Film & TV

Film Review: The Children Act (UK, 2017) is a middling drama enlivened by a powerhouse performance from Emma Thompson

November 22, 2018

This may be a bold statement to make but it must be said: every film out there would kill to have the presence of Emma Thompson. Whether it is for her acting capabilities like she can elevate even the most fluffiest of films like the rom-com Love Actually with her fantastic acting chops; or it […]

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Japanese Film Festival Review: One Cut of the Dead (Japan, 2017) is a genius take on the Zombie comedy

November 22, 2018

One Cut of the Dead is not your run of the mill Zombie film, nor should any moviegoer make the same mistake as this reviewer and assume they’re going to go watch a Japanese version of Shaun of the Dead as they’ll find themselves completely flabbergasted by what’s put in front of them. In a […]

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Film Review: Robin Hood (USA, 2018) brings an abundance of action but nothing new to tell

November 22, 2018

We’ve all heard the tale of Robin Hood, the nobleman who robbed from the rich to give to the poor. Who becomes a revolutionary figure that leads to an uprising. A symbol of hope in a time of poverty and struggle. Well there’s a new Robin Hood movie out that brings all of that to […]

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Interview: Sophie Lowe talks new single “Taught You How To Feel” and shooting Medieval in Prague

November 21, 2018

Actress and singer Sophie Lowe has returned to the music game with new single “Taught You How To Feel”. An emotive and powerful track, the single follows her 2017 song “Trust” and her acclaimed 2016 EP 2. Produced by Neal Sutherland, “Taught You How To Feel” is incredibly personal, exploring past relationships and the idea of escape. […]

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Film Review: The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (USA, 2018) is visual eye candy but needs a bit more filling

November 21, 2018

Disney once again brings a visually sumptuous live action adaptation to the big screen in the the lead up to the festive season. This time loosely taking E.T.A Hoffman’s original ‘The Nutcracker And The Mouse King’ story, and also a ballet by Tchaikovsky, and a novel by Dumas, and putting their own spin on it. […]

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The Acclaimed Australian film Strange Colours is getting an exclusive Sydney release at Golden Age

November 21, 2018

The dazzling new Australian drama film Strange Colours, will finally see a cinematic release, with an exclusive Sydney run at the intimate Golden Age Cinemas. The film, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and was met with sold-out acclaim at Sydney Film Festival, has been described as “a visually dazzling display of understated, enjoyable […]

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Film Review: Widows (USA, 2018) is a breathtaking thrill ride that consistently keeps you guessing

November 20, 2018

The year in cinema has already yielded one female-led heist film. However, the stylish ladies of Ocean’s 8 are about to be blown out of the water by the sensational ensemble cast (headed by three terrific actresses) of Widows. The latest film from Steve McQueen, slyly presents itself as your everyday popcorn thriller, but ultimately flips the […]

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Film Review: Shoplifters (Japan, 2018) is a masterful and emotionally stirring look into an unconventional working-class family

November 16, 2018

It is incredibly hard to believe that we have a new Hirokazu Koreeda film coming out so soon after his last one, the 2017 courtroom drama The Third Murder, and yet we have one in 2018 called Shoplifters! Heralded as a film that goes back to socially relevant roots, similar to the 2004 heartwrenching drama […]

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Disney takes on Netflix: Everything you need to know about the exclusive new content coming to Disney+

November 14, 2018

Production giant Disney has finally confirmed the name of its long talked about streaming device. The name, Disney+, might not be the most creative, but it will contain the beloved classics and well as new features and might put other streaming platforms to shame. The new direct-to-customer service will go online in late 2019. CEO Bob […]

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Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (UK/USA, 2018) is a dark and shambolic affair

November 14, 2018

2016’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was the beginning of the expansion of the Harry Potter universe and an opportunity for fans to return to the wizarding world. It’s reception although somewhat mixed, was generally positive Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald is a jaunt back into the magical realm and where the first in […]

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Cine Latino Film Festival Review: Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma (Mexico, 2018) is an utter masterpiece

November 14, 2018

If there’s one film in 2018 that is guaranteed to garner Oscar buzz due to director recognition alone, it’s Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron‘s Roma. Ever since making his mark with his critically acclaimed drama Y Tu Mama Tambien, Cuaron has gone on to making fantastic films that are commercially viable as well as technically proficient; […]

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Jason Momoa to attend premieres in Sydney and Gold Coast to bring Aquaman back to Australia

November 12, 2018

In anticipation for his role as Aquaman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ production of the DC film, Jason Momoa will be visiting the Gold Coast and Sydney for a celebratory greeting with fans! Warner Bros. Pictures and Roadshows Films have announced that the actor, as part of his cross-continent tour, will be greeting fans and walking the […]

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Film Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web (USA, 2018) lacks adherence but compensates with thrills, fun and a great performance by Claire Foy

November 8, 2018

Lisbeth Salander is back! In another reiteration! Over the years, we have had four films revolving around the characters created by acclaimed Swedish author Stieg Larsson, and each have been hits in their home territory, as well as receiving rave reviews from many critics. Many people have complimented the Scandinavian cinematic thriller tropes (i.e. winter settings, […]

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AMW Film Festival Review: Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening celebrates the city’s vibrant independent music scene

November 7, 2018

London’s calling, California’s dreaming, so Melbourne must be dancing if Now Sound: Melbourne’s Listening is true. The documentary is a celebration of the independent music scene in our very own, world-renowned, live music capital. This film is a passionate little time capsule joined at the hip to a very special time and place. Tobias Willis […]

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Photo Gallery: Supanova Adelaide 2018 with Ian Somerhalder, Christina Ricci and more

November 6, 2018

Another huge Supanova Pop Culture Expo rolled through Adelaide over the weekend, bringing with it some big names including Ian Somerhalder, John Barrowman, Christina Ricci and Dean Cain and a vast array of amazing cosplay outfits!  

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Win a double pass to a special Robin Hood preview screening in Sydney

November 5, 2018

From the legend you know, comes the story you don’t. The classic tale of Robin Hood returns in this action-packed blockbuster by director Otto Bathurst (TV’s Peaky Blinders), packed to the brim with gritty battlefield explosions, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance. In the country of England, after years of fighting in the Crusades, […]

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Film Review: Fahrenheit 11/9 (USA, 2018) is a rousing call to action to take the world back from the dark side

November 2, 2018

Based on your personal feelings towards Donald Trump and the Republican Party, your reaction to (and presumably interest in) Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore‘s latest bombastic documentary, is likely already predetermined. If you consider Trump to be a crusading saviour of the people and his presidency really is making America great again, maybe sit this one […]

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JIFF Interview: Sydney producer Stephan Wellink talks Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood

November 2, 2018

Natalie Salvo recently caught up with Sydney producer Stephan Wellink to talk about his latest film Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood, which is currently screening at the Jewish International Film Festival. We learn more about Sam Spigel, the iconic producer of films like Lawrence of Arabia, and the production of the documentary. Can you begin by briefly introducing […]

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Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody (USA, 2018) is as spirited as it is sterilized

November 1, 2018

Biopics are a dime-a-dozen these days. And when one considers the marketable possibilities about them, it’s not hard to see why there are so many of them. Particularly when the subject of the biopic revolves around the entertainment industry. In the case of the music industry, we have had so many biopics revolving around that […]

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Interview: The Man From Mo’Wax director Matthew Jones reflects on his James Lavelle documentary

November 1, 2018

The Electronic Music Conference kicks off in Sydney next month, and as part of its evening program – EMCPlay – will be a screening of the documentary on Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder James Lavelle, The Man From Mo’Wax. Paris Pompor from Groovescooter is curating the film program of the festival, which will screen at the Surry Hills […]

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