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“It’s been likened to some of those films from the ’80s in terms of its look and appearance. That’s something that I set out to do in the sense of trying to capture some of that childlike wonder we used to have in family features.” 328 more words


The Interview

Interviewer: Which film are you writing about: The Interview (2014) or The Interview (2013) or The Interview (1999) or The Interview (1998) or The Interview… 737 more words

Australia take 2 - Vampires loose in Wellington

What We Do in the Shadows – Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (2014)

After weeks of watching some pretty heavy stuff, I feel this is justified. 689 more words


Australian cinema - Aboriginal alienation in modern Australia

Charlie’s Country – Rolf de Heer (2013)

There are two reasons I left this continent until last. Firstly, most of the countries outside of Australia and New Zealand are small islands that do not have much or any film production, secondly, sounds ridiculous but I didn’t know what to damn call it? 590 more words

World Cinema

Tales from home

Jasper Jones is in cinemas around Australia now.

It’s the days after Christmas in 1969 in a small town in Western Australia. There’s a feeling in the air that anyone who’s experienced the dying days of the year in Australia, particularly as a child, knows well – that delicate week before the old is shed for the new, where the world goes into a post-Christmas slumber and everything feels for the taking. 1,687 more words


The Overlanders (Australia-UK 1946)

The Overlanders is a highly significant film, an Australian classic helping to re-establish filmmaking in Australia after 1945. The Australian government approached the British Ministry of Information in 1943 in the hope of producing a film celebrating the Australian war effort. 1,085 more words

British Cinema

The Heartbreak Kid (Jenkins, 1993)

Stories that reflect Australia’s embrace of multiculturalism are, thankfully, more common place on cinema screens these days, but more than 20 years ago the same could hardly be said and a piece like Michael Jenkins’s… 1,143 more words

Australian Cinema