Baz Luhrmann

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Fart history? Joseph Pujol trumps them all
Letters: The achievements of flatulist Joseph Pujol, and others, are celebrated by Meirion Bowen, Cyril Duff and David Hulme


20, Aug, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Moulin Rouge at 20: the dazzling musical that continues to shine
Baz Luhrmann’s glittery spectacle remains as captivating as it was in 2001 thanks to a magnetic star turn from Nicole Kidman and its relentless energy

Guy Lodge

01, Jun, 2021 @6:22 AM

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From Nitram to Penguin Bloom: Australian films to look out for in 2021
Jane Campion, Larissa Behrendt and Baz Luhrmann helm some of next year’s big releases, with stars including Zac Efron, Naomi Watts and Elisabeth Moss

Luke Buckmaster

25, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Australian government unveils $17.6bn stimulus package as coronavirus hammers stock market
On a busy day of Covid-19 news in Australia, actor Tom Hanks was diagnosed with the virus in a Gold Coast hospital

Naaman Zhou

12, Mar, 2020 @10:08 AM

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Moulin Rouge review – high-kicking Broadway remix is hard to resist
A glitzy, silly stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 pop musical doesn’t have much of a plot but it glides thanks to its infectious energy

Alexis Soloski

26, Jul, 2019 @2:00 AM

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Elvis Presley lives: Austin Butler cast as the King in biopic
Actor beats Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles and Miles Teller to role in Baz Luhrmann movie

Steph Harmon and agencies

16, Jul, 2019 @3:40 AM

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Strictly Ballroom the Musical review – Baz Luhrmann's dancefloor disaster
Will Young entertains in a sequinned catsuit but this laborious stage version of the charming film is a step in the wrong direction

Michael Billington

24, Apr, 2018 @10:00 PM

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Baz Luhrmann: 'I've never waited for permission to do anything'
His frenetic hip-hop history The Get Down may have floundered but there’s no stopping the director. He talks about his Elvis movie, his boho love life – and resurrecting Strictly Ballroom for the stage

Ryan Gilbey

23, Apr, 2018 @3:40 PM

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Strictly Ballroom to get its West End musical debut
Will Young stars as new band leader character in a production promising ‘subversive anarchy’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

14, Feb, 2018 @10:46 PM

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From Muriel’s Wedding to Moulin Rouge: inside Jill Bilcock’s frantic world of film editing
One of Australia’s most gifted film editors on Baz Luhrmann, Michael Hutchence and making Muriel likable

Luke Buckmaster

09, Oct, 2017 @2:45 AM

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How to make the Australian musical: from The Sapphires to Strictly Ballroom
With Muriel’s Wedding the Musical making its debut in November, we take a look back at mainstage shows through the ages – the good and the bad

Steve Dow

14, Jun, 2017 @7:00 PM

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Netflix series The Get Down reportedly axed as Baz Luhrmann says he will focus on film
Australian director describes hip-hop show’s revival as unlikely and says ‘the simple truth is, I make movies’

Steph Harmon

25, May, 2017 @2:32 AM

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