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MARCELLO MASTROIANNI RETROSPECTIVE MARCELLO MASTROIANNI RETROSPECTIVE
A retrospective of seven films will celebrate the late & great Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni (1924 – 1996), on the 20th anniversary of his death, presented by Andrew L. Urban, hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney (Feb 18 – May 26, 2016). The program will feature the brilliant roles interpreted by Mastroianni in the decade which saw the flourishing of the so-called commedia all’italiana (comedy Italian Style).
 
CRITICAL VOICE OF GEN Y CRITICAL VOICE OF GEN Y
100 Word Reviews by Jo Bradley
 
GOLDEN GLOBES 2016 - WINNERS GOLDEN GLOBES 2016 - WINNERS
The Martian won its Golden Globe for being the Best Comedy (who knew?) with Matt Damon voted Best Actor in a Comedy and The Revenant took the Globe for Best Drama, with Leonardo di Caprio voted Best Actor in a Drama. Jennifer Lawrence in Joy was Best Actress (Comedy) but the surprise was Brie Larson’s win for Room. No surprises, though, in host Ricky Gervais’ signature bad taste humour, a signature the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has come to embrace, giving him another chance to ridicule his audience.
 
  OSCARS 2016 - NOMINATIONS
Australian movie Mad Max:Fury Road from George Miller & Doug Mitchell, and cinematographer John Seal plus 8 more nominees among Oscar Nominees along with Cate Blanchett for Carol.
 
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2015 - WINNERS EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2015 - WINNERS
Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film, Youth, has been voted European Film of 2015, with Sorrentino also winning the European Director Award, and his star Michael Cain awarded Best Actor – as well as receiving the Academy’s Honorary Award. (Youth opens in Australia on December 26, 2015)
 
TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015 TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015
If you only saw 10 films this year, these were the ones we would have recommended as the year’s best – according to Louise Keller. (Listed alphabetically)
 
AACTA AWARDS 2015 - WINNERS AACTA AWARDS 2015 – WINNERS
Jocelyn Moorhouse’s dark farce, The Dressmaker, is the People’s Choice Award winner at this year’s AACTA Awards, with its cast – Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Kate Winslet - also going home armed with awards, while George Miller has the Best Director Award for Mad Max: Fury Road, which is also the big winner of Best Film.

 
GOLDEN GLOBES 2016 - NOMINEES GOLDEN GLOBES 2016 – NOMINEES
George Miller with Mad Max: Fury Road (Best Drama) and Cate Blanchett for her role in Carol (Best Actress) are the high profile Australians in the list of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards to be presented on January 10, 2016 in Los Angeles.
 
AACTA AWARDS 2015 - WINNERS (CRAFT) AACTA AWARDS 2015 – WINNERS (CRAFT)
His latest feature film, Mad Max: Fury Road, has earned John Seale yet another accolade: the AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in a feature film – one of six craft awards collected by George Miller’s turbo charged action drama. FULL LIST OF WINNERS
 
BLANCHETT, CATE - 2015 LONGFORD LYELL AWARD BLANCHETT, CATE – 2015 LONGFORD LYELL AWARD
Cate Blanchett is this year (2015) awarded Australia’s highest screen honour: the AACTA Longford Lyell Award (Wednesday,Dec. 9 at AACTA Awards). Andrew L. Urban glances through her career, recalling some of the conversations they had about her films and her views on acting.
 
CROSSING, THE (1989) - PAIN DISTILLED CROSSING, THE (1989) - PAIN DISTILLED
Featuring Russell Crowe in his first starring role, the 1989 drama, The Crossing, brought together Crowe with acclaimed director George Ogilvie and his co-stars Robert Mammone - and Danielle Spencer, who Crowe married in 2003. Andrew L. Urban reported on the making of the film from the set on November 13 & 14, 1989.
 
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - JOHN SEALE ON THE SET MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - JOHN SEALE ON THE SET
It's not a bad way to sign off: Oscar winning cinematographer John Seale is not going to top Mad Max: Fury Road, the futuristic blockbuster that follows in the wake of a low budget action thriller called Mad Max, which made George Miller an international icon of filmmaking. We pay tribute to John with this pictorial, on the May 2015 global release of the film.
 
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM 2015'S STELLAR FILM SCHEDULE? WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM 2015'S STELLAR FILM SCHEDULE?
Movie fans are no doubt relishing fresh Jurassic Park, Star Wars and Bond fixes this year; but besides the actors and film studios, which industries stand to benefit from the string of strong releases?
 
  2015 AACTA AWARDS: FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, SHORT FICTION, SHORT ANIMATION
Nominations have been announced for the 2015 AACTA awards in the categories of Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film.
  29/10/2015: AACTA AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the 5th AACTA Awards
 
  HEROES, SUPERHEROES AND WITCHES
Scary fairy tales of evil stepmothers and wicked witches, of monsters and fire spitting dragons, cruel kings and evil spirits are not things of the past. They are not confined to our childhood. Far from it. We also crave them as adults and movies – and video games, and games of chance - deliver them.
 
  NOT ALL SUCCESSFUL FILMS HAVE A HAPPY ENDING
People always tend to say that all movie scripts are just one big cliché, which misleads viewers to believe that everyone gets a happy ending. However, that actually can’t be any further from the truth since there’s a good deal of successful movies that didn’t end well for the protagonists. In fact, historically, movies with tragic endings scored much more awards and respect than simple love stories or unrealistic action movies where the good guy beats the bad guys.
 
  The Top 5 Casino Movies of All Time
Everyone loves the idea of striking it rich at the casino – the dream of winning a fortune for seemingly little work is one which strikes a chord in all of us. Perhaps this is the reason that the casino has proved such a popular movie setting over the years; perhaps it’s simply the suave, glamourous feel of the casino that makes it the perfect backdrop for our favourite heroes and villains. Either way, there’s no doubt that the casino is a perfect backdrop for many of our Hollywood favourites, whilst you’re reading through this top list you might want to get yourself clued up on the history of some of the card games that are featured within them such as blackjack.
  TRANSFORMERS OR X-MEN: WHICH WILL WIN THE TITLE OF GREATEST FRANCHISE?
 
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  ZOMBIES VS ALIENS
Within the horror genre of films there is one man who is a legend within his field and this guy is Rob Zombie. He is probably the most iconic figure that is perhaps well known outside the sector but where should the new entrant and fan go and what should they watch? How has this genre developed itself into modern media and are games better than the film? Are there any real life examples of a zombie in modern society?





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