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Bette Midler to star as Mae West in newly announced biopic

Bette Midler to star as Mae West in newly announced biopic

Bette Midler may be winning over a new generation of fans in Ryan Murphy’s The Politician, but she’s heading back to the silver screen with a new HBO production. The stage and screen veteran is attached to an upcoming biopic on the life of Mae West, based on the actor’s 1970 autobiography Goodness Had Nothing To Do […]

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Review | ‘The Booksellers’ documentary is a book lover’s dream

Review | ‘The Booksellers’ documentary is a book lover’s dream

The Booksellers | Dir: WD Young | ★ ★ ★ ★  The internet has certainly impacted on the popularity of books, but the book is not dead. Many people still like the feel and smell of a book, and are proud of their book collections whether the books are mundane or valuable. This documentary starts off at […]

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Check out the trailer for ‘Summer of 85’ from Francois Ozon

Check out the trailer for ‘Summer of 85’ from Francois Ozon

The Cannes Film Festival was cancelled this year, but one of the highly anticipated films of the festival is heading straight to cinemas, it’s the latest film from acclaimed director Francois Ozon. Summer of 85 is a story of friendship and love between two teenage boys at a seaside resort in Normandy in the mid-1980s. […]

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Revelation announce more exciting titles for Couched Film Festival

Revelation announce more exciting titles for Couched Film Festival

Revelation Film Festival have revealed a dozen more titles as part of their inaugural virtual film festival, Couched. Screening from 9th to 19th July, Rev will present 25+ features and documentaries, as well as a selection of short films, Q&A’s and panel discussions. Newly announced titles include Andrey Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer, documenting the life and work […]

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‘H is for Happiness’ is a brilliant, life-affirming West Australian film

‘H is for Happiness’ is a brilliant, life-affirming West Australian film

H is for Happiness | Dir: John Sheedy | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Walking out if the screening of this film, my companion asked why Australians always seem to make quirky films and my response was that it is because we do them so well. We are able to laugh at ourselves and celebrate […]

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‘Love Sarah’ brings a loved one’s delicious dream to life

‘Love Sarah’ brings a loved one’s delicious dream to life

Love Sarah | Dir: Eliza Schroeder | ★ ★ ★ ½  Sarah (Candice Brown) is cycling to Notting Hill to meet her best friend Isabelle (Shelly Conn) to discuss what has to be done to open a bakery/café in a run-down piece of real estate in West London. In a tragic turn of events, she doesn’t […]

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Sydney Film Festival goes digital with loaded 2020 program

Sydney Film Festival goes digital with loaded 2020 program

The 67th Sydney Film Festival was officially launched this week, taking the festival online and national for the very first time. Making the announcement earlier this week, Festival Director Nashen Moodley says everything has nothing has changed since last year’s event. We aren’t together in a dark cinema sharing new ideas and worlds – but […]

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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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Golden Globes honour Ellen DeGeneres at 77th annual ceremony

Golden Globes honour Ellen DeGeneres at 77th annual ceremony

The Golden Globes held their 77th celebration in Hollywood yesterday, honouring the best and brightest in the world of film and television. Phoebe Waller-Bridge took the win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Fleabag, while Olivia Colman reigned in the Drama category for her regal role in The […]

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Review | Greta Gerwig injects ‘Little Women’ with new life

Review | Greta Gerwig injects ‘Little Women’ with new life

Little Women | Dir: Greta Gerwig | G | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Written 150 years ago by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women seems to be a timeless story. One of the earliest works of fiction for young girls, it has inspired eight film adaptations as well as Broadway productions, an anime series and even a television […]

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