Mystery Road cleans up at the AFCA awards

Mystery Road was the big winner of last nights Australian Film Critics Association Film & Writing Awards. Ivan Sen’s below average, dusty thriller took home six major awards including Best Film and Best Cinematography. Being a male dominated film the only two local awards Mystery Road didn’t take out were Best Actress (Nicole Kidman, The Railway…

Cinema Australia’s AACTAs wrap

“What flaws us is that Mystery Road wasn’t nominated for the one category it actually deserves to win – Best Cinematography.” Nominations for the 2014 AACTA Awards were announced today (3 December, 2013) with little to no surprises in the Feature Film categories. As expected American flick The Great Gatsby – which received average reviews…

Interview: Robert Connolly

“I want to push the boundaries and be different.” Interview by Matthew Eeles Robert Connolly is the kind of film maker Australia needs. He’s a fearless director who’s taken a huge risk by presenting his latest film, The Turning, as a series of 17 shorts, each with its own director. With sold out exhibitions Australia…