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You’ll never walk alone – Tracks review

By Simon Miraudo March 3, 2014 Mia Wasikowska will walk 500 miles, and then she’ll walk 1200 more in John Curran’s Tracks, a cinematic restaging of Robyn Davidson’s epic trek across the West Australian desert. Davidson’s journey, embarked upon for reasons of ostensible self-discovery and captured in her biography of the same name, remains one […]

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel scores new title, might star Sacha Baron Cohen

That Alice in Wonderland sequel is still happening, in case you’d forgotten. Disney have sent out a reminder by announcing the official title: Through the Looking Glass. Through the Looking Glass, of course, is the follow up to Lewis Carroll’s original novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Weirdly, both were used as source material for Tim Burton’s hit 2010 film. James Bobin is taking […]

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Trailer Debut: Mia Wasikowska’s ‘Tracks’

Mia Wasikowska goes walkabout in the trailer for her new film, Tracks. Directed by John Curran, it details the true trek of Robyn Davidson (played by Wasikowska) across the Australian desert following the dissolution of her marriage and death of her mother. Adam Driver (Girls) stars the National Geographic photographer who captured her journey. The cinematography here is […]

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Mia Wasikowska’s Tracks scores U.S. distribution

Mia Wasikowska’s new film, Tracks, has been acquired by The Weinstein Company for U.S. distribution. Deadline first broke the news, which was later confirmed by TWC. This is great news for the John Curran-directed feature, which details the true trek of Robyn Davidson across the Australian desert following the dissolution of her marriage and death […]

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Page turner – Tim Winton’s The Turning review

By Simon Miraudo September 3, 2013 Anthology films are almost always made up of near-misses, prematurely aborted successes, and absolute abominations that are mercifully euthanised by the strict time-restrictions of the genre. The magical thing about Tim Winton’s The Turning is how consistently good it is. That it occasionally touches greatness makes it miraculous. A […]

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Sydney Film Festival – Stoker review

By Simon Miraudo June 10, 2013 Stoker. Finally, a family name that can be worn as proudly as Bates, Lecter, Torrance, and Lohan. An odd bunch, they are. Even the non-murderers. Park Chan-wook‘s English-language debut introduces us to this curious clan, and hopefully it will, in turn, introduce the acclaimed Korean director to those who […]

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‘Muppets’ director might take over from Tim Burton on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel

James Bobin, of The Muppets and Flight of the Conchords fame, is in talks to helm Disney’s sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Variety reports. The picture – tentatively titled Into the Looking Glass – is still being penned by Linda Woolverton, but the studio is no doubt keen to lock away principal talent, and replicate […]

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New York Stories – Stoker / Upstream Color / Stories We Tell

By Glenn Dunks April 9, 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: With the New Directors/New Films festival having just concluded […]

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Disney plot Alice in Wonderland sequel

Disney is preparing to send Alice back down the rabbit hole as Variety announces a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Alice in Wonderland is in the works. Despite some critical backlash, Tim Burton’s epic CGI adaptation of the much-loved Lewis Carroll book went on to make $1 billion worldwide, and the audience’s thirst for all […]

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Poster Debut: Stoker

The poster for Park Chan-wook’s English language debut Stoker has been released and it’s officially the most gorgeous film poster I’ve seen in quite some time. Cinephiles around the world have eagerly been awaiting the release of Stoker, which stars Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska. Park has been a trailblazing Korean filmmaker over the last […]

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Blame it on the alcohol – Lawless review

Lawless – Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Guy Pearce. Directed by John Hillcoat. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. John Hillcoat‘s Lawless is so low-key it’s practically infrasonic. Utterly untroubled by any expectation to entertain – or even mildly engage – the audience, Hillcoat and screenwriter Nick Cave take a stroll through 1930s Virginia with […]

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Trailer Debut: Stoker

Oldboy director Park Chan-wook makes his English-language debut with Stoker, a creepy tale of a demented family starring Aussies Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Jacki Weaver. Here’s the official plot synopsis: “After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally […]

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Walk like a man – Albert Nobbs review

Albert Nobbs – Starring Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, and Mia Wasikowska. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Rated M. Originally published December 19, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Albert Nobbs arrives on DVD in Australia May 30, 2012.  I’m afraid that before I can begin to thoughtfully unpack and deconstruct Rodrigo Garcia’s cross-dressing drama Albert Nobbs (and I may not even get that far), I’m going to have to address the giant […]

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Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska to make directorial debut

Aussie starlets Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska are set to direct segments of a new omnibus film produced by Robert Connolly. According to The Australian, they will be among a number of filmmakers bringing Tim Winton’s short-story collection The Turning to the big screen. Also joining them: AACTA winning helmer of Snowtown, Justin Kurzel, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der […]

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Elizabeth Olsen offered role in Oldboy remake

Well, if Rooney Mara won’t take on the lead female role in Spike Lee‘s Oldboy remake, Elizabeth Olsen will do just fine! According to Twitch, the Martha Marcy May Marlene star has reportedly been offered a key part opposite Josh Brolin in the project. Mara previously passed, as did Australian Mia Wasikowska. Though anyone who has seen Park Chan-wook‘s supreme […]

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Eisenberg and Wasikowska join Ayoade’s Submarine follow-up

Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska have joined the cast of director Richard Ayoade‘s upcoming film The Double, THR reports. A loose adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s darkly comic novella of the same name, Eisenberg will play a man “driven to near breakdown by the appearance of his doppelganger”. Though Ayoade is best known for playing Moss […]

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Clive Owen, Mia Wasikowska offered Oldboy roles

Clive Owen and Mia Wasikowska have been targeted to star opposite Josh Brolin in Spike Lee‘s upcoming Oldboy remake. According to Twitch, Owen has been offered the role of primary antagonist. Colin Firth and Christian Bale both turned down the part prior. Meanwhile, Aussie Wasikowska is being courted to take on the lead female role. Rooney Mara was originally suggested to be a contender, but passed […]

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Walk like a man – Albert Nobbs review

Albert Nobbs – Starring Glenn Close, Janet McTeer and Mia Wasikowska. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. I’m afraid that before I can begin to thoughtfully unpack and deconstruct Rodrigo Garcia’s cross-dressing drama Albert Nobbs (and I may not even get that far), I’m going to have to address the giant elephant […]

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The 10 best female performances of 2011

The 10 best female performances of 2011. By Simon Miraudo. Acting! It’s perhaps the most subjective craft in the entire moviemaking process. What better way to celebrate its unquantifiable nature than by ranking our favourite performances of the year? Look past the inherent ridiculousness of comparing a batch of boisterous bridesmaids with sisters awaiting the end […]

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See Jacki Weaver as Bradley Cooper’s mum in The Silver Linings Playbook

The first images from David O. Russell‘s follow-up to The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook, have arrived online. The snaps – collected by Collider at the AFM – give us our first glimpse of Oscar nominated Aussie Jacki Weaver as Bradley Cooper‘s mother. Cooper’s character – Pat Peoples – is a former high school teacher […]

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Trailer Debut: Albert Nobbs

Dude looks like a lady in the newly released trailer for Albert Nobbs, which stars Glenn Close as a woman who poses as a man in 19th century Ireland. Based on George Moore’s short story, Close previously starred in a theatrical adaptation of the tale back in 1982, and has spent the past 15 years […]

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The Kids Are All Right being adapted for TV

HBO wants to bring Lisa Cholodenko‘s Best Picture nominated dramedy The Kids Are All Right to TV screens. According to Deadline, a deal has been made for Cholodenko to write a pilot episode for the potential hour-long series. Although the show would “continue the adventures of the five main characters” – specifically married couple Nic […]

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Blake Lively turns down Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The ongoing saga of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies continues as Blake Lively turns down the role of Elizabeth Bennett in the Craig Gillespie adaptation, Hitfix reports. Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, P&P&Z has undergone a very public pre-production battle; it’s now on its third director, after David O. Russell and Mike White […]

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Jacki Weaver joining Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook?

Oscar nominated Animal Kingdom star Jacki Weaver is in negotiations to join David O. Russell‘s follow-up to The Fighter, The Silver Linings Playbook. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weaver would play the mother of star Bradley Cooper in the offbeat romantic comedy. Cooper’s character is a former high school teacher who has recently been released […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Eight

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Eight. By Simon Miraudo. I’m writing this very sentence to you at 2:32am on Friday evening (or rather, Saturday morning), on this, the eighth night of the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival. You’ll forgive me if I end my introduction here and get right on to discussing the movies, […]

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Jim Jarmusch to trade Coffee and Cigarettes for blood and fangs

Trying to understand what’s going on in Jim Jarmusch’s mind can be puzzling at the best of times – from spiritual gangster films to crime thrillers set in the symbolic realm, there’s just no predicting what he’ll do next. Actually, we do know. A vampire movie! Set in Detroit! According to Screen Daily, Jim is […]

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Trailer Debut: Jane Eyre

The first trailer for Cary Fukunaga‘s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre (the sixteenth in movie history!) has debuted online. It’s a sumptuous gothic treat for those who like their literary dramas intense. Australia’s own Mia Wasikowska stars as Jane Eyre, the classic literary character who endures a harsh upbringing, becomes a governess […]

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Poster Debut: Mia Wasikowska in Jane Eyre

The first poster for Cary Fukunaga‘s adaptation of Jane Eyre has debuted – as the book’s 19th century author Charlotte Brontë would have insisted – on Facebook. Australia’s own Mia Wasikowska stars as Jane Eyre, the classic literary governess who falls in love with her employer Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). The film also stars Jamie […]

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Spider-Man: Emma Stone offered Mary Jane; P.S. Hoffman to play Venom?

It’s a new week, and that means we have a whole bunch of updates/rumours regarding Marc Webb‘s upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man saga. According to Deadline, Sony have offered the role of Mary Jane Watson to Easy A‘s Emma Stone. We discussed this possibility several weeks ago, and it now seems the role is Stone’s […]

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Spider-Man to snare Wasikowska and Stone in web of love?

Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Emma Stone (Easy A) are reportedly in talks to star as Spider-Man’s love interests in the upcoming reboot of the Marvel superhero saga. Last month, we reported that Sony had been searching far and wide for a female lead to play opposite their new Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield). Actresses […]

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