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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.

Robbie Williams review: Consummate showman rarely anything but an awful lot of fun

Karl Quinn 'Allow me to reintroduce myself,' he tells the sell-out Rod Laver crowd for his first show in Melbourne since 2006. 'My name is Robbie Peter Williams and for the next two hours your ass is mine.'

Time's up on David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz - and no replacements in sight

David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz.

Karl Quinn It's the right time for them to go, but replacing the hosts of At The Movies will be tricky - so hard that the ABC isn't even going to try.

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Rising star

'People overthink acting': Josh McConville, star of The Infinite Man and The Sublime

Karl Quinn There's only one Josh McConville, but suddenly this rising star of stage and screen seems to be everywhere.

U2 millions

How U2 could make a fortune from Apple's iTunes freebie giveaway

U2 frontman Bono

Karl Quinn It looks like a great deal for music fans, but U2 could make hundreds of millions from the biggest freebie in the history of music.

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Study

Hollywood action films will make you fat: medical study

Scarlett Johansson, <i>The Island</i>.

Karl Quinn It's official: Hollywood action films are bad for you, especially Michael Bay's The Island, it appears.

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Disney dollars

Disney gets OK to spend $21.6 million on Pirates but the deal's not done yet

Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in <i>Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides</i>. The film cost $US250 million to make and has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.

Karl Quinn Why the government's gift to Disney might make sense - if it happens.

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Sarah Snook

Breakout performance in Predestination is another feather in Sarah Snook's cap

Winning praise: Sarah Snook in <i>Predestination</i>.

Karl Quinn Sarah Snook's stunning turn in Predestination is sure to grab plenty of attention, but that is unlikely to turn this 26-year-old's head too much.

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Joel Edgerton

Felony's Joel Edgerton revels in his success

Karl Quinn Joel Edgerton is in a pretty great place right now, but the star of Felony knows it would be a crime to take it all for granted.

Punk film

Martin Scorsese to direct Ramones film: report

Martin Scorsese: Linked to a Ramones film, but when will he fit it in?

Karl Quinn Martin Scorsese has been linked to a film about the New York punk band The Ramones, planned for a 2016 release to mark the 40th anniversary of their debut album.

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Race row

Marlon Wayans accused of racial discrimination over Family Guy reference

Pierre Daniel and Cleveland Brown comparison made by Marlon Wayans.

Karl Quinn Just weeks after dissing Delta, the African-American filmmaker Marlon Wayans has become embroiled in another race row.

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Sarah Silverman busts a dope move, Vince Gilligan and Matthew McConaughey win while losing at the Emmys

Sarah Silverman

Karl Quinn Some of the biggest winners went home empty-handed at the 66th prime-time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Emmys

Emmys 2014: 10 things we learnt from the awards

Matthew McConaughey missed out on an Emmy for his role in <i>True Detective</i>.

Karl Quinn McConaughey was the word on everyone's lips at this year's Emmy Awards - except for the person handing out the best actor award.

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Peter Cousens

Peter Cousens aims for faith-based market with anti-slavery film Freedom

Peter Cousens, director of the film <i>Freedom</i>.

Karl Quinn He lost it all with the failure of the theatre company Kookaburra, but now Peter Cousens is born again as a director, with a film pitched at the burgeoning faith-based market.

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Pirates

Disney hopes to switch $21.6m federal cash from 20,000 Leagues to Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa  Geoffrey Rush with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow  Johnny Depp, in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

Karl Quinn Disney has reportedly asked the government to approve a reallocation of $21.6 million granted to lure its 20,000 Leagues production down under to the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film.

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Joel Edgerton

Felony star Joel Edgerton knows the value of keeping his head

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

Karl Quinn Joel Edgerton is in a pretty great place right now, but the star of Felony knows it would be a crime to take it all for granted.

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Ian Pringle

Ian Pringle returns to filmmaking after Picasso, prison and 22 years away

Ian Pringle

Karl Quinn Ian Pringle's promising career took him to America, but after things fell apart in the most bizarre way imaginable filmmaking was the last thing on his mind. Until now.

Screen icon

Lauren Bacall was nobody's woman, except her man Bogie's

Lauren Bacall

Karl Quinn Lauren Bacall was a conundrum, a proto-feminist forever linked to the man she loved, and whose presence in her life she believed held back her career.

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MIFF 2014 review: Paper Planes

Ed Oxenbould stars in Robert Connolly's kids film <i>Paper Planes</i>, at MIFF 2014.

Karl Quinn Robert Connolly’s latest is unabashedly a film for and about kids, though parents dragged along will find its simple charms hard to resist.

MIFF 2014 review: Iranian

Mehran Tamadon's <i>Iranian</i>, screening at MIFF 2014.

Karl Quinn Documentary maker Mehran Tamadon invites four conservative Muslims to a house outside Tehran to debate what a secular society in Iran might look like.

Take two

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

International scale: Oscar Isaac and Anthony LaPaglia in <i>Balibo</i>.

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