Tag Archives: Jasper Jones

Angourie Rice talks about filming Spider-Man: Homecoming in Atlanta; working on Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled

Angourie Rice & Aaron McGrath, the stars of Jasper Jones (in cinemas now) sat down with The Iris’ Larry Heath to talk briefly about their upcoming film projects: Spider-Man Homecoming, which enters Angourie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Beguilded, directed by Sofia Coppola & the new ABC series of Glitch.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Rachel Perkins’ adaptation of Jasper Jones (Australia, 2017) finds strength in its cast

We don’t get many films set in small Australian towns in the mid-60s, and though this is the era applied to the story of Jasper Jones, what unfolds is far from exclusive to any one period. Through a cleverly winding and well-paced tale, adapted by director Rachel Perkins from Craig Silvey’s best-selling novel, Jasper Jones reveals an overlapping hotbed of hypocrisy, xenophobia and sexual abuse through the wide-eyed and inquisitive Charlie Bucktin (Levi Miller) and the film’s eponymous character, an indigenous outsider played with a potent mix of strength and fear by Aaron L. McGrath.... Continue Reading

The Top Ten Australian Films to look out for in 2016

2015 was a spectacle for Australian films, securing our biggest year ever in the box office, as well as performing in the Oscars at levels not seen since Peter Weir. And the light looks to continue shining through 2016, with a selection of Australian and Australian-associated films determined to prove the worth of Australian cinema to international audiences. Have a gander at some of the most promising Australian films for the year.... Continue Reading