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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is a romantic film that subtly shares its story

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is a romantic film that subtly shares its story

Portrait of a Lady on Fire | Perth Festival | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  French screenwriter and director Céline Sciama’s body of work focuses on people as they become aware of their sexuality, those moments when sexuality and identity are formed and break free. Her previous work as a director includes the film Waterlilies, Tomboy and Girlhood, […]

For the first time Queer Screen will open with an Australian film

For the first time Queer Screen will open with an Australian film

Queer Screen’s 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival will open with an Australian feature for the first time in its history with the World Premiere of Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt).  Shot entirely in Sydney, the film is adapted from a play by writer-director Monica Zanetti (Sisters, Skin Deep) and features an all-star ensemble […]

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Take a look at the trailer for ‘I Am Woman’ the new film about Helen Reddy

Take a look at the trailer for ‘I Am Woman’ the new film about Helen Reddy

A trailer has been released for I Am Woman the new biopic about Australian singer and feminist icon Helen Reddy. 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 generation. She wrote and sang […]

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Review | ‘Koko: A Red Dog Story’ honours an extraordinary Australian

Review | ‘Koko: A Red Dog Story’ honours an extraordinary Australian

Koko: A Red Dog Story | Dir: Aaron McCann & Dominic Pearce | G | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  This is the third in the Red Dog series produced by Nelson Woss, who adopted Koko after he starred in the brilliant Australian film Red Dog. The docudrama recounts the life of the red cloud kelpie who became […]

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Reviews | Keira Knightly and Adam Driver are exposing government secrets

Official Secrets | Dir: Gavin Hood | In cinemas now | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Director Gavin Hood brings a very relevant true story of political corruption at the highest levels in several countries to the screen. It was 2003 and Tony Blair and George W Bush were on the news letting the world know that […]

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Review: Charlie’s Angels franchise reboot fails to impress

Review: Charlie’s Angels franchise reboot fails to impress

Charlie’s Angels | Dir: Elizabeth Banks | In cinemas now | ★ There has been quite a lot of advanced press about the latest film in the Charlie’s Angels franchise being written and directed by a woman. However this Charlie’s Angels reboot for the next generation has its roots in an escapist television show created by […]

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Four finalists announced for ‘QuitFlicks’ short film competition

Four finalists announced for ‘QuitFlicks’ short film competition

Four talented filmmakers have been selected to bring to life their short film concept challenging smoking among LGBTIQ communities as part of this year’s QuitFlicks competition, launched by Quit Victoria, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Thorne Harbour Health. Smoking rates in the LGBTIQ community are more than double the national average. Recent qualitative research with […]

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‘A Special Relationship’ explores Elizabeth Taylor’s HIV/AIDS activism

‘A Special Relationship’ explores Elizabeth Taylor’s HIV/AIDS activism

British actor Rachel Weisz is set to portray the one and only Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming biopic about the late icon. A Special Relationship, to be written by Slumdog Millionaire‘s Simon Beaufoy, delves into Taylor’s relationship with her assistant Roger Wall as she moves from screen actor to influential activist. Taylor’s relationship with Wall, a […]

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Review | Meet the ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ at the British Film Festival

Review | Meet the ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ at the British Film Festival

Fisherman’s Friends | Dir: Chris Foggin | ★ ★ ★ ★   The film starts as a clash of two worlds. A group of London music executives arrive in Port Isaac on the picturesque Cornish coast for a stag weekend. The “wankers from London” run amuck and don’t impress the locals. They even have to be rescued […]

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‘Supernova’: Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play couple in upcoming film

‘Supernova’: Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play couple in upcoming film

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci are set to play a long-time couple in an upcoming film written and directed by Eastenders star Harry Macqueen. Supernova follows Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci) celebrating two decades of love with a road trip across the UK to visit moments of the past as Tusker struggles with an early-onset dementia […]

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