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Is the golden age of cinema over?

Is the golden age of cinema over?

Sophie Gallagher looks at the death of cinema and the dominance of downloads

An interview tangentially related to The National

An interview tangentially related to The National

The National have always been a ‘band of brothers’: Bryce and Aaron Dessner, Bryan and Scott Devendorf, and then there’s Matt Berninger. The group’s towering frontman is the sole figure of the band lacking a ‘brother’. He’s not an only child, as many might assume; his brother just prefers heavy metal. Tom Berninger, the younger […]

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Indonesia is geographically adjacent to us and has a population of 238 million people, as well as a government that celebrates and endorses the mass murdering of more than half a million people that occurred between 1965 and 1966.

Sydney Film Festival 2013: The Wrap-Up

Sydney Film Festival 2013: The Wrap-Up

Jeremy Elphick went nuts at the Sydney Film Festival.

Review: Wadjda at the Sydney Film Festival

Review: Wadjda at the Sydney Film Festival

Wadjda navigates the often non-existent line between criticism of a patriarchal state and Islamaphobia. It gives the debate – which is the euphemism for misinformed and often racist assertions about what Islam is – complexity.

Review: Stoker at the Sydney Film Festival

Review: Stoker at the Sydney Film Festival

Stoker isn’t marked by the unabated savageness of Park’s Korean offerings, but rather restrains itself until tension builds overlong; bursting into sexual violence and bubbling back down again.

Review: Only God Forgives at the Sydney Film Festival

Review: Only God Forgives at the Sydney Film Festival

Only God Forgives is the second collaboration between Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn, after 2011′s Drive. It can be a disaffecting, disorienting experience.

Review: Upstream Colour at the Sydney Film Festival

Review: Upstream Colour at the Sydney Film Festival

Upstream Colour is a rare, and paradoxical, example of a film that makes complete sense in of itself, but is impossible to summate.

A tale of two comics: the cinematic worlds of Marvel and DC

A tale of two comics: the cinematic worlds of Marvel and DC

Sam Murray read the book and watched the movie

Looking back on the Sydney Film Festival

Looking back on the Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) celebrates its 60th birthday this year. New efforts to celebrate and document the history of one of Sydney’s most important cultural institutions reveal that a significant part of its history is inextricably linked with that of our own university. In a city with extremely limited opportunities for revival screenings of […]

Review: On The Road

Review: On The Road

Walter Salles’ adaptation of the Beat Generation classic didn’t outshine the book…even if this reviewer hasn’t read it.

Review: The Intouchables

Review: The Intouchables

Swa Kaushik is touched by the intouchable.

News Limited CEO: you are all “copyright kleptomaniacs”

News Limited CEO: you are all “copyright kleptomaniacs”

If you’re reading this there’s a good chance that you’re a criminal. At the risk of generalising, we are a generation of benign thieves. We steal as if there was nothing illegal about it. Hidden behind a desk and a monitor, otherwise law abiding Australians knowingly steal when it comes to streaming our favourite TV […]

Film Review: Magic Mike

Film Review: Magic Mike

Chiselled abs and slick moves were not enough to impress Nathan Olivieri.

Captured by Cannes

Captured by Cannes

As the biggest event in world cinema comes to a close, Brad Mariano stops to chronicle the sights, sounds, and successes of this year’s Cannes film festival.

Film Review: The Rum Diary

Film Review: The Rum Diary

Absolutely nothing in moderation, except of course the true spirit of Hunter S. Thompson, writes Richard Withers