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Karl Quinn

Karl has held a variety of senior editing and writing roles since joining Fairfax Media in 1999. Most recently he was The Age's entertainment editor from 2009-2012. As national film editor, he oversees our film coverage in print and on our digital platforms.

Take two

Robert Connolly and Tony Ayres: friends, colleagues and fellow travellers in filmmaking

Karl Quinn These two Melbourne-based filmmakers and friends have much in common, including an uncommon degree of critical and popular success.

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Jodorowsky's Dune: The greatest acid sci-fi cult film never made

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Karl Quinn The tale of how the maverick Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried and failed to make a film of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic Dune is the subject of a hilarious documentary at MIFF.

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MIFF mini-guide

Melbourne International Film Festival: The Age critics' picks

Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv LeMoyne play three school friends who start a punk band long after it has ceased to be fashionable in Lukas Moodysson's We Are The Best, screening in MIFF 2014

Stephanie Bunbury, Jake Wilson, Karl Quinn, Paul Byrnes, Garry Maddox Our critics scan the crowded field and find eight films well worth considering at this year's Melbourne International Film Festival.

MIFF 2014 review: Predestination

Ethan Hawke in the Spierig brothers' Predestination. Shot in Melbourne in 2013, the film will open the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Karl Quinn This stylish time-travel thriller from the Spierig brothers manages to be both futuristic and nostalgic at the same time.

MIFF 2014 review: Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Shep Gordon stars as himself in <i>Supermensch</i>.

Karl Quinn Mike Myers' documentary portrait of his friend Shep Gordon, a former entertainment manager in LA, is a lot of fun but it borders on hagiography.

MIFF 2014 review: Cut Snake

Sullivan Stapleton

Karl Quinn A thriller set in 1973, Tony Ayres' latest film merges art and genre to great effect, and has a standout lead performance from Sullivan Stapleton at its core.

MIFF 2014 review: Felony

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Karl Quinn Joel Edgerton stars in this complex moral drama as a cop who goes from hero to villain when he knocks a young kid off his bicycle while driving home drunk.

MIFF 2014 review: Jodorowsky's Dune

Trailer: Jodorowsky's Dune (Thumbnail)

Karl Quinn Alejandro Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic Dune has been called "the greatest movie never made". This at-times hilarious documentary makes the case for that claim.

MIFF 2014 review: Happy Christmas

Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas

Karl Quinn Joe Swanberg's lo-fi slacker comedy about what happens when a younger sister moves in with her older brother and his wife is slight but engaging.

MIFF 2014 preview: Happiness

<i>Happiness</i>,screening at MIFF 2014.

Karl Quinn This documentary about the arrival of electricity and television in a remote village in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan captures an ancient culture as it is about to be changed forever.

MIFF 2014 review: Boyhood

'Boyhood' stars Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette.

Karl Quinn Shot over 12 years, Richard Linklater's remarkable, intensely moving film traces the life of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from age six to his first day at college.

First look

Mad Max: Fury Road: First trailer gives glimpse of the chaos to come

Action from the new Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Riley Keough, Courtney Eaton, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Abbey Lee Kershaw.

Karl Quinn Tom Hardy cops a drubbing as the new Mad Max in the first trailer for George Miller's eagerly anticipated film.

Magnificent seven: Films not to miss at MIFF

Appropriate Behaviour

Philippa Hawker, Paul Byrnes, Jake Wilson, Karl Quinn There are 350 or so films at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Here are seven well worth catching, if you can.

Grey Day

Fifty Shades of Grey trailer: First look at erotic thriller adaptation is a tease for fans

Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele in <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>.

Karl Quinn The first trailer for the eagerly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey is out, and it's a scene setter that promises to keep the fans happy.

Wedding

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to wed on screen

Wedding plan ... the celebrity pair will reportedly get hitched - but on screen only.

Karl Quinn The celebrity wedding of the year - of any year - is on. But only on the big screen.

Gay fail

GLAAD to be gay? Hollywood studios fail the LGBT test

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Karl Quinn The Hollywood studios are not doing enough to represent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters, a survey by US lobby group finds.

First look

Homeland season four trailer reveals Carrie is up to something in Pakistan, maybe

Is Carrie in trouble again? <i>Homeland</i> series 4 first look.

Karl Quinn There is no baby (except for a brief glimpse in a photo on a bedside table). There is no Brody (he was hanged at the end of season three).

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Deliver Us

Eric Bana takes a walk on the dark side in Deliver Us From Evil

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Karl Quinn Eric Bana isn't sure if he believes in a dark side, but making the based-on-fact satanic cop thriller Deliver Us From Evil made him more open to the possibility.

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Brendan O'Carroll

Meet Brendan O'Carroll, the man behind Mrs Brown's Boys

Brendan O'Carroll stars in Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie.

Karl Quinn He's one of Ireland's most successful entertainers, but Brendan O'Carroll and his alter-ego Mrs Brown were born out of a moment of sheer desperation.

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First trailer

Angelina Jolie's Unbroken: First trailer shows Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini

Jack O'Connell stars as the indomitable Louis Zamperini in <i>Unbroken</i>.

Karl Quinn The first trailer for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken has been released, just over a week after the man at the centre of its incredible true story passed away.