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Film Review: Long Story Short expresses the importance of time and relationships without resorting to emotional manipulation

February 10, 2021

The tried and true formula of the “time loop” sub-genre in film has been adopted many a time; the Happy Death Day films, Edge of Tomorrow, the recent Palm Springs, and the seminal Groundhog Day being arguably the prototype for such offerings.  For Long Story Short, the sophomore effort from Australian writer/director/actor Josh Lawson (The […]

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Interview: Long Story Short actor/director Josh Lawson on the challenges of filmmaking and returning home to Australia

February 4, 2021

Academy Award nominated writer/actor/director Josh Lawson is back behind the camera to follow up his 2014 debut The Little Death with the time-warped romantic comedy Long Story Short.  Ahead of the film’s local release (it’s set for Australian theatres on February 11th), Peter Gray caught up with the star to discuss the film’s origins, the […]

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Film Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (USA, 2018) Is An Action-Horror-Monster Movie Mashup

June 18, 2018

In 1993 Steven Spielberg brought dinosaurs to life on the big screen in Jurassic Park. And for all its puppetry and animatronics and cinema wizardry then, it astounded us. Now in 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom establishes that dinosaurs are now part of the world around us. It also makes us want to empathise for […]

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Cameron Crowe’s Roadies to feature a three-day music lineup at SXSW

February 11, 2016

Showtime has announced a three-day music lineup from March 16-18 in celebration of the premiere of Cameron Crowe‘s new series, Roadies, as part of the 2016 South By Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival. Roadies delves into the lives of people who live their lives on the road, all for the love of music; a […]

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Film Review: X+Y (M) (UK, 2015)

April 12, 2015

Navigating life, school and love can be tricky even for the best of us but for those with mental and social disorders it can be even harder. X+Y takes us into the fictional world of a teenage math prodigy who is diagnosed on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum at a young age and his journey to competing […]

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Mad Men’s Jon Hamm joins the cast of Black Mirror for 2014 Christmas Special.

September 30, 2014

For those fans of the excellent British television series Black Mirror, exciting news has emerged surrounding any new episodes! The show, which has earned acclaim for its standalone drama format, with its modern Twilight Zone bent, has had a Christmas Special commissioned due to be broadcast on UK free-to-air station, Channel 4. The feature length special is described […]

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