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Michael Haneke plots ‘Flashmob’ as his follow-up to ‘Amour’

Michael Haneke will follow up his Oscar-winning, Cannes-dominating Amour with Flashmob, FilmComment reports. The flick will start shooting in the coming weeks, and takes place in the US. Haneke describes the multi-character drama as concerning “the fragile relationship between media and reality.” It will follow the lives of those who meet on the internet, culminating […]

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New York Stories – Some Velvet Morning / Tricked / Michael H. Profession: Director

By Glenn Dunks May 7, 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: The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert […]

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Soderbergh, Polanski, Payne, and the Coens compete at 66th Cannes Film Festival

Steven Soderbergh’s swan song will face off against the latest efforts by Roman Polanski, Asghar Farhadi, Nicolas Winding Refn, Alexander Payne, and the Coen brothers at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. The lineup reveals which pictures will compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or, collected last year by Michael Haneke’s Amour. Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra […]

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Argo wins Best Picture, Life of Pi takes Best Director at 85th Academy Awards

Ben Affleck’s Argo defied decades of Oscar history to win Best Picture at the 85th Academy Awards, despite its helmer not being nominated for Best Director. In a teary speech, Affleck made note of his miraculous Hollywood comeback after years left out in the cold. Tonight, he’s the toast of the town. Argo scored two other prizes at […]

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The top 10 Oscar ‘sure things’

By Simon Miraudo February 15, 2013 When the first cavemen started to tell stories by projecting shadows onto flat surfaces, we suspect they were forced to compete for an annual award that recognised one’s shadowplay as better than the others. You can also assume that there were onlookers who clubbed each other to death over […]

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In dignity – Amour review

Amour – Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, and Isabelle Huppert. Directed by Michael Haneke. Originally published June 11, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. Amour plays the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 3 and 13, 2012. It does not yet have an Australian release date. This review was first run during the Sydney Film Festival. Who […]

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In dignity – Amour review (Sydney Film Festival)

Amour – Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, and Isabelle Huppert. Directed by Michael Haneke. By Simon Miraudo. Amour plays the Sydney Film Festival on June 16, 2012. It also plays the Melbourne International Film Festival in August. It does not yet have an Australian release date. Who said Michael Haneke isn’t a romantic? My personal […]

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Trailer Debut: Amour

The trailer for Michael Haneke‘s Palme d’Or winner Amour debuts online and it’s as powerful and elegant as we expected. After winning the Palme d’Or in 2009 with his previous film The White Ribbon, no one expected Michael Haneke to score another so quickly. But win another he did. Amour premiered at Cannes recently to […]

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Michael Haneke’s Amour wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Michael Haneke has claimed his second Palme d’Or, taking home the top prize at the 65th Cannes Film Festival for Amour. Haneke was previously awarded the trophy in 2009 for his black-and-white examination of festering evil in The White Ribbon. The 2012 jury – headed by Italian director Nanni Moretti – did not reach a unanimous […]

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Michael Haneke prepping latest thigh-slapper

Everyone’s favourite Austrian auteur (sorry Erich von Stroheim!) Michael Haneke is getting ready to shoot his follow-up to Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon. In an interview with The Playlist, frequent Haneke-collaborator Isabelle Huppert revealed that the director’s next film will be Ces Deux (These Two). Haneke had previously announced this project back in 2009, […]

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Time after time – The Secret In Their Eyes review

The Secret In Their Eyes – Starring Ricardo Darin and Soledad Villamil. Directed by Juan Jose Campanella. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. The annual Academy Award ceremony is steeped in tradition. These traditions include (but are not limited to): ignoring masterful directors their entire careers only to give them an Oscar for their lesser films, […]

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Kids do the darndest things – The White Ribbon review

The White Ribbon – Starring Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch and Burghart Klaußner. Directed by Michael Haneke. Rated MA. Originally published May 4, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. The White Ribbon is Michael Haneke’s masterpiece. It is not a movie about abstract concepts or a director’s power over his characters – well, at least it’s not just […]

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Judge Dredd retitled … Dredd!

It’s a smart move for any film to distance themselves from Sylvester Stallone‘s disastrous nineties vehicle Judge Dredd – a movie like The White Ribbon could have perhaps only been bettered by Michael Haneke interrupting proceedings and announcing his distaste for the wildly misguided comic book adaptation. And hey, Haneke is exactly the kind of […]

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Head to Head – The White Ribbon

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, Tom Clift punished Michael Haneke‘s Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon by … uhh, tying a white ribbon around […]

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Cannes Palme d’Or awarded to Uncle Boonmee

The Cannes Film Festival is over for another year, with the top prize going to the dreamlike Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives from director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Jury president Tim Burton awarded Uncle Boonmee the Palme d’Or, describing it as a “dream” of a film. The picture follows a dying man’s last days […]

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Kids do the darndest things – The White Ribbon review

The White Ribbon – Starring Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch and Burghart Klaußner. Directed by Michael Haneke. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The White Ribbon is Michael Haneke’s masterpiece. It is not a movie about abstract concepts or a director’s power over his characters – well, at least it’s not just about those things. In his […]

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The White Ribbon secures Australian release date

Michael Haneke‘s Oscar-nominated The White Ribbon has finally secured an Australian release date – May 6, 2010. It will be distributed by Transmission Films. It will hit cinemas almost nine months after it made its Australian debut at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The film takes place in Germany just before World War 1. It […]

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