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Melodrama makes the universe morally legible. Sydney Film Festval

Does Locke have the drive to win the Sydney Film Festival?

The phone connection illuminates the dashboard screen. “Ivan Locke,” says the man behind the wheel. “Ivan. Where are you?” says a woman’s voice. “I’m in the car,” he replies. This direct way of answering…
An ambitious, powerful film – bodes well for this year’s festival. 20,000 Days on Earth, Sydney Film Festival 2014

Nick Cave’s 20,000 Days on Earth opens the Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) opened last night, kicking off not only one of the landmark cultural events of the city, but a program that draws films from almost 50 countries throughout the world. As…
Vidya Balan, who stars in India’s first female detective movie, Bobby Jasoos, features at this year’s festival. AAP Image/Miranda Brown Publicity., James Gee

Melbourne’s Indian Film Festival needs to strengthen its ties

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) kicked off last night with Bollywood’s cult classic curry-western Sholay in 3D format. This year IFFM is screening 46 films from four countries in 17 languages…
It’s not easy to access classic Australian cinema – so it’s good Charles Chauvel’s films are being re-released. (C) Released by arrangement with the Chauvel Film Trust

Blast from the past: a new life for Charles Chauvel’s great films

All national cinemas outside of Hollywood have to strive hard to maintain their local industries – and Australia is no exception. So Umbrella Entertainment is to be commended for re-releasing on DVD over…
The cinema industry needs to be more open to changing its distribution model. palomaleca

Only at the movies? Home truths about cinema ticket pricing

In the last fortnight, senior executives from cinema operators in Australia, including Village Roadshow and Palace Cinemas, have come out defending their decision to raise movie ticket prices. But do their…
Emanuele Rosso

Why does analogue still feel good in a digital world?

Is analogue better than digital? Is digital better than dialogue? Though the source of much heated debate, it would seem digital is now virtually unstoppable. There’s not going to be any 35mm film at the…
The Lego Movie demonstrates a surprisingly acute understanding of the boundaries between childhood and adulthood. Nick D.M.

The Lego Movie understands what separates kids and adults

I’m sitting here in my office, having made several false starts on this piece, and my phone has just buzzed. My five year old son – who an hour ago accompanied me to a packed screening of The Lego Movie…
Let the floodgates open. © Niko Tavernise, Paramount Pictures Corporation

Can religion sell? Noah and the search for an audience

The trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah features a craggy-faced, bearded Hollywood star, a cast of hundreds and a host of incredibly well-rendered CGI animals. The latter might be a sign of our times…
Does Aim High in Creation! create the conditions for active resistance to fracking in Australia? Production still from Aim High in Creation!

Kim Jong Il says … always Aim High in Creation!

The history of revolutionary cinema has been marked by a number of mercurial manifestos. Sergei Eisenstein, for example, believed in the brute potential of editing to activate the political senses. Fernando…
Frankenstein’s monster meets his maker – again – in I, Frankenstein. Getty Images

Here be more movie monsters: Frankenstein, Godzilla, whatevs …

Just when you thought that pile of death-dealing demons heaped up in the bargain bin at your local Kmart couldn’t get any higher … 2014 is turning out to be yet another year of monsters at the movies…
A still from Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. The Japanese director has announced that this is his final film. © 2013 Nibariki - GNDHDDTK

Miyazaki’s swan song conjures up a dying art

It is a strange and transitional time in the history of cinema. As the medium itself shifts irreversibly from celluloid to computation, the last generation of true film-makers is gradually, but inevitably…
Australia’s most prolific Oscar winner, Catherine Martin, was awarded her fourth Oscar for production design on The Great Gatsby. What is it that production designers actually do? AAP

Explainer: what is production design?

When we watch a movie, how do we know where and when it is taking place? This is just one of the questions a production designer working on a film or TV show helps audiences answer. They do so through…
It’s not just money that emerging filmmakers need – they also need help getting their work screened. vancouverfilmschool

My low-budget film? I don’t need money, I need a distribution deal

Earlier this year The Conversation published an article by Rebecca Mostyn about the audience for Australian films. The article includes useful stats pertaining to Screen Australia’s slate of feature films…

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