The Western genre is synonymous with American history and marks the birth of cinema that allowed the evolution of film to become the modern cinema we appreciate today. Most notably, the cowboy has become a godly symbol of Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // The Legend of Ben Hall”
What movies did you watch this Christmas? Did you go for Tim Allen family comedy The Santa Clause, or the much adored romantic Brit-flick Love Actually? Or perhaps you saw something with a lot more of those firecracker bangs and slow-mo explosions? If that’s the case, Continue reading “THE MONTHLY // Christmas Is The Best Time To Be An Action Hero”
Just after midnight on November 14, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the south island of New Zealand, sending severe shockwaves all the way into the north island and into the kiwi capital, Wellington. I was there and it was my first earthquake experience.
The Canberra International Film Festival has always provided an opportunity for film lovers to see films not usually available to watch on Canberra cinema screens. The Hungarian dark comedy Kills on Wheels was no exception – a foreign film that gels so superbly to our own Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // CIFF 2016: ‘Kills on Wheels’ & ‘With Little Hope’”
The movie soundtrack is a vital part of any film. Whether it’s a main theme or an underscore, a film’s composer will bring his own unique style to a particular scene to help give the audience a desired emotion. It could be sadness, fear, suspense or excitement.
There have been many Canberrans over the years that have dreamed of Hollywood at their back door – I admit, I am one of those dreamers. But none could be matched in passion and commitment to his dream than Canberra filmmaker, Dave Reid. Continue reading “THE MONTHLY // Canberra’s Forgotten Features – Dave Reid’s ‘Strange James’”