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Tuesday
Aug042015

INDUSTRY / THE OUTBACK AMERICAN SAVING SOVIET SCREEN HISTORY

Kinopanorama, the three-film widescreen format pioneered in Russia in the mid 1950s, has a passionate crusader in the form of John Steven Lasher, a veteran entertainment industry executive determined to save the Soviet format from his base in the New South Wales country town of Menindee (Click here).

Wednesday
Jul222015

REVIEWS / LILET NEVER HAPPENED

REEL SYDNEY FESTIVAL OF WORLD CINEMA 2015: The Closing Night film of Sydney's newest festival event is a hard but hopeful journey deep into the sordid world of Manila's child sex industry (Click here).

Wednesday
Jul152015

FEATURES / SOUTHLAND TALES: THE NIMA JAVIDI INTERVIEW

MIFF 2015: Iranian writer/director Nima Javidi discusses his appropriately-titled psychological drama, Melbourne, ahead of it's screening at the southern capital's iconic film event (Click here).

Friday
Jul032015

REVIEWS / THE CRITIC'S CAPSULE: REVELATION 2015, VOLUME 2.

Things get weird and wonderful in this next round of Revelation 2015 reviews from The SCREEN-SPACE Critic's Capsule, including our take on the (very) unexpected frontrunner for Best of the Fest honours (Click here).

Wednesday
Jul012015

FEATURES / THE PLAYER: THE DAVIDSON COLE INTERVIEW.

With his idiosyncratic sophomore feature, Hollywood, multi-hyphenate Davidson Cole (pictured, left; with co-star Dana Melanie) takes on the well-worn tropes of cinema lore and crafts a bracing, bold, bizarre odyssey that could only happen...well, you get the idea. (Click here).

Saturday
Jun272015

REVIEWS / THE CRITIC'S CAPSULE: REVELATION 2015, VOLUME 1.

The first volley of reviews from Revelation Perth International Film Festival, via The Capsule Critic, tackles some of the event's most challenging and anticipated films (including Doug Aitken's Amtrak artistic odyssey, Station to Station; click here).

Tuesday
Jun162015

FEATURES / 2015 REVELATIONS PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: PREVIEW

Kicking off July 2 at Perth's Luna Theatre, the line-up of the 2015 Revelation Perth International Film Festival remains as enigmatic and exciting as ever (Click here).

Thursday
Jun112015

FEATURES / UNESCO FETES APSA HONOUREE: THE SHAWKAT AMIN KORKI INTERVIEW

Having screened his film Memories on Stone to UNESCO dignitaries in Paris overnight, Iraqi director Shawkat Amin Korki recalls conquering the complex, multi-tiered narrative and his own dark memories of the worst human slaughter in his nation's history (Click here).

Tuesday
Jun092015

REVIEWS / THE CRITIC'S CAPSULE: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL, VOLUME 2.

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2015: Round 2 of The Critic's Capsule, in which we tackle horses, grandmas, siblings, ancient texts and BMX warriors (Click here)

Monday
Jun082015

REVIEWS / SHERPA

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2015: Jennifer Peedom's account of Sherpa life in the face of western encroachment became a testament to bravery in the face of loss when Mt Everest took sixteen lives in 2014 (Click here).

Saturday
Jun062015

REVIEWS / THE CRITIC'S CAPSULE: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL, VOLUME 1.

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2015: Welcome to The Critic's Capsule, the best way to get all the review coverage of the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. Short, succinct insight into one of the most extensive film festival programs the Sydney organisers have ever offered (Click here).

Wednesday
Jun032015

REVIEWS / ENTOURAGE

Vinnie, Turtle, E and Drama chase fame and skirt (not always in that order) in Doug Ellin's celebrity-rich, morally-questionable bigscreen reworking of his hit HBO property (Click here).

Tuesday
Jun022015

FEATURES / PICKING THE 2015 SYDNEY FILM PRIZE WINNER

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2015: With twelve highly-touted entrants in the Official Competition, we check out the form on each of the works vying for the nation's top international film festival honour, the Sydney Film Prize (Click here)

Friday
May222015

HORROR / BIRDMAN: THE JON HEWITT INTERVIEW

Reworking the 80s Ozploitation shocker Turkey Shoot for 2015 audiences afforded director Jon Hewitt the scope to go after the media plague that is reality TV (Click here).

Wednesday
May202015

REVIEWS / POLTERGEIST

Gil Kenan's reworking of Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist updates the suburban tech but forgoes the convincing jolts in adhering to its PG-13 agenda (Click here).