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Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ film ‘Belonging’ honoured at Melbourne Queer Film Fest

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ film ‘Belonging’ honoured at Melbourne Queer Film Fest

A short film documenting the work of two of Tasmania’s leading LGBTIQ+ advocates has been honoured at this year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Directed by Matt Scholten, Belonging follows Tasmania’s journey to becoming one of the best places in the world for LGBTIQ+ rights, and the work of young activist Sam Watson and veteran advocate Rodney […]

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Henry Golding shines in first trailer for gay drama ‘Monsoon’

Henry Golding shines in first trailer for gay drama ‘Monsoon’

British actor Henry Golding takes on an emotional new role in a new film that explores sexuality, culture, displacement and alienation from director Hong Khaou. Monsoon follows Golding at Kit, who heads back to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to lay his parents to rest after escaping the ravages of war with them as a […]

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New trailer for ‘I Am Woman’ builds excitement for the biopic

New trailer for ‘I Am Woman’ builds excitement for the biopic

A new trailer for the Helen Reddy biopic I Am Woman shows more scenes from the upcoming film about the Australian singer and feminist icon. Helen Reddy arrived in New York in 1966, virtually broke and a single mother of a toddler, before she went on to become one of the most successful recording artists of her […]

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Review | ‘Two of Us’ premieres at the French Film Festival

Review | ‘Two of Us’ premieres at the French Film Festival

Two of Us | Dir: Filippo Meneghetti | Alliance Française French Film Festival | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) are neighbours on the top floor of a French apartment block. They have been secret lovers for decades and spend every night together, but like many amorous same sex couples around the world, no one […]

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Review | ‘Honey Boy’ sees Shia LaBeouf recount his childhood

Review | ‘Honey Boy’ sees Shia LaBeouf recount his childhood

  Honey Boy | Dir: Alma Har’el | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Honey Boy is a very personal journey for actor Shia LaBeouf, as he actually wrote the script for this film as part of his therapy in a rehabilitation program after he was arrested for public intoxication in 2017. Recounting his crazy dysfunctional childhood […]

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PRIDE Queer Film Festival returns to The Backlot this March

PRIDE Queer Film Festival returns to The Backlot this March

The fourth annual PRIDE Queer Film Festival returns next month with a fabulous seven-day festival full of queer stories. With support from Screenwest, City of Vincent, Diesel Motors Mercedes Benz, The Film Collaborative, Film Freeway and a range of independent filmmakers, the festival will screen five feature films and dozens of shorts, telling LGBTIQ+ stories […]

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Sean Hayes stars as the ultimate slacker in ‘Lazy Susan’

Sean Hayes stars as the ultimate slacker in ‘Lazy Susan’

Will & Grace star Sean Hayes is set to make his screenwriting debut on the big screen, also starring in the upcoming Lazy Susan. Written by Hayes, and co-stars Darlene Hunt and Carrie Aizley, the film follows Susan O’Connell; described as a “spectacularly unmotivated cisgender woman for whom doing nothing is exhausting.” “Susan has always been […]

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Review | ‘Bad Boys For Life’ is all about the car chases and gun fights

Review | ‘Bad Boys For Life’ is all about the car chases and gun fights

Bad Boys for Life | Dir: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah | Opens Jan 16 | ★ ★ ★ ½  Seventeen years after their last outing Martin Lawrence and Will Smith return as cop buddy duo Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey. If all you remember from their first two films is car chases and gun fights […]

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Review | Kate McKinnon shines among big stars in ‘Bombshell’

Review | Kate McKinnon shines among big stars in ‘Bombshell’

Bombshell | Dir: Jay Roach | M | ★ ★ ★  ½  The word is already out about Bombshell as it is based on the actual story of the mega-powerful head of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Roger Ailes and the women who brought him to justice for years of sexual harassment. Incredibly this was only 4 […]

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‘1917’ confronts the daunting and distressing realities of warfare

‘1917’ confronts the daunting and distressing realities of warfare

1917 | Dir: sam Mendes | Opens 9th January 2020 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Sam Mendes gave us one of the greatest survival films with The Revenant and this time he takes his audience into the trenches of the First World War. This incredible film is based on the recollections of his grandfather Alfred who fought […]

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