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Film Review: Daddy’s Home 2 (USA, 2017) is an unnecessary sequel constricted by its family-friendly mentality

November 22, 2017

Who ever would’ve thought the day would come that Mel Gibson would be re-established enough to earn himself a prime role in a family-aimed comedy?  Whilst the controversial figure has been steadily working over the least few years, either headlining under-seen projects (Get The Gringo, Blood Father) or co-starring in ensemble pieces (Expendables 3, Machete Kills), it was his critically acclaimed turn behind the camera with last year’s Hacksaw Ridge that has seemingly voided his pariah status in the industry.... Continue Reading

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Hacksaw Ridge and Rake among first winners of 6th AACTA Awards

December 6, 2016

Although the 6th Annual AACTA Awards are to be held on Wednesday, a special luncheon yesterday saw 30 categories release their winners.... Continue Reading

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Mel Gibson to hit the red carpet for the Australian Premiere of Hacksaw Ridge

October 5, 2016

Director Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto) will be attending the Australian premiere of star-studded Biopic Hacksaw Ridge... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Blood Father (MA15+) (France, 2016) is a tight action flick with strong performances

September 2, 2016

One of the first thing that Blood Father makes clear is that John Link (Mel Gibson) is over being a flashy action hero type. It’s old hat to an ex-con like him and he doesn’t want anything to do with it. However, don’t be fooled, Gibson himself seems to be having a hell of a time here. He can barely hide his smile as he blasts away the competition in this top-notch action-thriller.... Continue Reading

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Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback Hacksaw Ridge reveals its first poster

July 5, 2016

‘When the order came to retreat, one man stayed’ are the words sprawled across the bottom of Hacksaw Ridge’s first poster, and give audiences a pretty good idea of the direction Mel Gibson’s latest film will take.... Continue Reading

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Tropfest turns 25, celebrates by becoming not for profit and introducing new agenda

July 2, 2016

After a few turbulent years, the world’s largest short film festival has announced it will become a not for profit business and will shift it’s focus to attracting more women filmmakers and introduce a board to promote the longevity of the organization.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Blood Father (France, 2016)

June 15, 2016

One of the first thing that Blood Father makes clear is that John Link (Mel Gibson) is over being a flashy action hero type. It’s old hat to an ex-con like him and he doesn’t want anything to do with it. However, don’t be fooled, Gibson himself seems to be having a hell of a time here. He can barely hide his smile as he blasts away the competition in this top-notch action-thriller.... Continue Reading

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Mel Gibson returns in Blood Father trailer

April 5, 2016

The grungy Taken-esque Blood Father has a new trailer, with Mel Gibson’s character throwing out some gritty one-liners and blowing away bad guys with his shotgun.... Continue Reading

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Mel Gibson joins Tropfest judging panel

February 11, 2016

Award winning Australian filmmaker and Hollywood legend Mel Gibson will join be Tropfest’s judging panel this Sunday 14 February, 2016.... Continue Reading

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