Hugo Weaving will star in a Shakespeare film set in Melbourne commission flats
There are many things about the beloved Australian actor Hugo Weaving that scream “Shakespeare!” The bushy beard. The thespian demeanour. The fact he is no stranger to the Bard, having performed in many Shakespeare productions including Macbeth at Sydney Theatre Company. Weaving even recited Shakespeare in costume in V for Vendetta. There aren’t however many […]
Lost Gully Road review: a gothic Australian thriller with a sting in its tail
Films don’t get more independent than this slice of gothic mystery, the sophomore feature from director and co-writer Donna McRae. A step up from her 2011 debut – the black-and-white student film curiosity Johnny Ghost, which won her awards at both Melbourne and Berlin underground film festivals – Lost Gully Road is a suspenseful yet […]
The 25 greatest Australian films of the 21st century
Last month Flicks set out to answer a simple but important question: what are the greatest Australian films so far this century? We consulted with the people who live and breath cinema, conducting the largest poll of Australian film critics in history.
The 25 greatest Australian films of the 21st century: How every critic voted
Liaising with 51 film critics and counting their votes, for our poll of 21st century Australian films, was a time-consuming process. As you will see from the list below, this is a diverse and highly talented group. If the critics we polled shared one thing in common, it would be a passion for Australian cinema […]
How a new generation of filmmakers defined 21st century Australian cinema
What do the most critically acclaimed Australian films say about our artists and our industry? Sarah Ward reflects on how a new generation of filmmakers have defined contemporary Australian cinema.
Eight things you probably didn’t know about Mad Max: Fury Road
There is still a lot that people don’t know about the fourth instalment in Australia’s most successful action franchise. Fury Road fans, swarm!
Here’s 10 Aussie female filmmakers who deserve their own Hollywood blockbuster
Here’s a bunch of Aussie women who could helm the next Hollywood blockbuster.
Top Australian films at the box office so far in 2018
The middle of the year is a time for Christmas in July, a bunch of ‘best so far‘ lists and mid-year box office report cards. The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (MPDAA) have published statistics for all Australian films at the box office in 2018. The rambunctious family film Peter Rabbit, an Australia/United States […]