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Jasin Boland Interview: The Man Behind The Movie Posters

You don't know his name or his face. But you've surely seen his pictures. For over a decade now Jason Boland has been one of the world's leading film photographers, and more of his stills have graced more movie posters than anyone else's. He talks...

TIFF 2014: Hot world cinema coming to Australia

A handful of films from Europe and beyond have shined this year – and many of them are set to screen here in the future.
After winning previous TIFF audience polls, The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millionaire and 12 Years a Slave went on to win the best picture Oscar, yet this year there has been an unfortunate lack of exceptional films in the programme. This has...

TIFF 2014: Bill Murray at his best in St. Vincent

The much-loved American actor and comedian stars alongside Naomi Watts as a Russian prostitute in his new movie, which premiered on ‘Bill Murray Day’ at TIFF.
The Toronto Film Festival has been memorable this year. Still, who would have thought that the biggest festival hit would be a comedy, Top Five, the third directing effort by Chris Rock where the American funnyman presents a day in the life of a...
“Hopefully we’ve done something different that can stand on its own,” says director Kriv Stenders, as his energetic Kill Me Three Times premieres in Toronto.
On stage at the Toronto Film Festival to present the world premiere of Kriv Stenders’ Kill Me Three Times, Simon Pegg admitted he was on a whirlwind trip from the set of Mission Impossible 5 in Morocco, and could only be there for the film’s...

Has Reality TV Killed the Movie Mockumentary?

It’s so much harder now for filmmakers to lampoon sub-cultures when their real-life members are more than happy to do it themselves – on their own shows.
In his 2000 improvisational comedy Best in Show, scenarist and director Christopher Guest plays Harlan Pepper, a good-natured soul from the rural south of America heading north so his bloodhound, Hubert, can compete at the prestigious Mayflower...

Why You Should Watch: Nowhere Boy

All you need is one John Lennon biopic and Nowhere Boy is it. See how the legend came to be before The Beatles, this Saturday at 8:30pm on SBS ONE.
Women with sons (or those interested in them) I’m sure I’m not the only one that is, generally speaking, fascinated by the relationship that women have with their sons. Nowhere Boy is about John Lennon’s life during his formative teenage years an...

Watch the trailer for Jon Stewart's Iranian political drama 'Rosewater'

The Daily Show host gets serious with story of beleaguered journalist.
By Oliver Gettell Aug. 28--It takes four walls to imprison a person's body, but the spirit is another matter. Such is the drama at the heart of Rosewater, Jon Stewart's fact-based political movie about journalist Maziar Bahari's 118-day ordeal in...

Joel Edgerton on Felony, Exodus & Guyliner

Joel Edgerton sits down with Marc Fennell to talk about how his childhood influences his art, the controversy around Exodus, and wearing guyliner.
Robert Connolly set to spend CinefestOz film prize money on making a bigger splash at Toronto Film Festival next month.
The family film Paper Planes, about a young boy who dreams of competing in the world paper plane championships in Japan, has won Western Australia’s inaugural $100,000 CinefestOZ film prize for an Australian film....

Why You Should Watch: The Queen

We’ll never be Royals but you can peek into their way of life this Saturday night at 8:30pm on SBS ONE.
Helen Mirren’s Oscar-winning performance When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is mentioned in the media, I often don’t see the real woman but instead visualise Helen Mirren playing the Queen in the film of the same name. It’s a big risk for an act...