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1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $700,000 at auction

1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $700,000 at auction

Auction house announces results after four days of bidding on Hollywood memorabilia that brought in more than $8 million.

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Short Cuts: Kusama: Infinity, Die Hard, Jewish International Film Festival

Short Cuts: Kusama: Infinity, Die Hard, Jewish International Film Festival

Kusama: Infinity paints respectful portrait of the popular Japanese artist.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's bromance goes back in time for Holmes and Watson

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's bromance goes back in time for Holmes and Watson

"Look, we're two American comedic actors taking on two of the most beloved characters in English literature. That is already pretty absurd. Do you think there is no one in England qualified to do this?

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
What can the Oscars do about its hosting debacle?
Oscars

What can the Oscars do about its hosting debacle?

For an organisation whose only job is to give debatable prizes to famous people, the Academy Awards sure are a bumbling lot.

  • by Robert Moran
The Wild Pear Tree is a Turkish delight, exploring life and ambition in a remote village

The Wild Pear Tree is a Turkish delight, exploring life and ambition in a remote village

Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan sees a young man's aspirational superiority as a kind of tragedy in a compelling three-hour movie.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Review: Once Upon a Deadpool hits its use-by date

Review: Once Upon a Deadpool hits its use-by date

Never underestimate the ingenuity of a Hollywood studio out to extracting full value from a proven superhero franchise.

  • by Sandra Hall
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Cold War explores political oppression, the power of music and romance

Cold War explores political oppression, the power of music and romance

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War is a film close to his heart and his home.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta stars in own biopic
Performing arts

Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta stars in own biopic

The film Yuli tells Acosta's life story but, he says, it shares many similarities with the experiences of other Cubans.

  • by Sarah Marsh
Margot Robbie revives Oscar chances with surprise SAG nod
Pop culture

Margot Robbie revives Oscar chances with surprise SAG nod

But fellow Australian A-List contenders Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Toni Collette suffered setbacks.

  • by Peter Mitchell
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse review: A tangled web

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse review: A tangled web

The various iterations of Spider-Man that have made it to the big screen in recent years haven't rung a lot of changes on the wish-fulfilment fantasy of a masked hero swinging between New York skyscrapers and saving the day.

  • by Jake Wilson
Women perform better at the box office, study finds
Gender equality

Women perform better at the box office, study finds

"There has been an assumption in the industry that female-led films were generally less successful."