Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford’s imperfect adaptation of Austin Wright’s perfect novel

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Amy Adams stars as Susan Morrow in Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, a Focus Features release
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Tom Ford’s second feature film (after the accomplished A Single Man, 2009) is, as one might expect of a style guru, beautifully shot and mesmerisingly stylish. The surfaces glint and glimmer with elegance. Abel Korzeniowski’s Bernard Herrmann-like score is masterful and sumptuous. The clothes, the spectacles, the framing of the landscape, the poetic hovering of the

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What exactly were the AACTA ‘sausage party’ protesters fighting against?

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This year’s AACTA Awards have been described as Mel Gibson’s homecoming, both to Australia and to successful, quality filmmaking, with his feature Hacksaw Ridge (pictured above) picking up nine awards, including Best Film. But it was a red carpet protest, featuring women dressed as giant sausages and chanting “stop the sausage party” which made the biggest splash.

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Barry review: Australian star is born in Barack Obama biopic

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Netflix’s highly anticipated biopic of Barack Obama has one big special effect: an uncannily convincing performance from Australian actor Devon Terrell in the titular role. The young NIDA graduate, in his first on-screen performance, plays a 20-year-old Obama – or “Barry” – in a film about the first year of the president-to-be’s time at Columbia

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What Australian screen stories get wrong about police, crime and brutality

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We need to have a conversation about how police are portrayed in Australian film and television dramas. With the Black Lives Matters movement, the Don Dale torture revelations and Australia’s domestic violence epidemic, the international conversation is moving towards an understanding of a police force as something that is not always inherently good, but an institution

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The Founder movie review

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It’s an intriguing question for a film about the formation and expansion of McDonald’s: will it be cynical of capitalism? Director John Lee Hancock’s historical drama The Founder casts Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, a finger lickin’, dealing-makin’ shark charismatic in a grotesque kind of way: Beetlejuice with a Big Mac. When he speaks he

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Win THE SHALLOWS on Blu-ray

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In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Daily Review

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