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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Classics Worth Re-Catching: Shoah (1985)

Classics Worth Re-Catching: Shoah (1985)

With the enthralling documentaries, Where To Invade Next and Sherpa, in cinemas now, we look back to the horrors of WW2 with the seminal epic, Shoah, one of the most important non-fiction features of all time.
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Margot Nash: Experimentation And The Documentary

Margot Nash: Experimentation And The Documentary

Veteran documentarian, Margot Nash, posits that experimentation is vital when it comes to the non-fiction form, and that today’s filmmaking technology is helping young directors realise their visions without compromise.
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Mark Lamprell: 15 Things I Learned From Movies That Changed My Life

Mark Lamprell: 15 Things I Learned From Movies That Changed My Life

Mark Lamprell – the co-writer of Babe: Pig In The City, the director of My Mother Frank, Goddess, and the upcoming A Few Less Men, and the author of the charming new novel, The Lovers Guide To Rome – reflects on what he learned from his favourite flicks.
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The Films That Changed My Life: Jennifer Peedom

The Films That Changed My Life: Jennifer Peedom

With her acclaimed documentary Sherpa in cinemas now, director Jennifer Peedom shares five films that personally and professionally shaped her.
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Close Casting Calls: Henry Cavill In <em>Superman Returns</em>

Close Casting Calls: Henry Cavill In Superman Returns

He’s now The Man Of Steel in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but British actor, Henry Cavill, nearly had the role way back in 2006 in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.
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They Should Make A Movie Of That: <em>Mistaken Identity: The Trials Of Joe Windred</em>

They Should Make A Movie Of That: Mistaken Identity: The Trials Of Joe Windred

As Chris Hemsworth plays the hero in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, here’s another cracking good guy role for the Aussie superstar.
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Character Piece: The Wicked Witch (Margaret Hamilton) In <em>The Wizard Of Oz</em>

Character Piece: The Wicked Witch (Margaret Hamilton) In The Wizard Of Oz

As a classic tale gets revamped in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, we look back at one of the greatest fantasy villains of all time.
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Classics Worth Re-Catching: <em>Touching The Void</em> (2003)

Classics Worth Re-Catching: Touching The Void (2003)

With the brilliant Sherpa in cinemas this week, we brave the snow and sleet to revisit the masterful Touching The Void, another stunning tale of man versus mountain.
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Movies You Might Not Have Seen: <em>Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains</em> (1982)

Movies You Might Not Have Seen: Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982)

She might be all maternal as Clark Kent’s mum in Batman V Superman, but in the 1982 cult curio, Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, Diane Lane was punk to the core.
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Wellington: The New VFX Epicentre

Wellington: The New VFX Epicentre

In the complex and ever changing world of visual effects, New Zealand’s charming city of Wellington is fast emerging as a true world leader, as the capital’s ten-years-running AnimFX Conference amply demonstrates.
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