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Talk Hard – James Marsh (Shadow Dancer, Man on Wire)

“I’m your private dancer…” Sorry, we mean Shadow Dancer! Simon Miraudo speaks with Oscar winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire, Project Nim) about his IRA thriller, now available on DVD. Keep listening to hear Simon’s review. He’ll do what you want him to do. [audio https://qfxblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/talk-hard-james-marsh.mp3] Show Notes: Thanks once again for listening! Please subscribe […]

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The top 10 movie apes and monkeys

The top 10 movie apes and monkeys. By Simian Miraudo. No more monkey business. We’ve been putting off this list for a while, but it’s now time to “marmoset” the record straight. Primates have always played an important part in cinema (and not just the humans) from the “old world” to the new. To celebrate […]

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Monkey trouble – Project Nim review

Project Nim – Directed by James Marsh. Originally published July 27, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. This review was first run during the Melbourne International Film Festival. Project Nim opens in select cinemas across Australia September 29, 2011. You can also read Jess Lomas’ review here. Project Nim is the new film from director James Marsh, who gave […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Project Nim review

Project Nim – Directed by James Marsh. By Jess Lomas. Project Nim plays the Melbourne International Film Festival Sunday 31 July. “It was the seventies!” Is a line used in this documentary, to justify what was known as Project Nim; the forceful taking of a baby chimpanzee from its mother for the purpose of science. […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Six

Melbourne International Film Festival – Day Six. By Simon Miraudo. Sweet release! After days of endless movie watching, I felt the need to temporarily take a break from the cinema and recalibrate my now-square eyes to their traditional circular form. Don’t get me wrong … I still went to the movies (there ain’t no real […]

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First look at 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival

The first batch of titles heading to this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (running 21 July to 7 August) were revealed today, and they include a number of exciting local features, long-awaited international flicks and a Cannes prize winner. We’ve been waiting to catch Richard Ayoade’s Submarine and Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture for some time; they’ll both […]

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Trailer Debut: Project Nim

Man On Wire, 2008 British filmmaker James Marsh’s documentary on the (slightly insane) French acrobat Philippe Petit, who in 1974 accomplished a high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, was excellent viewing. Thrilling and humanising in equal amounts, Marsh did well to uncover the emotions and dreams behind what the public […]

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First look at 2011 Sydney Film Festival

The first batch of titles heading to the 2011 Sydney Film Festival were announced earlier this week (we were busy putting the final touches on our new blog; forgive our tardiness!) and they include some of the most exciting and acclaimed movies on the international festival circuit. Some of the big ticket items include the […]

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