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Saturday
Feb252017

FEATURES / AUSTRALIAN STORY: THE JENNY WU INTERVIEW

On the cusp of stardom, actress Jenny Wu talks about craft, career and seeking works, like Kriv Stenders' Australia Day and the Sydney Theatre Co.'s production of Chimerica, that deconstruct stereotypes (click here).

Friday
Feb242017

INDUSTRY / FEMALE EMPOWERMENT DRAMA DENIED RELEASE BY INDIAN CENSORS

Alankrita Shrivastava's pro-feminist comedy/drama Lipstick Under My Burkha has incurred the patriarchal wrath of the Indian censorship establishment (Click here).

Wednesday
Feb222017

BLOG / NEW ALIEN:COVENANT PLOT, PICS REVEALED TO GLOBAL FAN BASE.

An official photo of the cast on the set of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant has set the internet on fire and poses the question, "Just what do we know about one of the most anticipated films of 2017?" (Click here)

Saturday
Feb182017

REVIEWS / GIVEN

A family undertakes a global odyssey to teach their 6 year-old son the virtues of his planet and its people in Jess Bianchi's Given (Click here)

Wednesday
Feb152017

REVIEWS / UNDER THE GUN

The gun-control debate is examined with precision and clarity in Stephanie Soechtig's call-to-arms activism doc, Under The Gun (Click here).

Friday
Feb102017

REVIEWS / ROUGH STUFF

First-time director Jonathan Adams recalls the spirit of the great Australian storyteller in his down and dirty bush yarn, Rough Stuff (click here).

Sunday
Feb052017

REVIEWS / I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

OSCARS 2017: Raoul Peck's supremely eloquent and angry recounting of the great unpublished work of James Baldwin is the the film to beat in the Best Documentary category (Click here).

Wednesday
Feb012017

FEATURES / TRUE BLUE HOUND BOUND FOR BERLIN RED CARPET.

BERLINALE 2017: Producer Nelson Woss and head animal trainer Zelie Bullen recall the production of the hit sequel Red Dog True Blue, a journey that has taken them from Western Australia's desert Pilbarra region to the Berlin Film Festival. (Click here).

Sunday
Jan292017

MEDIA / TRAILERS, SHORTS AND FIRST-LOOKS

The images of Andrei Tarkovsky; new trailers from Natalie Portman and Sigourney Weaver; revelations from the 2017 Oscar nominees; and, in honour of the late John Hurt, a 'making of...' glimpse behind his infamous demise in Alien (Click here).

Thursday
Jan262017

HORROR / GLASGOW FRIGHTFEST WARMS TO HOT OZ HORROR

FRIGHTFEST 2017: Three Australian films, including the World Premiere of Steven Kastrissios' enigmatic sophomire effort Bloodlands, are set to shock Scottish genre fans attending the Glasgow leg of the UK horror celebration, FrightFest (Click here).

Wednesday
Jan252017

FEATURES / A.M.P.A.S. ADRESSES DIVERSITY DETRACTORS WITH 2017 OSCARS NOMS.

OSCARS 2017: The award season reaches its zenith with the announcement overnight of the 2017 Academy Award nominations (Click here).

Thursday
Jan192017

REVIEW / GHOST TEAM

A band of intrepid goof-offs, including Jon Heder and Justin Long, suit up to exploire the world of paranormal investigation in Oliver Irving's low brow guilty pleasure, Ghost Team (Click here).

Monday
Jan092017

WORLD CINEMA / NORWAY

For years Scandinavia's minnow industry sector, Norway has emerged as one of the region's most versatile and energised filmmaking communities (Click here; pictured, Fante-Anne, 1920)

Sunday
Jan082017

REVIEWS / THE WAVE (BOLGEN)

A Norwegian disaster film delivers all you would expect, and then some, from a modern tsunami thriller (Click here). 

Thursday
Dec292016

BLOG / THE WORST FILMS OF 2016

The worst that global cinema had to offer is recalled in our annual rummage through the dumpster of movie trash (Click here).