Australian film

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Aunty Donna, Robert Bresson and The Portable Door: what’s new to streaming in Australia this April
Plus George Miller’s latest, a Grease prequel, and a glorious standoff between Steven Yeun and Ali Wong

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Remembering Terry Norris: the Australian actor who charmed in dozens of roles
Norris, who has died aged 92, played many small parts with outsized impact, imbuing spiky, stoic characters with gravitas and warmth

Luke Buckmaster

21, Mar, 2023 @11:25 PM

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Don’s Party: the Australian epitome of why you should never talk politics with friends
Bruce Beresford’s 1976 film, set at an election-eve party in 1969, follows a group of Labor supporters who begin the night celebrating, then commiserate with infidelity and booze

Digby Houghton

21, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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An ostrich up for an Oscar: the Australian student’s animated film in contention
An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It was made by 26-year-old film-maker Lachlan Pendragon at his Brisbane home during Covid

Sian Cain

11, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘We figured out how to dance with Elvis’: Australian cinematographer Mandy Walker on her Oscar chances
She could become the first woman to win an Academy Award in her category. Her attention to historical detail may get her over the line

Kelly Burke

09, Mar, 2023 @12:29 AM

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Succession, Daisy Jones & The Six, and Weird Al: what’s new to streaming in Australia this March
Plus Jordan Peele and Baz Luhrmann’s latest thrills, a Brigid Delaney adaptation, and … a film about Tetris?

Luke Buckmaster

05, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Lonesome review – explicit Australian gay coming-of-age film is proudly not for everyone
The second film from Teenage Kicks director Craig Boreham is unapologetically erotic, with a lot to admire – if you can look past the rough edges

Jared Richards

22, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Remembering George T Miller: The Man from Snowy River alone is a huge contribution to Australian film
The director, who has died aged 79, was often referred to as the ‘other’ George Miller – but he should be venerated in his own right

Luke Buckmaster

21, Feb, 2023 @1:05 AM

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The Survival of Kindness actor Mwajemi Hussein: ‘They were about to kill us’
The magnetic actor’s shattering performance in Rolf de Heer’s race-hate film is rich with emotion – forged through an unthinkable amount of real-life hardship

Cath Clarke

17, Feb, 2023 @3:15 PM

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‘The king of St Kilda!’: Fred Negro on cult comic Pub – and Melbourne’s lurid underbelly
A new documentary captures the life and work of the infamous artist, who has shocked, appalled and delighted the city – and who is lucky to have survived

Andrew Stafford

15, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Seriously Red review – Australian comedy puts Dolly Parton tribute-act centre stage
Despite the best cameo efforts of Dannii Minogue, Krew Boylan’s passion project is too frantic and narcissistic to convince

Peter Bradshaw

08, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Mr Inbetween is one of Australia’s best TV shows – so why isn’t it more popular?
This crime caper has it all: hapless crims, ocker gang bosses, a morally dubious (though lovable) hitman

Katie Cunningham

07, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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