Interview

Interview: The Croods: A New Age director Joel Crawford on finally getting a sequel off the ground and the coup of the original cast returning

September 22, 2020

To coincide with the global trailer launch of the hotly anticipated sequel The Croods: A New Age, our own Peter Gray caught up with the film’s director, Joel Crawford, to discuss the coup of reuniting the original cast and furthering the emotional aspect of the original story. It must be nice to talk about a […]

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Interview: Director Christopher Landon on his Freaky new film, the Happy Death Day franchise, and injecting humanity into the horror genre

September 11, 2020

  As the trailer for Christopher Landon‘s body-swap horror-comedy Freaky premieres across the globe, The AU Review’s Peter Gray was fortunate enough to chat with the director, touching on the casting of Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton, his love of the horror genre, and if we can expect a third Happy Death Day. After seeing […]

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Interview: Irish actor Michael Smiley on his macabre new role in Acorn TV’s Dead Still

June 24, 2020

After an enormously successful launch in the United States and Canada, Acorn TV has arrived in Australia and New Zealand.  A predominantly British-centric service that showcases the best drama the UK has to offer, one of the instantly accessible series on the “Netflix for Anglophiles” is Dead Still.  Set in 1880’s Ireland, the comedically macabre […]

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Interview: Australian director Gregor Jordan on adapting Tim Winton’s Dirt Music and how the global pandemic is altering the industry

May 21, 2020

  The latest film from acclaimed Australian director Gregor Jordan (Two Hands, Ned Kelly), Dirt Music is a gritty, sexy drama with a haunting love story at its heart set against the powerful backdrop of Western Australia’s evocative landscape.  Based on the novel by Tim Winton, the cinematic adaptation will be coming to Australian cinemas […]

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Interview: Writer/director Leigh Whannell on his relationship with the horror genre and his unique take on The Invisible Man

February 26, 2020

As The Invisible Man prepares to be seen (or not seen) in theatres this week, The AU Review’s Peter Gray was fortunate enough to chat with the film’s writer and director, Australian talent Leigh Whannell, on his relationship with the horror genre and how a major studio like Universal Pictures left him to his own […]

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Interview: Craig Robinson on the ease of voicing his character in Dolittle and if he’s actually met any of his co-stars

January 16, 2020

On the eve of the release of Robert Downey, Jr.’s passion project Dolittle (originally titled The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle) arriving in Australian cinemas, The AU Review’s Peter Gray chatted with one of the film’s multitude of voice talents, Craig Robinson, to discuss the isolating process of vocal recording and whether or not he’s actually […]

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Interview: Last Christmas director Paul Feig on creating his new festive classic and why he champions female-driven stories

November 7, 2019

As Last Christmas merrily makes its way to cinemas (read our review here), the film’s director, Paul Feig, brought his own cheer to Australia as he enthusiastically discussed making a new (hopeful) seasonal classic. The AU Review’s Peter Gray sat down with the filmmaker to learn about how Emma Thompson’s George Michael-inspired script came to […]

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Interview: Ghost Recon Breakpoint Writer and Military Advisor Emil Daubon on story, realism and Jon Bernthal

October 2, 2019

With co-op shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint right around the corner, we sat down with the game’s writer and military consultant Emil Daubon for a quick chat about narrative, authenticity, and the great Jon Bernthal.   Emil, so nice to be talking to you today! I am so excited for Ghost Recon Breakpoint, but before […]

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Interview: Brisbane songstress Austen talks us through debut EP Passenger Seat

October 1, 2019

Singer-songwriter Austen just dropped her debut EP, Passenger Seat, and it’s an absolute dream! We were lucky enough to grab five minutes with the Brisbane artist, just before she heads out on tour with Love Fame Tragedy next week. First of all, congrats on the EP release! How does it feel to have your debut […]

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Interview: Author Rodney Hall on The Stolen Season and his 2019 Miles Franklin nomination

July 27, 2019

Author Rodney Hall is a two time Miles Franklin winner, and his latest book, A Stolen Season, has seen him snap up a third nomination this year. We caught up with him for a quickfire interview, ahead of the announcement of the winner next week! First of all, congratulations on the nomination! What was it […]

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Interview: Real Live Fake News‘ Ben Keane on improv, news, and selling out (in the good way!)

May 8, 2019

Improv inspired by audience submitted real news stories, performed at the iconic ABC building in South Bank? Small wonder that Real Live Fake News‘ one night only performance has already sold out, and has a wait list for tickets! We caught up with performer and producer Ben Keane ahead of Friday night’s show, to talk […]

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Interview: Dorothy May talks I Can Fly, Anywhere Festival, and the healing power of humour

May 7, 2019

Performance artist and teacher Dorothy May has a one night only engagement in Brisbane this weekend, as part of May’s annual Anywhere Festival. Ahead of her show at events-space-cum-circus-school The Sideshow, located in Brisbane’s West End, we caught up with her for a quick chat! First of all, what’s I Can Fly about? This show […]

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Interview: BROODS (NZ) on their North American tour, family bands and VANFEST.

April 12, 2019

New Zealand brother and sister duo, BROODS, have been jumping from strength to strength since releasing “Bridges” in 2014. Since then, they’ve supported the tours of international superstars such as Taylor Swift, Haim, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith; collaborated with the likes of Lorde and Tove Lo; and have won numerous ARIA and NZMA awards. This year, their single, […]

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Interview: Aloe Blacc (USA) on his latest single, creating a Christmas album and spending his Dollar.

April 11, 2019

Aloe Blacc is on a mission to inspire positivity around the globe. The Grammy-nominated artist uses his upbeat tracks to “be the light” in the world and his latest single with Mathieu Koss, “Never Growing Up”, is no exception. Celebrating it’s release, Aloe gave us a glimpse into it’s creation and the other works that he has […]

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Interview: Jason Momoa on the 5 year journey to Aquaman and loving his own movie

December 26, 2018

As Aquaman swims his way into cinemas today (read our review here), the King of Atlantis himself, Jason Momoa, has been travelling across the globe in the film’s lead-up to promote the latest offering from the DC roster. Returning to Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast, where the film was mostly shot, Momoa chatted with The AU […]

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Interview: Jamie Lee Curtis on having no fear returning to Halloween (and the fate of Wanda)

October 26, 2018

As Australia prepares to feel the sharp blade of Michael Myers puncture once again with the release of Halloween, the film’s heroine – and original genre scream queen – Jamie Lee Curtis took to our shores to spread the love of all things Laurie Strode and this four-decade long series.  Gracefully walking the black carpet […]

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Interview: Author Raymond A. Villareal gives us the lowdown on his debut novel, A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising

June 7, 2018

A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising isn’t your everyday horror novel. Presented as an oral history, it’s a chilling mix of witness statements, legal documents, and interviews, and it should come as no surprise that the film rights have already been snapped up by Fox and 21 Laps, the team behind Stranger Things. AU […]

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The Jacobson Brothers’ new film Brothers’ Nest is changing the way local productions interact with local cinemas

May 4, 2018

While the highly anticipated Australian film Brothers’ Nest recently premiered at SXSW earlier this year, that didn’t stop director/producer/star Clayton Jacobson, writer/producer Jaime Browne and producer Jason Byrne from pushing the boundaries of Australian films by establishing a personal bond with theatres that little have done before. I caught up with the trio while we were at […]

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Supanova Interview: Michael Rosenbaum opens up about depression, anxiety & social Media; Lex Luthor & his Podcast Inside Of You

April 17, 2018

Through years of on-screen and off-screen, films (Sorority Boys, The Neighbour), cartoons (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Justice League) & TV (Smallville), Michael Rosenbaum has become a sensation, garnering fans from all around the globe and now, running his own Acclaimed Podcast ‘Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum’. Lex Luthor himself arrives on our shores now […]

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Supanova Interview: Elizabeth Henstridge talks Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Hobbies & Coming to Australia to drink all our Coffee!

April 14, 2018

Elizabeth Henstridge has the looks, charm and style that could fit into any role she puts her mind to; a tough-as-nails woman, that digs in and gets the job done, leaving many to believe the saying ‘looks can be deceiving’. Elizabeth has graced us all with her wonderfully British presence on screen in Marvel’s Agents […]

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Interview: Pitch Perfect 3 star Hana Mae Lee on working with Ruby Rose, DJ Khaled & the art of kissing with Starburst Wrappers

April 12, 2018

Pitch Perfect had such a great reception when it was first released in December of 2012, it has now spawned a triliogy. But perhaps it’s of little surprise; it was such a fun concept that bought some great stars like Anna Kendrick to the forefront and showed us a slightly different take on the musical genre […]

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Interview: Love, Simon stars Nick Robinson and Australia’s own Katherine Langford talk about the acclaimed teen drama

March 29, 2018

Love, Simon has quickly become something of a phenomenon.  Before it officially hits Australian cinemas, its critical response worldwide has been unanimously positive (its Rotten Tomatoes score currently sits at 91%), and celebrities such as Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Bell, neither of whom have had anything to do with the film personally, have bought […]

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Interview: Pacific Rim: Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight on the trials and triumphs of navigating his debut feature

March 20, 2018

Spearheading a $150 million dollar movie sequel would be daunting for even the most experienced of directors, so you can only imagine how Steven S. DeKnight felt when he was handed Pacific Rim: Uprising following the departure of original director Guillermo del Toro.  Best known as the creator, head writer, and producer of the Spartacus […]

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Games Interview: Katrina Garsten talks Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire‘s release and sailing the seas of Eora

March 14, 2018

With Obsidian Entertainment‘s the upcoming sequel Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire approaching its May 8th release, we got to chat with Katrina Garsten on all the big changes that have been made since their original Pillars of Eternity title going into the second, the huge open world that we are able to sail into and […]

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Interview: Kate Brennan on RIOT! the Dublin Fringe Show Taking Melbourne by Storm

February 5, 2018

Kate Brennan is no stranger to the stage. The acclaimed Irish actress has performed in everything from a production of The White Devil at Shakespeare’s Globe, to appearing on the small screen on HBO’s The Tudors. Now, she is performing alongside a stellar ensemble of Irish performers in a one-of-a-kind show, RIOT! This celebration of […]

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Interview: Director Craig Gillespie on taking no prisoners when filming I, Tonya

January 24, 2018

Director Craig Gillespie wasn’t particularly interested in making a biopic about disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding when he was offered the script.  But the simple uttering of the name “Margot Robbie” was enough to change his mind, and the rest, as they say, is history. As both the film and Robbie’s performance dominate the current […]

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Melbourne Fringe: Sophie deLightful gives us an insight into what it means to be a “Power Pussy”

August 11, 2017

Melbourne cabaret artist and power pussy Sophie deLightful is all about the #GirlPower in her latest work, Diary of a Power Pussy. Taking part in Melbourne Fringe Festival‘s cracking line-up for 2017, which was revealed last night, this show will open your eyes up to a whole lot more than meets the eye. Ms deLightful is one-of-a-kind […]

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Interview: Stephanie Lake talks about all things dance in the lead up to her show Pile of Bones

July 31, 2017

Coming up in a couple of weeks is a brand new work by Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake. Pile of Bones is a visceral and eccentric choreographic and audio-visual exploration of the intricacies of our closest relationships. Before we see this work come to life, we had a chat with Lake about the need to self-fund in the […]

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Interview: Actress Emily Goddard talks about her role in the hilarious Noises Off, ahead of its Melbourne premiere

July 11, 2017

If ever there was a time to escape reality and just have a good old belly laugh, then you may just want to head to the theatre and see what has been described as the best farce EVER written. Noises Off cast member Emily Goddard graciously took some time out of busy schedule to chat about this […]

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Interview: Elvis’s best friend Jerry Schilling talks about the Elvis Live: The Wonder of You tour and the man himself

June 5, 2017

In one way or another, Elvis has been a part of everyone’s musical exploration. He is an artist who has transcended generations with his groundbreaking songs, and it’s incredibly hard to think he’s not with us anymore. His music does live on however, and with Elvis Live: The Wonder of You touring the country at this […]

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