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Latest Movie Reviews

Crazy Rich Asians; Mile 22; The Flip Side

Meeting the parent: cultures clash and true love is tested in the rom-com Crazy Rich Asians. CRAZY RICH ASIANS *** ...
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The Happytime Murders; Working Class Boy; West of Sunshine

Manic muppets: things are about to get violent in the funny adult comedy The Happytime Murders, which was directed by ...
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Shock news: Mamma Mia 2 is actually very good

Is that you, Grandma?: Cher appears positively post-human in the joyful Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again MAMMA MIA: HERE ...
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‘Skyscraper’ offers new twist on big screen action

SKYSCRAPER ***1/2 (102 minutes) M It might look like The Rock versus The Towering Inferno from its ticket-selling poster, yet ...
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Latest Video Interviews

SUNSHINE ON A SHOESTRING – interview with ‘West of Sunshine’ director Jason Raftopoulos

Director Jason Raftopoulos: “The big thing in my research about parents and their children is that even spending crappy times ...
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The trials of making a low-budget comedy – interview with Clayton & Shane Jacobson

In Brothers’ Nest, two brothers with very average IQs (Shane and Clayton Jacobson) return to their rural home with evil ...
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How to make an Aussie zombie film: directors Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling explain

Cargo began life in 2013 as a short film for the Tropfest competition. It was a finalist, didn’t win anything, ...
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival interviews – 2018

These videos were produced as part of the Herald Sun’s coverage of the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Due to ...
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Latest Articles & Commentary

The Free Comedy Gig model Comedian Kieran Butler explains the “free gigs” model explained

Comedian Kieran Butler explains the “free gigs” model, which has been a huge success at the Edinburgh Fringe. Interview took ...
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Eurydice Dixon Tribute – post-gig interviews with friends

This article was first published by the Herald-Sun on 4 July, 2018. It was by any measure, a remarkable transformation ...
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Frances McDormand’s diversity call at the Oscars could backfire

The acceptance speech that easily drew the biggest reaction at this year’s Oscars was the one given by Frances McDormand ...
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Oscars Overview 2018

In years past any acknowledgement of how wide-ranging and inclusive the line-up of Oscar-nominated films were came with the tacit ...
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