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Tuesday
Dec122017

REVIEWS / PERFECT BID: THE CONTESTANT WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

The super-fan whose obsession caused one of the most remarkable moments in American television history tells his story in C.J. Wallis' Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (Click here)

Wednesday
Dec062017

INDUSTRY / IN PROFILE: 2017 AACTA HONOREE PHILLIP NOYCE

2017 AACTA: One of Australia's directing giants (at 6'4", quite literall) will be honored with the Australian film industry's highest honour at tonight's annual backslap, the AACTAs (Click here)

Wednesday
Dec062017

REVIEWS / D-LOVE

A Danish drifter bringing a warm connection to life-affirming spirituality changes the course of a troubled marriage in Elena Beuca's enriching drama, D-love (Click here)

Sunday
Dec032017

REVIEWS / THE COMET KIDS

Can an ambitious Australian indie film, shot on a shoestring budget and starring a cast of young, largey inexperienced actors, recapture the magic of 80s family classics like The Goonies and Stand By Me...? (Click here)

Thursday
Nov302017

HORROR / THE MARSHES: THE ROGER SCOTT INTERVIEW

2017 A NIGHT OF HORROR: Young Australian director Roger Scott has reworked an old Australian legend, The Swagman in his debut feature, The Marshes. "It was a landscape of billabongs and Coolibah trees," he told us, ahead of his film's world premiere. (Click here)

Wednesday
Nov292017

REVIEWS / THE SEEN AND UNSEEN

2017 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS: A twin stays connected to her terminally ill sibling through flights of fantasy in Kamila Andini's remarkable The Seen and Unseen, winner of the 2017 Best Youth Feature Film at this year's APSA ceremony (Click here)

Tuesday
Nov282017

BLOG / MONSTER FEST FETES FIERCE FEMMES AT CLOSING NIGHT KUDOS

2017 MONSTER FEST: The handing out of the iconic 'Monster Trophy' reflected a 2017 line-up positively overflowing with mean, take-no-s**t leading ladies, including Can Evrenol's shocker Housewife (left; Click here)

Saturday
Nov252017

BLOG / GEORGIA ON EVERYONE'S MIND AFTER APSA TRIUMPH

2017 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS: An Aussie western takes Best Picture honours, but the film industries of Georgia and Russia led the country tally at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Click here)

Saturday
Nov252017

FEATURES / SCARY MOTHER: THE ANA URUSHADZE / NATO MURVANDZE INTERVIEW

2017 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS: At the forefront of a new wave in contemporary Georgian cinema are the brilliant creative minds behind the global festival hit Scary Mother - director Ana Urushadze and her leading lady, Nato Murvandze (Click here)

Thursday
Nov232017

FEATURES / APSA-NOMINATED ACTRESS HONOURS INDONESIAN HEROINE IN ATHIRAH

2017 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS: For Cut Mini, the Citra-winning star of Riri Riza's Athirah, playing the iconic Indonesian matriarch was the role she was preparing to play her entire career (Click here)

Thursday
Nov232017

REVIEWS / LANDFALL

MONSTER FEST 2017: A heist thriller, a hostage drama and a tropical cyclone are all part of the mix in Travis Bain's Landfall (Click here

Saturday
Nov182017

FEATURES / LOST GULLY ROAD: THE DONNA MCRAE INTERVIEW

MONSTER FEST 2017: The second feature from Johnny Ghost director Donna McRae is a terrifying thriller that tackles the shocking truth of violence against woman within a genre setting (Click here)

Saturday
Nov182017

REVIEWS / TARNATION

MONSTER FEST 2017: Aussie DIY-horror auteur Daniel Armstrong delivers a spot-on homage to the great Sam Raimi with his cabin-in-the-possessed-woods comedy-shocker (Click here

Saturday
Nov182017

REVIEWS / KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN

MONSTER FEST 2017: A loving tribute to one of the great, largely unsung filmmaking heroes of the last 40 years (Click here)

Friday
Nov172017

HORROR / PREVIEW: MONSTER FEST 2017

MONSTER FEST 2017: Organisers call Monster Fest a celebration of, "horror, fantasy, science-fiction, action, crime, noir, dark drama, gothic western, black comedy, animation, erotica and more." Well, let's see... (Click here)