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British Film Festival Brings Award Winners, Oscar Frontrunners, Classics in Inaugral Program
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British Film Festival Brings Award Winners, Oscar Frontrunners, Classics in Inaugral Program

The Emirates British Film Festival is migrating to Perth for the first time in its two-year history, bringing with it one of the most impressive programs on the year’s festival calendar. Along with a slew of acclaimed new films straight from Cannes, London, Toronto, Sundance and Berlin, the festival is also elegantly staging a series of retrospective … Continue reading

Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (2013) ★★½
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Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (2013) ★★½

Directed by: David Trueba Screenplay by: David Trueba Starring: Jávier Camara, Natalia de Molina, Jorge Sanz Country: Spain Language: Spanish (subtitled) Duration: 105 minutes Festivals and Awards: 2014 Spanish Film Festival (Aust.), Goya Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Writing and Best Leading Actor The picturesque coast of Spain gives the politically inept Living Is Easy With … Continue reading

Fury (2014) ★★★½
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Fury (2014) ★★★½

Directed by: David Ayer Screenplay by: David Ayer Starring: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LeBeouf, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal Country: USA Language: English and German (subtitled) Duration: 137 minutes Festivals: – David Ayer’s Fury is a war film that resists the genre’s usual narrative trappings, proffering an unrelentingly immediate vision of war instead of a historical story of … Continue reading

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2014) ★★
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2014) ★★

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Screenplay by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant Starring: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham-Carter, Judy Davis, Niamh Wilson Country: France/Canada Language: English Duration: 105 minutes Festivals and Awards: 39th Cesar Awards – Best Cinematography Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s new film The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet begins with the opening of a book. So did Wes Anderson’s The … Continue reading

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