What Was the Greatest Year in Australian Cinema?

What Was the Greatest Year in Australian Cinema?

COVID is a time of many things, including creating pointless lists. Stephen Vagg came up with his ten favourite years in Australian cinema. It’s purely subjective, and please don’t get huffy if your film/year is left out.
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Super Silly?: Superhero Head To Heads

Super Silly?: Superhero Head To Heads

Get ready to be outraged, pop culture fans! Here is one FilmInk contributor’s response to the latest tidal wave of duelling superhero movies.
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CGI In Filmmaking: Less Can Be More

CGI In Filmmaking: Less Can Be More

CGI is very much a double-edged sword. When used well, with craft and artistry, imagination and subtlety, CGI can be amazing. In the wrong hands though, it can cheapen a scene and lead to audience fatigue.
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Chris Evans: In Depth On <em>Captain America: Civil War</em>

Chris Evans: In Depth On Captain America: Civil War

Captain America himself, Chris Evans, talks muscling up for the movies, playing a guy who’s too good to be true, his future as a director, why comic book flicks are so popular, and the highly anticipated superhero mash-up that is Captain America: Civil War.
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Nate Moore: In Depth On <em>Captain America: Civil War</em>

Nate Moore: In Depth On Captain America: Civil War

Executive producer, Nate Moore (far left), talks killing off Quicksilver, the possibility of a Marvel Universe without Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., the role of post-credits scenes, and the superhero extravaganza that is Captain America: Civil War.
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Close Casting Calls: Tom Cruise In <em>Iron Man</em> (2008)

Close Casting Calls: Tom Cruise In Iron Man (2008)

He’s one of the key super-heroic components of this week’s Captain America: Civil War, but Robert Downey Jr. was far from the first actor considered to play Tony Stark alias Iron Man.
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Rewind: The Making Of <em>Breaker Morant</em>

Rewind: The Making Of Breaker Morant

Telling the grim, haunting tale of three Australian soldiers ironically on trial for murder during the bloody Boer War, Bruce Beresford’s quietly defiant 1980 masterpiece, Breaker Morant, is one of our best films ever made on the subject of war.
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Broken Dreams: Fred Schepisi’s <em>The Last Man</em>

Broken Dreams: Fred Schepisi’s The Last Man

To mark Anzac Day, here’s the story of The Last Man, Fred Schepisi’s (potentially) great unmade movie about a squad of Australian SAS soldiers in the final days of The Vietnam War.
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They Should Make A Movie Of That: <em>Hard Jacka: The Story Of A Gallipoli Legend</em>

They Should Make A Movie Of That: Hard Jacka: The Story Of A Gallipoli Legend

On Anzac Day, here’s a story about one of Australia’s great WW1 military heroes, and it would make for a ripping good movie.
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Colin Farrell: Getting Weird With <em>The Lobster</em>

Colin Farrell: Getting Weird With The Lobster

With The Lobster just released on DVD and Blu-ray, leading man, Colin Farrell, lets loose on the strangest and most idiosyncratic film that he’s ever appeared in.
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<em>The Nice Guys</em>: The Aussie Connection

The Nice Guys: The Aussie Connection

The seventies-set comedy thriller, The Nice Guys, boasts a bravura tone, a top notch director in Shane Black (Iron Man 3), a blue ribbon co-star in Ryan Gosling, and two Australians (one via New Zealand) in lead roles: Russell Crowe and Angourie Rice.
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