August 12, 2017
Anthony LaPaglia’s pioneer spirit
Long before Australian actors were celebrated in the US, Anthony LaPaglia was forging a solid career in theatre and movies. But, he says, his rise to stardom could not have been more unexpected.
August 5, 2017
Filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson
Almost a decade after making Bastardy with actor Jack Charles, filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson refuses to see himself as a detached observer, instead drawing in his subjects as collaborators.
July 8, 2017
Angourie Rice on staying real in Hollywood
As an actress on the rise, Angourie Rice is determined to find roles beyond the cookie-cutter teenage girls. Here, she talks about the importance of female representation, working with Kidman and Coppola, and frocking up for The Beguiled.
July 15, 2017
Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’
In remaking The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola has captured some beautiful and atmospheric moments of the antebellum south. But, the film fails to confront the defining issues of the time.
June 24, 2017
‘A Quiet Passion’ and ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’
A film about Emily Dickinson and a documentary on Whitney Houston may seem worlds apart but both address – with varied success – the notion of divine gifts.
February 4, 2017
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’
In his tale of Portuguese Jesuit priests travelling in Japan at a time when Christianity was outlawed, Martin Scorsese returns to the complexities of faith, and makes his best film in 20 years
December 24, 2016
Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’
Whiplash director Damien Chazelle has sought to deliver a classic Hollywood musical, but La La Land fails to spark.
November 12, 2016
Rose Byrne in David Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’
After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.
November 5, 2016
Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Elle’
Isabelle Huppert’s masterful turn in Elle, Paul Verhoeven’s latest skewering of middle-class concerns, is let down by a psychosexual bent with no convincing basis.
October 22, 2016
Martu elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and ‘Collisions’
A virtual reality tour with Maralinga survivor Nyarri Nyarri Morgan.
October 8, 2016
Joe Cinque’s Consolation
In examining Australian society via a heinous true crime, Joe Cinque’s Consolation forces us to look at ourselves.
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