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Sydney Film Festival: Ana, mon amour

Ana, mon amour is about a turbulent relationship between Toma and Ana over a decade. And the movie felt like it would run for the 87,600 hours that make up a decade. The Romanian film, by director Călin Peter Netzer, a follow …
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The Red Pill: A Journey Down The Rabbit Hole

Controversy erupted over the documentary The Red Pill when its Australian premiere was cancelled and banned in cinemas after a petition spread calling the film “misogynistic propaganda”. The film’s director Cassie Jayne faced harsh publicity with news programs Sunrise and The Project …
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Sydney Film Festival: Whitney, Can I Be Me

It’s been five years since the death of singer Whitney Houston. Her life is the subject of a new documentary from filmmakers Nick Broomfield (Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Aileen) and Rudi Dolezal (Freddie Mercury – The Untold Story, Michael Jackson) to …
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Sydney Film Festival Review: Gimme Danger

Musicians have always played muse to American independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. The director’s long and rich history of collaborations include his playful partnership with the Wu Tang Clan (RZA scored Ghost Dog; both he and GZA feature in Coffee and Cigarettes), and …
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Sydney Film Festival review: Swiss Army Man

Making it’s Australian debut at the Sydney Film Festival, dark comedy Swiss Army Man will appease audiences who enjoyed the Tom Hanks drama Cast Away, but thought it lacked a solid serving of bodily function gags. Set on a deserted island in …
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Review: Anomalisa

There’s really no need to leap inside the mind of writer/director Charlie Kaufman— à la Being John Malkovich—because his films themselves offer us a glimpse into his innermost thoughts and philosophies. This is true of Kaufman’s latest feature Anomalisa, a darkly funny …
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The French Film Festival is back in Sydney

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is returning to the Palace Cinemas in Sydney on March 1 with a fabulous film selection for French film lovers. The Festival, now in its 27th season, is the most popular French film festival in the …