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The Lost New Wave: Gough Whitlam’s Cinematic Legacy
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The Lost New Wave: Gough Whitlam’s Cinematic Legacy

Like a baby without full control of its body that relies on its parent’s firm grasp, the relatively infantile Australian cinema relies on its Federal Government for a support that its small audience cannot provide. It’s the precarious situation of Australian filmmakers that, as political leadership changes with almost sudden regularity, they rely on a sturdy … Continue reading

Tammy (2014) ★★½
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Tammy (2014) ★★½

Directed by: Ben Falcone Written by: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates Country: USA Language: English Duration: 96 minutes Festivals: – Tammy is the passion project of Academy Award-nominated Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone (also seen in Bridesmaids as the air marshall opposite McCarthy’s Megan). The pair, … Continue reading

Warner Bros. Announce DC Slate, 31 Superhero Films Between 2015 and 2020
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Warner Bros. Announce DC Slate, 31 Superhero Films Between 2015 and 2020

Sick of sequels, superhero movies, tentpole development strategies and the endless cavalcade of rumours about who’s going to play which hero when? Well, get used to it. Warner Brothers Studios announced their full slate of films for the expanded DC Comics universe overnight, brining the tally of announced feature films from the DC and Marvel collective to a total … Continue reading

Son of a Gun (2014) ★★
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Son of a Gun (2014) ★★

Directed by: Julius Avery Written by: Julius Avery Starring: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites Country: Australia Language: English Duration: 108 mins Festivals: Cinefest Oz, Toronto International Film Festival How do you solve a problem like the Australian film industry? Not with a film like Julius Avery’s Son of a Gun, an atavistic shock of gun-slinging, criminal-worshipping … Continue reading

Sacro GRA (2013) ★★★
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Sacro GRA (2013) ★★★

Directed by Gianfranco Rosi When Gianfranco Rosi’s Sacro GRA won the Golden Lion at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, you could virtually hear the groans of a thousand knowing distributors realising the impending task of marketing an obscure foreign documentary. Thankfully, the Italian Film Festival, currently touring the country, is screening the film in several capital cities around Australia, … Continue reading