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  • Ready To Launch

    Performer-in-demand, Jessica Chastain ('Zero Dark Thirty', 'Interstellar', 'The Tree Of Life'), takes on another typically demanding role, playing an anguished astronaut in Ridley Scott’s 'The Martian'.

    September 3, 2015 12:38
  • The Independent Road

    With ‘The Hunger Games’ finally coming to a close, producer Nina Jacobson takes stock of the franchise and her own career, and candidly discusses the state of the industry when it comes to women on both sides of the camera.

    September 3, 2015 12:26
  • The Good Fight

    In the tense, tough new thriller, 'Sicario', actor Benicio Del Toro brilliantly plays a flawed operative in the war on drugs, and delivers another characteristically rich and unconventional performance.

    September 3, 2015 11:27
  • A Dawning Sense of Horror

    FilmInk chats with Larry Fessenden, the man who helped bring bloody life (and death) to one of the year’s most original games, 'Until Dawn'.

    September 3, 2015 10:43
  • Gritty New York Heroin Tale Comes to Sydney

    Following an early career retrospective at MIFF, the Safdie Brothers’ latest film, ‘Heaven Knows What’ will now play SUFF.

    September 2, 2015 12:23
  • Films That Changed My Life: Macario ‘Kid Mac’ De Souza

    Ahead of his appearance at SAE’s inaugural CreatorCon, the savvy director and producer counts down the films that rocked his world and saw him pick up a camera.

    September 2, 2015 11:20
  • Brother In Arms

    Now LA-based Aussie actor, Luke Hemsworth, heads back down under for the blackly comic, seaside-set, violence-splattered thriller, 'Kill Me Three Times'.

    September 1, 2015 16:59
  • Life Is a Cabaret

    We spoke with young local actress Sara West about the daunting task of playing the coveted role of Liza Minnelli in the telemovie, ‘Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door’.

    September 1, 2015 16:50
  • Chance Encounters

    With her romantic drama ‘Jackie & Ryan’ about to hit DVD, writer/director Ami Canaan Mann talks inspiration, train hopping, roots music and famous dads.

    August 31, 2015 10:51
  • Cannes, Sundance…and CinefestOZ

    Vice-Chairman Helen Shirvington talks about her vision for the CinefestOZ Film Festival, which has quickly cemented its place as a must-attend event on the film festival circuit.

    August 28, 2015 16:47
  • The Final Games

    Actor Liam Hemsworth finally gets to make his mark with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’.

    August 28, 2015 14:59
  • Teen Dreams

    The sparkling, unconventional coming-of-age comedy drama, 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl', offers another great role for the ever interesting Alexander Skarsgard.

    August 28, 2015 12:56
  • From Stage To Screen

    Writer Tommy Murphy talks about his epic journey to bring one of Australia’s great love stories to screen with ‘Holding the Man’.

    August 27, 2015 13:11
  • Secret Sisterhood

    Writer/producer Sarah Lambert talks about the true story that inspired ‘Love Child’ and the challenge in bringing flawed female characters to screen.

    August 26, 2015 14:26
  • Top 10 Tips For Directing Comedy

    Ahead of his Masterclass, filmmaker, writer, comedian and AFTRS tutor, Marty Murphy passes down his wisdom when it comes to the fine art of generating laughs.

    August 25, 2015 10:58
  • The Kids Are Alright

    Young director Maya Newell cuts through the political rhetoric to craft her documentary ‘Gayby Baby’, which looks at the experiences of four kids growing up in same-sex families.

    August 24, 2015 13:26
  • Fight the Power

    Actor, activist, filmmaker, Lina Esco has made an independent feature film that has inspired a movement – 'Free the Nipple'.

    August 21, 2015 15:02
  • Touchy Feely Filmmaking

    Director Shonali Bose has crafted one of the must-see highlights at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne with ‘Margarita, With A Straw’ and talks inspiration, Sundance workshopping and why a Bollywood film may be out of her reach.

    August 20, 2015 17:01
  • Access: North Korea

    In her newly published novel, director Anna Broinowski recounts the extraordinary access she was given to the North Korean film industry while making her documentary ‘Aim High in Creation!’.

    August 19, 2015 14:08
  • The War On Drugs

    With the tense, tough new thriller, 'Sicario' – starring Emily Blunt as a rookie FBI agent in way over her head – producer Erica Lee has helped to craft a grittily realistic look at the war on drugs on the US-Mexico border.

    August 18, 2015 15:09
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