Day: June 10, 2016

Sydney Film Festival Interview: Director Ivan Sen talks Goldstone, corruption and Indigenous representation

June 10, 2016

Following its premiere as the opening night film of the 63rd annual Sydney Film Festival, The Iris sought to learn more about Goldstone from Director Ivan Sen. Chatting character, corruption, representation and scale, Sen gives us further insight into the follow-up to 2013’s universally acclaimed Mystery Road, as well as discussing how his direction has changed and letting us know that a television show based on the two films is in development. Mild spoilers for Goldstone follow.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Patchwork (Canada/USA, 2015)

June 10, 2016

Kicking off this year’s “Freak Me Out” program as part of the Sydney Film Festival was Tyler MacIntyre’s Patchwork, a horror-comedy gem that managed to fly under the radar when it was released last year. The charming indie is a literal blend of character, inventive in the way it draws from the influential idea behind Frankenstein and builds its own distinctive monster flick with a fair amount of genuinely hilarious comedy threaded in, just to make sure no one mistakes this for a film that takes itself too seriously.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Film Review: Swiss Army Man (M, USA, 2016)

June 10, 2016

Simply put, Swiss Army Man is a story about how a man, whilst lost and trapped on an island, befriends a seemingly magical corpse in order to find his way back to civilisation. However, this film is far more than that, it’s an examination of a multitude of themes. A comedy, a drama,a tale of friendship and survival despite the odds. Although if you find farting and fart jokes disgusting, then this definitely isn’t the film for you.... Continue Reading

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hayu arrives for Foxtel subscribers

June 10, 2016

Consider yourself a reality TV junkie? Are you a Foxtel subscriber? If you’ve said yes to both, then you’re in for a treat.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: Sean Byrne talks the origins of The Devil’s Candy

June 10, 2016

Between Red Christmas, High-Rise and Patchwork, the 2016 Sydney Film Festival is delivering some really solid offerings for horror movie fans.... Continue Reading

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Crowdfunded sci-fi action comedy Lazer Team to be released in Australia on DVD and Blu-Ray

June 10, 2016

Crowdfunded sci-fi action comedy, Lazer Team is making its way down under.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: Dissecting Embedded with Stephen Sewell

June 10, 2016

Stephen Sewell‘s erotic political thriller Embedded sees a former-war correspondent meet an alluring, enigmatic woman at a party, before a dangerous power play engulfs them both.... Continue Reading

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Jason Borne is bringing Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander to Australia

June 10, 2016

Universal will be bringing Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander down under next month to promote the release of their new Jason Bourne film.... Continue Reading

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The annual Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival Returns to Palace cinemas!

June 10, 2016

Palace Cinema’s third annual Scandinavian Film Festival, sponsored by Volvo, opens around the country this July, offering a selection of 22 films from Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.... Continue Reading

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Watch our exclusive interview with Director Richard Linklater on Texas, College and Everybody Wants Some!!

June 10, 2016

Dubbed the spiritual follow-up to the classic Dazed and Confused, award winning Writer and Director Richard Linklater is taking us back to the days of our youth – this time, the first days of College – in the acclaimed film Everybody Wants Some!!, which is screening as part of Sydney Film Festival and will be officially released later this month.... Continue Reading

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