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Pippi Longstocking movie in development!

Pippi Longstocking is the main character in an eponymous series of children’s books by legendary Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Pippi originates from bedside stories Lindgren told to her daughter Karin about an anything-but-pious girl with boundless energy. With her iconic red hair, freckles, strength, free spirit and bravery Pippi has become an icon of children’s literature and a role model for generations. In fact, she was “girl power” long before the term was even invented. ...

Win double pass tickets to see Pain and Glory starring Antonio Banderas!

Salvador Mallo is a veteran film director, afflicted by multiple ailments, the worst of which is his inability to continue filming. His physical condition doesn’t allow it and, if he can’t film again, his life has no meaning. //   In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. Starring Antonio Banderas, PAIN AND GLORY is in Cinemas November 7. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU To enter this great ...

Chained For Life Movie Review

Its comments on how society treats human beauty and those that don’t conform to our rigid expectations is one of the film’s more direct elements. Other than that you are left with a more than an unusual ride. Looking all the world like a lower budget enterprise suits its surreal approach.   //   Even after giving it a good slosh around the brain, it keeps transforming itself in ones mind. As a starter of that good old fashion post film festival dialogue, it is top ...

Memory: The Origins of Alien Movie Review

Starting out by looking at the film’s writer of both story and screenplay Dan O’Bannon, it gives numerous examples of where many of the ideas in the film came from. From his simple middle America up bringing, O’Bannon revelled in subversive ideas. It was a strong reaction to not enough action growing up.   //   Using scenes from the film to move the narrative along, explanations for the context of ideas flows freely. Nothing is created in a vacuum and this doco ...

Check out a special cameo in the new Zombieland: Double Tap Trailer

A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland: Double Tap.   //   In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four ...

THE BRITISH ARE COMING – announcement of the MINI British Film Festival Programme

The Festival will open nationally with MILITARY WIVES from director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty, 1997). Kristin Scott Thomas leads this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them. And closing the Festival will be the highly anticipated film THE GOOD LIAR. Based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle, Oscar-winning screenwriter Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, 1998) directs this wicked thriller featuring magnificent lead ...

Russian Resurrection Film Festival returns with rambunctious comedies, riotous action and retrospective classics!

The 2019 Festival will screen 16 brand new features and three retrospective classics across Perth (25-30 October), Brisbane (5-13 November), Canberra(6-10 November), Sydney (7-17 November), Melbourne (8-17 November), Gold Coast (9-10 November) & Adelaide (14-17 November). “We’re thrilled to bring you the best Russian cinema of 2019! This year’s program features the distinctive perspectives of Russian filmmakers, showcasing both seasoned cinematic legends and the voices of ...

O Beautiful Night Movie Review

When he runs into Der Tod (English translation - The Death) played by Marko Mandic, this malevolent presence in human form takes him on a journey that is part phantasmagoria and part road trip. Are these events really happening or are they just figments of a bruised psyche. The reality of this is left entirely up to you. //   The dark and unravelling action is intercut with beautiful stills and paintings of mother nature. There is also a female presence with Nina (Vanessa Loibl) ...

Gemini Man Movie Review

For as much as the computer technology to make the actors look like younger versions of themselves has been heralded, in practice it turns out rather odd looking. When viewing the younger version of Henry Brogan (Will Smith), it almost looks like he’s overdone the botox. There is little emotion seen. The extremely high resolution of the film does not help this anomaly either.   //   Director Ang Lee holds nothing back with the action sequences and many of them are ...

Roger Kemp – Visionary Modernist Exhibition now showing at NGV

Roger Kemp: Visionary Modernist is the first major exhibition to chart the development of Kemp’s extraordinary career, beginning with his earliest paintings of symbolic landscapes and angular dancing figures, through his work of the 1950s – where the human form is transfigured and becomes part of an abstract structure – to his late works which reveal an artist whose concerns go beyond the physical world. //   In Kemp’s later works – highly resolved paintings of the ...