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Film Review: Sound of Metal is an already astonishing film elevated by Riz Ahmed’s uninhibited performance

December 5, 2020

After his standout turn opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in 2014’s disturbing neo-noir thriller Nightcrawler, Riz Ahmed seemed destined for greatness on the big screen.  And thankfully, after years of slumming it in supporting roles in Hollywood blockbusters that have all wavered in their quality (Jason Bourne, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom), he’s finally been […]

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AFI Fest Review: The Boy Behind the Door is a ruthless, taut thriller that benefits from its uncomplicated narrative and daringness to place children at its centre

October 18, 2020

Without so much as letting us settle into our seats, The Boy Behind the Door announces itself as a relentless piece of cinema within seconds of its starting time.  This is harrowing, unbearably suspenseful storytelling, with first time directors David Charbonier and Justin Powell plunging headfirst into thrilling territory, seemingly unafraid to tackle upsetting material […]

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Live Review: The Smashing Pumpkins cover “Old Town Road” (sort of) as they shine on tour with Noel Gallagher

August 14, 2019

A surprising mix of artists descended on the Budweiser Stage in Toronto tonight, with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds shortly into their set when I arrived, after an earlier set from openers AFI. What does link these acts though are ever growing, rabid fanbases. You mat not feel like you’ve heard much new music from these […]

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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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Album News Weekly: 4th November 2016

November 4, 2016

This week in album news, Sienna Skies release their fourth album with new vocalist, Justice return after a five year hiatus and AFI are back with the angsty alternative rock you love and remember…   NEW GEN As far as musical collaboration projects go, New Gen have set the bar pretty high. Comprised of a […]

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Festival Review: Soundwave – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (28.02.14)

March 4, 2014

Much of the music being played at Soundwave was something that did not say “tepid”. It sure was hard, fast, strong, and at times, weird. Everything that happened at this festival was metaphorically going straight into the depths of the audience’s chests, whether they liked it or not. Not being too sure what to head […]

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Photo Gallery: AFI + Crosses – Factory Theatre, Sydney (25.02.14)

February 27, 2014

AFI played their Sydney sidewave at the Factory Theatre on Tuesday night with Crosses as support. Photos by Gwendolyn Lee.

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