Arts
Australian Independent Film
Review
10 months ago
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Rosemary is a Kenyan-born woman working as a Multicultural Liaison Officer for the Parramatta police force. This film is about her story.
Review
2 years ago
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Vice is the latest release from writer/director Adam McKay, which has undergone much pontification prior to its release on Boxing Day. Many will be familiar with McKay’s previous films which include The Big Short and (much more previously) Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. McKay has gained a sort of reputation amongst Awards bodies including...
Review
2 years ago
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Spitfire is a documentary about one of the most romanticised images of the British world War Two experience – the Spitfire fighter plane. A solid documentary, it is something that the enthusiast should use as a way to get their unknowledgeable friend interested in the many aspects of British wartime aviation history. What brings this...
Review
3 years ago
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Submergence is a romantic thriller directed by Wim Wenders starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy. Leading up to viewing this film, I wondered why I hadn’t heard about it, especially with such star power from its two leads. However, as I watched the film, this initial question was replaced by my wondering why this film...
News
3 years ago
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The story of the Boy Who Lived touched hearts and fired up imaginations all around the globe and just because Melbourne is about as far from the UK as you can get doesn’t mean that you can’t get involved with the Wizarding World! In terms of theatre, while you might have missed out on Wizard...
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3 years ago
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Every family tree hides a secret.  When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director...
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3 years ago
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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool takes its story from the book of the same name, by Peter Turner – who recounts the time he spent with former Hollywood starlet Gloria Grahame in the 1970’s. The film follows the same plot – but from the point-of-view of both characters instead at times, as opposed to...
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3 years ago
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The phrase ‘backwards and in heels’ was derived from an anecdote by cartoonist Bob Thaves in 1982. Specifically, the cartoon stated that Ginger Rogers would perform everything that Fred Astaire did in their films, except backwards and in heels. The phrase has come to emulate the recurrent struggles of women working in a patriarchal world,...
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3 years ago
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It’s that time of year again! Over the next couple of months, our ‘to see’ list will extend with the addition of films which are in awards conversations. The Golden Globe nominations were announced last week, commencing the inevitable discussion of snubs. Of course, it’s important to remember that voting bodies tend to vary and that the...
Review
3 years ago
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This review contains some spoilers. The most apt way of describing Sweet Country (directed by Warwick Thornton) is a strange cross between To Kill a Mockingbird and Rabbit Proof Fence, with a healthy amount of chase scenes and tension thrown in for good measure. With a host of well-known Australasian actors (including Sam Neill and...