge success, it’s brought new audiences to the stage production which continues to play to packed theatres around the world, and it’s one […]

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Here’s your first look at conversion therapy drama Boy Erased

Here’s your first look at conversion therapy drama Boy Erased

Joel Edgerton is bringing Garrard Conley’s memoir to the silver screen, today releasing the first heart-wrenching trailer for the upcoming drama. The film recounts Conley’s real-life experience with gay “conversion therapy”, and his relationship with his fundamentalist family and Baptist pastor father in Arkansas. Directed and adapted for the screen by Edgerton, the film stars […]

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Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Scandinavian Film Festival launches this week with Darling

Darling | Cinema Paradiso | July 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Darling, directed by Danish filmmaker Birgitte Staermose, is set at the fascinating Royal Danish Ballet school and features the dancers as extras. Darling (Danica Curcic) returns to her training ground in Copenhagen from her success in New York with choreographer husband Frans (Gustaf Skarsgard) […]

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All the world’s a stage to Sir Ian McKellen

All the world’s a stage to Sir Ian McKellen

McKellen: Playing The Part | Luna | til July 18 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Ian McKellen finds it difficult to summarise his life, but does his best in McKellen: Playing the Part  which is edited down from 14 hours of interviews by director Joe Stephenson. McKellen is relaxed as he talks about his childhood, his decision to […]

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