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Stretching out the film reel, we showcase everything from the most beautiful, independent short films to the most inspiring, top end feature films and stop motion animations. We dig and dive for the hottest upcoming film talents, the tastiest cinematography and the most bizarre story lines.

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Filmmaker ventures back into radiation ravaged Chernobyl to make this startling film

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Wednesday 27 August 2014

On Saturday 26th April 1986, a routine systems check was taking place at the nuclear power plant of Chernobyl near the Soviet city of Pripyat. An unexpected power surge caused engineers to attempt an emergency shutdown. However, before it could go into effect there was an explosion caused by a build up of steam within the reactor. As a result the inner components of the reactor were exposed to the atmosphere and violently ignited, sending massive plumes of radiation high into the air.

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Australian director Peter Cousens discusses his powerful new film, Freedom

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By Sorrel Kesby in New Film on Thursday 21 August 2014

Somewhere between a final film screening and heading off to a sound check to sing the anthem at the Bledisloe Cup rugby match, Peter Cousens found the chance to have a quick chat about his debut into film-making, a period piece spanning two centuries called Freedom.

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Incredibly revealing flow-motion video of the North Korean capital

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Wednesday 13 August 2014

So you may have seen the recent hyper-lapse video of Barcelona that absolutely blew our minds. Well now we’re excited to bring you another amazing short film from the same blossoming genre. Enter Pyongyang is an unbelievable flow-motion film by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth that takes us on a soaring tour over the central city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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Trailer for 20,000 Days is now out for the film starring Nick Cave as himself

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Saturday 2 August 2014

The myth of Nick Cave gets explored via the man himself in a fictitious, scripted 24 hours of his life in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s film that has already won multiple awards at the Sundance film festival. The official trailer is some powerful stuff. I can only hope the film makes its way to […]

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The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey is here … and we’re confused

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Monday 28 July 2014

Yes, that’s right. After months and years of painful waiting, all you fifty-shaders are on the brink of getting a serious treat. Often described in a derogatory tone as ‘mummy-porn’, nevertheless E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Of Grey took an unsuspecting audience by storm and rapidly rose to be one of the most talked about books […]

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Californian kid ‘breaks into’ music festivals around the world and it totally pays off

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Saturday 26 July 2014

Have you ever used a fake ID to get in to a bar, jumped over a fence to avoid paying, or skipped a mammoth queue by pretending to be with somebody important? How about faking press-passes and sneaking on stage with some of the biggest musicians in the world at the wildest festivals?

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This London Cinema offers double bed seating in the front row

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 24 July 2014

Everybody knows the best way to watch a film is under the covers, in bed. And London’s Electric Cinema has gone with this idea and planted six upholstered double beds in their cinema’s front row! It was all part of a $9million refurbishment of the 102-year-old cinema, with leather seats, footstools and two-seater sofas also […]

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Star charts: Now starring horror and science fiction flicks

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Monday 7 July 2014

You’d think these Hollywood star charts from last year would have been done and done, but the cool cats from creative collective Dorothy have added two new babies to the collection: the Horror Star Chart and the Science Fiction Star Chart that celebrate these two glorious film genres. Like the Hollywood ones, these maps inspired […]

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A skate revival has hit Hungary, and it’s all on film

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Thursday 19 June 2014


A revolution is rising on the streets of Budapest. In partnership with Vodafone, the industrious skateboarder Balazs Jassek has created a film to combat the inactivity of youth in Hungary, swinging the social media spotlight on to the beginnings of a skate revolution in Hungary.

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The woman who got intimate with a dolphin in the name of research … wait … what?!

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Wednesday 11 June 2014

The Sixties: a time of anything-goes experimentation, hedonism, musical revolution and dolphin-sex. That was no typing error. When a young Margaret Lovatt stumbled across a NASA-funded lab on her home island of St Thomas in the Caribbean, she immediately volunteered to help work with the dolphins that were the subject of the research going on there.

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Godzilla’s anatomy is impossible, says science

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Thursday 22 May 2014

Godzilla is back to wreak havoc – and try to redeem itself from its Matthew Broderick-led 1998 disaster of a movie – as it stomps its way back into theaters this summer. But did you know that realistically speaking, Godzilla’s huge anatomy is impossible? According to Popular Mechanics, ‘Since his first awakening, the radioactive, fire-spewing kaiju has […]

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Before and after the visual effects in blockbuster films

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Monday 21 April 2014

Just how much of a movie is made up of special effects? Movies such as Gravity, The Great Gatsby and of course Iron Man 3 all rely on special effects to make their films come to life. But what do these film sets look like without the added effects? Take a look at these images […]

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The world’s only penis museum needs a human penis

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Thursday 17 April 2014

For 40 years, the curator of the one and only penis museum in the world has collected penises from all walks of life; from polar bear penises, to reindeer penises, to whale penises, he has a penis for every specie there is. Except one: a human’s. ‘The Final Member’ is a documentary about the curator’s […]

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Wool 100%: A Japanese fantasy film about Balls of Red Wool

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By Pooi Ee Loh in New Film on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Are you sick of vampires glittering under the sun? Maybe it is time to watch something special. Wool 100% may not be the latest blockbuster that just hit the cinema, but it is a breath of fresh air for jaded eyeballs all the same. Released in 2006, Wool 100% is a Japanese fantasy film with a hidden sense of humour and quirkiness.

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Drop Bears – Attack! of the Killer Koalas is being funded right now with your help

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Kickstarter has some great projects you can back, but this one is probably the most exciting of them all. It’s a film called Drop Bears – Attack! of the Killer Koalas and it looks incredible (like Sharknado looked incredible). Here’s the synopsis: ‘A group of young backpackers go camping in the wild Australian outback. However, […]

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