features archive

  • Ian Watson On The Director’s Toolkit

    The prolific Australian director will lay down the basics that every filmmaker must know in his upcoming AFTRS Open weekend course.

    May 26, 2015 14:37
  • In Isolation

    After a string of acclaimed shorts, writer/director Ariel Kleiman is making his move into feature filmmaking with the quietly terrifying ‘Partisan’.

    May 26, 2015 11:26
  • Sisterhood On Screen

    Diane Bell’s sophomore feature ‘Bleeding Heart’ is a portrait of the unspoken bond between sisters, and gives Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet the chance to act against type.

    May 25, 2015 15:45
  • Slapstick and Civil Rights in ‘Ted 2’

    Seth MacFarlane talks balancing the absurd and the mundane, fake sperm and why ‘Ted 2’ can be considered a science fiction tale.

    May 21, 2015 12:32
  • Wrap-Up: Mad Men Finale

    A show that epitomises the current television golden age has just come to a fitting conclusion.

    May 20, 2015 12:25
  • Life Lived

    Oscar winner Helen Mirren delivers another top turn in ‘Woman In Gold’, essaying a feisty widow taking on the government of Austria to get back what is rightly hers.

    May 20, 2015 11:29
  • Hardy Acting or Hardly Acting?

    While critics are practically falling over themselves to heap praise on ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, Chris Bright questions the film’s absent plot, as well as the talent of its grunting leading man.

    May 14, 2015 16:58
  • Filming History

    In her remarkable documentary, ‘Democrats’, Camilla Nielsson charts the creation of a new constitution in the unstable Zimbabwe over three years…and you can catch it at Sydney Film Festival.

    May 14, 2015 11:50
  • Ghost Stories

    With the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated ‘Crimson Peak’ just released, the filmmaker talks inspiration, preparation and his own experiences with the supernatural.

    May 14, 2015 11:11
  • The Taming Of Romance

    Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s literary classic ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ is the latest in a line of romantic dramas featuring independent heroines.

    May 14, 2015 10:56
  • In The Basement

    We speak to the filmmaker behind the most deranged cinematic delight at this year’s Audi Festival of German Films.

    May 13, 2015 13:03
  • Going Viral

    One of the hottest guests at Vivid Sydney’s inaugural event Game ON, will be Australian YouTube stars, The Roundabout Crew, and we talk to one third of the hilarious trio about turning a viral video into a career.

    May 12, 2015 12:48
  • In Tune

    The Bellas are back in the sequel, ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and returning actress, Brittany Snow, is happily but cautiously singing the new film’s praises.

    May 7, 2015 12:21
  • Life Lessons

    French legend, Juliette Binoche, gets personal for her powerful performance as an actress on the edge in the stylish drama, 'Clouds Of Sils Maria'.

    May 7, 2015 12:11
  • The Hottest 100

    Ahead of the St Kilda Film Festival, we were lucky enough to catch a handful of films screening as part of The Top 100 Australian Shorts.

    May 7, 2015 12:05
  • German Legacy

    It may be his final year as director of the Audi Festival of German Films, but Arpad Solter is finishing with a bang.

    May 6, 2015 18:36
  • Wild Ride

    Actor Dwaine Stevenson buckled in for one intense, epic and life-changing ride when he signed on to ‘Infini’.

    May 5, 2015 18:05
  • Out Of The Woods

    After years bustin’ his ass, rising young actor Billy Magnussen, scored a fairytale role in Disney’s adaptation of the hit stage musical, ‘Into The Woods’.

    May 5, 2015 15:56
  • Back In The Director’s Chair

    Finally following up his 2003 local cult favourite ‘The Rage in Placid Lake’, Australian Tony McNamara’s ‘Ashby’ is another offbeat blend of comedy and drama starring Nat Wolff, Mickey Rourke and Sarah Silverman.

    May 5, 2015 13:32
  • Scoring In Space

    Composer Brian Cachia has spent the past seven years soundtracking Hollywood blockbusters, but felt compelled to return home for the local sci-fi thriller ‘Infini’.

    May 4, 2015 11:24
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