Alice in Wonderland: Adrenaline- Junkie, Justice-Freak

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The exhibition Wonderland now on at Melbourne’s ACMI begins with Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book Alice in Wonderland and follows Alice’s journey through her many cinematic appearances from 1930’s silent Alice in Wonderland to the recent Tim Burton blockbusters. The exhibition looks at the importance of Lewis Carroll’s creation, and how technological innovations and filmmakers’ unique voices have added intriguing new layers

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

Amy Adams stars as Susan Morrow in Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, a Focus Features release
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Film, Reviews, Screen |

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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Inside the extraordinary showbiz museum 'Ten Chimneys'

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen, Stage |

Playwright Joanna Murray-Smith visits Ten Chimneys — an historic artistic retreat outside Milwaukee that has inspired artists from Noel Coward to Wes Anderson. It is the former private home of Broadway actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. It glowed with artistic life from the 1930s to 1960s but, she says, still summons the vital importance of creative

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