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‘The Rocket’ chases ‘The Great Gatsby’ at the AACTA awards

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will go into the 3rd AACTA Awards as the movie to beat, but it faces fierce competition from plucky upstart The Rocket. Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name, was awarded 14 gongs by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, while Kim Mordaunt’s crowd […]

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Take a picture – Dead Europe review

By Richard Haridy March 19, 2013 Christos Tsiolkas’ 2005 novel, Dead Europe, is as close to unfilmable as they come. Its sharply bifurcated structure and transgressive tone contained explicit moments that could never be directly transferred to celluloid. Director Tony Krawitz certainly can’t be faulted for his ambition, yet, despite some magnificent technical credits, his […]

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Aussie films in competition for 2nd AACTA awards revealed

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has unveiled the 23 feature films in competition for the 2nd AACTA Awards, set to be handed out in Sydney early 2013. It’s worth noting that the below titles are merely eligible, and a few obvious ones aren’t likely to make their way into the Best Feature category. Sorry Iron […]

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Sydney Film Festival 2012 line-up revealed

The full line-up of features and shorts heading to New South Wales for the 2012 Sydney Film Festival has been revealed. Incoming fest director Nashen Moodley has secured a number of ambitious titles, alongside your expected marquee arthouse fare. Joining previously announced features Beasts of the Southern Wild and Monsieur Lazhar in the Official Competition: Yorgos Lanthimos’ […]

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