Day: February 2, 2017

Film Review: Gold (USA, 2017) roots for the underdog but takes itself too seriously

February 2, 2017

When you take an idea like the story of a dreamer, and mash it together with a cautionary tale about the wolves of Wall Street and big business. With your lead character as that grizzled underdog type, and have it all based loosely on a true story the result you get is Gold.... Continue Reading

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Shimmerlands delivers an incredible program of outdoor cinema, music and culinary culture to Melbourne

February 2, 2017

The Melbourne creatives behind Shimmerlands have stepped beyond the usual realm of arts and culture festivals with an outstanding collaborative program between Shadow Electric and the University of Melbourne.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Peter Berg offers a spirited homage to “Boston Strong” with Patriot’s Day (USA, 2017)

February 2, 2017

There is no way for Peter Berg’s Patriot’s Day to avoid being labelled as exploitative and “too soon”, if even just for the title. For the past few weeks critics have been piling onto the director’s dramatic retelling of the bombings which took place during the annual Boston Marathon in April of 2013, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others, some whom lost limbs in the explosions; reception has been mixed. It’s understandable, and there are certainly moments during the film where Berg seems to take advantage of the situation to escalate the emotional impact of the slightly embellished story, but for the most part Patriot’s Day is a respectful, thoughtful look at the aftermath of a tragedy and a love letter to the resilience that is said to have defined the city during and after the four-day manhunt that ensued.... Continue Reading

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Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson reunite as production begins on new film

February 2, 2017

Ten years after Daniel Day-Lewis‘ Oscar-winning performance in There Will Be Blood, a creative reunion with writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love) has begun production in the UK.... Continue Reading

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We spent some time with the For Honor closed beta last weekend, and here’s how it went

February 2, 2017

For Honor is a title we’ve been keeping in the back of our minds for a little while now. Having appeared and two consecutive E3’s, and always introduced the most passionate team at Ubisoft’s already exuberant press events, For Honor looked like the sort of game that could take the devil-may-care smack-em-up multiplayer shenanigans of games like Chivalry and War […]

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Here are your free PlayStation Plus games for February 2017

February 2, 2017

Sony have announced the next wave of titles that will be made free for subscribers to its PlayStation Plus and the pickin’s are actually pretty good this month.

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A look at the Australian & New Zealand films set to premiere at SXSW Film Festival 2017

February 2, 2017

The SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas has fast become one of the world’s most anticipated and influential events, with film projects big and small making their debut here. Among them in 2017 – at least from the program announced yesterday, will be three Australian films, one from New Zealand, and an American film about an  Australia’s most unassuming cinema icons.... Continue Reading

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Rejoice, Maestro! Mozart in the Jungle set to return for a fourth series

February 2, 2017

Fast becoming a cult favorite around the world, Amazon Prime’s Mozart in the Jungle, was this week confirmed for a fourth series. Production is set to begin later this year, ensuring the show starring Gael García Bernal will be back on our screens before the end of the year. Its third season premiered in full on December 9th.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Buoyed by a masterful script and terrific performances, Manchester By The Sea (USA, 2016) is a powerful film

February 2, 2017

Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea arrives in Australian cinemas this week, a year after it was the hit of Sundance and not long after it garnered an impressive six Oscar nominations. These accolades include surprise acting nods to Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges, alongside Casey Affleck, who has already taken home a Golden Globe for his performance.... Continue Reading

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