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The Top 10 Films of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 18, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013′s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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The powers that be – Fruitvale Station review

By Simon Miraudo November 5, 2013 Spike Lee’s incendiary Do The Right Thing left its indelible mark on the cinematic landscape in 1989, eerily predicting the L.A. riots of 1992. Nearly twenty-five years later, Fruitvale Station asks if the status quo in America has changed all that much. Taking place over a single day, it […]

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Michael B. Jordan wanted for Independence Day sequel

Michael B. Jordan, formerly of Friday Night Lights and The Wire, is one of the year’s biggest breakout stars, thanks to his acclaimed performance in the indie hit Fruitvale Station. The studios are now eager to scoop him up, particularly 20th Century Fox. According to The Wrap, Jordan has met with Roland Emmerich for a […]

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The 10 most exciting spring films

By Simon Miraudo September 11, 2013 Winter’s gone, and with it the blockbuster season. We bid a fond adieu to the barrage of comic book adaptations, sequels, and debates about the destruction in Man of Steel and say bonjour to some more interesting fare. Yes, spring has sprung, and beside the blooming flowers come thoughtful […]

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Fruitvale Station director and star set for Rocky spin-off Creed

Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler has the world at his fingertips, thanks to the rapturous acclaim his picture has received since bowing at Sundance. Deadline reveals his follow-up will be titled Creed, though it’s not about the much-despised Christian rock band of the same name. Coogler will reteam with his Oscar-bound Fruitvale star Michael B. […]

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New York Stories – Fruitvale Station / Crystal Fairy

By Glenn Dunks July 17, 2013 There’s a wide world of cinema out there, and Quickflix’s Glenn Dunks is on the ground in New York City bringing you the titles that will soon be seen in Australian cinemas, and eventually available on home entertainment. The Manhattan Report: New York not only offers a seemingly endless variety of […]

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Trailer Debut: Fruitvale Station

The trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, 2013’s big Sundance sensation, has arrived online. Starring Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Chronicle) as Oscar, it relays the tragic, real-life events of December 31, 2008, which saw the 22-year-old father fall victim to extreme police brutality. The picture claimed the Grand Jury Prize and […]

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