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The Top 10 Female Performances of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 10, 2013 The performance that enraptured audiences most in 2013 was Jennifer Lawrence as ‘Regular Human Woman’ – an ambitious gambit that paid off spectacularly. So novel was the humanity emanating from this Hollywood actress, gifs of her playfully flipping off photographers and spilling all her mints during a press conference […]

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Frances Ha’s Greta Gerwig picks her favourite pop song

We spoke to Frances Ha star Greta Gerwig recently, and the conversation inevitably turned to the film’s memorable music selections. As a co-writer, she was responsible for selecting Frances’ anthems with director Noah Baumbach. So why did she choose David Bowie’s Modern Love as the coming-of-age flick’s theme? “[Noah and I] kind of feel that […]

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Sydney Film Festival – Frances Ha review

By Simon Miraudo June 15, 2013 I’ll enjoy Greta Gerwig in quite anything – even that Arthur remake – and I’m discovering that the same goes for Adam Driver, of Girls (and one particularly uncomfortable sex scene) fame. So, director Noah Baumbach wasn’t fighting an uphill battle with this particular viewer of Frances Ha. His previous efforts […]

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Trailer Debut: Frances Ha

The trailer for Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha has been released and proposes an honest portrayal of a twenty-something woman trying to find her place in life. Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote the film with Baumbach) stars as Frances, a New York resident struggling to define what she does, where she lives, or who her friends are. […]

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Girl talk – Damsels in Distress review

Damsels in Distress – Starring Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton, and Adam Brody. Directed by Whit Stillman. Rated M. By Jess Lomas. Damsels in Distress plays the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 10, 2012. It arrives in Melbourne cinemas September 6, 2012. While it’s been fourteen years since Whit Stillman’s last movie, The Last Days of […]

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Trailer Debut: To Rome With Love

The trailer for Woody Allen‘s recently retitled Italian adventure To Rome With Love has arrived online, displaying a stark change of direction for the famed writer-director. Kidding! Allen fans will find much to love here, from the presence of neurotic Woody himself, to the young supporting cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, and […]

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Woody Allen’s Nero Fiddled gets a title change

Woody Allen‘s follow-up to his biggest ever hit, Midnight in Paris, has undergone a title change. Bid farewell to Nero Fiddled, and say ‘Buon giorno’ to To Rome With Love. Sony Pictures Classics issued a statement (though Variety first broke the news) in which the studio explained their reasoning for ditching the previous title. “Nero Fiddled, while an appropriate and humorous phrase […]

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Trailer Debut: Damsels in Distress

It’s been 13 years since writer-director Whit Stillman‘s last film, and the trailer for his newie Damsels in Distress has only reminded us of how much we’ve missed him. The man behind The Last Days of Disco and the sublime, Oscar nominated Metropolitan returns with a comic look a sorority life in the U.S. The always-excellent Greta Gerwig stars as […]

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Back to basics – The House of the Devil review

The House of the Devil – Starring Jocelin Donahue, Greta Gerwig and Tom Noonan. Directed by Ti West. Rated MA. Originally published July 7, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Now this is how you make a scary movie. The House of the Devil is a delicious throwback to the golden era of Hollywood horror – one […]

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The glass is half full – Arthur review

Arthur – Starring Russell Brand, Greta Gerwig and Helen Mirren. Directed by Jason Winer. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Jason Winer’s remake of Arthur is riddled with clichés, suffers from a trite – occasionally offensive – screenplay, and has flatter direction than any Russell Brand vehicle deserves. That being said, I could watch the hilarious […]

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Trailer Debut: Arthur

The trailer for Arthur, starring Russell Brand as a billionaire playboy, has debuted online. The film is a remake of the much-loved 1981 picture starring Dudley Moore in the title role. There are people who love Russell Brand, and enjoy everything he does. There are those who hate him, and can’t stand anything he does. […]

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It’s nice to be nice – No Strings Attached review

No Strings Attached – Starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Kline. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Sometimes it’s just enjoyable to watch a movie where all the characters are nice; to spend ninety minutes with a bunch of people who are smart, funny, amiable and kind to one another. The […]

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Trailer Debut: No Strings Attached

The trailer for Ivan Reitman‘s new romantic comedy No Strings Attached has debuted online. It marks the first film in five years from the director of the beloved pictures Ghostbusters, Meatballs and Stripes. No Strings Attached stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman as old friends who decide to strike up a purely sexual relationship, and […]

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First look at Russell Brand in Arthur

The New York Times have the first official images of Russell Brand in the remake of the classic 1981 comedy Arthur. Brand stars as a rich, hard-drinking playboy who stands to lose his inheritance after falling for a charming pickpocket (Greta Gerwig). The NY Times article offers an interesting insight into the writing process of […]

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Goodie bag – Baghead review

Baghead – Starring Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge and Greta Gerwig. Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. It truly saddens me that the bag-headed villain is one of the least-utilised tropes in horror cinema. Think back to Jason Voorhees’ cinematic debut – he emerged not with a hockey mask, but instead […]

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