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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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The Top 10 Australian Films of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 3, 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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Mystery Road’s Aaron Pedersen describes racism as “an old friend”

Actor Aaron Pedersen has spoken about the familiarity of racism in Australia, describing it as “an old friend.” We caught up with Pedersen ahead of the release of his new movie, Mystery Road, in which he plays a cowboy detective persecuted by both his home town’s indigenous community and the mostly-white police force. Pedersen revealed […]

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Street shooter – Mystery Road review

By Simon Miraudo October 15, 2013 Cormac McCarthy is yet to set one of his sparse, existential tales in the Australian outback, and he may never need to now Ivan Sen has picked up the burden with Mystery Road. When it was announced he would be making something like a western – and centered around […]

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Hugo Weaving drives down Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road

Hugo Weaving will star in Ivan Sen‘s new thriller Mystery Road alongside Aaron Pedersen, Ryan Kwanten, and Jack Thompson. According to Deadline, Weaving will play a cop “with questionable motives.” When we spoke to Sen late last year, he said this of the screenplay: “It’s a film that’s aimed at a wider audience; it’s a genre film, […]

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