Author: Connor Dalton

Blu-Ray Review: The Boss Baby (USA, 2017) can be applauded for its audacity

August 28, 2017

The Dreamworks dynasty is far from a reemerging period. Wowing with visceral marvellous and poignant features such as Antz and The Prince of Egypt amongst others, a film like The Boss Baby exists more as an oddity, as it seems so disparate from the sensibilities of what the company has produced in previous years. The […]

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Ioan Gruffudd crime series Harrow begins production in Brisbane

August 8, 2017

Announced recently by the ABC, crime series Harrow which will be led by Amazing Grace actor Ioan Gruffudd has commenced filming in South East Queensland. And as the production rolls out on the ten-part series, details regarding the extended cast and the production schedule have surfaced. Promising a gritty and dramatic program imbued by endless […]

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Darren Aronofsky reveals frightful horrors in first full-length trailer for mother!

August 8, 2017

Paramount Pictures has officially released the first full-length trailer for mother!, the latest film from visionary director Darren Aronofsky, and boy is it pleasing. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, details about the film have been scarce, we know it is a horror film about a couple whose idyllic lifestyle is overrun with the mania […]

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AFI and AACTA announce the fourth year of #SocialShorts

August 2, 2017

Throughout the last week, the Australian Film Institute and Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AFI | AACTA) have been making waves with their online short film competition #SocialShorts. In its fourth year, the competition is aimed at given unknown filmmakers exposure within the wider Australian film industry. And with 65 film competing it […]

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Screen Australia announces investments in fifteen documentaries

August 2, 2017

In local news, Screen Australia has recently announced that they plan to invested up to $4.15 million in production funding across fifteen documentaries. Through the guise of the Documentary Producer and Commissioned programs, the module set in place is certain to stretch and explore a plethora of various subject matters from creative voices. With some […]

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The five biggest and best trailer reveals from San Diego Comic-Con

July 25, 2017

Another Comic-Con, another year of rumours, superstars and a whole lot of trailers. Over the last handful of years, Comic-Con has summated itself as the prestige event when it comes to inviting us to unchartered blockbuster worlds. This year has proved no different, with a plethora of trailers to salivate over with a slew of […]

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Film Review: Paris Can Wait (USA, 2016) proves a dull exercise of endurance

July 20, 2017

When it comes to names in the film industry, none are more venerable than that of the Coppola’s. Illustriously crafting some of the greatest films in history, from Francis exalting works such as Apocalypse Now to The Godfather and more recently with his daughter’s Sofia success at Cannes with The Beguiled, the name brings an […]

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Robert Braiden sci-fi thriller 1 enters production in Queensland; Dan Ewing joins cast

July 18, 2017

With an eye locked on a 2018 release, the latest project from Australian director Robert Braiden, a science-fiction thriller entitled 1, has commenced principal photography. The film has been acquired by Truant Productions, and now as filming commences in South East Queensland, further details regarding cast and story have now surfaced. Home & Away and […]

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Film Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (USA, 2017) is a triumphant return to form

July 5, 2017

By the conclusion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the character and lore behind it had lost all sense of vigour on screen. The film was tired, painful and offensively deplorable, so much so it managed to master what many would consider near impossible — it made the promise of future instalments as something to dread […]

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Hugh Jackman is P.T. Barnum in first trailer for The Greatest Showman

June 29, 2017

With the immense success of La La Land, Hollywood appears primed to revel in the renewed popularity of the musical, and one can look no further than with The Greatest Showman. The long-gestating biopic-turned-musical has released its debut trailer and it comes stacked with an avalanche of talent and a likely aim for the award […]

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell face off in new trailer for Battle of the Sexes

June 24, 2017

Fox Searchlight has unveiled an international trailer for their highly anticipated tennis drama Battle of the Sexes. Led by Steve Carell as chauvinistic ex-tennis champion Bobby Riggs and Emma Stone portraying feminist icon Billie Jean King, the film centres on the real-life showdown between the pair in the historical 1973 tennis match. As well as […]

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The MonsterVerse continues: Godzilla 2 announces synopsis and full cast as filming commences

June 22, 2017

Coinciding with the beginning of production in Atlanta, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have unveiled an official press release detailing the cast, synopsis and production details for the tentatively titled Godzilla 2. The follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla will serve as the next instalment in WB and Legendary’s “MonsterVerse” alongside Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Una (UK/USA, 2016) is a gripping abuse drama that thrives through unhesitating commitment

June 17, 2017

It would have been too easy for a film like Una to result in something unreservedly perfunctory. The fable of the abuse victim confronting her perpetrator has been depicted more than one would wish to count, and the argument can be made that a fair share wishes to portray the subject matter no more than […]

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T’Challa is unleashed! Marvel releases first trailer and poster for Black Panther

June 10, 2017

The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther aired today during game four of the NBA finals and it looks nothing short of glorious. After Chadwick Boseman‘s initial portrayal of the titular hero in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, the character’s first stand-alone feature holds a heavy emphasis to his fictitious home land of Wakanada, a hidden […]

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Naomi Watts oversteps her boundaries in new trailer for Netflix’s Gypsy

June 10, 2017

With its arrival slated for the end of the month, Netflix has released the first official trailer for its upcoming psychological drama Gypsy starring Naomi Watts. And while the program appears to imbue the similar qualities of Netflix’s celebrated original programming, this trailer promises something far more lurid with its material when compared to the various […]

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Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk and more join Steven Spielberg’s The Papers

June 9, 2017

Steven Spielberg is certainly a busy man. Currently in the midst of a lengthy post-production period for his sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One, the influential director has wasted little time getting his next project off the ground. With Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers film The Papers (previously titled The Post) ambitiously being fast-tracked for an awards-friendly 2017 release. The film has previously […]

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Suicide Squad 2 aiming for a 2018 production start, according to Joel Kinnaman

June 7, 2017

One could be forgiven for not recollecting that on financial figures, Warner Bros and DC’s anti-hero blockbuster Suicide Squad was an immense commercial success. On the critical spectrum, the film was lambasted by critics and director David Ayer even expressed his own regrets on the final product. However, the film that brought a collective of […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Maliglutit (Canada 2016) is made with skill, but proves a sporadically stirring thriller

June 7, 2017

There is certainly something splendid somewhere within Maliglutit, the first collaboration between directors Zacharias Kunuk and Natar Ungallaq, unfortunately, it is all but concealed. The distinguished pair have taken on the task of adapting classic material, and despite the endeavour of imbuing the film with idealism and vigour, Maliglutit can never amount to anything significantly […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Ana, mon amour (Romania, 2017) is an unflinching if uneven take on love surviving mental health

June 7, 2017

In many ways, Cãlin Peter Netzer’s latest feature Ana, mon amour provides an elegantly poignant dissection of when solicitude collides with mental illness. It is unflinchingly explicit, raw in its psychoanalysis and mostly effectual to the ideals it is aiming to exude. Although, dissimilar to Netzer’s previous film, the Golden Bear winning Child’s Pose, the […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: 78/52 (USA, 2017) is a delightful homage to cinema’s greatest scene

June 7, 2017

It’d be an arduous task to contemplate a more significant moment in the history of cinema than that of the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s masterful slasher Psycho. As not only would its value of shock go on to define the representation of violence and sex for years onwards, it has definitively etched itself into […]

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Director Doug Liman exits Justice League Dark; It director among replacement rumours

May 31, 2017

It appears that Doug Liman and the comic book genre just isn’t meant to be. No less than a year after vacating Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit, Variety has reported that Liman has abdicated directing duties on Warner Bros’ long-in-development adaptation of the obscure DC Comics property Dark Universe. Otherwise more commonly known as Justice League Dark. With the report highlighting that Liman’s […]

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Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen hunt a murderer in first trailer for Wind River

May 30, 2017

Over the last couple of years, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting voices in cinema. His debut screenplay Sicario brought critical reverence with the harrowing cartel drama, for many, considered one of the best films of 2015. Only to go one better the following year with the immense […]

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