Retro Review: Idiot Box

Directed by David Caesar Written by David Caesar Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Jeremy Sims, John Polson and Graeme Blundell Written by Gavin Bond Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. While Aussie actors the likes of Margot Robbie and Chris Hemsworth have conquered Hollywood, it seems, virtually overnight, one…

Filming begins on The Dry as new cast members announced

Filming has begun on the feature film adaptation of Jane Harper’s bestselling novel The Dry. Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Glitch), Keir O’Donnell (Ray Donovan, Fargo) and John Polson (Mission: Impossible II, The Sum of Us) join Eric Bana (Munich, Chopper, Dirty John) in the production from Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories.…

Retro Review: The Boys

“The Boys isn’t either horror or documentary, but it feels very much like both.” Written by David Morgan-Brown Before Animal Kingdom and Snowtown, there was another Australian film that portrayed how terrifying and brooding an ordinary suburban setting could be. The boys that are referred to in the title are the Sprague brothers, with eldest Brett…

AACTA calling for Byron Kennedy Award recommendations

AACTA is now calling for recommendations for one of the nation’s most coveted and prestigious screen excellence Awards – the Byron Kennedy Award. This Award, which honours Dr George Miller’s original filmmaking partner and Mad Max co-creator Byron Kennedy, celebrates outstanding creative enterprise within the film and television industries and is given to an individual…