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Review: Rosewater

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Review: Rosewater

Jon Stewart, soon-to-be-ex-host of The Daily Show, makes his impressive feature début as script adaptor, co-producer and director with this powerful drama drawn from Maziar Bahari’s book Then They Came…

Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The first Marigold Hotel (directed in 2011 by John Madden, drawn from Deborah Moggach’s book and full of oldie-but-goodie UK thespians) was a beloved favourite, and this sequel (also from…

Review: Selma

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Review: Selma

Thankfully a film of the grace, humanity and understated gravitas deserving of Martin Luther King is here by the name of Selma.

Review: Wild

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Review: Wild

Reese Witherspoon stars in, helped produce and pretty much pushed into being this filming of Cheryl Strayed’s second book, the autobiographical Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest…

Review: Mr. Turner

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Review: Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh’s latest is a glorious diversion from his contemporary London tales (All or Nothing, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year) and, like his Gilbert and Sullivan biopic Topsy-Turvy, proves a wonderfully funny,…

Review: Birdman

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Review: Birdman

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s previous films (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful) aren’t exactly known for their humour, and yet his latest is a brilliant comedy of the darkest kind, with…

Adelaide filmmaker Henry Thong wins BUFTAs and Grand International Prize

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Adelaide filmmaker Henry Thong wins BUFTAs and Grand International Prize

Young Adelaide filmmaker Henry Thong has just finished high school, but already his short films have been drawing international, prize-winning attention.

The Babadook leads South Australian AACTA nominations

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The Babadook leads South Australian AACTA nominations

Acclaimed Adelaide films 52 Tuesdays and The Babadook have received multiple nominations for the 4th annual AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema, Television and the Arts) Awards.

Review: A Thousand Times Goodnight

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Review: A Thousand Times Goodnight

There are some truly engrossing scenes in Erik Poppe’s A Thousand Times Goodnight. I’ll leave it to you, dear reader, to decide which.

Review: The Dark Horse

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Review: The Dark Horse

James Napier Robertson’s factual-based drama looks like it might slip into the clichés of the ‘inspiring teacher’ sub-genre (think Stand and Deliver, Dangerous Minds and the like), but the difference…

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