features archive

  • Days Like These

    Directors,Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth, take an unconventional approach to the music movie with '20,000 Days On Earth', an unusual look at the unusual life of rock legend, Nick Cave

    August 21, 2014 12:46
  • Lance Armstrong Stamina Led To Doping Lies

    A documentary by the people behind ‘Four Corners’ is a great compliment to ‘The Armstrong Lie’.

    August 19, 2014 14:36
  • A Small Superstar

    Director and B-grade film buff, Andrew Leavold, shines a spotlight on the world’s shortest leading man with his seven-year-in-the-making doco, ‘The Search for Weng Weng’.

    August 19, 2014 14:22
  • MIFF Watching: A Comprehensive Guide to Melbourne’s Festival Goers

    From the hipsters to the retirees, regular MIFF attendee Chris Bright provides the down-low on all the demographics that matter.

    August 14, 2014 14:36
  • Teenage Kicks

    She might play a wild child in the new teen flick, 'Palo Alto', but fresh-faced newcomer, Claudia Levy, is no tearaway

    August 14, 2014 10:10
  • Taking The Plunge

    With the aid of an Australian crew, director James Cameron not only delves into the deepest part of the ocean, but also plummets new emotional depths with ‘Deepsea Challenge 3D’.

    August 13, 2014 16:10
  • From The Vault: Robin Williams

    With the devastating news in that Robin Williams has passed away, FilmInk revisits a great interview with the actor – who wraps his words in a fast wit, biting humour and flashes of pathos – at The Berlin Film Festival in 2004.

    August 12, 2014 10:33
  • Nurses On The Frontline

    ABC's new six-part series peels back the curtain on the true stories of nursers serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front.

    August 11, 2014 10:08
  • Art Imitating Life

    With 'Happy Christmas' currently available via digital download, FilmInk enjoys a great chat with its prolific lo-fi auteur, Joe Swanberg, with discussion turning to gender stereotypes, breaking cinematic rules, and outlasting the scepticism.

    August 5, 2014 13:07
  • Time to Begin Again

    Writer/director John Carney and the stellar cast behind his latest musical tale ‘Begin Again’ discuss actors singing and singers acting, and what it means to sell out.

    August 4, 2014 13:05
  • Courting Controversy

    Director Maxim Pozdorovkin attempts to separate the man from the myth in his documentary ‘The Notorious Mr. Bout’, a polarising portrait of the infamous arms dealer, Viktor Bout.

    August 4, 2014 12:03
  • Mind Power

    French cult hero, Luc Besson, crafts a mind-blowing new action extravaganza with the propulsive 'Lucy', starring Scarlett Johansson.

    July 30, 2014 10:08
  • A Vengeful State Of Mind

    Danny Peary talks revenge, dark humour and Stellan Skarsgard with director Hans Petter Moland, whose impressive Norwegian crime thriller, ‘In Order of Disappearance’, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival.

    July 28, 2014 16:22
  • The Films That Changed My Life: Jeff Tremaine

    The director behind the 'Jackass' franchise counts down the ten flicks that changed the game for him.

    July 25, 2014 16:34
  • Into The Dark

    Edgar Ramirez fights bad guys of a decidedly more demonic bent in the horror thriller, 'Deliver Us From Evil'.

    July 24, 2014 14:40
  • Family History

    A true labour of love, the new documentary, ‘Once My Mother’, represents a salving of old family wounds for director, Sophia Turkiewicz.

    July 24, 2014 14:32
  • From The Vault: Ben Mendelsohn

    Ben Mendelsohn’s career has turned red hot since ‘Animal Kingdom’, and FilmInk revisits an interview with the actor from 1998 when he was still looking to make his mark.

    July 22, 2014 15:26
  • Every Little Thing

    When The Beatles' classic film, 'A Hard Day's Night', needed mastering and sharpening for Blu-ray and DVD, Giles Martin was just the right man to knock it into shape.

    July 22, 2014 13:43
  • Slim Prospects

    Gifted Burmese-Taiwanese director, Midi Z, and his star, Wu Ke-Xi, tell a heartbreaking story of poverty and tragic choices with ‘Ice Poison’, which was one of Danny Peary’s highlights at the Tribeca Film Festival.

    July 16, 2014 14:02
  • Poetry In Motion

    Australian actress, Miranda Otto, gets an all-too-rare meaty lead role as American poet, Elizabeth Bishop, in the drama, ‘Reaching For The Moon’.

    July 16, 2014 13:29
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