Revered Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong has unearthed a fascinating story with her profile of Orry-Kelly (Orry George Kelly), costume designer to the stars during Hollywood’s golden age. Australians love to claim a celebrity as their own,...
Why are women filmmakers consistently overlooked in Australian cinema?
It's been an interesting year for issues around gender and film: Patricia Arquette spoke up for equal pay at the Oscars, although her choice of words was problematic for many; and the Cannes Film Festival attempted to redeem itself on the ...
Should we choose our festival schedules carefully to avoid a pile-up of horror?
On Sunday, the final day of the 2015 Sydney Film Festival, I watched a survivor of the Indonesian genocide interviewing his brother’s killers (The Look of Silence), baby seals being clubbed to death and the sea turning red around harpooned...