Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox is a Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

'Depressive, heroic'

After Harry Potter, Alan Rickman returns to directing in A Little Chaos

Garry Maddox "I'm not above a custard pie in the face": Harry Potter anti-hero Alan Rickman shows his lighter side.

My perfect weekend: Abe Forsythe

Garry Maddox Abe Forsythe, filmmaker and actor

Hitting a ceiling

Cinema backtracks on $20 tickets

Garry Maddox Why one cinema has found it has had to drop its top price.

French flicks

French Film Festival features Dany Boon, Gemma Arterton and prizewinner Girlhood

Vibrant drama <i>Girlhood</i>  has already won the festival's critics prize.

Garry Maddox There's a good reason the French Film Festival is the most popular national cinema event on the annual calendar.

Award winners

Oscars 2015 winners: Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel get the most awards

Michael Keaton at the 87th Academy Awards

Garry Maddox The inventive showbiz satire Birdman flew highest to win best picture at the 87th Academy Awards.

Sorkin stir

Oscars 2015: Is it really harder for a man than a woman to win an acting Academy Award?

Julianne Moore's transformation in <i>Still Alice</i> is emotional and psychological rather than physical.

Garry Maddox A look at what this year's Academy Award nominees had to go through to get a nomination after Aaron Sorkin claimed female lead roles are easier in Hollywood.

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Oscar predictions

Oscars 2015: Our experts predict the Academy Award winners

Patricia Arquette is hot favourite to take out the best supporting actress award for <i>Boyhood</i>.

Karl Quinn, Garry Maddox, Philippa Hawker Wondering who will scoop the pool at the 2015 Academy Awards on Monday? Our experts reckon they've got it all worked out.

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Robin Campillo

Eastern Boys director Robin Campillo: 'You can't expect illegal immigrants to be angels'

Changing perspectives: <i>Eastern Boys</i> stars Olivier Rabourdin, left, as Daniel.

Garry Maddox A new French film takes a bold approach to a tale about immigration, sexuality and power.


Oscars 2015: Top 10 things that will definitely happen at Academy Awards

Michael Keaton in Birdman.

Garry Maddox At an awards show where anything can happen – remember John Travolta mangling Idina Menzel's name last year? – there are some rolled gold certainties.

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Box office

Fifty Shades of Grey has record debut at Australian box office

Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan in <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>.

Garry Maddox With all those pre-sold tickets, Fifty Shades of Grey was always going to open strongly in Australian cinemas.

John Lasseter

From Toy Story to Monsters University: the secrets to Pixar's success

Classic: <i>Toy Story 3</i>.

Garry Maddox The founder and creative director of Pixar Animation, John Lasseter, spills the beans on how the studio keeps churning out the hits.

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Why Hollywood remakes of foreign-language films are not always a great idea

The Intouchables.

Garry Maddox Hollywood frequently looks overseas for inspiration, but the history of remakes is littered with misses as well as hits.

Go go go Astro Boy

Australian company to make Astro Boy movie

Astro Boy, Image supplied by Animal Logic.


Garry Maddox First The Lego Movie. Next Japanese robot superhero Astro Boy.