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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…

Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund in "On The Road".
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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.

News Limited CEO, Kim Williams
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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…

This years festival was dedicated to Marilyn Monroe 50 years since her untimely death.
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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.