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The Great Gatsby sweeps the 3rd AACTAs with record haul

Not even the controversy surrounding its questionable ‘Australian-ness’ could keep¬†The Great Gatsby¬†from sweeping the Academy of Australian Cinema and Television Arts awards, taking home Best Film and twelve other accolades. It nabbed six of those last evening, at a ceremony hosted by Shane Bourne. Its seven technical prizes were picked up at a luncheon held […]

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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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The Rocket to be Australia’s great Oscar hope

The Rocket will be Australia’s entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards, The Australian reports. This heart-warming coming of age story set in Laos comes from Australian director Kim Mordaunt, and has been winning over viewers around the globe. Snagging Audience Awards at the Tribeca, Sydney, and Melbourne Film Festivals […]

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Sydney Film Festival – The Rocket review

By Simon Miraudo June 10, 2013 Crowd-pleasers come in many mysterious packages, and there might not be a bigger crowd-pleaser this year than The Rocket; a disarming fable about a makeshift family desperately seeking a place to live in a ravaged Laos. Australian writer-director Kim Mordaunt continues the work he started with 2007’s documentary Bomb […]

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