Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox is a Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

On a happier note, Mrs Carey's next concert will be a tribute affair

Garry Maddox When the star of the hit documentary Mrs Carey’s Concert resigned suddenly from her old school last year, it was a devastating time.

Zak Hilditch

These Final Hours: the film that brings the apocalypse to Perth

Last party: Nathan Phillips and Angourie Rice in Zak Hilditch's These Final Hours.

Garry Maddox The world may get wiped out in These Final Hours, but the apocalypse movie has put young Australian director Zak Hilditch on the map at home and abroad.

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Screen Australia cuts jobs and winds back maximum investment

Screen Australia chief executive Graeme Mason remains optimistic despite the cuts.

Garry Maddox The federal agency that supports film and television production will slash staff by 10 per cent and wind back its maximum investment in projects following cuts in the federal budget.

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Jasin Boland

From The Matrix to Mad Max: Fury Road, a film set is a 'game park' for stills photographer Jasin Boland

Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Garry Maddox Whether working on The Matrix, Skyfall or Mad Max: Fury Road, Jasin Boland has one aim – taking a photo that tells a story.

Short Cuts

Short cuts: Australian film news

David Gulpilil as Charlie in a scene from Rolf de Heer's 'Charlie's Country'.

Garry Maddox Furry creatures rule the box office; ScrOz goes international; Australian stars set for Toronto.

Modern classics

It's back to the future as '80s classics find fans in cinemas again

Michael J. Fox in the film Back To The Future (1985).

Garry Maddox The 1980s is the sweet spot when it comes to retro programming, a growing sector for cinema operators large and small.

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Short Cuts

Shortcuts: Australian film industry news

Director Matthew Saville and Joel Edgerton on the set of Felony.

Garry Maddox A dog of a film, coming out and coming of age, from Neighbours to nunchukkas

Mother love

Film-maker Sophia Turkiewicz's lifetime journey making Once My Mother

Sophia Turkiewicz

Garry Maddox Left in an Adelaide orphanage at the age of seven by her struggling single mother, it took a lifetime of filmmaking for Sophia Turkiewicz to finally see the quiet heroism of the woman she'd always...

Laura Birn

Laura Birn shines as Finns give skinhead tale a comic twist

Actress Laura Birn, in Sydney for the inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival.

Garry Maddox When the Finnish do their own version of Romper Stomper, complete with shaven-headed neo-Nazis fighting to keep their country white, they do it in their own particular way - with comedy.

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Short Cuts: Australian film industry news

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Garry Maddox Skateboard doco to get wider release in UK and US than Australia; Bruce Beresford in the money.

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Charlie's Country takes David Gulpilil from prison to international acclaim

David Gulpilil in <i>Charlie's Country</i>.

Garry Maddox Rolf de Heer teams with David Gulpilil for the final chapter of an accidental trilogy.

Sydney Film Festival attracts a record crowd

Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue

Garry Maddox Sydney's winter festivals are having a booming year.

Two Days, One Night takes top gong at Sydney Film Festival

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Garry Maddox It could have been Boyhood, the American film shot over 12 years. Or the British drama, Locke, which takes place entirely in a car heading for London.

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Short Cuts: Australian film industry news June 19-25, 2014

Paul Fenech.

Garry Maddox Paul Fenech to direct fourth feature; Rachel Perkins returns to Redfern; Screen Oz chief puts on brave face.

Review of Snowpiercer in the Sydney Film Festival competition

Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Garry Maddox Bong Joon-Ho, the South Korean director of the horror hit The Host, makes an ambitious and somewhat awkward jump to English-language filmmaking with a futuristic thriller set in a train that is...

Review of Fell in the Sydney Film Festival competition

Matt Nable in the film Fell.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Garry Maddox An evocative drama set in the Australian bush, Kasimir Burgess's debut film looks at a man's painful journey through grief.

Sydney Film Festival competition: Fish & Cat

Still from the film Fish & Cat ... Babak (Babak Karimi), talks Mina (Neda Jebraeeli) into coming with him into the forest.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Garry Maddox With a playful approach to time and storytelling, director Shaham Mokhi takes Iranian cinema in a new direction in the single shot film Fish & Cat.

Bloody funny

Hobbits, orcs and now vampires - a New Zealand mockumentary about a share household with a difference

Exploring the ins and outs  of being a vampire: Taika Waititi.

Garry Maddox The comic talents behind Flight of the Conchords have created a mockumentary about life in a vampire sharehouse.

SFF Review

An ambitious Cambodian romance: a review of Ruin in the Sydney Film Festival competition

Rous Mony and Sang Malen in the Australian film Ruin.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Garry Maddox A vision of dreams and nightmares, the Australian film Ruin is an intense romance between two damaged souls in Cambodia.

SFF Reviews

Reviews of Two Days, One Night and Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter at Sydney Film Festival

Hard sell: Marion Cotillard stars in <i>Two Days, One Night</i>.

Garry Maddox Festival reviews of Two Days, One Night and Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter.