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Wayne, a documentary about racer Wayne Gardner, slows down when it should speed up
The documentary Wayne chronicles the meteoric rise of Wayne Gardner to the peak of MotoGP racing and his success eclipsing the post-apocalyptic biker imagery in the Australian consciousness, thanks to films like Mad Max and Stone. Gardner essentially willed himself from Australian steel town Wollongong through the international racing ranks and onto the grid of […]
Watch Mao’s Last Dancer for free this week on Ozflix
Director Bruce Beresford’s 2009 film is available to watch online for free this week.
A special ‘Meet the Filmmaker’ screening of Ladies In Black is coming to Cinema Nova
Join director Bruce Beresford for an early look at one of the most highly anticipated Australian releases of the year.
The Castle has been voted the greatest Australian film ever made
The results of Adelaide Film Festival’s poll of the best Australian films are in.
Big ideas on a small budget: interview with West of Sunshine director Jason Raftopoulos
We talk to the writer/director of the acclaimed Australian film West of Sunshine.
The Merger review: a bloody ripper of an Australian sports movie
The Australian stage is so chock full of great stories that it is a constant oddity of the local film industry that so few of them are ever adapted into movies. I’m not exactly sure how comedian Damian Callinan’s one-man show could have possibly worked on stage considering the logistics of its sprawling character-focused story. […]
Sci-fi comedy Nekrotronic, from the makers of Wyrmwood, will premiere at Toronto Film Festival
The Sydney-shot Nekrotronic will have its world premiere in the Toronto Film Festival’s hugely popular Midnight Madness program.
Acute Misfortune review: this powerhouse drama is one of the best Australian films of the year
This biopic of artist Adam Cullen is one of the stand-out Australian dramas of 2018.
Australian films in 2018 set to out-perform last year’s totals
The Australian film industry looks set to out-perform its results from the 2017 calendar year.
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 […]