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Daily Archives: December 6, 2016

Ask yourself: how many movies do you know? And how many of them have you seen? These are difficult if not impossible questions to answer, right? However, there’s an easier question: how many B-movies have you seen? I’m sure you haven’t seen as many of those compared to Hollywood produced flicks. B-movies are rarely remembered. They are movies that are… Read more »

06 December 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The Oscars only allow for five to ten movies to sneak into the esteemed Best Picture field. Unfortunately, that means that numerous excellent movies are snubbed by the time the Academy Award nominations are announced. Sometimes, it’s because a movie is just shy of being good enough. Other times, it’s because the movie doesn’t appeal to Academy voters or was… Read more »

06 December 2016 | Features, Film Lists

As long as there have been movies, there have been movies about movies. Working in the film business themselves, writers and directors realised they didn’t have to look very far when it came to finding material: the scripts just wrote themselves. Nonetheless, it is particularly refreshing to observe the dream machine pulling back the veil and looking at itself with… Read more »

06 December 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The input of Australians in both local and international film has sometimes been woefully ignored, or misappropriated. Nevertheless, there have been many fantastic Australian films (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Mad Max, Chopper) made solely by Australian talents, and also significant contributions in American and international cinema, as directors (George Miller, Peter Weir), cinematographers (John Seale, Christopher Doyle, and of course,… Read more »

06 December 2016 | Features, People Lists