The Babadook

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TV tonight: Jermaine Jenas hunts the football trolls
The former Spurs player turned broadcaster examines the racial abuse of footballers. Plus: the Hairy Bikers head north. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

07, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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From Animal Kingdom to The Babadook: the best Australian films of the decade
Guardian Australia’s film critic Luke Buckmaster surveys the past 10 years and finds thrillingly varied depictions of Australian life

Luke Buckmaster

10, Dec, 2019 @2:33 AM

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The Nightingale review – ambitious, urgent and necessarily brutal. But who is it for?
Jennifer Kent is an extraordinary film-maker, but by falsely equivocating two vastly different experiences, she steps – misguidedly – into a minefield

Larissa Behrendt

20, Aug, 2019 @5:06 AM

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From The Nightingale to Hotel Mumbai: Adelaide film festival launches biggest program yet
From The Babadook director Jennifer Kent’s new thriller to Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, here are 10 must-sees on this year’s program

Luke Buckmaster

12, Sep, 2018 @2:30 AM

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The scariest horror films ever – ranked!
Occult chiller Hereditary is the latest in a proud line of big-screen blood-curdlers. Our critic picks his 25 most terrifying

Peter Bradshaw

07, Jun, 2018 @11:34 AM

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Get Out's Jason Blum: 'Australia has exported some of the great genre film-makers of our time'
His production house has become one of Hollywood’s biggest success stories – but Jason Blum predicts the future of genre film-making is in Australia

Maria Lewis

07, Aug, 2017 @5:38 AM

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The Babadook: how the horror movie monster became a gay icon
Top-hatted ghoul has been hailed as LGBT figure in corners of social media after it was jokingly floated on Tumblr that he was gay

Elle Hunt

11, Jun, 2017 @6:34 AM

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The female directors bringing new blood to horror films
Women are sinking their teeth ever deeper into horror. We chart their rise and talk to directors Ana Lily Amirpour, Julia Ducournau and Karyn Kusama

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic, Imogen Carter, Guy Lodge, Kathryn Bromwich

19, Mar, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunite – and nine other Australian films to watch in 2017
From a Babadook follow-up, to documentaries about Michael Hutchence and JonBenét Ramsey, here are the films we’re most looking forward to

Luke Buckmaster

10, Jan, 2017 @2:22 AM

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After The Babadook: Jennifer Kent's new film tackles Australia's violent colonial history
Australian writer-director says of The Nightingale, the first film after her thrilling debut, ‘It’s certainly not a horror film but it’s a pretty horrific world’

Monica Tan

30, May, 2016 @12:04 AM

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Australian cinema's lost wave: the renaissance nobody's noticed
Since 2005, the Australian film industry has been making movies up there with any period in its history including the New Wave of the 70s and 80s

Luke Buckmaster

20, Oct, 2015 @2:38 AM

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Blockbusters, bad dads and super-unrealistic mums
This year’s biggest films are populated by bad fathers transformed into superheroes to save their imperilled children, while mothers are either taken for granted or psychotic … have we learned nothing since Mrs Doubtfire?

Stephen Puddicombe

05, Aug, 2015 @5:17 PM

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