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THE WEEKLY // Colossal

Returning home from an all-night bender, alcoholic Gloria (Anne Hathaway) discovers that her boyfriend has had enough of her and has packed her bags. With nowhere else to go, she essentially squats at her family home in the small town she grew up in. Reconnecting with Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Colossal”

CITY EAR // Business of Screen Acting Workshop

ACTSIA looks like it has another big year coming up for local screen creatives! Kicking off with a Business of Screen Acting workshop with none other than Anousha Zarkesh. Anousha, a casting director, has had her hand in some of the country’s most well known Continue reading “CITY EAR // Business of Screen Acting Workshop”

CITY EAR // AWG Launches INSITE Award

As if there weren’t enough exciting programs and awards for emerging filmmakers in this country, the Australian Writers’ Guild (in partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival) has just announced the Continue reading “CITY EAR // AWG Launches INSITE Award”


It’s pretty clear from the first five minutes what Life is trying to be, a strange kind of hybrid of Alien and Gravity, with an unhealthy dose of John Carpenters’ The Thing thrown in to liven things up. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY// Life”

THE WEEKLY // Beauty and the Beast

There’s always going to be some trepidation about a new retelling of a

classic story, especially one that turns cartoon into reality. However, never

fear, as Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast beat all my expectations. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Beauty and the Beast”

SPOTLIGHT // Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones director Rachel Perkins’ engrossing and enthralling adaptation of Craig Silvey’s iconic Australian coming of age novel, takes us back to a time when childhood dreams were all about Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // Jasper Jones”

THE WEEKLY // Kong: Skull Island

I’ll be honest, I still get a little kid thrill of excitement at the prospect of a “monster” movie. Films like Jurassic Park and Godzilla take me back to being a kid, when I’d make a cape out of my bed sheets to huddle in as Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Kong: Skull Island”


This is, quite appropriately, the final instalment of Wolverine’s story – but be prepared for something gruesome, raw, and pretty bloody brutal. This isn’t your typical Marvel superhero film. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Logan”

Lights! CanberraFilmBlog! Action! The!Rise!Of!Seb!

He’s on his way! Sebastian Chan is Golden.


Friday night was nice. Lights! Canberra! Action! was lovely, a reassurance that what local  filmmakers are doing is worthwhile, and deserving of praise. Across the board the quality was fantastic, with each film succeeding in at least one aspect of professional filmmaking.  Continue reading “Lights! CanberraFilmBlog! Action! The!Rise!Of!Seb!”

SPOTLIGHT // T2 Trainspotting

The opening few minutes of Danny Boyle’s introspective and retrospective T2 Trainspotting should come with a warning, but more on that later.

Surprisingly, Boyle’s first image is not in Scotland, but Amsterdam, where we see Renton (Ewan McGregor) pounding a treadmill, Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT // T2 Trainspotting”


It’s been 15 years since The Ring and 12 years since its sequel The Ring Two; simpler times when ghosts on videotapes killed people and teens had to flock to a friend’s house to watch it. In a sense, it’s clear why a new, fresh version of Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Rings”

CITY EAR // JumpCuts! Returns with Prizes Sponsored by Us

Earlier this month we saw the much anticipated return of JumpCuts! for the year which began with lots of good times and confetti (minus the confetti). For those of you that don’t get out much, Continue reading “CITY EAR // JumpCuts! Returns with Prizes Sponsored by Us”

CITY EAR // Hot Shots Plus

I hope that great idea you’ve been sitting on for ages is finally ready to be exposed to the world? Now is probably a good a time as any other, considering Screen Australia’s Hot Shots program has been revamped into a development program, I’d say Continue reading “CITY EAR // Hot Shots Plus”

THE WEEKLY // Hidden Figures

There are a lot of powerful stories on screen at the moment, but the untold story of NASA’s greatest minds during the 1960s space orbit of John Glenn is one that is going to trump them all. Continue reading “THE WEEKLY // Hidden Figures”

CITY EAR // Music Video Monday

Vanessa Gazy has put out some outstanding work lately and her most recent music videos for dreamboat singer Lisa Mitchell have been no different. Lisa sought out Vanessa after seeing her iconic short Continue reading “CITY EAR // Music Video Monday”

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