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Powerful feat of reimagining: Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old

Powerful feat of reimagining: Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old

It is absolutely right that Peter Jackson's film about WWI should confront us with real death.

  • by Paul Byrnes

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Japanese animation lingers like a strange yet pleasant dream
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Japanese animation lingers like a strange yet pleasant dream

The cartoon bird stars of Penguin Highway are appealing, puzzling and pecuiliar.

  • by Jake Wilson
Suspiria review: Tedious muddle proves golden era of the splatter movie is over

Suspiria review: Tedious muddle proves golden era of the splatter movie is over

You have to wonder why Luca Guadagnino didn't go the whole hog and make it an eight-part Netflix miniseries and really bore us all rigid.

  • by Jake Wilson
Journey's End review: Story may be 90 years old, but anti-war message stands

Journey's End review: Story may be 90 years old, but anti-war message stands

In 1928, no one in the London theatre establishment wanted to hear about a play set in the trenches in 1918. It was too soon, except that it wasn't.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Love Actually turns 15: The movie's 15 sweetest, funniest and saddest quotes

Love Actually turns 15: The movie's 15 sweetest, funniest and saddest quotes

From cue cards to Titanic, Love Actually gave birth to some brilliant cinema moments that are still as poignant today.

'He sees those things that you hide': Viola Davis on working with Steve McQueen

'He sees those things that you hide': Viola Davis on working with Steve McQueen

Davis stars in McQueen's new heist movie, Widows.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
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Boy Erased charts tragedy of gay conversion therapy with restraint
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Boy Erased charts tragedy of gay conversion therapy with restraint

At first 19-year-old Jared Eamons goes along with the idea that homosexuality can be cured. Trusting in the parents he loves and the faith they follow, he's willing to give it a try.

  • by Sandra Hall
It's a Wildlife for Ed Oxenbould, the young actor who flunked drama
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It's a Wildlife for Ed Oxenbould, the young actor who flunked drama

He's learning on the job from best, but Australian actor Ed Oxenbould admits the theory still eludes him.

  • by Karl Quinn
Short cuts: Current release films reviewed
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Short cuts: Current release films reviewed

Bohemian Rhapsody works as an exuberant re-creation of Queen's heyday and a sympathetic portrait of Freddie Mercury himself.

Steve Bisley turns to directing to tell his mother's story
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Steve Bisley turns to directing to tell his mother's story

The well-known actor plans to shoot a drama based on the first book of his memoirs next year. 

  • by Garry Maddox
Meat pies, Mount Barker and a film producer hungry for the right location
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Meat pies, Mount Barker and a film producer hungry for the right location

With only 2000 residents, this town is not the first place you think of for a film set.

  • by Cameron Myles