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Sunday
Oct012017

FEATURES / PREVIEW: 2017 SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL

In its 5th year, The SciFi Film Festival reaffirms its commitment to local and global science-fiction storytelling with its most ambitious and flavoursome slate of films yet (Click here).  

Tuesday
Sep262017

REVIEWS / HORROR MOVIE: A LOW BUDGET NIGHTMARE

2017 ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Gary Doust's making-of... documentary charts the razor's-edge intensity of the low-budget shoot of Red Christmas, a passion project that may just send its writer-director Craig Anderson over the edge (Click here)

Tuesday
Sep192017

REVIEWS / KUSO

2017 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL: This year's SUFF closing night attraction was a scatalogical cavalcade of all manner of physical filth. But is Kuso a challenger for the "grossest film ever made" crown, as some suggest, or is it all for show? (Click here)

Sunday
Sep172017

FEATURES / VALE HARRY DEAN STANTON: AN OBITUARY

A career retrospective of the late Harry Dean Stanton, one of the great character actors in Hollywood's long history (Click here)

Friday
Sep152017

HORROR / SITGES BOUND DOC HONOURS CANADA'S HORROR FILM FOREFATHERS

2017 SITGES FILM FESTIVAL: The work-in-progress doco Tax Shelter Terrors shines a spotlight on the genre greats, amongst them producer Andre Link (left), who crafted the legend that is 'Canuxploitation' (Click here)

Wednesday
Sep062017

REVIEWS / IT

Stephen King's masterpiece of generational horror is afforded an ambitious, epic and, yes, very scary adaptation in the hands of Mama director Andy Muschietti (Click here)

Wednesday
Sep062017

FEATURES / WINDOW HORSES: THE ANN MARIE FLEMING INTERVIEW

2017 PERSIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Ann Maries Fleming, director of the PFF's Opening Night films Window Horses, was determined to present a story of tolerance, artistry and unity with the big screen debut of her feisty creation, Stickgirl (Click here)

Saturday
Sep022017

INDUSTRY / R.I.P. ALAN CASSELL

One of the Australian film industry's great character actors, Alan Cassell passed away in Melbourne on August 30. He was 85 years old. (Click here)

Tuesday
Aug292017

REVIEWS / COALESCE: A CITY COMPOSED

A study in three streams of art that not only captures but enhances the beauty of a modern American city (Click here)

Monday
Aug282017

HORROR / THE NEGLECTED WORKS OF TOBE HOOPER

The late Tobe Hooper won't be remembered for Eggshells or Night Terrors over such classic films as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Poltergeist, but nor should his lesser known works be neglected when appraising his legacy (Click here).

Thursday
Aug242017

FEATURES / PREVIEW: THE 2017 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

SUFF 2017: The 11th edition of Sydney's celebration of alternative film culture is shaping as the most confronting, thought-provoking in the event's history (Click here).

Thursday
Aug172017

REVIEWS / ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE

He no longer fronts that many Hollywood blockbusters (although that Unbreakable sequel is mooted). So can Bruce Willis still carry an action-comedy with the same effortless charm he did 30 years ago? (Click here)

Monday
Aug142017

FEATURES / McLAREN: THE ROGER DONALDSON INTERVIEW

He can walk into a Hollywood directing gig any time he wants, thanks to a raft of hits including No Way Out, Cocktail, Species and Thirteen Days. But Roger Donaldson's latest, McLaren, is a true labour of love; a thrilling and heartfelt tribute to a New Zealand sporting hero known as much for his love for family and country as he is for his fearless embrace of the Formula 1 life (Click here)

Sunday
Aug132017

HORROR / SPOOKERS: THE FLORIAN HABICHT INTERVIEW

The kind of minds that love to inflict terror (upon paying customers, no less) while dealing with their own secrets proved inspiring for New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht (Click here)

Saturday
Aug122017

WORLD CINEMA / NEW ZEALAND

As any Kiwi cinephile will tell you, there is a century of rich and diverse film culture that existed before the invasion of hobbits and orcs redefined how the world saw New Zealand cinema (Click here