Robert Redford

Building Pete’s Dragon: How an Indie Director and a New Zealand Studio Helped Redefine Disney

December 21, 2016

As it turns out, giving the reigns of a big-budget Disney film to a Director who until now has been best known for indie cinema can be just the thing an old underappreciated story needs. That’s exactly what Walt Disney Studios did to breathe new life into Pete’s Dragon, recruiting David Lowery to helm an […]

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Film Review: Pete’s Dragon (PG) (USA, 2016) brings the feels

September 13, 2016

Do you remember the 1977 Disney film Pete’s Dragon? No? Good, neither do most. But Disney’s new string of live action remakes is now having a crack at the original – which has become something of a cult favourite in the Disney archives – in an attempt to replicate their success with The Jungle Book […]

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New trailer and poster reveal the adaptation of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods

June 29, 2015

Directed by Ken Kwapis and starring the incomparable Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson, last week the Australian trailer and poster for A Walk in the Woods were released. The film is a comedy based on the book of the same name by travel writer Bill Bryson.

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BIFF Review – All Is Lost (USA, 2013)

November 28, 2013

“I’m sorry. I know that means little at this point, but I am. I tried. I think you would all agree that I tried. To be true, to be strong, to be kind, to love, to be right. But I wasn’t.” With these few words, so begins All Is Lost, an incredible film about one man’s struggle […]

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