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I, Tonya film review: Margot Robbie is outstanding in a black comedy merging fact with fiction

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Film, Reviews, Screen |

I, Tonya is Australian director Craig Gillespie’s fourth-wall breaking biopic about disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. In the questions it raises about guilt and implication, the individual versus society, the film riffs on Bob Dylan’s blame-searching song Who Killed Davey Moore?, which probed the roles of people associated with a boxer who died in the

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DVD review: Actor Rod Taylor, former boxer and lifesaver, pulls no punches

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Reviews, Screen, TV |

As an all-purpose Australian leading man of the 1950s through to the ’70s in Hollywood, Rod Taylor was the natural screen successor to Errol Flynn. Flynn has maintained legendary status despite or because of his scandalous private life as well as his sparkling performances on screen, inspiring many biographies and biopics. Meanwhile, the impressive acting

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With Godless and Sweet Country, the western is alive and bristling with energy

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

There is a compelling argument to say motion pictures began with the western. Or at the very least, the genre was around since the beginning. The Great Train Robbery, released in 1903, is among cinema’s earliest narrative films, considered a milestone with a then-whopping 12 minute running time. The meat pie (Australian) western arrived soon

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All the 2018 Oscar nominees..

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE NOMINEES   TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET DANIEL DAY-LEWIS Phantom Thread DANIEL KALUUYA Get Out GARY OLDMAN Darkest Hour DENZEL WASHINGTON Roman J. Israel, Esq. ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE NOMINEES WILLEM DAFOE The Florida Project WOODY HARRELSON Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri RICHARD JENKINS The Shape of Water CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER All the

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Australian drama in 2017 dominated by Craig McLachlan – for Doctor Blake

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News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

As actor Craig McLachlan sets to go on the offensive to salvage his career by suing Fairfax Media and the ABC for defamation over allegations of sexual harassment, figures show his Doctor Blake telemovie was the most watched Australian drama of 2017. Production of the next series of the Doctor Blake TV series is on hold after Fairfax/ABC reported last

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Top Ten Australian Films of 2017 with ‘Lion’ at the top with $29.5 million local box office

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA) has released finalised 2017 box office figures, with Academy Award® Best Picture nominee Lion the top earning Australian film at the local box office. It took $A29.5 million. The result sees Lion become the 5th all-time biggest Australian film at the local box office and helped Australian films take a 4.1%

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