Day: 10 March 2018

The Roots announce super jam session with Ludacris, Rapsody and more at Bud Light’s SXSW party

March 10, 2018

There are very few names in music that define the very concept of collaboration more than The Legendary Roots Crew (AKA The Roots), so when you’re an enormous brand celebrating “music, friendship, and collaboration” at SXSW you’d be remiss not to call upon the iconic band to lead the party. That’s what Bud Light are […]

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Young Fathers, Ready Player One and more make a splash on the first night of SXSW 2018

March 10, 2018

And SXSW is off once again! The annual Austin, Texas festival kicked off its Interactive and Film streams tonight with a series of film screenings and special events all over the city. The New York Times Magazine took over Irene’s with one of the night’s biggest parties, steadily building up anticipation as a lively queue […]

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Ready Player One to hold surprise world premiere tomorrow night at SXSW

March 10, 2018

As has become tradition at SXSW,  a major Hollywood film has announced a last minute premiere at the Austin, Texas festival. As many predicted (including ourselves), due to its large, unexpected presence at the festival, this year that film is Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Based on the global bestseller by Ernest Cline, the film […]

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SXSW Interview: Armie Hammer reflects on working with Geoffrey Rush and Stanley Tucci for Final Portrait

March 10, 2018

Fresh from shooting hot dog cannons at the Academy Awards (yes, that actually happened), we caught up with actor Armie Hammer at SXSW to talk about his work in the acclaimed film Final Portrait (which we gave four stars right here). We talk about the voyeuristic experience the movie employs, particularly in the scenes between Hammer […]

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SXSW Film Review: American Animals (USA, 2018) is a masterful, original take on the heist & true crime genres

March 10, 2018

American Animals is the scripted film debut from writer/director Bart Layton, who walked away with a BAFTA for his debut effort, the documentary The Imposter. Knowing he comes from a documentary background is unsurprising when you see this film, which screened at Sundance earlier this year to a good deal of critical acclaim, and continued […]

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SXSW Interview: Antifa leader Daryle Lamont Jenkins talks about Alt-Right: Age of Rage

March 10, 2018

To further explore Alt-Right: Age of Rage, a new documentary by Adam Bhala Lough receiving its world premiere at this year’s SXSW, we chat to Daryle Lamont Jenkins. Jenkins, one of the most prominent and recoginsable figures of the antifa (or “anti-fascist”) movement in America has a lot to say about the increasingly salient clash […]

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SXSW Film Review: Alt-Right: Age of Rage (USA, 2018) is a brutal documentary about a divided US

March 10, 2018

In Australia we had John Safran playing provocateur and spending time with white nationalists in his book, Depends What You Mean By Extremist. In the US, a SXSW documentary takes a similar approach with filmmaker, Adam Bhala Lough embedding himself with some representatives from political extremes in Alt Right: Art of Rage. The film ultimately […]

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Actress Margot Robbie to attend Australian premiere of Peter Rabbit

March 10, 2018

Australian actress Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, I, Tonya) is set to return to Sydney to attend the Australian premiere of the upcoming film Peter Rabbit. She’ll be joined by director, producer and writer Will Gluck (Easy A, Annie) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) who voices Mopsy in the film. The screening will take place on […]

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Screen Australia and The Guardian to fund four online documentary short films

March 10, 2018

The Guardian have announced, in collaboration with Screen Australia, the four projects that have been selected to receive funding from their joint initiative announced in August last year: The Big Wait, Los Rambos, Operations from the Bottom and Where the River Runs Red.  All four films have been created by early career filmmakers, covering both […]

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The Sydney Film Festival announces 2018 dates

March 10, 2018

The Sydney Film Festival returns once again to celebrate its 65th anniversary, taking place from the 6-17 June, 2018. The festival aims to bring the world’s best and newest films to Sydney over a 12 day period complete with premieres, talks, parties, director and actor guests and much more. Over 250 films from all over […]

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Create NSW and ABC Arts applications now open for 2019 Documentary Feature Fund

March 10, 2018

Following the success of The Go-Betweens: Right Here and prior to the the release of the 2018 film Double Happiness: China Love, Create NSW and ABC Arts have put forward application opportunities for its 2019 Feature Fund which is now in its third year. Each project funded through the initiative will receive a world premiere […]

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Win a copy of Detectorists Series 3 on DVD starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones

March 10, 2018

The award-winning Detectorists returns for a third series as we follow in the footsteps of Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), two friends sharing a devotion to metal detecting. With their eyes on a particular plot of land, they dream of the one find which would bring history to life and change their lives […]

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Theatre Review: The Book of Mormon will make you laugh til it hurts even if you feel you shouldn’t (Sydney Lyric Theatre)

March 10, 2018

What do you get when you combine a much-maligned American religion, Disney-movie songs and the writers of a politically incorrect adult cartoon? A ridiculously so-wrong-it’s-right musical called The Book of Mormon. As close to Broadway as you’re likely to see on the Australian stage, this show is an all-singing, all-dancing, joke-filled tribute to American musical theatre. […]

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Review: Want to laugh so hard wine comes out your nose? The Miss Behave Gameshow is for you (Sydney Opera House)

March 10, 2018

Flying candy, endorsement of cheating and a few life lessons – and that’s just in the first 10 minutes – The Miss Behave Gameshow is hands down the most entertaining night out I’ve had in a long time. In fact, stop reading, jump over to the Sydney Opera House website and grab yourself some tickets […]

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