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On a break from Mad Max, Miller uncorked a whimsical Arabian fantasy

On a break from Mad Max, Miller uncorked a whimsical Arabian fantasy

George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing stars Tilda Swinton, whose character is told extravagant stories by a genie she freed from a bottle.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury

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New film shot in Geelong to bring ‘Chopper’ Read back from the dead

New film shot in Geelong to bring ‘Chopper’ Read back from the dead

The dying wish of the notorious gangster is set to be fulfilled in a new film.

  • by Stephen Brook
‘It was crazy before’: Jennifer Connelly on how movies have changed after #MeToo

‘It was crazy before’: Jennifer Connelly on how movies have changed after #MeToo

It’s the sequel decades in the making. Michael Idato speaks to Jennifer Connelly about reviving the Top Gun story and how times have changed since the original – both on and offscreen.

  • by Michael Idato
The microbudget Aussie Christmas film with a difference

The microbudget Aussie Christmas film with a difference

There is nothing sentimental about director Heath Davis’ comedy Christmess, which is shooting in south-western Sydney.

  • by Garry Maddox
Tom Cruise by the numbers: What makes him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars?

Tom Cruise by the numbers: What makes him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars?

With Top Gun: Maverick about to open we look at what the box office shows about Cruise’s star power, and how his relationships and stunts have shaped his career.

  • by Garry Maddox
Why are Russians the go-to movie villains in Hollywood?

Why are Russians the go-to movie villains in Hollywood?

There are many Hollywood villain archetypes and recent events suggest one in particular is likely here to stay.

  • by Shelly Tan
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‘My favourite screen wife’ – looking back at an Australian classic

‘My favourite screen wife’ – looking back at an Australian classic

Actor Kelton Pell says 2001’s One Night the Moon was a “gift”, and not just because he got to sing with Paul Kelly.

  • by Stephen A Russell
‘I make movies for the big screen!’: Tom Cruise jets in Cannes to hype new Top Gun

‘I make movies for the big screen!’: Tom Cruise jets in Cannes to hype new Top Gun

Cruise said people ask why he is so keen on doing his own stunts in his action movies. “But, you know, no one asked Gene Kelly, ‘Why do you dance?’”

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Let’s have a moment for the finest piece of literature in cinema

Let’s have a moment for the finest piece of literature in cinema

Quite simply, it’s the best grand gesture ever in a rom-com.

  • by Deirdre Fidge
Racist bully? Much-loved author? The conundrum of Roald Dahl
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Racist bully? Much-loved author? The conundrum of Roald Dahl

By some accounts, the writer was an unmitigated bastard who bullied his children and his wife when he wasn’t writing brilliant children’s books.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Daring, confronting horror story is one of the best films of 2022
★★★★½
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Daring, confronting horror story is one of the best films of 2022

Norwegian film The Innocents is about bullying, alienation, the extraordinarily powerful emotions of childhood and things often kept secret from parents.

  • by Paul Byrnes