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Review | Storm Boy re-imagines an Australian film classic

Review | Storm Boy re-imagines an Australian film classic

Storm Boy | PG | Opens 17th Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Interestingly the film, directed by Shaun Seet, opens with Geoffrey Rush finding himself in the midst of a sea of protesters. As Michael Kingley, he is headed for a board meeting in Adelaide where the company he founded, now run by his son-in-law […]

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Ewan McGregor will portray famous fashion designer Halston

Ewan McGregor will portray famous fashion designer Halston

Actor Ewan McGregor has signed on to play famous fashion designer Halston in a new limited TV series. The news was reported in Deadline Hollywood.  The mini-series will see the Scottish actor share the life story of Roy Halston Frowick, who went from being born in Iowa during The Great Depression to designing hats for Hollywood’s […]

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Four female filmmakers head to Flickerfest

Four female filmmakers head to Flickerfest

Glenn Close delivered an inspiring speech encouraging women in film to follow their dreams at the Golden Globes earlier this week.  Accepting the best actress award for her role in the movie The Wife, the respected actress urged women in the film industry to fight for their dreams. “We have to find personal fulfillment. We have to […]

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Twenty five years since ‘Philadelphia’ was released

Twenty five years since ‘Philadelphia’ was released

This weekend marks 25 years since the film Philadelphia was released into cinemas. The movie starred Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington and was lauded as a groundbreaking film, the first time a big Hollywood studio and delivered a major drama dealing with the AIDS crisis. At first the film was released to just four cinemas […]

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‘Brokeback Mountain’ added to the US Library of Congress

‘Brokeback Mountain’ added to the US Library of Congress

Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain is one of 25 films that have been added to the US Library of Congress. Each year a new selection of films that have been judged to be of cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the USA’s film heritage. Ang Lee’s film which was released in 2005 is the newest film among this years […]

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Take a look at Matt Smith as legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

Take a look at Matt Smith as legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

Matt Smith, best known for his roles on Doctor Who and The Queen, has been getting rave reviews for his portrayal of legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The biopic has only been shown so far at a handful of film festivals but it’s trailer has just dropped giving everyone a chance to see what all the hype […]

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Women rule the screen at the cinema this December

Can You Ever Forgive Me (★★★★★) Melissa McCarthy is brilliant as American author Lee Israel. Making her name in the 1970s and 1980s for writing biographies of famous people such as Katharine Hepburn and Estée Lauder, her books no longer sell. Unemployed, drinking whiskey for breakfast with her cat for company, she admits to liking […]

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Cott Film Fest reveals 2019 program

Cott Film Fest reveals 2019 program

Summer’s here and outdoor cinemas are springing up all over the city. From car park rooves to parks and reserves, there’s so many opportunities to catch up on some of newest films, or those you missed at the cinema, under the stars. One film festival you might not have come across before is the CottFilmFest, […]

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‘Boy Erased’, ‘Riot’ and Hannah Gadsby win at the AACTA Awards

‘Boy Erased’, ‘Riot’ and Hannah Gadsby win at the AACTA Awards

Riot, ABC TV’s movie about the birth of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras picked up a bundle of awards at the AACTA Awards last night, Hannah Gadsby was also a winner for her comedy special Nanette, and the feature film Boy Erased picked up some trophies too. Riot won Best Mini-Series or Feature, Damon Herriman was named […]

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Review: Arctic is beautiful film filled with a mix of tension and wonder

Review: Arctic is beautiful film filled with a mix of tension and wonder

Arctic | Perth Festival | Until 16 Dec | ★ ★ ★ ★  There’s a long history of film about people marooned in desolate places. Some see people having to learn to get along with the people their trapped with, the classic The Flight of the Phoenix, The Poseidon Adventure or even sci-fi film Enemy Mine. Others have people fighting against nature like the […]

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