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Film Review: Daddy’s Home 2 (USA, 2017) is an unnecessary sequel constricted by its family-friendly mentality

November 22, 2017

Who ever would’ve thought the day would come that Mel Gibson would be re-established enough to earn himself a prime role in a family-aimed comedy?  Whilst the controversial figure has been steadily working over the least few years, either headlining under-seen projects (Get The Gringo, Blood Father) or co-starring in ensemble pieces (Expendables 3, Machete […]

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Hacksaw Ridge and Rake among first winners of 6th AACTA Awards

December 6, 2016

Although the 6th Annual AACTA Awards are to be held on Wednesday, a special luncheon yesterday saw 30 categories release their winners. Mel Gibson‘s acclaimed war biopic Hacksaw Ridge, has 13 nominations across the awards, including Best Film and Best Director, and yesterday took home four: Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography and Best […]

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Mel Gibson to hit the red carpet for the Australian Premiere of Hacksaw Ridge

October 5, 2016

Director Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto) will be attending the Australian premiere of star-studded Biopic Hacksaw Ridge.  Written by Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace, Hacksaw Ridge made its world premiere in Venice were it was met with a ten minute standing ovation. The critically acclaimed film stars a slew of house-hold […]

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Film Review: Blood Father (MA15+) (France, 2016) is a tight action flick with strong performances

September 2, 2016

One of the first thing that Blood Father makes clear is that John Link (Mel Gibson) is over being a flashy action hero type. It’s old hat to an ex-con like him and he doesn’t want anything to do with it. However, don’t be fooled, Gibson himself seems to be having a hell of a […]

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Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback Hacksaw Ridge reveals its first poster

July 5, 2016

‘When the order came to retreat, one man stayed’ are the words sprawled across the bottom of Hacksaw Ridge’s first poster, and give audiences a pretty good idea of the direction Mel Gibson’s latest film will take. Gibson will take the seat on his first film since Apocalypto in 2008, and tackle the true story […]

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Tropfest turns 25, celebrates by becoming not for profit and introducing new agenda

July 2, 2016

After a few turbulent years, the world’s largest short film festival has announced it will become a not for profit business and will shift it’s focus to attracting more women filmmakers and introduce a board to promote the longevity of the organization. 25 years ago, John Polson and a couple of his friends stood outside […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Blood Father (France, 2016)

June 15, 2016

One of the first thing that Blood Father makes clear is that John Link (Mel Gibson) is over being a flashy action hero type. It’s old hat to an ex-con like him and he doesn’t want anything to do with it. However, don’t be fooled, Gibson himself seems to be having a hell of a […]

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Mel Gibson returns in Blood Father trailer

April 4, 2016

The grungy Taken-esque Blood Father has a new trailer, with Mel Gibson’s character throwing out some gritty one-liners and blowing away bad guys with his shotgun. While it doesn’t look like anything spectacularly new, it seems like one fans of those movies (Taken, The Equalizer) will probably be keen to see. Blood Father also stars William H. Macy, Erin Moriarty and Elisabeth Röhm. Check out the trailer below: […]

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Mel Gibson joins Tropfest judging panel

February 10, 2016

Award winning Australian filmmaker and Hollywood legend Mel Gibson will join be Tropfest’s judging panel this Sunday 14 February, 2016. “I’m really thrilled to be in Sydney, and to have been invited to judge Tropfest,” said Mel Gibson. “I know what it’s like to be starting out in this industry, in Australia, and what a […]

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