Peter Weir

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Dead Poets Society: 30 years on Robin Williams' stirring call to 'seize the day' endures | Luke Buckmaster
From its enthusiasm for literature to its rousing finale, Peter Weir’s film is a salute to inspiration itself

Luke Buckmaster

16, Jul, 2019 @3:30 AM

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From Don't Look Now to The Godfather – why the 1970s is my favourite film decade
While Jaws and Star Wars spawned the blockbuster, groundbreaking film-makers pushed cinema to the limits with edgy drama and sparkling comedy

Ryan Gilbey

03, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Cate Blanchett joins stars signing open letter that calls on Australia to protect screen industry
Gillian Armstrong, Peter Weir, Rose Byrne and Richard Roxburgh among 215 people who have put names to appeal

Steph Harmon

26, Mar, 2018 @10:09 PM

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Hypnotic thriller that haunted a nation inspires remakes for a new generation
Half a century after novel depicted tragedy at Hanging Rock, updated film and theatre versions shed new light

Vanessa Thorpe

13, Jan, 2018 @10:01 PM

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Arlene Foster: Brexit brinkmanship rooted in a border childhood
The DUP leader was born into the bloodiest era of the Troubles and was never going to back down over the border question

Robert Booth and Henry McDonald

08, Dec, 2017 @5:30 PM

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10 best Australian films made by first-time directors
From Gillian Armstrong to Warwick Thornton, Australian cinema is rife with debuts that made the directors’ names. Here are some highlights

Luke Buckmaster

02, Mar, 2016 @6:04 AM

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Let's fight harder to keep first-time Australian film-makers at home
With talents like Snowtown’s Justin Kurzel and The Babadook’s Jennifer Kent getting snapped up overseas, the Australian film industry needs to find ways for debut film-makers to grow and improve at home

Luke Buckmaster

16, Jul, 2015 @11:13 PM

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The Cars That Ate Paris rewatched – freaky foot-to-the-pedal action
Mad Max continues Australia’s longstanding cinematic love affair with cars, but nothing can top The Cars That Ate Paris for sheer weirdness

Luke Buckmaster

05, Apr, 2015 @3:23 AM

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Gallipoli rewatched – Weir scathingly deconstructs war as a big adventure | Luke Buckmaster
What starts as an archetypal sports movie ends with the most horrifyingly high-impact finale of any Australian film, writes Luke Buckmaster

Luke Buckmaster

06, Nov, 2014 @10:01 PM

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Bill Kerr obituary
Australian actor and comedian who played Tony Hancock's good-natured lodger on radio and appeared in films such as The Dam Busters and Gallipoli

Stephen Dixon

31, Aug, 2014 @5:10 PM

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The Last Wave rewatched – mysticism, prophecy and the end of times
Weather becomes an instrument of terror and suspense in this Peter Weir classic, writes Luke Buckmaster

Luke Buckmaster

15, Aug, 2014 @5:22 AM

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Robin Williams: performer who wanted to move beyond the default formula
Actor driven by inventive energy and sweetness set himself huge professional tests in what proved to be his final years

Mark Lawson

12, Aug, 2014 @8:26 PM

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