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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.

Short Cuts

Babadook crew launch a film tie-in to give you the creeps: Short Cuts

Karl Quinn The Babadook pop-up book comes to life; MIFF premiere fund rides again; Love Is Now hopes time is right.

Conspiracy parody

Anna Kendrick/Stanley Kubrick video Pitch Perfect 237 'reveals' conspiracy behind 9/11 conspiracy theories

Anna Kendrick, one of the stars of Pitch Perfect and now Pitch Perfect 237.

Karl Quinn An internet parody has shed light on the truth about Anna Kendrick, Stanley Kubrick and Harry Connick Jr.

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The best of Mike Nichols

Five of the best: Some of the great films Mike Nichols should be remembered for

Dustin Hoffman in <i>The Graduate</i> directed by Mike Nichols.

Karl Quinn The American director Mike Nichols leaves behind one of the most impressive bodies of work in cinema. Here are five to get you started.

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In her own Jolie good time

Angelina Jolie says she's ready to quit acting

Angelina Jolie's Aussie lingo lesson (Thumbnail)

Karl Quinn The 39-year-old Oscar-winning actress says she's ready to give up the spotlight in favour of a full-time role behind the camera.

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Short Cuts

That Sugar Film off with a rush: Short Cuts

Damon Gameau

Karl Quinn Gameau's stunt doc a social media hit; what Jolie learnt from Aussie crews; rallying the troops at Screen Forever.

War letters

Unbroken's Angelina Jolie and Fury's Brad Pitt wrote each other 'war' letters

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Karl Quinn Angelina Jolie has revealed that she and Brad Pitt shared their war movie experiences, in period style, by writing letters to each other.

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Unbroken premiere

Angelina Jolie's Unbroken the perfect fix for film industry

Angelina Jolie

Karl Quinn Angelina Jolie's big-budget war movie helped spur the Australian film industry to a record year, and next year could be even bigger.

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Record year

Australian film and TV production spend hits a record high

Screen Australia chief executive Graeme Mason.

Karl Quinn Foreign investment in Australian films and an influx of foreign features being made here helped the local screen sector to a strong result in 2013-14.

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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline finds laughter amid the tears in My Old Lady

Human inheritance: The vagaries of Gallic property law are at the heart of <i>My Old Lady</i>, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline.

Karl Quinn He may not get the romantic leads any more, but Kevin Kline says he is having a ball making indie films like My Old Lady.

Pie in the Iron Sky

Adolf Hitler on a T-Rex: How much would you pay to see that?

Adolf Hitler on a T-Rex in the teaser trailer for <i>Iron Sky: The Coming Race</i>.

Karl Quinn The makers of Iron Sky are back, with a sequel that's even daffier - and a budget of $15 million that they're seeking from fans.

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Provoking fury

Fury's 'tender' moment: is it rape or is it love?

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Karl Quinn It's the scene that has made some viewers furious, but should Angelina Jolie be upset about Brad Pitt's "pimp" moment in Fury?

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Bana day for comedy

Eric Bana returning to comedy roots in Ricky Gervais satire

Eric Bana: The Australian is set to return to his comedy roots in a film with Ricky Gervais.

Karl Quinn Eric Bana is returning to his comedy roots to co-star with Ricky Gervais in a satire about war and journalism.

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Weirdest Superman movie never?

Superman in relationship therapy: Tim Burton's vision revealed

Nicolas Cage is fitted for a costume for <i>Superman Lives</i>, the planned Tim Burton film that collapsed on the eve of production in 1998.

Karl Quinn Details have emerged of the kind of superhero Tim Burton's Superman Lives would have featured if it hadn't collapsed in 1998. In a word, troubled.

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The waking dead

The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman reassures fans: It's not all just a dream

Tough act: Andrew Lincoln says <i>The Walking Dead</i> is 'too scary' for him to watch.

Karl Quinn The co-creator of The Walking Dead has been moved to assure fans it is not all happening in the head of a still-comatose Rick.

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Ewan whose army?

Ewan McGregor labels Star Wars collectors 'parasitical lowlifes'

Speaking forcefully: Ewan McGregor has lashed out at <i>Star Wars</i> 'fans' who chase memorabilia purely for its resale value.

Karl Quinn The Scottish actor has little time for memorabilia traffickers, he has told an American men's magazine.

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The big turn-off

Why won't we watch Australian films?

Paul (Josh Lawson) and Maeve (Bojana Novakovic) in a scene from THE LITTLE DEATH.

Karl Quinn Getting local audiences to see local films at the cinema has become almost impossible this year. Is it the filmmakers who are at fault, or the audiences?

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Nicole Kidman

Why Nicole Kidman is drawn to the dark side

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the funeral service for her father Antony.

Karl Quinn She loves thrillers, is fascinated by how we deal with loss, and is determined to keep taking risks. Meet the Nicole Kidman you don't know.

Nicole Kidman navigating a 'rocky road'

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 26:  Jury member and actress Nicole Kidman attends the Palme D'Or Winners Press Conference during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2013 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Karl Quinn A month after the death of her father Antony in Singapore, Nicole Kidman admits she is still feeling raw.

S.J. Watson

How Before I Go to Sleep author S.J. Watson nailed the bestseller and the big screen

Career change: S.J. Watson, author of <i>Before I Go to Sleep</i>.

Karl Quinn With his novel now a major film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, former health worker S.J. Watson reflects on his journey from writing course to breakout success.

Avery's big prison break

Brenton Thwaites behind bars in Son of a Gun, Julius Avery's breakout

Julius Avery

Karl Quinn Six years after winning a major prize at Cannes, Julius Avery has finally made his feature debut, but he had to go to prison, and take rising star Brenton Thwaites with him, to make his break.