Alex Proyas: The Heretic Within
Alex Proyas talks up his latest metaphysical short film and how he's taken back creative control.
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The Rings of Power
Amazon Prime drops the first title card and teaser for its upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel series: THE RINGS OF POWER
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GOLD
Zac Efron delivers a master class in acting in the new Australian survival thriller GOLD. But does the film deliver?
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Getting Back Up With Viggo Mortensen
We chat with acclaimed actor Viggo Mortensen on his directorial debut with the personal and moving film, Falling.
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Embrace Again
We review the moving Wuhan set Covid drama Embrace Again.
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Puff n Stuff
As Netflix continues to submerse itself in the Australian entertainment landscape, the streamer has just dropped its first locally produced feature documentary with Puff: Wonders of the Reef, a surprising and enthralling natural history documentary that...
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A Conversation with Damian Nixey
Crushing Malibu in Sydney Back in January 2020 Australian actor James Pratt (Adopted) was actively spruiking his attachment as director on the quirky new rom-com Malibu Crush, pitched within industry circles as a Shallow Hal meets The Hangover type affair....
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Adam Morris: Filmmaker in Waiting
Author Adam Morris trades the keyboard for the camera to tackle the relationship drama of Edward and Isabella.
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Peter Skinner: Lost Boy Found
Filmmaker Peter Skinner delivers a personal, emotive short film with hopes of an Oscar nomination.
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A Conversation with Yang Feng
We speak with the director and producer of the epic Chinese WWII drama Railway Heroes.
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The Wheel of Time: Season One
Based on the bestselling note;s from Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time Season One finally lands on Amazon Prime.
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A Conversation With Luke Eve
UnPacking the Pandemic  Luke Eve is a filmmaker who knows how to pivot. In a world that has just spent the past two years in a pandemic flux the writer/director, come actor, has managed to...
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Hold Me Back
We review Hold Me Back, screening as part of the 25th Japanese Film Festival
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Scott Derrickson Dials in on The Black Phone
Scott Derrickson gives us a little taste of his latest supernatural horror, The Black Phone and securing Ethan Hawke taking as his villain.
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UnHEARD: Season One
We speak with the producer of the new six-part doc series Unheard, exploring racism in Australia.
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Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist
Pascal-Alex Vincent takes a deep dive into the works and legacy of acclaimed anime director Satoshi Kon
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Double Patty
We take a look at Joon-Hyun Bae - aka Irene of K-pop sensation Red Velvet - in her latest headlining role with Double Patty.
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A Conversation with Jeananne Goossen
Actress Jeananne Goossen talks about joining the cast of Slasher, and her new found love of gore.
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A Conversation with Caroline Catz
Decoding the Legendary Tapes of Delia Derbyshire. Although the name Delia Derbyshire may sound like a superhero sidekick from the pages of an early 80’s limited series comic run, the moniker actually belongs to one...
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Peter Hamilton: Endless IT Boy
Australian Actor Peter Hamilton talks about his turn as a heartbroken ghost in the new supernatural teen romance, Endless.
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Chasing Lupin The Third
A quick look at the history and origins of anime's original (?) gentleman thief, Lupin the Third
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Trailer Break: The Hobbit The Battle of Five Armies
For those of you who enjoy a little Orc on Dwarf action comes the first full-length trailer for The Battle of Five Armies, the final chapter of Peter Jackson's ambitious trilogy, The Hobbit. And it doesn't...
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A Tale of Samurai Cooking- A True Love Story
As eluded in the films title, director Yuzo Asahara tackles one of Japans most famous, true-life love stories stemming from the final bloody years of the Samurai era. A Tale of Samurai Cooking follows the...
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Trailer Break: Avengers Age of Ultron
After an exhausting few weeks of announcements and updates on the film franchise machines of Marvel and DC, a massive geek bomb just exploded online with the Avengers Age of Ultron trailer being leaked. And while Marvel...
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To Be Takei
There is a moment in Jennifer M. Kroot’s documentary To Be Takei, where her film’s subject, Star Trek alum, stage and screen actor and social activist George Takei has a moment of genuine introspection, pronouncing ‘I,...
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Hosoda’s Pack
With a history that can be traced to the 12th century, Japanese cartoons, or manga as they are commonly referred to in the archipelago, have always been enjoyed en-mass as both divisive social commentary and...
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The Wind Rises
While Hayao Miyazaki’s (Spirited Away) latest endeavour boasts all the familiar hand drawn artistic qualities of his previous films, The Wind Rises is a very different and contentious project on which the writer/director has chosen...
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A Conversation with Kaoru Yachigusa
It’s difficult to fathom the impact that the ever elegant and beautiful Kaoru Yachigusa has had on Japan’s entertainment landscape. Between 1947 and 1957 she honed her trade as an entertainer with the Takarazuka Revue,...
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A Conversation with Yoshihiro Fukugawa
On the surface, biopics about elderly poets may not seem like compelling viewing. Yoshihiro Fukugawa, however, begs to differ, having recently finished his new film Don’t Lose Heart, which brings the inspirational true story of...
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A Conversation with Edgar Wright
"I literally shot one of the Klingons being shot. So, you know, it’s on screen for like two seconds." After the smash out performance of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim V The World,...
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A Conversation With Simon Pegg
"Not that we've ever fought zombies... but they grow out of our own parochial experiences in the UK, and that's something that really defines all 3 films." After trekking across the universe for director J.J. Abrams...
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A Conversation with Nick Frost
"I don’t generally indulge myself in terms of looking back and thinking 'Gee wiz you’ve done fucking great!'" English thespian, foodie and all round nice guy Nick Frost has become a stalwart of the English...
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Painted Skin: Resurrection 3D
If you were fortunate enough to have caught director Wuershan’s last big screen foray The Butcher, The Chef & The Swordsman, then you won’t be overly surprised at the scale of grandeur and ambition which...
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There & Back Again with Philippa Boyens
As far back as 1957, producers have tried to deliver J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to cinema, but while Tolkien himself prevented certain enterprises from eventuating, many others simply failed under the weight...
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A Conversation with Alex Borstein
“That’s what’s great about comedy, it’s a leveller, it’s an equal opportunity offender.” Love it or hate it, the animated sitcom Family Guy has achieved a rare level of success having burrowed its way into...
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Midori-Ko
This ain’t no Totoro. Tokyo based experimental animator, renowned independent artist and respected academic Keita Kurosaka has spent the past decade single handedly and methodically hand drawing his most ambitious animated work to date, the...
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Kurosaka and His Dark Design
After the massive success of last years Japanese programming block, the 2011 Gold Coast Film Festival is reaching further and deeper into the archipelago’s cinematic offering with its freshly branded Cool Japan Gold Coast program....
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A Honeymoon in Hell: Mr. & Mrs. Oki’s Fabulous Trip.
After the deluge of crude, star infused, sexually ambiguous comedies to emerge from Hollywood’s uninspired script doctors, its more than refreshing to be indulged by the idiosyncratic social commentary and droll comedic styling of Ryuichi...
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Super Heroes At Home
Big screen movie franchises such as X-Men, Spider-Man and The Dark Knight might be pulling all the media attention, but there’s a whole other world of comic book related movies out there, and surprisingly enough they’re...
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Benshi at the Playhouse
The art of storytelling, of crafting a living archive of a cultures history, its folklore and humanity, remains an integral part of Japanese culture with its writers, poets, calligraphers, filmmakers and artisans held in deep...
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A Conversation with Bob Gale
“Were not going to reboot or remake the films with another cast, we are not going to turn them into 3D.” 1985 is often remembered for its notorious bubble-gum pop music, soul destroying fashion and obscene hair...
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Afro Samurai
Based on the original manga of Takashi Okazaki and given the anime treatment by Japan’s award winning Studio Gonzo, Afro Samurai turns your traditional anime expectations on their head to deliver a five part series...
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Detroit Metal City
In the realm of Japanese publishing there are some strange, curious and profoundly entertaining magazines to be found, including a peculiar little pulp volume called Young Animal (ヤングアニマル Yangu Animaru). And while the magazine assuredly...
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A Conversation with Max Beesley
“These things are on DVD for a hundred years so even if you’re sitting in the back of a courtroom and not saying anything, you can’t be taking that as a jerk-off day.” The English...
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A Conversation with Karen Gillan
"Strangely it’s all become fairly normal, that’s the weird thing. Now I can just be really scared of tennis balls." There is a weird fanaticism that surrounds Doctor Who and within its ranks are some...
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A Conversation with Peter Jackson
“I think it’s a hopeless exercise to cater to fans of the book, simply because at the end of the day, they aren’t a common voice.” Since the mammoth directorial undertaking and subsequent release of...
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A Conversation with Neill Blomkamp
“I was genetically created to do that film, I really was. And it would have been an awesome film.” While the name Neill Blomkamp may not garner much recognition at the moment, the short films...
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The spirit of adventure
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Happiness is something
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I can’t change the rule
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The most beautiful sky
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Get to know the world
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