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You can now holiday at Darryl Kerrigan’s Bonnie Doon retreat

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Last year, Darryl Kerrigan’s home from the beloved 1997 film The Castle came under threat of demolition. The house, currently located in Strathmore, Victoria, the house will now be auctioned off tomorrow. But if your budget doesn’t quite extend to purchasing a piece of Australian cinematic history, you can have your own cinematic experience by renting Darryl’s holiday house

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Dunkirk movie review: Christopher Nolan’s terrific, Kubrickian war film

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In the cinema where I watched writer/director Christopher Nolan’s breathtakingly intense new film, the WWII action-drama Dunkirk, the sound was loud. I mean, loud. Utterly, staggeringly, face-meltingly loud. At one point, as Nolan whooshed planes above his characters’ heads for the nth-hundredth time, I wondered whether it might be unrealistically noisy: that is, whether war

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Win a double pass to A Ghost Story

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With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only

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Judy Davis and Aaron Pedersen cast in ABC’s ‘Mystery Road’ series

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The ABC today announced a six-part TV series spin-off from Ivan Sen’s critical smash hit outback thrillers Mystery Road and Goldstone. Filming on Mystery Road – The Series, produced by Bunya Productions, will commence in the East Kimberly, Western Australia, in August. Aaron Pedersen, who starred in both films, returns to the role of Detective Jay Swan. According to

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Spider-man: Homecoming movie review

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When Marvel first announced that Spider-Man was going to officially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with yet another reincarnation of the mutant teenager, the world let out a groan of exasperation. When Sony announced its intention to reboot the mutant teenager with Andrew Garfield in 2012, many wondered why the character still wasn’t part

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Win tickets to The Beguiled

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The Beguiled is a seductive drama from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola, adapted from Thomas Cullinan’s novel. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women encounter an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension

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Two reviews of Edgar Wright’s heist caper movie Baby Driver

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Edgar Wright’s high octane Baby Driver is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Daily Review’s Luke Buckmaster describes it as a “genuine original” in which “the audience is taken for a ride aurally as much as visually” while Gemma Pecorini Goodall writes that its hyper-masculinity aside, Baby Driver proves that films in a genre she generally stays clear of “can provide an

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Baby Driver movie review: Edgar Wright’s fabulously innovative jukebox heist caper

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British writer/director Edgar Wright ranks among the most innovative artists working in screen comedy today, up there with the Plasticine-contorting folk from Aardman and the whizkids behind those fabulous Old Spice commercials. His latest film, Baby Driver, is the sort of rarity that grumps such as myself often complain Hollywood doesn’t make any more. Which

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Top Ten podcasts for movie lovers

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Podcasts are generally free, wildly entertaining and there are a huge number just about film.  Here’s my pick of the 10 best. OFF WHITE PODCAST Dino-Ray Ramos and a panel of minority film aficionados (often joined by a token white straight guy) participate in lively debates on the depiction of race and diversity in the media. The podcast discusses

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