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Local Produce: Greenfield (2015)
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Local Produce: Greenfield (2015)

Greenfield, a new, Western-Australian produced web series premiering at Luna Leederville tonight, followed by an online launch immediately thereafter, is a one-way ticket into the heartland of Australian masculinity and prejudice. A brooding and portentous study of a town struggling to equate cosmopolitan ideas with a brutally regressive rural mindset, the series centres around a … Continue reading

Revelation Film Festival: The Look of Silence (2015)
Revelation Film Festival

Revelation Film Festival: The Look of Silence (2015)

Back in 2013, I unsuspectingly wandered into a morning screening of Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, a documentary about the systemic murder of a million communists, political dissidents and racially ‘impure’ Indonesians at the hands of a brutally thuggish and governmentally sanctioned regime of gangsters between 1965 and 1966. Not even a buttressed spectator … Continue reading

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Duplassity: The Duplass Bros Sign HBO Overall Deal

Earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, streaming service Netflix announced a four-picture deal with Duplass Brothers Productions, the company owned and operated by independent filmmaking heavyweights Jay and Mark Duplass. HBO have now announced a two-year overall deal with the workaholic duo, granting them full license to develop new series for the cable network … Continue reading

Scandinavian Film Festival Full Slate Announced
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Scandinavian Film Festival Full Slate Announced

The Scandinavian Film Festival, held annually at Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge, has announced its full lineup for 2015, featuring a eclectic selection of films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Opening Night film is Here is Harold, a comedy about the titular furniture store owner whose flailing business closes after an IKEA megastore opens next door. Harold … Continue reading

The Emperor’s New Clothes (2015)
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The Emperor’s New Clothes (2015)

Directed by Michael Winterbottom Russell Brand’s transformation from garrulous funnyman to prophetic activist culminates in The Emperor’s New Clothes, a new documentary about the banking system’s egregious corruption, its manipulation of the working class, and the judicial system’s failure to punish any of its top-level players for their crimes. He’s not the first to take up the cause. … Continue reading

Mommy (2014)
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Mommy (2014)

Directed by Xavier Dolan This voluptuous melodrama is the best we’ve yet seen from Quebecois enfant terrible Xavier Dolan, the boy wonder whose dazzlingly brief career has inspired a great deal of schadenfreude from more than just a few envious film school students. Mommy sees Dolan at his most stylish and unrestrained. It’s a colourful, emotional story about an attention-deficit high-schooler, his abrasive house-cleaner mother, and the … Continue reading

Dark Passage (1947)
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Dark Passage (1947)

Husband and wife team Bogey and Bacall made four films together, Dark Passage being the third after the one-two punch of To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep, with Key Largo completing their five-year collaboration in 1948. Whilst not quite noir, Dark Passage‘s odd blend of thrill and romance certainly nudges it into that category. A gruff prison escapee wrongly accused of … Continue reading