The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival begins May 3

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 […]

Will we ever get to see another Mad Max movie?

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 […]

Five films to see at the American Essentials Film Festival

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 […]

Truth or Dare review: ferociously engaging social commentary

Luke BuckmasterReviews

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 ‘gamble’ of Wonder Woman paid off. Now what?

Katie ParkerOpinion + Features

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 […]