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  • Time To Smile

    British director, Peter Chelsom, returns to his roots with the quirky charm of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness'.

    October 20, 2014 17:54
  • At The Movies With Quentin Tarantino

    Today marks the 20th anniversary of ‘Pulp Fiction’ hitting cinemas, and we’re using the milestone as an excuse to re-publish this hilarious rant from QT re a fistful of films he loved and hated circa-2008.

    October 15, 2014 13:24
  • Second Shot

    While the adaptation of Lawrence Block’s ‘8 Million Ways To Die’ may have disappointed, the crime author’s enduring hardboiled detective returns to the big screen in ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’ with Liam Neeson.

    October 15, 2014 11:49
  • Mind Games

    Author S.J. Watson was ecstatic to learn that his debut novel, ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ – a thriller about a woman whose memories are lost every night – was being brought to the big screen by an all-star cast.

    October 14, 2014 14:37
  • Turtle Power: From Pop Culture to Mass Culture

    Documentary filmmaker Randall Lobb explains how a self-funded comic strip launched a pop culture phenomenon, and how he got to tell the story.

    October 13, 2014 16:32
  • No Fear

    Famed for his incendiary guitar playing and powerful songwriting, Slash now turns movie producer with the chilling supernatural horror flick, 'Nothing Left To Fear'.

    October 13, 2014 14:38
  • 5 Things You Need To Know About 'The Crow'

    With Event Cinemas set to screen Alex Proyas’ high-style comic book actioner, THE CROW, as part of its In The House programme, here are a few bullet points about this tragedy-tinged journey into cinematic darkness.

    October 13, 2014 11:20
  • Films on Demand, Demanding Your Attention

    SBS’ On Demand service is offering 400 qualities for free, and we’ve navigated through their extensive catalogue to provide you with a list of must-sees.

    October 10, 2014 17:23
  • A Trip To Italy

    Rising young actress, Nadir Caselli, is a special guest at the Lavazza Italian Film Festival, and we recently chatted to the young talent re her burgeoning career and the state of the Italian film industry.

    October 10, 2014 16:15
  • You Cannot Be Serious!

    There’s no denying Robert Downey Junior has star power, but can he actually act? Chris Bright is the judge of that...

    October 9, 2014 10:31
  • Final Quarter

    Film producer Aidan O’Byrne discusses his transition to online media with the web-based comedy, Four Quarters, and what it means for film and television today.

    October 2, 2014 16:26
  • Passionate About Film

    Steve Bisley is the patron of this year’s Heart of Gold Film Festival, which stands out on the festival circuit for its stirring, inspiring selection of shorts.

    September 29, 2014 17:46
  • 5 Things You May Not Know About ‘Labyrinth’

    With Event Cinemas George Street in Sydney set to screen Jim Henson’s sci-fi fantasy, LABYRINTH, as part of its “In the House” program, here are five fascinating facts about this eighties cult classic.

    September 29, 2014 16:13
  • Is It Possible To Get Low-Budget Indies Distributed In Australia?

    Despite wrapping production in 2010, it’s been a tough four-year slog to finally secure distribution for the local arthouse film ‘The Dream Children’, as producer Christopher Pender tells us.

    September 26, 2014 12:54
  • Will Gotham Do The Batman Series Justice?

    DC is putting their biggest superhero on the line with this new series.

    September 24, 2014 17:38
  • A Radio, A Watch and A Bicycle

    Sydney-based filmmaker Nick Torrens discusses his 12-years-in-the-making doco ‘China’s 3 Dreams’, which explores the effects of capitalism and commercialism on three Chinese generations.

    September 24, 2014 17:20
  • Common People

    New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht forgoes the conventional with his warm, witty and unmissable doco on Sheffield’s rock heroes, Pulp.

    September 24, 2014 16:05
  • Bloody UnAustralian?

    Is Josh Lawson bigging up his own movie, The Little Death – at the expense of other Australian films – on the money or just not on? Dave Crewe had this to say.

    September 23, 2014 16:48
  • The Biggest War on the Biggest Screen

    This made for IMAX doco presents a new, penetrating look at the largest-ever Allied operation and its lasting effect.

    September 23, 2014 12:44
  • Son of a Gun: The Photo Shoot

    When she was charged with creating a photograph of Australian filmmakers, Julius Avery and Michael Spiccia, photographer Alina Gozin’a, ended up in the middle of nowhere.

    September 23, 2014 11:34
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