Matteo Simoni (centre) stars as Rocco Granata in Marina.

THERE is natural fascination with how celebrities and people in the limelight came to be there, where they came from and how they were once “normal” like us. more »

WA actress risks a racy role

Kate Mulvany as Evie in <em>The Little Death.</em>

AUSTRALIAN filmmakers and audiences have a track record for being brave, according to WA-born actress Kate Mulvany, and she is thrilled to be part of another movie that pushes the envelope. more »

Credits roll for Margaret and David

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton were film industry pioneers whose presence will be sorely missed.

THEY championed Australian cinema, introduced us to barely-seen foreign and independent films, brought film festivals to us and supported artistic expression. more »

FILM REVIEW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello in <em>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.</em>

THE one thing this umpteenth telling of the popular oversized, talking, fighting turtle’s story has going for it, is that it knows it is silly. more »


Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites star in <em>The Giver.</em>

YOUNG adult novel adaptation fatigue sets in with the latest, The Giver (a project that actor and producer Jeff Bridges has tried to make for 20 years) offering even more deja vu for filmgoers. more »

Local boy returns for reckoning

Alex Williams as AJ in Perth film The Reckoning

LIKE many before him, actor Alex Williams, who grew up in Sorrento, left Perth after graduating from WAAPA in 2011 because of the lack of career prospects. more »

Quirky comedy opens Israeli film fest

Nadina Nasrallah (Samira Saraya) at the border checkpoint in <em>Self Made.</em>

DIRECTOR Shira Geffen’s return to the big screen after 2007 Cannes Camera d’Or-winner Jellyfish starts with a jolt, as Jerusalem artist Michal Kayam (Sarah Adler) falls out of her broken bed in the opening scene of Self Made. more »

FILM REVIEW The Hundred-foot Journey

Helen Mirren as Madame Mallory in The Hundred-Foot Journey

THE Hundred-Foot Journey promises to be a rich adventure into food, passion and life – and mostly delivers. more »

Local filmmaker sets apocalypse party in Perth

Producer Liz Kearney, actor Nathan Phillips and writer/director Zak Hilditch on the set of These Final Hours.

TOO many times we’ve seen natural disasters take people without any warning. more »

Actress survives scary role

Sonja Richter in <em>The Keeper of Lost Causes</em>

HAVING nerves of steel came in handy for Sonja Richter when she took the role of a woman held against her will in mystery thriller The Keeper of Lost Causes. more »

FILM REVIEW Deliver Us from Evil

Eric Bana stars as New York police officer Ralph Sarchie in <em>Deliver Us From Evil.</em>

WITH two nightmare-inducing films The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister under writer/director Scott Derrickson’s belt, his third trip down horror lane came with much anticipation for fans of things that go bump in the night. more »

Actress shows nerves of steel accepting thriller role

Sonja Richter in The Keeper of Lost Causes

HAVING nerves of steel came in handy for Sonja Richter when she took the role of a woman held against her will in mystery thriller The Keeper of Lost Causes. more »

FILM REVIEW The Keeper of Lost Causes

Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares in <em>The Keeper of Lost Causes</em>.

WITH a little bit of The Silence of the Lambs, Copycat and The Cell mixed in, Scandinavia’s contribution to the murder mystery genre The Keeper of Lost Causes is a chilling ride into some dark territory. more »

Aussie rules the world

The Kirk family, now of East Fremantle, at an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka.

AUSSIE Rules premiership player Brett Kirk, his author wife Hayley and their four children were mistaken if they thought life would slow down after the midfielder retired from the Sydney Swans at the end of 2010. more »

FILM REVIEW Rise of the Planet of the Apes

<em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.</em>

INFURIATINGLY clunky titles aside, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and now Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (phew) are proving to be a solid chronicle of the fictionalised tension-filled relationship between humans and apes. more »

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