Film

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‘It was strange and seductive’: film director Clara Law on finding home in Australia
The Hong Kong-raised Melbourne film-maker, who has two movies screening at Sydney film festival, reflects on the ‘farcical’ immigrant experience and being a pioneer of Asian Australian cinema

Debbie Zhou

03, Nov, 2021 @4:39 AM

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Dead & Beautiful review – slick vampire drama gets its fangs into the super-rich
Dutch director David Verbeek’s stylish, Taipei-set horror-satire looks fabulous but is too soft on its wealthy characters

Cath Clarke

02, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Ending Disease review – a powerful case for the miracle cure
In focusing on the stories of recovery this documentary, following patients participating in stem cell research trials in the US, allows the optimism to outshine the controversy

Phuong Le

02, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Men Who Sing review – adorable Welsh geezers tug at the heartstrings
Dylan Williams’ wry eye for comedy stops this documentary about a senior Welsh male voice choir from being too sentimental

Leslie Felperin

02, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Disappearance at Lake Elrod review – powerful performance in missing-girl movie
Robyn Lively is fantastic as tough-but-vulnerable Charlie, reeling from the disappearance of her daughter, but the storyline lets her down

Cath Clarke

02, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Amélie at 20: how has the sugar-sweet Parisian whimsy aged?
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s fantastical romantic comedy made a star of Audrey Tautou and its distinctive visuals influenced a decade’s worth of film-makers

Scott Tobias

02, Nov, 2021 @6:02 AM

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Peter Watson-Wood obituary
Other lives: Film-maker who made documentaries on the Beatles in India and the Thrust 2 land speed record attempt

Amanda Jones

01, Nov, 2021 @8:02 PM

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Hating Peter Tatchell review – crusading activist’s greatest hits
Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry and the former archbishop of Canterbury appear in a chummy documentary recounting the gay rights activist’s most outrageous stunts and impressive achievements

Ryan Gilbey

01, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Attica: the story behind the bloodiest prison riot in US history
In a revealing new documentary, the inmates who fought back against brutality and inhumane conditions are given a voice

Radheyan Simonpillai

01, Nov, 2021 @2:55 PM

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Every Last One of Them review – cliches reloaded in revenge potboiler
Overfamiliar story of dad wreaking vengeance on the baddies who have despoiled his ‘little girl’ is not helped by ponderous action and risible dialogue

Leslie Felperin

01, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Tom Cruise was an intense kid’: How Francis Ford Coppola made The Outsiders
‘I was famous for casting unknown actors. I had Nicolas Cage, Robert Downey Jr and Matt Dillon in a circle watching each other try for parts’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

01, Nov, 2021 @12:44 PM

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The Rescue review – riveting Thai cave rescue documentary
The rescuers are the focus as Free Solo directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin expertly weave news footage with restaged scenes

Simran Hans

31, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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