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Aussie artists front and centre at this weekend's Splendour in the Grass

Aussie artists front and centre at this weekend's Splendour in the Grass

Queenslander Amy Shark and Arnhem Land's Baker Boy are among the Australian talent taking to the stage at Splendour in the Grass.

  • by Martin Boulton

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Maxine Peake in Funny Cow.

Not-so Funny Cow delivers misery porn without the punchline

There's hardly a laugh in sight, at least the intentional kind.

  • by Jake Wilson
A catatonic Nicolas Cage in Vampire's Kiss.

What to make of Nicolas Cage? MIFF's all-night marathon attempts an answer

Drop the name Nicolas Cage into a conversation about film, and everyone is bound to have an opinion. "The jazz musician of American acting," said David Lynch, who cast Cage as an outlaw in a snakeskin jacket in his extravagant 1990 thriller-romance Wild at Heart. A decade later, when a newly buff Cage had achieved unlikely mainstream success as the star of action blockbusters such as Con Air, an appalled Sean Penn was willing to declare that his former friend was no longer an actor at all.

  • by Jake Wilson
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Trevor Noah jokes Africa won the World Cup, making French ambassador unhappy

Trevor Noah jokes Africa won the World Cup, making French ambassador unhappy

Noah was recognising the multi-ethnic background of France's team, which topped a list of World Cup teams with the most diversity.

  • by Bethonie Butler
Series Mania puts Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving TV shows on big screen

Series Mania puts Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving TV shows on big screen

The festival is screening Dead Lucky and Patrick Melrose in full, and the stars are here for the occasion.

  • by Karl Quinn

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