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Gurrumul is a magnificent celebration of life and voice

Gurrumul is a magnificent celebration of life and voice

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was born on Elcho Island in Arnhem Land and although he was blind from birth, he never used a white cane, had a guide dog or learnt Braille. He expressed himself through music and song and was part of the Yothu Yindi Band for some time. It was the release of his […]

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Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz reignite their love in Disobedience

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz reignite their love in Disobedience

Rachel’s McAdams and Weisz fight their families, faith and selves in this stirring new trailer for Disobedience from director Sebastián Lelio. Based on the debut novel by Naomi Alderman Disobedience follows the story of Ronit (Weisz), who was expelled from her Orthodox Jewish community for her attraction to Esti (McAdams). Now after the death of her father, Ronit […]

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Queer cinema shines at Perth Festival this February

Queer cinema shines at Perth Festival this February

Francis Lee’s debut film God’s Own Country (★★★★★) has been described as a mix of Brokeback Mountain and All Creatures Great and Small. But there’s nothing romantic or endearing about the rugged, bleak Yorkshire moors or the harsh realities of livestock farming in this film. Director Lee grew up in West Yorkshire and maintains that […]

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Watch the new trailer for teen coming out story Love, Simon

“Everyone deserves a great love story.” A new trailer has been released for an upcoming tale of a teenage boy coming out as gay in high school directed by Greg Berlanti. Love, Simon features Nick Robinson as Simon, a seventeen-year-old who is trying to find a way to tell his family and friends about his identity, and […]

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December Film Reviews: Take a closer look

December Film Reviews: Take a closer look

Sometimes we see films that draw us in while viewing them, but then tarnish when thinking about them afterwards. Sometimes a film can be annoying and confusing but on contemplation reveals complex and interesting layers. Then sometimes we laugh all the way through a film, only to be grounded later on by the weight of […]

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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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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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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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