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  • Watch: The Dark Knight Rises Official Trailer Released

    Watch: The Dark Knight Rises Official Trailer Released

    The trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, has now been released. As expected, it looks just as dark and serious as the previous two. This time around we get Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle aka. Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, and Michael Caine is taking on

  • New Trailer: Burning Man

    New Trailer: Burning Man

    This new Australian film, by ‘Getting Square’ director Jonathan Teplitzky, has attracted rave reviews from just about everyone, but most importantly, the only people who really matter: Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton – four and a half stars. EACH. And this latest trailer confirms Margaret and David’s judgement, revealing glimpses of gorgeous cinematography, subtle performances

  • Speakeasy Cinema Presents: Wholphin #14 at FBi Social

    Speakeasy Cinema Presents: Wholphin #14 at FBi Social

    Rare and unseen short films curated by the humorists at McSweeney’s. If you’re a fan of McSweeney’s, the publishing house founded by indie-lit-Kingpin Dave Eggers to produce such sublime volumes as McSweeny’s and The Believer, then their DVD magazine of rare and unseen shorts should need no introduction. Published quarterly, each issue of Wholphin is

  • We Like Short Shorts. Films, That Is, at Bondi Short Film Festival.

    We Like Short Shorts. Films, That Is, at Bondi Short Film Festival.

    Holy mackerel, it’s festival season! And later this month, the Bondi Short Film Festival will kick into action for the eleventh time. Expect a mixed bag of fourteen shorts from emerging, young filmmakers, followed by a chance to wriggle your toes in the sand and down a beer on the beach. “Our principle aim is

  • John Waters To Visit Sydney!

    John Waters To Visit Sydney!

    Time to unleash your inner freak. John Waters is coming to town! The brilliantly entertaining filmmaker, writer and shock auteur supremo, Waters is coming to Australia in October to perform his glorious one man show “This Filthy World”. Waters, who directed the original “Hairspray” (1988) and “Pink Flamingo” (1972), will also curate a film festival,

  • Free talks with movie gurus

    Free talks with movie gurus

    Once upon a time, there were movies that weren’t sequels, threequels, based on PS3 games, or accompanied by an exclusive muesli bar only available at Coles. In Australia, there was even a time when Australian films were considered pretty highly. Bruce Beresford is a director of this era of moviemaking. And for all the cinematards

  • Giveaway: 10 double passes to Monsters

    Giveaway: 10 double passes to Monsters

    There are 10 double in-season passes to the sci-fi / road move Monsters up for grabs thanks to the nice people at Madman Entertainment. You can watch the trailer here. Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry

  • Giveaway: 10 double passes to The Loved Ones

    Giveaway: 10 double passes to The Loved Ones

    The mad people down at Madman Entertainment have sent over 10 double passes to see their new Aussie Horror flick The Loved Ones.  I saw it last week and it’s a killer. Wicked dose of gory cruelty, inconceivable delusion and satisfying black humour to the tunes of Parkway Drive and…Kasey Chambers? So if you want

  • FILM: Paranormal Activity 2

    FILM: Paranormal Activity 2

    Paranormal Activity 2Directed by Tod WilliamsStarring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat Less than a year has passed since Paranormal Activity, where we cautiously peeked at the hazy, chillingly lucid home videos left behind by Micah and Katie after they were tormented by an evil presence. The original film was made for less than the cost of

  • FILM: Let Me In

    FILM: Let Me In

    Let Me InDirected By Matt ReevesStarring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas For those who have seen Tomas Alfredson’s Swedish vampire thriller Let The Right One In (adapted from John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 book of the same name), the inevitable Hollywood remake Let Me In will seem scarier than sitting through another two



    Imagined worlds and realities. Celluloid glimpses of alternate futures, presents and pasts. Fantastic Planet Film Festival returns for its second year to Dendy Newtown from October 29 to November 5, with a mind-blowing line up of films and special events covering all things sci-fi and fantasy. The 2010 program is set to entice, with festival

  • FILM: Buried

    FILM: Buried

    Directed by Rodrigo CortésStarring Ryan Reynolds From the moment this picture starts, you are locked down in the small confines of a pitch-black coffin buried a few feet below the dusty earth with just a lighter, a phone, a hip flask of whiskey and of course, everybody’s favourite ‘Party Liaison’ – Ryan Reynolds. Director Rodrigo

  • Film: The Girl Who Played with Fire

    Film: The Girl Who Played with Fire

    The Girl Who Played With FireDirected by Daniel AlfredsonStarring Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace When the first Swedish adaptation of the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo humbly slid into cinemas around the world, it was several things. Firstly it was a brilliant film. Its sinister plot writhed and twisted its

  • Sydney Underground Film Festival Program

    Sydney Underground Film Festival Program

    It’s that time of the year again when we can indulge in our repressed cinematic desires, step into foreign worlds and bizarre imaginaries and hopefully see and experience something new and exciting. Yes the Sydney Underground Film Festival is on again from 9-11th of September so its time to get political, unconventional and controversial. Screening

  • FILM: Splice

    FILM: Splice

    SpliceDirected by Vincenzo NataliStarring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley,  Delphine Chanéac, Abigail Chu More a gross-out horror/ monster flick than the sci-fi marketing would suggest, Splice feels both refreshingly original but hauntingly familiar. Its timing could not be more perfect in our literal world where scientists are toying with ideas of GM babies and gene splicing,

  • FILM: The Runaways

    FILM: The Runaways

    “If you wanna be an artist, you can cut off your ear and send it to your boyfriend. If you want to be a rock star, you listen to me!” yells a music producer to a gang of under-age girls who want to rock like the boys.

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