Nawww, the summer is over in Europe and the USA and it’s that time of year when they start putting up the sap on the big screen. LAST CHRISTMAS is a RomCom set to the soundtrack of George Michael…. Released just a few hours ago, here’s the trailer that shows us a whole new side of Emilia Clarke’s acting chops, but she’s alongside Henry Golding and supported by Emma Thompson and Michelle Yeoh. See for yourself….
Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects, Little Women), Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper) and acclaimed Australian actors Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Animal Kingdom) and Essie Davis (Game of Thrones, The Babadook) have created magic in a touching romantic comedy of young love.
Coming to Australian theatres in 2020, Babyteeth was unveilled to the world in official competition at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. The trailer released locally today highlights a scarcity in the comedy area when it comes to Australian film and it’s a refreshing answer to that call.
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Main attractions hitting the big screen this month include the much anticipated The Fast and Furious spin-off, we re-enter the world of the Matrix as it turns 20 years old, while Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for the latest film by Quentin Tarentino!
Disney continues to bring to life many animation classics and the most anticipated retelling of the year features an assembly of super stars. At the height of anticipation, Beyonce dropped a new single “Spirit” announcing she would be producing an album themed to the upcoming movie being released on Wednesday.
Essential Australian Women Directors is a specially curated selection of films by renowned critic, broadcaster and former director of Sydney Film Festival, David Stratton, it’s presented in association with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA). Screening at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from the 5-10 June and NFSA’s Arc Cinema Canberra from 28 June-7 July.
The 10 films being showcased each mark a great milestone in Australian film history which have been all directed by some of the industry’s most prominent women. “This retrospective pays tribute to not only these pioneering filmmakers, who tirelessly forged their own path forward, but to all the talented women who have crafted important and enduring films in this country.” says Stratton, “In the era of the #MeToo movement, the barriers that once faced women filmmakers are perhaps crumbling at a quicker pace – in the meantime, let’s celebrate the titanic achievements of our women filmmakers, and these landmark works that have irrevocably shifted the industry landscape forever.”
The 10 films in the program are:
Dendy Newtown will host ‘All Night Cine-Love In’, a late night marathon of movies that have been especially curated as part of Sydney Film Festival. Screening from 10pm to through to 7.30am from 8-9 June, it’s been curated by Festival Program Manager, Jenny Neighbour, who celebrates her 30th Festival with 4 weird and wonderful films that changed her cinematic world view. “These films hark back to my time as an arts student in London in the early ’80s and discovering the capital’s legendary Scala Cinema – a true movie treasure trove, from the days when films weren’t accessible online or even in stores. It’s there I discovered that films could be provocative, trashy, surreal, troubling, and not always in English,” she says.