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Monday
Nov192018

WORLD CINEMA / JAPAN, PRC LEAD NOMINEES FOR 2018 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS

2018 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS: Kore-Eda Hirokazu’s Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters leads a field of 46 films from 22 countries vying for this year's APSA honours (Click here).

Saturday
Nov172018

FEATURES / STAR WARS IDENTITIES: THE LAELA FRENCH INTERVIEW

The Australian leg of the internationally-acclaimed STAR WARS Identities exhibition opens at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, with Laela French, Director of Archives at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, in the Harbour City for the launch (Click here

Friday
Nov162018

HORROR / PREVIEW: MONSTER FEST VII: THE HOMECOMING

2018 MONSTER FEST VII: THE HOMECOMING: Four days of sanity-straining celluloid is set to unfold with the latest incarnation of Australia's premiere horror/fantasy film event, Monster Fest, launching on November 22 (Click here

Wednesday
Nov142018

REVIEWS / LETO (SUMMER)

2018 RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL: The post-punk Leningrad music scene of the early '80s is brought pulsatingly to life in Kirill Serebrennikov's romantic rock'n'roll biopic, Leto, starring Teo Yoo (pictured, left) as iconic Kino frontman Viktor Tsoi (Click here

Wednesday
Nov072018

FEATURES / PREVIEW: 2018 VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL

2018 VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL: Five feature films, including Opening Night event pic Journey's End starring Sam Claflin (pictured, left), will honour those that have fought and suffered through the horrors of human conflict (Click here

Wednesday
Oct312018

REVIEWS / THE SOUL CONDUCTOR

2018 RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL: Aleksandra Bortich delivers a star-making turn as the conduit to past memories, supernatural souls and demonic possessors in Iliya S Maksimov's slick, scary, engaging thriller (Click here)

Monday
Oct222018

REVIEWS / SPITFIRE

2018 VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL: Guest Columnist ADAM LUNNEY (pictured, left) is the author of Ready to Strike, a stirring and detailed account of the Australian Spitfire squadron who flew the Normandy battlefront. He casts an expert's eye over the new British documentary, Spitfire, ahead of its screening on November 3 at the Veterans Film Festival (Click here

Monday
Oct222018

FEATURES / PROSPECT, REFLECTIONS IN THE DUST EARN TOP SCIFI FILM FEST HONOURS.

2018 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL: Chris Caldwell's and Zeek Earl's deep-space thriller Prospect and Luke Sullivan's Reflections in the Dust were the leaders of the award pack after the Closing Night kudos ceremony at the 2018 SciFi Film Festival (Click here

Saturday
Oct202018

FEATURES / PROSPECT TRIO SET TO SOAR IN WAKE OF SCI-FI SAGA

2018 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL: For Prospect co-directors Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl and star Sophie Thatcher (pictured, left), forty days spent trudging through the Washington state rainforest to simulate life on a distant planet is about to pay off (Click here

Thursday
Oct182018

BLOG / THE AUSTRALIAN DIRECTORS WHO CHANGED THE SCIENCE FICTION UNIVERSE

2018 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL: Guest contributor STEPHEN VAGG considers the contributions of five Australian filmmakers (including I, Robot helmer Alex Proyas, left, with star Will Smith) who changed the the way filmmakers film and audiences watch science-fiction cinema (Click here)

Saturday
Oct132018

FEATURES / ★: THE JOHANN LURF INTERVIEW

2018 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL: Ahead of his beautiful montage-documentary ★ opening the SciFi Film Festival on October 18, constructuralist filmmaker Johann Lurf dialled in from Munich to help prepare Sydney audiences for his take on deep-space cinematic exploration (Click here)

Friday
Oct122018

REVIEWS / SUSPIRIA

Another remake resurrects an old horror property, this time with a veneer of respectability thanks to the involvement of Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and stars Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. But, as is the case with all remakes, the question is "Was it worth it...?" (Click here)

Monday
Oct012018

INDUSTRY / SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 OFFICIAL COMPETITION JURY

2018 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL: Ozploitation legend Brian Trenchard-Smith (pictured, right) is one of three great Australian filmmakers announced as jurors for the 2018 SciFi Film Festival Official Competition (Click here)

Thursday
Sep272018

REVIEWS / ALPHA

The origins of the 'Man's Best Friend' narrative are brought to stirring, thrilling life inAlbert Hughes' caveboy-and-his-dog epic, Alpha (Click here).

Wednesday
Sep122018

REVIEWS / FIVE OF THE BEST AT SUFF 2018

2018 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: From a line-up of wildly eclectic films, some of which come with a sting in their tail (including Satan's Slave, left), we consider five films sure to entertain at this years SUFF (Click here)