From peak Nic Cage madness to “this year’s Moonlight“: 8 films not to miss at MIFF

August 1, 2018

Tomorrow, the Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off, running through to August 19th. As every year, there are hundreds of screenings – but here are just 8 we think are unmissable this year:... Continue Reading

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Robin Hood, The Man of Many Remakes

July 23, 2018

Robin Hood, a man of English folklore and legend, a master archer, swordsman and outlaw. Stories depict him having been of noble birth (born Robin of Locksley), going off to fight in the Crusades, returning to England to find his lands taken by the Sheriff of Nottingham. With Prince John wanting to usurp the throne from the absent King Richard, utilising the Sheriff to buy out allies for John’s plan to take over. His plans are thwarted by Robin, robbing from the rich Nottingham to give back to the people.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival finds its musical note with Sounds On Screen program

May 17, 2018

Music and movies will collate as one throughout this year’s Sydney Film Festival with the Sounds On Screen program.  Highlighting a series of musical-themed documentaries, as well as several feature films with a strong musical influence, the titles on hand promise to both entertain and inform.... Continue Reading

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Six Must-See Documentaries at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival

May 14, 2018

The 2018 Sydney Film Festival program has dropped and it features some amazing local and international documentary films. Here’s our guide to the festival’s six best documentaries:... Continue Reading

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Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding (Yellow) Fingers: Behind-the-scenes where The Simpsons and Planet Earth II are scored in Los Angeles

April 16, 2018

It’s a hot afternoon in Los Angeles. The Oscars just passed by a few days earlier. I’ve jumped into an Uber to an address given to me in Santa Monica. Like so many buildings in Los Angeles, I arrive at something of a non-descript location; nothing but a door in front of a building that could be anything from an apartment complex, to an insane asylum.... Continue Reading

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Mark Hamill regrets bad mouthing Rian Johnson’s treatment of Luke Skywalker in The Director and The Jedi

March 13, 2018

Earlier today at SXSW, the new documentary The Director and the Jedi held its premiere, with a few very special guests in attendance. The documentary is available as part of the home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is in stores this month.... Continue Reading

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Best Picture is anyone’s game: The Iris predicts the 90th Academy Awards

March 4, 2018

Well, the time has come. After a year of incredible cinema, plenty of controversy and a few box office records along the way, the 90th Academy Awards airs in the US this Sunday night and in Australia around lunchtime on Monday, live on Channel Nine.... Continue Reading

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8 Films Not To Miss at SXSW 2018

February 28, 2018

Everyone from Bill Murray to Spike Lee and Wes Anderson will be represented as SXSW rolls around for its 2018 edition next week. The film and television section of the world renowned showcase festival is entering its big 25th anniversary this year, with what looks to be one of its most diverse programs to date, with a great reflection of the landscape inside, outside, around and far, far away from Hollywood.... Continue Reading

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Higgs Boson Blues: The simple reason fans are having trouble connecting The Cloverfield Paradox to the Cloververse

February 9, 2018

The new Netflix film The Cloverfield Paradox has had something of a remarkable life. In an unprecedented (yet perhaps inevitable) move, the streaming service dropped the film right after the Super Bowl on Monday, having only officially announced it during that very event. Since it was released, numerous articles and reddit threads have emerged, trying to connect the film to the rest of the dubbed “Cloververse” – that Cinematic Universe also containing 2008’s Cloverfield and 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. And for a film that purported to blow the lid off of what happened in both of these films, fans are having a hard time connecting the dots. But there seems to be a simple reason for this: the film was never intended to be part of the Cloververse at all.... Continue Reading

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