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Giles Hardie

Giles Hardie is a film critic and entertainment reporter for Fairfax.

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Giles Hardie It seems Julian Assange can't stop leaking, even when it's not in his own interest.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange

Giles Hardie It seems Julian Assange can't stop leaking, even when it's not in his own interest. The Australian subject of the biopic The Fifth Estate, out on November 11, is essentially campaigning against the...

Frozen

Disney melts ice ceiling in its reworking of Andersen tale

Princess Anna. 

Giles Hardie It would be easy to suggest happy accidents have marked the production of Frozen, the Disney animated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, but they only occurred after years of...

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The Walking Dead Season Four: Reset the tragedy clock

Giles Hardie The fact that The Walking Dead series is still introducing characters and killing them off, suggests no one is safe.

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The X Factor recap

X Factor: Dami saved as voters forgive the blip

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Giles Hardie Quantity beats quality as Australia opts for the energetic group over the genuinely improving solo artist.

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X-Factor recap

X-Factor: Will Dami get dumped?

Dami Im on <i>The X Factor</i> final five.

Giles Hardie Judges predict that popular favourite Dami Im will be abandoned by voters this week after a flawed performance.

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How I Unwind: Peter Helliar

Peter Helliar. (supplied pic, pegged to his shows at Just for Laughs comedy festival at Sydney Opera House, 2013.)

Giles Hardie Peter Helliar has turned his eye to romance as the writer and director of the film I Love You Too and the recent ABC series It's A Date. Now his stand-up is following suit in the show Date Night.

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America conflicted over sex in the cinema

Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe in <i>The Nymphomaniac</i>

Giles Hardie American cinemagoers might be forgiven for blushing this week, it's just not clear if it should be out of embarrassment or indignation.

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Captain Phillips wants you to feel for the pirates

Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips

Giles Hardie Pirates boarded a ship and kidnapped its captain, yet Tom Hanks' Oscar-tipped film doesn't want to serve up stereotypical bad guys.

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Glee

Teary tweets for Cory Monteith as Glee tribute goes to air

Tear-filled farewell ... Tapping in to the emotion that Cory Monteith brought to his character of Finn on <i>Glee</i>.

Giles Hardie American fans - and new watchers - of Glee have come together on social media as the tribute episode to cast member Cory Monteith went to air.

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TV

TV presenter fired after politician slams her low-cut dress

Giles Hardie The host of a Turkish music show, Gozde Kansu, was dismissed after only one episode.

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Giles Hardie Jennifer Ehle won't be doing any bodice-ripping in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Force strong in everyone

Giles Hardie Saoirse Ronan has confirmed that, as rumoured, she has auditioned for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VIIand in fact if you haven't as well, she's surprised.

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The Conjuring sets new horror record for Australia

In this publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures,  Patrick Wilson portrays Ed Warren, left, and Vera Farmiga portrays Lorraine Warren in a scene from

Giles Hardie Australian film maker James Wan sets horror record and Ender's Game faces gay backlash.

Art

New York thinks they've caught Banksy, maybe

Was Banksy's face captured in New York? (Thumbnail)

Giles Hardie Media outlets around the world are, very carefully, suggesting they may have a picture of a man who could turn out to be Banksy.

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Thor loser

Why Tom Hiddleston's Thor villain can be taken home to mum

Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

Giles Hardie As the 'puny god' villain Loki from films Thor, The Avengers and the next in the Marvel sequence Thor: The Dark World, Tom Hiddleston has brought to life a character who has attempted to enslave the...

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Loki the likeable villain

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Giles Hardie Tom Hiddleston has one again embodied a complex villain in Thor: The Dark World.

Outrage

Downton Abbey shocks with horrific storyline in new series

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Giles Hardie Has Downton Abbey gone too far?

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X Factor recap

X Factor recap: Omar gets an obituary

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Giles Hardie Australia feels Ronan's pain as the elimination of a talent show contestant is framed in terms of the real victim: the mentor.

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Sunday, October 13

Serangoon Road with Don Hany.

Giles Hardie Sam Callaghan, played by the magnetic Don Hany, is turning into the perfect noir detective, with quick fists, a sharp tongue and constantly in and out of trouble, in Serangoon Road.