Brian Duffield’s Spontaneously Explosive Debut

Brian Duffield’s Spontaneously Explosive Debut

The writer turns director for the entertaining high school drama, Spontaneous, starring Australia's own Katherine Langford, and plenty of hot young things who spontaneously combust.
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Hayley MacFarlane Dives Into <em>Swimming For Gold</em>

Hayley MacFarlane Dives Into Swimming For Gold

After working extensively in reality TV, Hayley MacFarlane jumps in at the deep end with her debut feature. Swimming For Gold.
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Kate Winslet and Anthony Hopkins Pay Tribute to Frontline Workers

Kate Winslet and Anthony Hopkins Pay Tribute to Frontline Workers

In receiving major awards at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, Kate Winslet and Sir Anthony Hopkins chose, instead, to honour coronavirus pandemic frontline workers in their acceptance speeches.
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Saoirse Ronan Kisses Rose in <i>Ammonite</i>

Saoirse Ronan Kisses Rose in Ammonite

At 26 years old, Saoirse Ronan has already starred in several romantic dramas, but none quite like Ammonite, in which she shares a passionate screen romance with Kate Winslet.
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Amanda Slack-Smith: Sating QLD’s Appetite for Cinema

Amanda Slack-Smith: Sating QLD’s Appetite for Cinema

The Artistic Director of the 2020 Brisbane International Film Festival [BIFF] reveals the challenges of putting on a live event in these unprecedented times.
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<i>Penguin Bloom</i> flies into TIFF

Penguin Bloom flies into TIFF

We spoke with all of the principals behind Penguin Bloom, the only Australian film invited to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Halle Berry: <i>Bruised</i> and Seeking Justice

Halle Berry: Bruised and Seeking Justice

The actress turns director with Bruised, in which she plays a washed-up MMA fighter searching for redemption.
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Venice Announces Winners

Venice Announces Winners

The general consensus is that the films in this year’s Venice programme were strong arthouse offerings, and in fact stronger in quality than many of the Hollywood films that usually grace the Lido. Yet whether they will be picked up for Australia at such a tough time remains to be
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Frances McDormand and Chloe Zhao Triumph in <i>Nomadland</i>

Frances McDormand and Chloe Zhao Triumph in Nomadland

A favourite to nab a prize at the Venice Film Festival, we attended the Zoom press conference with the star and the director.
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Viola Davis & Julius Tennon: How to Get Away with Diversity

Viola Davis & Julius Tennon: How to Get Away with Diversity

Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon kicked off this year’s Toronto International Film Festival with a spirited conversation about their mission to offer more roles for a diversity of creatives, within their own JuVee production company.
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Daniel Needs: Good Sport

Daniel Needs: Good Sport

The Swimming for Gold actor takes us through his journey of landing a lead role in his first major production.
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