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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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The British Film Festival offers a sumptuous selection of cinema

The British Film Festival offers a sumptuous selection of cinema

The British Film Festival opens on Thursday at Cinema Paradiso with the Australian premiere of the mesmerising biopic Collette. Keira Knightley is French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette whose provocative debut was falsely credited to her husband. There’s an opening night party, but if you just want to see the film it is also screening at Luna […]

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Reviews: Rebels, rogues and robbers at the cinema this October

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (★★★★) Former model Lora Tucker’s documentary lets people into the life of Britain’s legendary fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood. Responsible for bringing punk fashions into the mainstream, Westwood first made clothes to be sold from her then partner’s music shop 40 years ago and was influenced by the band he was […]

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Review | My Big Gay Italian Wedding will leave you on a high

Review | My Big Gay Italian Wedding will leave you on a high

My Big Gay Italian Wedding | Lavazza Italian Film Festival | til Oct 14 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Antonio (Cristoano Caccamo) and Paulo (Salvatore Esposito) are living in Berlin when they decide to get married. Antonio takes Paulo to meet his parents and also reveal his sexuality and Paulo takes Antonio to see the mother he […]

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Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Just Friends | The Backlot Perth | Sept 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  WA’s third Perth International Queer Film Festival opened with a bang last night, with a jam-packed screening of four short films and an excellent full-length feature from the Netherlands – Just Friends. Of the four shorts that prefaced the film, Australia’s own Papercut […]

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Armie Hammer says Call Me By Your Name sequel is happening

Armie Hammer says Call Me By Your Name sequel is happening

One of the stars of the much-loved Call Me By Your Name has assured fans a sequel is on its way. The award-winning film follows a moment in time where characters Oliver and Elio meet in 1980s Italy, and share a fleeting romance – based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman. Armie […]

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Fashion and literature shape the stories on screen this September

Fashion and literature shape the stories on screen this September

McQueen (★★★★★) Writer/director Peter Ettedgui doesn’t shy away from the dark side in his powerful documentary of fashion’s bad boy. With a childhood effected by abuse, Lee Alexander McQueen was famous for spectacular and controversial fashion shows such as ‘Highland Rape’ and ‘McQueen’s Theatre of Cruelty’. Always pushing boundaries, McQueen wanted people to feel emotion, […]

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Sauvage: First look at story of gay sex worker that shocked Cannes

Sauvage: First look at story of gay sex worker that shocked Cannes

Audiences at the world’s most prestigious film festival reportedly walked out of a screening of a new film that follows the story of a gay sex worker. Sauvage made its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival back in May, earning mixed responses ranging from glowing praise to absolute shock. Now the film’s first trailer […]

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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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