Ed Gibbs

Ed Gibbs

Ed Gibbs writes widely across film, music and television, and covers the world’s biggest film festivals – including Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Toronto – for Fairfax’s stable of print and digital mastheads.

Toronto

Ecstatic reception for Kill Me Three Times as Red Dog director Kriv Stenders leads Aussie assault in Toronto

Ed Gibbs Red Dog director Kriv Stenders leads the Aussie charge with a deranged comedy thriller at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Venice Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve opens her heart at Venice premiere

Catherine Deneuve.

Ed Gibbs As she wows crowds at Venice Film Festival, the legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve says she doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.

Venice Film Festival

Melbourne takes centre stage at Venice Film Festival

Sara (Negar Javaherian) in Iranian film <i>Melbourne</i>, which has screened at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.

Ed Gibbs The world's most liveable city takes centre stage at the world's longest-running film festival.

Slammed

Ryan Gosling dismisses critics savaging his directorial debut Lost River

Ryan Gosling

Ed Gibbs Ryan Gosling remains defiant despite his directorial debut managing to top Grace of Monaco as the worst-reviewed film at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger ignite old rivalry at Cannes

Best mates or bitter rivals after 20 years? Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger promoting The Expendables 3 at Cannes.

Ed Gibbs Sly and Arnie inadvertently let slip their bitter rivalry, more than 20 years after their action-hero heydays.

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Fading Gigolo

John Turturro turns to Woody Allen for sex advice

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Ed Gibbs Actor-director John Turturro sought the wise counsel of a man who epitomises the Big Apple.

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones: The Invisible Woman no more

Felicity Jones as Nelly Ternan in <i>The Invisible Woman</i>.

Ed Gibbs Felicity Jones is a study in the downtrodden woman onscreen, but the English rose is a far cry from that offscreen.

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes' edgy role as a dapper Dickens in The Invisible Woman

Ed Gibbs Ralph Fiennes puts aside Charles Dickens' reputation as a model of Victorian probity in a look behind closed doors.

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Wolf Creek 2

John Jarratt as Mick Taylor in <i>Wolf Creek 2</i>.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs A much-delayed cash-in on a uniquely Australian premise, which had its day years ago.

Out of the Furnace

<i>Out of the Furnace</i>.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs Without Christian Bale, this film would be forgettable, consigned to straight-to-DVD bargain bins.

Out of the Furnace review: on a hunt with nerves of steel

Out of the furnace

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs A well-intentioned, if overly familiar, blue-collar drama that bristles with energy whenever Christian Bale appears on screen.

Wolf Creek 2 review: sequel bandwagon is a hitch-hike too far

John Jarratt as Mick Taylor in Wolf Creek 2.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs Wolf Creek 2 is an overdone affair that tries too hard without matching the horrors of the 2005 original.

Nebraska review: state of the nation

Nebraska

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs Alexander Payne's labour of love is a true American dream, an ode to the desolate wheat belt told with wit and candour.

Nebraska

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs This is a rare delight of a film, harking back to a golden era of American cinema.

Dallas Buyers Club

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs This could well be Matthew McConaughey's most affecting on-screen turn yet.

How I unwind: Adalita Srsen

Ed Gibbs Adalita Srsen is back on the scene with a spirited new album, a coming national tour and a renewed sense of purpose.

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris portrays truth with daring in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Naomie Harris

Ed Gibbs Portraying Winnie Mandela took a toll on Naomie Harris, but at least she came away with her subject's blessing.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom review: hard road to walk

Still from the film Mandela: Long Walk a Freedom.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs A biopic on the South African colossus brings stirring resonance to a role that has historically been approached with hushed reverence.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Trailer: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (Thumbnail)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Ed Gibbs On screen, this could easily pass as a TV movie, albeit one with an important story to tell.

Sundance

Australian director wins Sundance award for her debut feature film

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Ed Gibbs Australia's Sophie Hyde has won the prestigious best directing award at the Sundance Film Festival.