Gina McIntyre Bringing a dragon to life created a whole new level of anxiety for Sir Peter Jackson, but the celebrated filmmaker is convinced Tolkien would approve of the results.
GARRY MADDOX The Inbetweeners sequel is shooting in Queensland; two first-time directors heading to Sundance; development funding for Jocelyn Moorhouse project.
Actress Eleanor Parker, who appeared as the Baroness in The Sound of Music and was nominated for three Oscars, has died, aged 91.
The beats, at root
ED GIBBS Forget Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe is revelling in the most diverse roles he can find.
Trial by trilogy
James Robinson The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug needs little introduction. But are audiences ready for another trip to Middle-earth?
Matt Bungard The film that scooped top prize at Sunday night's Tropfest in Sydney is now facing a social media backlash over claims it promotes homophobia and transphobia.
PHILIPPA HAWKER Filmmaker Ruben Alves has drawn on his own life – and the lives of his Portuguese immigrant parents – for the French comedy smash The Gilded Cage.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Judi Dench has found solace in constant work since the death of her husband, and her latest role, in Philomena, is destined to be one of her greatest.
Matt Bungard It was a night to remember for Matt Hardie, who won both best film and best actor at the 22nd instalment of Tropfest.
KARL QUINN He has a world record for freediving, holds his breath underwwater for minutes at a time, and dives with great whites for fun and science. Meet the remarkable William Winram.
BERNARD ZUEL Strong relationships with filmmakers are the key to movie composer Ashley Irwin's US success story.
NICK MILLER The star of Long Walk to Freedom never met Nelson Mandela, but he was changed by him all the same.
JAKE WILSON A Vietnamese romantic comedy about a jealous fashion designer in New York who fears her boyfriend is cheating on her in Saigon, this is a decidedly international, and reasonably successful, offering.
PAUL BYRNES This loosely based-on-fact telling of the Abscam scandal from the late 1970s is as good as anything director David O. Russell has ever done.
CRAIG MATHIESON This British thriller takes our worst fears about the vast and unchecked security state and runs hard with them.
SANDRA HALL The anatomy of the hissy fit is exhaustively examined in this comedy about the high-fashion industry in Saigon.
ED GIBBS A huge sleeper hit in its native France, this thoroughly enjoyable, semi-autobiographical feature comes loaded with goodwill.
CRAIG MATHIESON Everyone pays up in this fascinating movie from David O. Russell about scammers big-time and small.
LENNY ANN LOW Kristen Wiig is standing in a hotel room, arms open wide. ''We've met before, haven't we?'' she says. ''I know you.''
LENNY ANN LOW The Bridesmaids writer and star is about to hit screens in her straightest role ever.
GARRY MADDOX 11:59pm A teenage love story set against the backdrop of Canberra's devastating 2003 bushfires has been selected for the Berlin Film Festival.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI 7:31am Palestinian movie Omar has taken top honours at the first Asia-Pacific Screen Awards held in Brisbane, with Australia’s three nominees missing out.
Jenny Cooney Carrillo Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are reunited, almost, in American Hustle.
Jenny Cooney Carrillo It took nine years and a huge cult following to convince Will Ferrell it was time to put Ron Burgundy back on air.
Cate Blanchett had better find a gown to wear to the Oscars, although Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush and Chris Hemsworth likely won't have to worry about tuxedos.
JILLIAN MCHUGH Almost $90 million worth of animated films will be produced in Western Australia as part of a deal struck with a Chinese studio.
KARL QUINN It's the clash of the titans as the Weinsteins accuse Warner Bros of stiffing them on The Hobbit, while Warner accuses the brothers of sour grapes.
Cate Blanchett has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, but the news was not so good for Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Hemsworth and former Neighbours starlet Margot Robbie.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI It won't just be City Hall on display at the 7th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards on Thursday night.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI In most circles, declaring that you dislike the film Love Actually is akin to declaring you think Stalin had some progressive policies.
Television drama Redfern Now and film The Rocket earn biggest screen music nods of the year.
The Inbetweeners sequel is shooting in Queensland; two first-time directors heading to Sundance; development funding for Jocelyn Moorhouse project.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire could have massive success in China, despite the best efforts of pirates and its anti-authoritarian message.
The Australian film Ruin, shot in Cambodia, was among the prizewinners in Venice.
An audacious lesbian love story featuring hardcore sex by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
With the emergence of Electro, Spider-Man must confront a foe far more powerful than he.
The story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who are forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians.
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
A hardworking Portuguese couple living in Paris dream of returning to their homeland, but their friends and neighbours have other plans.
After her baby is whisked away by nuns to America for adoption, Philomena spends the next 50 years searching for him. Based on a true story.
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery.
Spike Jonze tale about a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased computer operating system.
In the near future, when a hostile alien race has attacked Earth, a boy named Ender is humanity's best chance of survival.
A platoon of unlikely lads is tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.
An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago.
The true story of a murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughsin 1944.
Tracks tells the inspirational true story of Robyn Davidson’s 2700 km solo trek through the remote Australian desert to the Indian Ocean.
A 20-something supervising staff member of a foster care facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Following a mysterious explosion in a busy London market, the police swoop, a suspect is detained, and the country prepares for one of the most high-profile trials in British history.
Chester V sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, and other food creatures to save the world again!
A Swiss Professor abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.