The documentary Gurrumul is a moving tribute to the late artist, described by Rolling Stone as “Australia’s most important voice.” Certain to receive a positive response from audiences and critics, Flicks sat down with the film’s director, Paul Williams, and Gurrumul’s long-time friend collaborator (who also appears in the film) Michael Hohnen. Gurrumul gave the […]
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The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) was founded in 2007, with the aim of making human rights relevant, accessible and engaging to all Australians. Now in its 11th year, the 2018 HRAFF shines a light on contemporary issues such as Indigenous affairs, racial discrimination, gender equality, refugees and the environment. HRAFF plays in […]
In the lead-up to Avengers: Infinity War (in cinemas 25 April), Liam Maguren re-watches Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Are we about to enter a new, sense-obliterating period of movie marketing saturation? Will our eyeballs explode and our eardrums perforate, because of the antics of a whiny blunderbuss in a black and red bodysuit? This is another way of saying: Deadpool 2 arrives in cinemas next month, so expect a biblical flood of irreverent […]
If you’ve ever wondered more Mad Max movies haven’t been announced, given the incredible success of the most recent installment Mad Max: Fury Road, it is not because director George Miller doesn’t have ideas for more films. As has been widely reported, two more Mad Max screenplays were finished years ago. One for a sequel to […]
The third American Essentials Film Festival runs from May 8 to May 20, with screenings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. The program consists of 22 contemporary American independent films, as well as a retrospective element devoted to honouring the spirit of Los Angeles. The festival includes screenings of new films starring the likes of […]
The film’s momentum recalls the palpable desperation in the Safdie brothers’ Good Time, praises critic Amanda Robinson.
What sort of idiot chooses “dare” in a game of “truth or dare?” This issue is addressed in director Jeff Wadlow’s outrageously entertaining new horror movie, which made me nostalgic for my adolescence – reminding me of all those times when my friends and I played truth or dare, and ended up brutally killing each […]
The Australian LGBT body swap drama Pulse has generated a huge amount word of mouth since premiering at last year’s Sydney Film Festival. The low budget film has yet to receive theatrical distribution in Australia, which makes its screening later this month, at the Gold Coast Film Festival on April 28, a significant date for […]
These days there seems to be a film festival for everybody. All nations on earth seem to have one, in addition to festivals for horror buffs, elderly people, eco-activists, fans of television, web series, animation…the list goes on. So why not have a film festival for young’uns? The Children’s International Film Festival Melbourne (CHIFF) claims […]
Writer/director Sally Potter recently addressed the question of why she shot her new film, The Party, in black and white. According to Potter, monochrome is “much more colourful from an emotional point of view, because people can project their imaginary sense of realism into what is a slightly obstructed image.” It’s an interesting discussion: the […]
In the lead-up to Avengers: Infinity War (in cinemas 25 April), Liam Maguren re-watches Doctor Strange.
The heart-warming WWII tale opens in cinemas nationally from April 19.
Dominic Corry sat down with Manganiello in Los Angeles recently to discuss Rampage – and found out he wrote a D&D script?!
The Sydney Film Festival has revealed a sneak peak of this year’s program, in advance of the full program launch to be announced on May 9. This first look reveals 26 new films on the line-up for the festival, which runs from June 6 to June 17. This year marks its 65th year. The below […]
Critic Luke Buckmaster looks at five key works in virtual reality filmmaking, and explains why every film buff should watch them.
After a short theatrical season in cinemas last month, the Australian feature film That’s Not My Dog! has been fast-tracked to Stan, where it is now available to stream. From director Dean Murphy, the rambunctious comedy stars probably the largest collection of Australian comedians of any movie in history. Take a deep breath, folks, because […]
Last year’s Wonder Woman tore up the rulebook – or at least Hollywood’s collective “wisdom” – when it comes to superhero films. Not long after Patty Jenkins’ film raced to over $821 million worldwide came the emergence of the #MeToo movement, seemingly unconnected but both speaking to the grim reality of gender bias in the world of […]
There’s a tonne of films arriving on Stan and Netflix in April. From a Joel Edgerton thriller, to a beautiful animation, to the classic ‘bus going too fast’ action movie (no prizes for guessing what that is) we pick ten to look out for. It Comes at Night (Stan, April 4) Joel Edgerton leads the […]
Will every male weepie released in the foreseeable future pale in comparison to The Grey? Director Joe Carnahan’s 2011 survival in the wilderness drama received a positive response from critics and audiences, yet the film’s greatness remains largely unrecognised. This is perhaps in part because it was marketed as a Liam Neeson vehicle, released in […]