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Cult favourite – Martha Marcy May Marlene review

Martha Marcy May Marlene – Starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes and Sarah Paulson. Directed by Sean Durkin. Rated MA. Originally published July 22, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. If Winter’s Bone was just a little too chipper for your liking, perhaps you’d prefer the decidedly darker Martha Marcy May Marlene. Although the plots of these films are rather different (in the former, we deal with meth-cooking Mississippians; […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival – Martha Marcy May Marlene review

Martha Marcy May Marlene – Starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes and Sarah Paulson. Directed by Sean Durkin. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Martha Marcy May Marlene plays the Melbourne International Film Festival on Sunday 24 July and Sunday 31 July. If Winter’s Bone was just a little too chipper for your liking, perhaps you’d prefer […]

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Trailer Debut: Martha Marcy May Marlene

The transfixing trailer for Sundance favourite and Cannes-bound thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene has landed online. It stars Elizabeth Olson (yes, sister to the twins) as a young woman who escapes from a cult and their mysterious leader (Oscar nominee John Hawkes). The directorial debut from Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene was one of the […]

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Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence has scored the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in the highly anticipated, Gary Ross directed adaptation of The Hunger Games, The Wrap confirms. Lawrence was touted as the frontrunner with 14-year-old fellow Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld at the start of March, but news overnight has confirmed Lawrence has signed on for the […]

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Black Swan nabs top prizes at Indie Spirit Award

The Film Independent Spirit Awards took place yesterday and the winners have been announced. Honouring “independent film” (let’s not go into too much of a discussion about what constitutes an “independent film” these days, but let’s just say that the term here certainly has looser determinants than it did once upon a time), the Film […]

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Tara Judah’s Top 10 Films of 2010

Tara Judah’s Top 10 Films of 2010. As 2010 makes its inevitable march towards death (or rather, 2011), Quickflix critics Simon Miraudo, Tara Judah and Jess Lomas reflect on the year that was. Check out their individual selections for the best (and worst) films of a year that will be remembered by endless debates about […]

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>Australian Box Office: Potty for Potter

>How about that? Who would have thought Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One would top the box office for the third week in a row? Oh, you did … well done. For the weekend December 2 – 5 your top 10 movies are *drum roll*… 1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part […]

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>2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees

>We’ve got spirit, yes we do. We’ve got spirit, how about you? The nominations for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced and Quickflix favourite Winter’s Bone has racked up an incredible seven nominations! It’s a promising sign after the film took out the Best Feature prize at the 2010 Gotham Independent Film […]

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Australian Box Office: The jackasses shall inherit the earth

Despite several new films opening last week the box office results for the period November 11-14 are in and it seems we still love watching movies where people get hurt and invent websites; Jackass 3D and The Social Network top the list. 1. Jackass 3D [198 screens / $9,682]WKND = $1,917,056 / TOTAL = $6,599, […]

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Interview: Debra Granik; director of Winter’s Bone.

Interview: Debra Granik; director of Winter’s Bone. By Simon Miraudo. Although she only has two feature film credits to her name, director Debra Granik is emerging as one of the most important voices in American independent cinema. Her first film – Down to the Bone – is a harrowing tale of a woman battling drug […]

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Hard boiled – Winter’s Bone review

Winter’s Bone – Starring Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt. Directed by Debra Granik. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Winter’s Bone reminds me of the reasons why I love cinema. A director playing around with the forms of various genres. An ensemble of talented actors crafting interesting fully formed characters. The sense of discovery […]

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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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