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  • 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
  • From The Vault: Rolf De Heer

    With the acclaimed ‘Charlie’s Country’ out this week, FilmInk republishes an interview with Rolf De Heer from 2006 digging into his rich and varied career.

    July 16, 2014 12:36
  • Strong Support

    With a string of strong support roles to his name – most recently as the comic relief in the romantic drama ‘Endless Love’ – it seems only a matter of time before young actor, Dayo Okeniyi, takes centre stage.

    July 15, 2014 16:26
  • Animation Celebration

    Australia is training some of the world's best animation artists, but there haven't been enough local projects to keep them in the country… until now

    July 14, 2014 16:52
  • Words and Action

    FilmInk catches Fred Schepisi at the Sydney Film Festival and discusses the challenges in recruiting Juliette Binoche for ‘Words and Pictures’, his casting and directing choices, and an intergalactically-famous former-intern.

    July 14, 2014 15:09
  • The Definitive Version

    Shane A. Bassett caught some time on the red carpet with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – a regular to our shores – who tackles a demigod like no other in the upcoming blockbuster ‘Hercules’.

    July 14, 2014 11:18
  • Gorilla Warfare

    A host of fresh faces – director, Matt Reeves, and actors, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell – join returning main man, Andy Serkis, to continue the hit prequel franchise with 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

    July 10, 2014 14:21
  • The Thin White Line

    The rise and fall of the Pappas Brothers is a morality tale for the ages, and Eddie Martin was the only man for the job when it came time to tell their story with the documentary, 'All This Mayhem'.

    July 10, 2014 13:11
  • Scandinavian Spotlight

    Rising Finnish actress, Laura Birn, is in town for the inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival, and talked to FilmInk about crafting a mainstream neo-Nazi film in ‘Heart of a Lion’.

    July 10, 2014 10:45
  • Cinematic Convictions

    Melbourne filmmaker and producer, Luigi Acquisto, discusses the journey behind East Timor’s first feature, ‘Beatriz’s War’, his links to the local industry and philosophy as a filmmaker.

    July 8, 2014 12:01
  • In The Right Key...

    Stage performers, John Lloyd Young and Erich Bergen, prove just as compelling and entertaining on the big screen in Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, 'Jersey Boys'.

    July 2, 2014 13:59
  • The Final Word

    Australian-born documentarian Nicholas Wrathall pays tribute to one of 20th-century America’s most brilliant, original and controversial political thinkers with ‘Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia’.

    July 1, 2014 11:44
  • Close Casting Calls

    With the recent launch of the Casting Guild of Australia, FilmInk speaks to president and veteran casting director, Greg Apps, about the vision of the new body, and the challenges that come with this often misunderstood job.

    June 27, 2014 12:01
  • Take Ten: Of Man & Machine - Movie Robots

    This week’s big release, 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction', sees Michael Bay’s shape-changing robots once again running amok. Here are ten more mechanical beings…some friend, and some foe

    June 25, 2014 15:06
  • Poetry In Motion

    Swedish filmmaker, Sofia Norlin, finds her own distinct voice in her debut feature, ‘Broken Hill Blues’, which follows a group of adolescents wrestling with uncertain futures in a remote mining town.

    June 24, 2014 17:48
  • Party Central

    Australian actress and filmmaker, Gracie Otto, paints a delectable cinematic portrait of veteran theatre and film mover-and-shaker, Michael White, in her highly entertaining doco, 'The Last Impresario'.

    June 23, 2014 13:39
  • The Outsiders

    FilmInk speaks with young actor, Alexandre Landry, who stars as a young man yearning for normalcy with the deeply touching drama, ‘Gabrielle’.

    June 20, 2014 10:47
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