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Beautifully lush cinematography on show in independent Aussie film, Love is Now

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Film on Thursday 27 November 2014

Independent Australian film Love is Now features a host of Australian talent, including actors Eamon Farren, Claire van der Boom and Anna Torv. Shot over five weeks in Sydney and other New South Wales locations, Love is Now chronicles a summer in the life of two lovebirds as they travel along the Harvest Trail.

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HBO is set to show a new Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Film on Thursday 27 November 2014

Next year, you can expect to watch filmmaker Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain documentary titled Montage of Heck. Set to premiere on HBO, Montage of Heck is one of several Nirvana/Cobain films, but this one is noted as the first ‘fully authorized’ film. With participation from the Cobain family, Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain has signed on as the film’s executive producer. However, there is no mention of Courtney Love’s involvement.

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The Hobbit in 72 seconds (33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson’s version)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you really can’t afford to spend 8+ hours watching all of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, you can just buy the books and take your time reading through them… or you can watch 72 seconds of The Hobbit and be caught up with the entire story. Kinda.

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This Annabelle prank is so scary it’s not even funny anymore

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Thursday 9 October 2014

If you’ve seen the horror film ‘Annabelle’, you’ve probably been hiding under the covers and avoiding dolls ever since. But watching Annabelle is nothing compared to getting pranked by the haunted doll herself!

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Interview with Australian director Roman Stills about his new film, Dixieland

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Film on Friday 3 October 2014

Australian film director, Roman Stills, explores the concept of space, culture and music in his latest film, Dixieland. Filmed in New Orleans, Dixieland depicts the landscape alongside a rhythmic Early Jazz beat. Juxtaposing the actor with his Southern surroundings in a timeless loop, Stills says is ‘a metaphor for New Orleans and the core theme of the piece.’

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7 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Fight Club (but always wished that you did)

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Film on Thursday 25 September 2014

David Fincher’s 1999 masterpiece Fight Club may not have been a box office smash first time around, but it’s had an enduring second life as a cult favourite of discerning film buffs. Adapted from the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club was raw, vicious and darkly compelling, showcasing a ridiculously toned Brad Pitt and a wonderfully dis-engaged Edward Norton.

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Illuminating new doco shows the effect of technology on the quality of music

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Thursday 4 September 2014

It’s fair to say that music might well be the oldest art form around. From the first person to tap out a rhythm on a cave wall to the kid in front of his computer, music is a timeless mode of expression that unites all people. Throughout history musicians have worked tirelessly, and often obsessively, striving to produce a piece that communicates their emotions to the listener. After all, that is what music is for: joining an individual to a multitude through the intricate sounds of a song. A universal language.

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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

Sorrel Kesby Contributor

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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