Cannes winners list: Nicole Kidman honoured with special prize

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Nicole Kidman was named this year’s unofficial Queen of Cannes, but has now been awarded a special 70th anniversary prize for her achievements at this year’s film festival. The 49-year-old actor had left Cannes by the the time the awards were presented, but sent a video message from Nashville. Kidman appeared in an astonishing four productions at the world’s

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New Netflix viewing data shows how we stream TV

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Although subscription streaming services have smashed traditional broadcast TV schedules, newly released viewing data from Netflix suggests we’ve formed our own kind of schedule. Netflix is famously cagey with its viewership figures — there’s no need to release ratings, after all — but has released a smidgen of information gathered from 77 million Netflix accounts over the course

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War Machine movie review – long live the middle picture

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Will Netflix single-handedly revive the mid-budget movie? These are the sorts of productions veteran filmmakers such as David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola and John Waters say they can no longer make. Studios nowadays tend to choose between two options: cheap-as-chips flicks that cost a few million dollars, or nine-digit blockbusters usually involving marquee franchises with

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Janet King season 3 review (ABC TV)

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It’s been six years since Marta Dusseldorp first played Janet King on Crownies, the 22-episode legal drama which didn’t quite live up to the ABC’s sky-high expectations and was cancelled after just one season. But Dusseldorp’s presence as the tough and fearless prosecutor proved to be one of the show’s more successful elements, inspiring the ABC to

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Netflix announces its first Australian show

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International TV and movie streaming giant Netflix launched in Australia in March 2015, quickly picking up millions of subscribers with its high profile, award-winning original series including Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Two years later, Netflix has finally announced its first Australian original series, a supernatural crime drama called Tidelands. The 10-episode series will shoot in Queensland

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