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FILM INTERVIEW: Mark Duplass — Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed ALASDAIR DUNCAN risks his personal safety for a time-travelling chat with actor MARK DUPLASS. AD: How did your involvement with Safety Not Guaranteed actually come about? MD: Our producing partner Stephanie Langhoff found it. Jake and Aubery were attached and they had been looking for money for a while. For better or … Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: Piazza Fontana

Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy SUZANNAH BENTLEY continues her Lavazza Italian Film Festival report, this time taking a look at a period thriller. Based on the real-life events surrounding the 1969 bombing of a bank in Milan, Piazza Fontana explores the lead-up to the explosion and its subsequent investigation. From the 1960s until the 1980s, Italy experienced … Continue reading

PREVIEW & TICKET GIVEAWAY: Italian Film Festival

Lavazza Italian Film Festival SUZANNAH BENTLEY samples some films from the festival, beginning with Ivan Cotroneo’s directorial debut, Kryptonite! Read on to WIN one of two double-passes to Palace’s Italian Film Festival. Set in the perplexing and colourful world of 1970s Naples, Kryptonite tells the story of nine-year-old Peppino, a bespectacled misfit. Peppino watches as his … Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: Hysteria

Hysteria Review by Nerissa Rowan It’s clear when watching Hysteria that the scriptwriters had a great deal of fun. This rom-com is stuffed with innuendo. Of course that’s not surprising, since the story is loosely based on the invention of the modern vibrator. Victorian England is full of unfulfilled middle class women suffering from an … Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: Bernie

Bernie Review by Alasdair Duncan In a number of ways, Bernie feels like a return for director Richard Linklater. There’s the obvious fact that it’s set in his home state of Texas, where Slacker and Dazed And Confused also took place. Stylistically, though, Bernie also represents a return to the simplicity of those early films. Linklater’s … Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: The Sapphires

The Sapphires Review by Nerissa Rowan I am a big music fan, a sucker for a great voice. And there are so many of them in this new Australian movie that I can’t get it out of my head. It has a great soundtrack of 60s soul that will stick with you for days. The … Continue reading

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