SXSW opens up applications for its 2019 Film Festival

July 25, 2018

Attention filmmakers! Film submissions for the 2019 SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival are now open, providing both established and aspiring filmmakers alike to jump on board! Once again held in Austin, Texas, the 2019 Festival is set to take place from 8-17 March.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Funny Cow (UK, 2018) sees Maxine Peake delivers heart and humour

July 25, 2018

I’m going to throw out a hot take – It’s tough to be a woman in comedy these days. Late night talk shows and weekly round ups are still dominated by male comics, you try to put out a new-take on an old concept with an all-female cast and unearth the wrath of legions of loyalist fans behind keyboards. You try to unearth why the numbers are so skewed and are met with that classic comeback- “women aren’t funny”. And that is in 2018. So, imagine, then, how tough it was for women in the 1970s.... Continue Reading

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Five things you need to know about NZ’s first original Netflix series Dark Tourist

July 24, 2018

A lot of travel programs follow a tried and tested formula. There’s a charismatic host. Pleasant and idyllic locations. There are the ingredients you’d typically associate with a fun holiday. But the opposite is true for the new, eight-part Netflix series Dark Tourist – New Zealand’s first original series for the streaming platform.... Continue Reading

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Screen Australia announces $2.9 Million in funding for 10 Documentaries

July 24, 2018

Screen Australia has announced it will be funding a total $2.9 million towards 10 Documentary Producer and Documentary Commissioned Programs. This announcement includes funding for a Black Saturday ABC feature, alongside a feature behind now retired AFL legend Adam Goodes.... Continue Reading

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Hannah and Eliza Reilly new web series Sheilas set to premiere next month

July 24, 2018

The newest web series created by sisters Hannah and Eliza Reilly (Growing Up Graceful) will be known as Sheilas, and is set to premiere later next month and the 21st of August.... Continue Reading

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KOFFIA: The 9th Korean Film Festival in Australia announces 2018 program

July 24, 2018

The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) will be returning to Australia for its 2018 program with a whopping 22 Korean films across all genres. The Festival will take place in Sydney (9-18 August), Brisbane (15-16 August), Melbourne (6-13 September) and Canberra (21-23 September).... Continue Reading

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Win a double in-season pass to see Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake, in cinemas

July 24, 2018

Starring the brilliant Maxine Peake, Funny Cow charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s and is set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the North of England. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, Funny Cow uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Whitney (UK/USA, 2018) is a bittersweet love letter celebrating the enigmatic star’s rise & tragic downfall

July 24, 2018

Whitney may not be the most necessary film but it’s certainly an entertaining one. This documentary comes hot on the heels of Whitney: Can I Be Me, but where this latest offering differs is in its unprecedented access to Whitney Houston’s family and friends. The result is an intimate and bittersweet portrait of her meteoric success and her equally tragic downfall.... Continue Reading

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Tech Review: The NVIDIA SHIELD is a Robust Streaming Device, With One Hefty Caveat

July 23, 2018

The NVIDIA SHIELD is a streaming device for the modern age – sleek, fast and multi-modal. It functions as both a universal entertainment device, featuring apps like Netflix, Stan and Spotify, as well as a game streaming device, allowing interfacing with Steam and NVIDIA-powered PCs.

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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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