Mark Coles Smith

Film Review: Pawno (Australia, 2016)

May 27, 2016

A film this intrinsically Aussie must exist as an enigma to international audiences. Something very alien, and as I thought once before, about what those people distant from the Antipodes would have made of Crackerjack, I again think for Pawno, and wonder whether subtitles could comprehend or merely transcribe the dialogue of a film so […]

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Pawno opens to a successful long weekend

April 27, 2016

Paul Ireland and Damian Hill prevailed over the long weekend, as their latest opus Pawno opened to positive reviews and a generous box office. The film, a gritty story revolving around a pawnshop in Footscray, opened over the ANZAC day long weekend to an average of $3,120 per showing on a selected nineteen screens. Local […]

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Australian Feature Film Pawno hits theatres April 21!

March 11, 2016

It has been confirmed that indie Australian comic drama Pawno will be screening in Australian cinemas on April 21. This is director Paul Ireland’s film debut,  which made its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) last year and it was the festival’s fastest selling event. The film also had European and Asian film premieres. Pawno features a […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Last Cab To Darwin (Australia, 2015)

June 6, 2015

On the surface Last Cab To Darwin is not just a film about euthanasia, but a film about the people you meet on the greatest journey you take of all, living the one single life you have. A road movie that’s a drama with heart and emotion at its core and a cast of genuine […]

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