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Talk that talk – The Darkside review

By Simon Miraudo February 23, 2014 When media-watchers accuse the giant, globulous entity that is Australian Cinema of not making pictures the regular punter would be interested in seeing, I don’t think they’re citing films like The Darkside as an example of what they want more of. For 90 minutes, some fine actors sit down […]

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Interview: Wayne Blair (The Sapphires)

Interview: Wayne Blair (The Sapphires). By Simon Miraudo. Wayne Blair‘s adaptation of Tony Briggs’ stage-play The Sapphires is one of the most highly-anticipated Australian releases of the year, and it earned that designation even before debuting to rapturous acclaim at Cannes, where notorious super-producer Harvey Weinstein suggested it would follow in the footsteps of The Artist. […]

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Songbirds keep singing – The Sapphires review

The Sapphires – Starring Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, and Jessica Mauboy. Directed by Wayne Blair. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Sixties-set The Sapphires is a jukebox musical in every sense of the word; all the hits, none of the deep cuts. It makes a point to touch on the most salient aspects of the era, […]

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Trailer Debut: The Sapphires

The trailer for potential break-out Aussie hit The Sapphires has arrived online, following the film’s rapturous reception out of competition at Cannes. The flick stars Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell as members of a 1960s Aboriginal girl group who head to Vietnam to entertain the troops. Chris O’Dowd‘s plays their lovable but uncouth manager. U.S. distributor Harvey […]

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The Weinsteins pick up The Sapphires

The Weinstein Company has purchased U.S. distribution rights for Wayne Blair’s Aussie musical The Sapphires. According to Variety, the sale occurred at Cannes one day before the festival’s opening, and ahead of the film’s May 19 debut on the Croisette. It is playing out of competition. Based on a true story, the pic stars Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, […]

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Mailman and Mauboy cast in The Sapphires

Hopscotch has announced a big screen adaptation of hit stage musical The Sapphires, to star Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy. The film will also see newcomers Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell don matching dresses to play an all-girl Aboriginal pop group formed in 1968 as an answer to America’s The Supremes. The story will be […]

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