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Stray Dogs

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Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs is difficult to walk away from. And that is a good thing for this film - because it is equally difficult to watch.

Fred Schepisi Interview: Words and Pictures

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Fred Schepisi Interview: Words and Pictures

Fred Schepisi’s flight was delayed in Hobart when he spoke to me on his mobile about his latest film Words and Pictures, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche, and discussed…

Review: Venus in Fur

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Review: Venus in Fur

Roman Polanski might well be about to turn 81 but age hasn’t dampened his kinky, pervy edge, as his latest pic amply demonstrates.

Love is Strange

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Love is Strange

Written and directed by Ira Sachs and starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Marisa Tomei, Love is Strange is a gently suspenseful love story.

The Legend Maker

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The Legend Maker

Australian director and screenwriter Ian Pringle created The Legend Maker after a chance meeting with a professional forger.

Melbourne International Film Festival program released

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Melbourne International Film Festival program released

The Melbourne International Film Festival program has been announced – boasting 341 films, 17 program strands, 28 world premieres and 168 Australian premieres.

Director David Michôd discusses new film The Rover

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Director David Michôd discusses new film The Rover

Australian director David Michôd follows his hard-boiled crime drama Animal Kingdom with a terrifying vision of the near future – The Rover.

Review: The Invisible Woman

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Review: The Invisible Woman

Ralph Fiennes’ second shot at the director/star gig after Coriolanus, this misleadingly-titled costume drama (drawn from Claire Tomalin’s book) looks lovely and features passionate playing.

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The Zero Theorem

You expect to experience the weird and the wonderful with Terry Gilliam but his latest, the confusing The Zero Theorem, is just plain weird.

Review: Belle

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Review: Belle

Set in the 1700s, Belle begins with Captain Sir John Lindsay collecting his young, out-of-wedlock, mixed-race daughter from a Thames wharf and insisting she will always be loved.

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