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FILM REVIEW Pride

Paddy Considine and Bill Nighy in a scene from <em>Pride.</em>

PRIDE is the kind of sentimental drivel I usually have a physical reaction against. more »

Russian film fest resurrected

Chagall Malevich screens as part of the Russian Resurrection Film festival in November.

Chagall Malevich screens as part of the Russian Resurrection Film festival in November. more »

McGregor takes dark turn with Aussie crime drama

Brenton Thwaites and Ewan McGregor star in Son of A Gun

WITH a Cannes Jury Prize under his belt and the lure of a hard-edged criminal character in his script, first-time feature film director Julius Avery was able to attract one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. more »

Russian film festival celebrates studio milestone

Chahagall Malevich screens as part of the Russian Resurrection Film festival in November.

RUSSIAN Resurrection will arrive in Perth on November 6. more »

FILM REVIEW Gone Girl

Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl

MANY films enjoy exploring the murkiness below the attractive surface – the American Beauty poster tagline urged us to “look closer”, suggesting that nothing is ever what it appears. more »

FILM REVIEW Marina

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 »

FILM REVIEW The Giver

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 »

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