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The big news from Sundance so far…

Though Sundance does not, in fact, involve either the sun or dancing, it is for many film buffs the beginning of festival envy for the year. Many of the movies that show at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah go on to have either theatrical or festival releases worldwide. However, there are just as many, […]

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Trailer Debut: Cedar Rapids

The trailer for Fox Searchlight’s new comedy Cedar Rapids has debuted online. It stars Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office) as a small-town insurance agent from Wisconsin who heads to the big city (ahem, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) for a conference and enjoys a weekend of a lifetime. Cedar Rapids first landed on our radar last […]

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Interview: Brendan Fletcher; director of Mad Bastards.

Interview: Brendan Fletcher; director of Mad Bastards. By Simon Miraudo. Not familiar with the name Brendan Fletcher? You soon will be. The documentary and commercial director’s debut film Mad Bastards was recently selected to play in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It will be one of 13 films from around the world (selected […]

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>Trailer Debut: Mad Bastards

>The trailer for Mad Bastards – the next Aussie film set to make a splash at Sundance – has debuted online. Brendan Fletcher’s debut feature was selected for the World Cinema Dramatic competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; the same category that Animal Kingdom won back in January of 2010. Here’s the official plot […]

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Trailer Debut: Blue Valentine

Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine – starring the wildly talented Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as a young couple struggling to keep their marriage alive – was one of the big hits of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and received some very nice notices after screening at Cannes a few months back. The trailer for the […]

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Modern family – The Kids Are All Right review

The Kids Are All Right – Starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. There are few films as soulful and human as Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right. That a film can set itself apart from the pack by merely being human is somewhat […]

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Catfish – a must-see movie and a must-avoid trailer

How often do movie trailers give away far too much about a film? Doesn’t it suck to sit through an action flick and recognise every big explosion or fight sequence from the film’s teaser? Isn’t it awful to finish watching a movie, only to realise that every plot beat was given away in its numerous […]

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Jack Goes Boating trailer debut

Jack may indeed go boating, but it seems Philip Seymour Hoffman has gone directing. For your viewing pleasure, here is the brand new trailer for Hoffman’s directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. Hoffman stars as a lonely limo driver (with dreadlocks!) who begins dating the sweet Connie (Amy Ryan), while the relationship of the couple who […]

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Cyrus international trailer debut

One of our most anticipated films of 2010 (no, not that one) is Jay and Mark Duplass‘ comedy Cyrus, starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei. Reilly plays a divorcee who meets the woman of his dreams (Tomei), and discovers that her son (Hill) may have emerged straight from his nightmares. The pic […]

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Check out the American poster for Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is proving to be one of the biggest Australian cinematic success stories of late. It’s doing tremendously well at the local box office and is getting some of the best reviews of the year. I still consider it the best movie of 2010 so far (yes, even after seeing Toy Story 3 – […]

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The new Buried poster will give you Vertigo

A Saul Bass-inspired poster for Sundance hit Buried has debuted on the MTV website, and we kind of love it. Bass famously designed many of Alfred Hitchcock‘s posters and opening title sequences. His iconic style has been used to great effect here. Rodrigo Cortes’ film features Ryan Reynolds as a U.S. contractor in Iraq who […]

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A crowning achievement – Animal Kingdom review

Animal Kingdom – Starring James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn and Jackie Weaver. Directed by David Michôd. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. For anyone who still thinks Australia only produces boring films about the outback, Animal Kingdom should come as a welcome gunshot to the head. Here is a crime drama that makes Blue Murder and Underbelly […]

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Exit Through The Gift Shop heads to Australia

The acclaimed street art documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop will receive a limited Australian release this June through Madman Entertainment. The film was directed by the famously enigmatic street artist Banksy. It made its debut at Sundance earlier this year, where it received rave reviews. Exit Through The Gift Shop tells the story of […]

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Sundance hit The Kids Are All Right trailer debut

The trailer for The Kids Are All Right, one of the big hits from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has debuted online. Julianne Moore and Annette Bening star as a lesbian couple struggling to deal with the fact that their children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) want to get to know their biological father (Mark […]

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Carey on campus – An Education review

An Education – Starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina. Directed by Lone Scherfig. Rated M. Originally published October 20, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. “Action is character,” announces Jenny, the literature loving, French speaking, cello playing, Audrey Hepburn-evoking leading lady of An Education. She’s spouting one of the oldest rules of writing, but it’s […]

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Animal Kingdom feature trailer debut!

It’s been a good morning for trailers! First Scott Pilgrim landed on our doorstop, and now we have the first feature trailer for the Aussie flick that made a big splash at Sundance – Animal Kingdom. David Michôd’s crime drama picked up the prestigious World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic at Sundance back in January. It […]

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Aussie drama Animal Kingdom set for international success

source: encoremagazine.com David Michôd’s Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom is well on the way to becoming one our country’s biggest cultural exports. Sony’s specialty label, Sony Pictures Classics, has acquired distribution rights for the film in the United States. Animal Kingdom won the World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this […]

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Red Hill – Australia’s answer to No Country for Old Men?

source: youtube.com The trailer for Aussie western Red Hill has debuted online, and it has to be one of the most entrancing and exciting teasers I’ve seen in a long time. The film stars Ryan Kwanten as Constable Shane Cooper, a young police officer who relocates to the small country town of Red Hill with […]

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Mama drama – Precious review

Precious – Starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique and Paula Patton. Directed by Lee Daniels. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. If the seriousness of a film’s subject directly correlated with the film’s excellence, then Lee Daniels‘ Precious would be one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. However, that formula does not always prove true. We’ve seen […]

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Australian film takes top prize at Sundance

source: parkrecord.com The winners of this year’s Sundance Film Festival have been announced, with Australian film Animal Kingdom taking one of the top prizes. The David Michôd directed crime drama, which stars Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton and Jackie Weaver, won the World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic. You can read more about Animal Kingdom […]

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Aussie drama Animal Kingdom kills at Sundance

source: traileraddict.com Samson and Delilah was so 2009. It looks like the next big Australian export will be David Michôd’s crime drama Animal Kingdom, which is getting some rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film stars James Frecheville as a 17-year-old who must navigate survival amongst a criminal family. It co-stars Guy […]

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Ryan Reynolds goes underground in Buried

source: traileraddict.com One of the more exciting films to debut at Sundance this year is the Ryan Reynolds‘ thriller Buried, directed by Spaniard Rodrigo Cortes. Reynolds stars as a U.S. contractor in Iraq who is taken hostage and buried alive in a coffin, armed with only a knife, a torch, and a mobile phone. The […]

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John C. Reilly vs. Jonah Hill in Cyrus!

source: foxsearchlight.com Earlier today we looked at some of the more exciting films to debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. One of those films was the new comedy from mumblecore pioneers The Duplass Brothers, Cyrus, starring John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill. Well, much like a basket of kittens from the heavens, […]

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2010 Sundance Film Festival kicks off!

source: festival.sundance.orgRobert Redford‘s independent cinema gala the Sundance Film Festival kicked off on Thursday in Park City, Utah. There will be more than 100 films from around the world on display, including the tale of an ecstasy smuggling Hasidic man (Holy Rollers), a biopic on the poet Allen Ginsberg (Howl) and the story of two […]

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Your new favourite movie – Sundance winner An Education

source: collider.com Fresh from yesterday’s clip of Sundance favourite 500 Days of Summer, Collider have a batch of vids from the Audience Award winning film An Education. The Lone Scherfig film was written by Nick Hornby (his first original screenplay), and was considered one of the best films screening in competition at Sundance this year. […]

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Australian film to open Sundance

source: slashfilm.com Aussie Oscar winner Adam Elliot‘s latest film Mary and Max will open the 25th Sundance Film Festival. Mary and Max is a clay animation film featuring the voice talents of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette and Barry Humphries. The film tells the story of penpals Mary, an 8-year-old girl living in Melbourne, and […]

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