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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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Page turner – Tim Winton’s The Turning review

By Simon Miraudo September 3, 2013 Anthology films are almost always made up of near-misses, prematurely aborted successes, and absolute abominations that are mercifully euthanised by the strict time-restrictions of the genre. The magical thing about Tim Winton’s The Turning is how consistently good it is. That it occasionally touches greatness makes it miraculous. A […]

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Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska to make directorial debut

Aussie starlets Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska are set to direct segments of a new omnibus film produced by Robert Connolly. According to The Australian, they will be among a number of filmmakers bringing Tim Winton’s short-story collection The Turning to the big screen. Also joining them: AACTA winning helmer of Snowtown, Justin Kurzel, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der […]

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