Day: 13 March 2014

Film Review: The Missing Picture (Cambodia, France, 2013)

March 13, 2014

“Sometimes silence is a scream.” Such is the conclusion the unnamed protagonist of The Missing Picture comes to, after pondering his father’s starvation-suicide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. The unusual style of this poetic documentary is anchored by the intricate clay figurines made for the film, representatives of the Old and New people […]

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New Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer

March 13, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for television lovers; we are mere weeks away from the season premiere of the fourth season of TV juggernaut Game of Thrones. Fans have been waiting patiently since the third season ended last year, with the fate of the Seven Kingdoms unknown (unless you’ve read the books […]

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Four hour cut of Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac to be released in Australia

March 13, 2014

Lars Von Trier’s latest film, Nymphomaniac is quite an ambitious project for the Danish director. The film is split into two parts (Volume I and Volume II), the first of which was screened in its extended form at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. The commercial release of the film is another matter though. […]

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First trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For released online

March 13, 2014

Just days after the opening of 300: Rise of An Empire, the trailer has dropped for another long-awaited sequel to a stylised graphic novel adaptation from the mid 2000’s. Released in 2005, Robert Rodriguez’s film adaptation of Frank Miller’s Sin City was an experiment in how visually faithful a film can be to its source […]

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Film Review: The Monuments Men (M15+) (USA)

March 13, 2014

Sometimes out of the horror of war there are unusual and intriguing stories to be told. One of these is that of The Monuments Men, a group of civilians tasked with rescuing stolen art masterpieces and culturally important work from the Nazis and returning them to their rightful owners. From the opening sequence we are […]

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TV Review: Rake – Season 3, Episode 5 (Australia, 2014)

March 13, 2014

RAKE goes into courtroom procedural overdrive this week when Cleaver Greene agrees to represent no less than four men at four separate hearings in one day. Sydney is in a legal frenzy: there are five royal commissions and seven ICAC hearings taking place at the same time. Every other lawyer in town is tied up, […]

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Box Office Report: 300 sequel rises to the top

March 13, 2014

3D action sequel 300: Rise of an Empire came out victorious at the Aussie box office over the weekend. The long-gestating sequel to 2007’s 300 took an impressive $3.17 million over the weekend, beating out last week’s top film, Non-Stop. The goodwill held over from the original film definitely helped Rise of an Empire, and […]

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