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The Sapphires sweep 2nd AACTA awards

The songbirds were singing in Sydney last night, where local hit The Sapphires concluded its victory lap with an impressive haul of 11 awards at the 2nd annual AACTAs. The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts deemed The Sapphires the Best Film of the Year, and also bestowed upon Wayne Blair the prize for Best Direction. Stars Deborah […]

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The top 10 Australian films of 2012

The top 10 Australian films of 2012. By Simon Miraudo. With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year’s cinematic treats, and then crowbar each work of art into a numerical position on a comparative chart. Comedies versus dramas! Thrills versus chills! The great versus the very good! This is the […]

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The Sapphires lead 2nd AACTA nominations

The nominations for the second annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards were announced in Sydney today, with 2012’s biggest local hit, The Sapphires, leading the pack. Wayne Blair’s box-office busting toe-tapper claimed 12 nominations, ahead of Jonathan Teplitzky’s Burning Man (10), Cate Shortland’s Lore (8), and Kieran Darcy-Smith’s Wish You Were Here (8). All four flicks will compete for […]

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Aussie films in competition for 2nd AACTA awards revealed

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has unveiled the 23 feature films in competition for the 2nd AACTA Awards, set to be handed out in Sydney early 2013. It’s worth noting that the below titles are merely eligible, and a few obvious ones aren’t likely to make their way into the Best Feature category. Sorry Iron […]

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Interview: Felicity Price (Wish You Were Here)

Interview: Felicity Price (Wish You Were Here). By Simon Miraudo. There’s no better way to ensure you get a juicy role in a movie than by writing it yourself. Felicity Price has done just that with Wish You Were Here, which tells of a dream holiday gone nightmarishly wrong. Co-written and directed by her husband Kieran Darcy-Smith, Price stars alongside Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, and Antony […]

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Picture imperfect – Wish You Were Here review

Wish You Were Here – Starring Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, and Teresa Palmer. Directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Wish You Were Here is a slick, solid, and unsettling drama that plays right into Australians’ joint love and fear of travelling abroad. The opening moments of Aussie holidaymakers at a Cambodian rave […]

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Exclusive Clip – Wish You Were Here

Check out an exclusive clip from Hopscotch Films’ upcoming Aussie drama Wish You Were Here, featuring stars Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer. Kieran Darcy-Smith‘s thriller is one of our most anticipated films of 2012 (our fourth most anticipated, in fact). It debuted at Sundance earlier in the year, where it got some very nice notices. The flick also stars Felicity Price and Antony Starr. The quartet play […]

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Wish You Were Here gets Australian release date

Kieran Darcy-Smith‘s thriller Wish You Were Here is one of our most anticipated films of 2012 (our fourth most anticipated, in fact), and our excitement has only escalated since it opened the Sundance Film Festival late last week. The Aussie production stars Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price and Anthony Starr as four holidaymakers in Cambodia, only three of whom return […]

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Australia’s Wish You Were Here headed to Sundance

Following in the tradition of Animal Kingdom and Mad Bastards before it, Aussie film Wish You Were Here has been selected to screen at 2012’s Sundance Film Festival. The picture – starring Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price and Anthony Starr – will open the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Here’s the picture’s official synopsis: “Four […]

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