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Friday
Jan232015

REVIEWS / THE QUARANTINE HAUNTINGS

Low budget limitations and some narrative shortcomings can't derail The Quarantine Hauntings, an indie horror vision shot at one of Australia's most haunted historical sites (Click pic).

Thursday
Jan222015

BLOG / THE SUNDANCE BUMP: WHICH FILM WILL BE THE 2015 BREAKOUT HIT?

With a line-up of films that include new works from Vincent Cassell, Ewan McGregor, Chris Pine, Morgot Robbie and Michael Fassbender, picking the breakout 'buzz' film from Sundance 2015 is near impossible. But we give it a shot... (Click pic)

Wednesday
Jan212015

INDUSTRY / IT'LL BE ALL WHITE ON THE NIGHT: OSCAR 2015 SNUBS DIVERSITY

The African-American community and the women of the international film community are crying foul following the 2015 Oscar nominations announcement, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel (Click pic)

Wednesday
Jan212015

BLOG / THE 10 MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS OF 2015

After a 2014 that teetered upon the edge of box office ignominy, Hollywood is bringing out the big guns in a year filled with Marvel mega-pics, kinky yuppies, red hot reboots, a new Brad Bird film (finally) and the droids that we've been looking for (Click pic).

Monday
Jan122015

HORROR / DUST DEVIL: THE DANE MILLERD INTERVIEW

First-time writer/director Dane Millerd has crafted a dark, disturbing found-footage vision of the the Australian bush with his Yowie-inspired shocker, There's Something in The Pillaga (Click pic).

Wednesday
Jan072015

REVIEW / PAPER PLANES

Despite good intentions and a big heart, Robert Connolly's family flick is a laboured, contrived slab of simple-natured sentimentality centred on the world of competitive paper-folding (Click pic).

Wednesday
Dec312014

BLOG / IN HINDSIGHT...: MY YEAR IN FILM

From growing to hate the Oscars to my chat with Joe Swanberg (left), here is a meandering recollection of the issues and events from my year reporting on the business of show (Click pic).

Tuesday
Dec232014

REVIEW / BEYOND CLUELESS

Narrated by The Craft's Fairuza Balk, Charlie Lyne's study of 90s teen cinema is a dizzying yet deeply thoughtful plunge into the dark, confused world of the turn-of-the-century teenager (Click pic).

Sunday
Dec212014

BLOG / OBITUARY: VIRNA LISI

From her luminous starlet beginnings to the Cannes Best Actress podium, Italian actress Virna Lisi dictated her career own her terms. She has passed away, aged 78 (Click pic).

Thursday
Dec182014

REVIEWS / IN DARKNESS WE LIVE

Pinoy bad boy Christopher Ad Castillo's In Darkness We Live is a hard-edged, challenging, at times downright perplexing mash-up of bank-robbery thriller and local supernatural mythology (Click pic).

Monday
Dec152014

FEATURES / SNOW ANGEL: THE ANNA MARGARET HOLLYMAN INTERVIEW

Zach Clark's beautiful, bittersweet Christmas tale White Reindeer has cocaine, sex parties, strippers and a mesmerising central performance by Anna Margaret Hollyman (Click pic).

Thursday
Nov202014

HORROR / DR. DEAN'S WOMEN OF HORROR

A NIGHT OF HORROR/FANTASTIC PLANET 2014: Founder and festival director Dr Dean Bertram has offered up some of the strongest women characters in modern horror (including Honeymoon's Rose Leslie; left) with his 2014 line-up (Click pic).

Monday
Nov102014

REVIEWS / 54 DAYS

SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL 2014: The fear of nuclear war still looms large in the new millenium if debutant director Tim Lea's independent Australian vision 54 Days is any indication (Click pic)

Friday
Nov072014

REVIEWS / STALINGRAD 3D

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Fedor Bondarchuk's rousing, bloody battle epic celebrates the excesses of war cinema as much as it does the heroism of his countrymen.

Saturday
Nov012014

HORROR / FIRST BLOOD: THE LAUNCH PAD INTERVIEWS

A NIGHT OF HORROR / FANTASTIC PLANET 2014: Commissioned by festival director Dr Dean Bertram, SCREEN-SPACE interviewed four filmmakers, including Ursula Dabrowsky (left) whose works have their World Premiere at the 2014 A Night of Horror / Fantastic Planet Film Festival.