Author: Simon Anicich

DVD Review: Toast of London Series Two (UK, 2015)

June 15, 2015

Britain’s worst actor Steven Toast (Matt Berry) is back, in the second season of the hilarious comedy Toast of London. Series two sees Toast moving on to a range of new exploits and acting roles following the surprise success afforded to him by Michael Ball, aided by his eccentric agent Jane Plough (Doon Mackichan) and […]

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DVD Review: Toast Of London Series One (UK, 2015)

June 14, 2015

If you didn’t manage to catch British comedy series Toast of London when it first aired on the ABC, you best drop everything you’re doing right now and take a trip to your local shopping centre to grab series one on DVD. Written by Matt Berry and Arthur Mathews, the show centres around Steven Toast, […]

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Check out the ‘Payoff’ trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

June 10, 2015

Fans of the Mission: Impossible franchise have a lot to be excited about, with a new trailer for the 5th installment in the franchise Rogue Nation launching online. The new film is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and sees Tom Cruise return as the superstar spy Ethan Hunt. With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan […]

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Catch The Met Opera’s La Donna Del Lago in a cinema near you

June 10, 2015

If you’re a big fan of the Metropolitan Opera, but can’t afford to shell out the money for tickets to fly over and see them in the flesh in New York City, you’re in for a big treat. The Met Opera’s recent production of Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago was filmed as part of their […]

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Full line-up announced for the Scandinavian Film Festival

June 9, 2015

The Scandinavian Film Festival is ecstatic to announce its full line-up of 22 feature films that are set to play at the festival this year, framed by the witty opening night comedy Here Is Harold (Her Er Harold) and closing night film Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Jag ar Ingrid). This documentary is set […]

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Sydney Film Festival announces Cemetery of Splendour

June 9, 2015

The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) is ecstatic to announce that Cemetery of Splendour, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, will now be screening at the festival following a rapturous reception at Cannes this year. Film aficionados will recognise Weerasethakul as the director of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, which won the Palme d’Or at […]

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Metro Screen announce free events for Sydney Film Festival 2015

June 2, 2015

Independent filmmakers hub Metro Screen have announced they are partnering with the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) to present two free events at the festival aimed at emerging filmmakers who both run and have a strong passion for film festivals and the role they have to play in the cultural dynamics of the city. Hosted by […]

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Three new films announced for Sydney Film Festival 2015!

June 2, 2015

In exciting news for film fans, Sydney Film Festival (SFF) Director Nashen Moodley has announced that “two new documentaries, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine and Among the Believers; along with one new feature, The Assassin, direct from Cannes, will be added to the Sydney Film Festival program”. Renowned documentarian and SFF guest Alex […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) announces first glance selection for 2015!

June 2, 2015

Get excited Melburnites, for the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has unleashed the First Glance selection for its 64th year, which includes an exciting program of experimental film and audiovisual artistry in Vertical Cinema; the Centrepiece Gala screening of Holding the Man; a David Gulpilil retrospective; and a new principal partnership with Metro Trains Melbourne. […]

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Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery is heading back on the road.

June 2, 2015

Aussie comedian Julia Zemiro has packed her bags and headed back out on the road for another round of her popular series Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, which returns to our screens this Wednesday on ABC1 at 9pm. If you’re new to the series, it features Zemiro as she visits leading figures from the world of […]

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Check out Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in the new Black Mass trailer

May 26, 2015

If you’re a fan of Johnny Depp (and let’s face it, we all are) then you’ll definitely want to check out the trailer for his latest film, Black Mass. Directed by Scott Cooper, the movie is a biopic based on the life of James “Whitey” Bulger, as told by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill in […]

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The Simpsons’ Nancy Cartwright joins Supanova lineup for 2015

May 26, 2015

If you grew up with catchphrases such as “eat my shorts” and “don’t have a cow man” you’ll be all too familiar with the voice of Nancy Cartwright. Though most famous for playing Bart Simpson of The Simpsons, Cartwright has had an exceptional career as a voiceover artist, comedian, and film and television actress. If […]

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Official trailer for Amy Winehouse biopic Amy released

May 26, 2015

Regardless of your opinion on the controversial figure that was Amy Winehouse, there is no denying she was an incredibly talented musician who sadly passed away much too soon. To celebrate the life and music of Winehouse, the award-winning team behind the acclaimed documentary Senna has created Amy, an insightful and moving portrait of the […]

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Get Your (Rocky) Horror Fix At Golden Age

May 20, 2015

Are you a fan of things that go bump in the night? If so, it’s time to make a date with the Golden Age Cinema in Sydney to see the latest horror flicks that have critics and filmgoers alike jumping in their seats. It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell, is a genre-pushing, atmospheric and […]

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Keep your eyes on the screen and nose in a book with Golden Age

May 13, 2015

The Golden Age Cinema in Sydney is set to become a haven for literary lovers and film aficionados alike, as they present a program full of films adapted from and inspired by some of the best books of recent history. First cab off the rank is a special appearance by author and illustrator of All […]

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Make a date with Golden Age and ROAR the most dangerous film ever made

May 12, 2015

If you fancy yourself as something of a cinematic thrill seeker Golden Age Cinema have the perfect film for you. The theatre is set to host both the Australian premiere and ONLY Sydney screenings of the remastered re-release of the 1981 film Roar, a film that set the bar absurdly high for injuries on set. […]

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Entertainment One Announces Cannes Lineup

May 6, 2015

Entertainment One have recently announced their latest theatrical release schedule, and are delighted to announce that three of their films will have their world premier at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Now in its 68th year, the festival is set to run from May 13-24. Amy From the BAFTA-winning team behind the acclaimed documentary Senna, comes […]

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World’s Sickest Film Franchise Slithers to Australian Screens

May 5, 2015

Australia’s premier cult film festival, Monster Fest, are delighted to announce a national theatrical tour of the latest entry in one of the most notorious film franchises of all time, The Human Centipede. Writer/Director Tom Six has brought back the star of the first two films for his final chapter The Human Centipede 3 (Final […]

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SBS Announces Australia’s Eurovision Jury Members

May 5, 2015

Eurovision has long been a cultural institution in the music world, aired to much fanfare on SBS each year. With 2015 being the first year that Australia will officially compete in the competition (go Guy Sebastian!!), SBS are pleased to announce that the first Australian Eurovision Jury has been officially called to order. Although the […]

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First Program Announcement for MIFF 2015 Released

May 5, 2015

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is excited to announce their first program announcement for the 2015 festival, eight films from the Next Gen program, which are now on sale for school group bookings. The program is designed to enrich the cinema experience for younger viewers, as well as stimulate discussion and social awareness. This […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road to Roar Through the Streets of Sydney

May 5, 2015

If you’re a fan of fast cars and film you’d be remiss not to be in Sydney on Wednesday May 13, when the sounds of suped-up vehicles from Mad Max: Fury Road roar through the City of Sydney. While excitement gears up for the film, to be released May 14, members of the public will […]

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Hothouse’s Young Filmmakers Get Schooled in Documentary

April 28, 2015

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Victorian Government are teaming up to create the ultimate incubator for emerging documentarians are on the hunt for young Victorians to get involved. Hothouse is a weeklong intensive program for Victorian students in Years 10 to 12, aimed at nurturing creativity and moving image skills. Ten […]

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Australia’s Funniest Shorts to Debut at Sydney Comedy Festival

April 28, 2015

The Sydney Comedy Festival is about to become a whole lot more hilarious, with the launch of Australia’s Funniest Shorts. Taking place at The Factory Theatre on April 28, the event showcases short films (up to 8 minutes) and sketches (up to 3 minutes) created by some of Australia’s best comedians and filmmakers. According to […]

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Queensland Film Festival Announced

April 28, 2015

July 2015 is set to be a big month for film aficionados in Brisbane, with the inaugural Queensland Film Festival (QFF) set to run at the New Farm Six Cinemas from July 24 to 26. An annual international film festival championing excellence and variety in cinema, QFF will screen a dozen feature films and supporting […]

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Sydney Film Festival Brings Mathlete Love Story to Casula

April 28, 2015

In the fourth of Sydney Film Festival’s new monthly screenings in Western Sydney, British film X+Y is set to play at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The film is a moving romantic drama about a teenage maths prodigy whose world is rocked by a fellow ‘mathlete’ at an international competition. X+Y stars Asa Butterfield, as […]

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TV Revew: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 13 “Daredevil” (USA, 2015)

April 27, 2015

“Daredevil” opens with the funeral of Ben Urich, whose death serves to be the driving force that brings the band of Matt, Foggy and Karen back together to take down Wilson Fisk once and for all. With Marci’s help, the three get their hands on Landman and Zack’s files relating to Fisk. But the real […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 12 “The Ones We Leave Behind” (USA, 2015)

April 23, 2015

Wesley’s death may have come as a shock, especially given who pulled the trigger. But the death of Ben Urich? Well that’s just something else entirely. For the sake of the narrative of this show, I get why Ben had to die, but I still feel as though the writers have made a pretty big […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil, Season 1 Episode 11 “The Path Of The Righteous” (USA, 2015)

April 22, 2015

Just when you thought Foggy discovering Matt’s secret identity was the best cliffhanger pulled off by Marvel’s Daredevil, “The Path Of The Righteous” comes along and knocks it straight out of the ballpark. When Wesley kidnaps Karen following a phone call with Wilson Fisk’s mum, I knew that there was no way there could ever […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 10 “Nelson V Murdock” (USA, 2015)

April 20, 2015

The previous episode of Marvel’s Daredevil ended with perhaps the biggest cliffhanger of the series to date, with Matt’s best friend and partner Foggy Nelson discovering the truth about his secret identity. As the title “Nelson v Murdock” suggests, this episode is largely occupied by the repercussions of this discovery, and the consequences it may have on both their […]

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TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Episode 8 “Shadows In The Glass” (USA, 2015)

April 18, 2015

“Shadows In The Glass” is most definitely the Wilson Fisk show, and it may just be the best episode of Marvel’s Daredevil so far. The show has spent a great deal of time flashing back to Matt Murdock’s past, but this episode is all about taking a trip back in time to meet young ‘Willie’ […]

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