features archive

  • Funny Lady

    As the writer and star of the uproarious 'Trainwreck', American comedienne, Amy Schumer, is crashing her way into Hollywood.

    August 3, 2015 12:33
  • Indian Filmmaker Takes On Dark Thrills

    Partho Sen-Gupta shows that it’s not just all Bollywood cinema in India with Sunrise.

    August 1, 2015 15:18
  • In Development

    Ahead of her AFTRS Open course, screenwriting pro, Linda Aronson, talks key scripting challenges and how to guide a project through Development Hell, or avoid it all together.

    July 31, 2015 12:34
  • Sunrise Over Melbourne

    We speak with Indian actor Adil Hussain who plays the lead role in Sunrise, which is about to screen at the Melbourne Film Festival

    July 29, 2015 18:23
  • Scripting Secrets

    Ahead of her appearance at MIFF, LA-based developer and writer, Wendall Thomas, shares some tips when it comes to scripting unforgettable characters, third acts and TV pilots.

    July 29, 2015 16:23
  • Your Mission…

    'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation', the fifth feature film entry is about to smash into cinemas, so here is your crib notes guide to the blockbuster series.

    July 29, 2015 14:09
  • Spheeris’ World

    We were stoked to speak with filmmaker Penelope Spheeris, who has teamed up with her daughter, Anna Fox, to finally unleash ‘The Decline of Western Civilisation Collection’.

    July 28, 2015 16:56
  • Mission Possible for Rebecca Ferguson

    Star on the rise, Rebecca Ferguson kicks butt and takes Tom Cruise with her.

    July 28, 2015 12:09
  • Balancing Act

    One of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Vidya Balan, also happens to be an ambassador for the Indian Film Festival Melbourne.

    July 27, 2015 14:41
  • A Tale of Redemption

    Grant Scicluna could not have made his auspicious feature debut, Downriver, without the support of the MIFF Premiere Fund.

    July 25, 2015 11:17
  • Behold The Man

    Premiering at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the newest doc from Ghost Pictures, ‘Ecco Homo’, focuses on another subject very close to the filmmakers’ hearts.

    July 23, 2015 14:14
  • In Denial With Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Danny Peary speaks to one of his favourite young actresses in Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who headlines Chris Messina’s directorial debut, ‘Alex of Venice’, as a workaholic forced to confront her broken personal life.

    July 23, 2015 10:44
  • My One Question to Woody Allen

    FilmInk has one very rational question for the director about his new film.

    July 22, 2015 10:45
  • Calling All Filmmakers

    Sean Baker’s fifth film, 'Tangerine', may have been shot on a phone, but it’s also gaining him the most attention.

    July 22, 2015 10:25
  • The Return of Laura Linney

    The once prolific Laura Linney returns to our screens after a two year absence with ‘Mr Holmes’.

    July 21, 2015 10:24
  • History As They Say

    Rebounding from the disaster of ‘Diana’, German director, Oliver Hirschbiegel returns to ‘Downfall’ territory with the powerful ‘13 Minutes’.

    July 21, 2015 10:01
  • I Shot the Sharif

    With the passing of Omar Sharif, we look back at 10 films that he acted in which you may have forgotten about.

    July 15, 2015 11:27
  • A Spoiler-Filled Review of Ant-Man

    Where does this teensy-sized superhero fit into the Marvel universe?

    July 14, 2015 12:31
  • Peter Andrikidis on Directing Actors

    Australian director Peter Andrikidis is teaching AFTRS Open’s DIRECTING ACTORS masterclass in Sydney this August.

    July 10, 2015 11:44
  • MIFF Gets Emotional

    We monitored our emotional state while watching a selection of highlights from this year's Melbourne International Film Festival line-up. So many feels!

    July 8, 2015 12:21
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