Screen Australia funds first documentary in Virtual Reality

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Sydney contemporary artist and skateboarder Shaun Gladwell has become the first recipient of Screen Australia documentary funding for a virtual reality project. Gladwell, who has had skateboarders as a recurring motif in his artworks for many years, will document his quest to teach a young British Muslim woman how to skateboard, through virtual reality. The film,

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REVIEW: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds get the perfect send-off in new documentary

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It’s no secret that Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher haven’t always had the most functional relationship. If you’ve seen the semi-autobiographical Carrie Fisher-penned film Postcards from the Edge, you’ll know that these two courageous and indefatigable Hollywood legends didn’t often see eye-to-eye. The film tells of a domineering, spotlight hungry showbiz mother (it’s from Fisher’s perspective) and

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La La Land dominates Golden Globes while Meryl Streep slams Trump

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Writer and director Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has picked up an astonishing seven Golden Globes, including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor for Ryan Gosling, Best Actress for Emma Stone, and both Best Director and Best Screenplay for Chazelle. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, another Academy Award favourite, picked up the award for Best Picture (Drama), But it’s eight-time

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Jasper Jones reveals first full trailer

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It’s one of the most hotly anticipated Australian films of 2017, and now Jasper Jones has released its first trailer. Based on Craig Silvey’s beloved novel, the film version is directed by Rachel Perkins and features Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving. Speaking to Daily Review this month, Perkins said: “I read the book very quickly,

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$22 million for another Hollywood blockbuster to film in Australia

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The Federal Government has made successive cuts to Screen Australia over the last several years, but has now found $22 million for yet another Hollywood blockbuster to film in Australia. This morning Treasurer Scott Morrison and Arts Minister Mitch Fifield announced that Aquaman, the next DC superhero flick by Warner Bros, will commence filming in Australia in 2017.

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Rogue One – A Star Wars Story movie review

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In director Kevin Smith’s 1994 slacker comedy Clerks, two characters debate the viability of independent contractors during construction of the Death Star. “Think the average Storm Trooper knows how to install a toilet main? All they know is killing and white uniforms,” says one, having clearly tossed and turned through many a sleep-deprived night, contemplating

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