Day: 14 September 2023

Mental health and suicide awareness takes centre stage for national Q&A tour for The Promise

Led by former ABC Sports broadcaster and bestselling author Craig Hamilton, The Promise, from filmmaker Jye Currie, delves into the challenges surrounding mental health and suicide awareness.  The film, the first suicide prevention documentary of its kind, breaks new ground by weaving personal narratives from Hamilton, suicide survivors, individuals who have lost loved ones, and…

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Win a double in-season pass to Retribution starring Liam Neeson

Thanks to StudioCanal we have 5 double in-season passes (Admit 2) to see Retribution, the immersive, ticking clock thriller from the producers of Non-Stop and The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson, in Australian theatres from September 21st, 2023. Matt Turner (Liam Neeson) is a successful Berlin based American businessman juggling a booming financial career with family…

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Blackwater Jacqueline Ross

Book Review: Jacqueline Ross’ Blackwater is a uniquely Australian Gothic horror

Grace, recently married and heavily pregnant, heads to Tasmania to visit her new husband’s terminally ill father. King has spoken little about his family, and wants nothing more than to say goodbye and leave. But once they reach Blackwater, King’s crumbling childhood home, things are far from right. There’s a darkness here that Grace can’t…

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Riiki Reid

BIGSOUND 2023: The New Zealanders who made the festival their own

It isn’t my intention to prod the leviathan of Australia, but in my humble opinion, some of the best acts at this year’s BIGSOUND festival originated from New Zealand. Don’t @ me. As I’m sure you are aware, the Trans-Tasman musical rivalry is hotly debated. The Finn Brothers. Dragon. Sharon O’Neill. But let’s not dwell…

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Film Review: Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is a genuinely sweet and harmless outing fit for the whole family

Even though Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken‘s script is co-penned by Pam Brady, a scribe with South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Team America: World Police to her name, family audiences needn’t worry that her evident penchant for blue humour will seep through.  No, alongside Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi (the duo having collaborated…

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After the Fire is an infuriating, though necessary piece of cinematic storytelling: TIFF 2023 Review

A parallel between the systematic racism towards the Arab community in Europe and the fatalities experienced across the United States during the Black Lives Matter movement, Mehdii Fikri‘s After the Fire is an affective drama that commands conversation. Though a fictional story, the film’s credits take note that this is “based on the real struggle…

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