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LESNIE, ANDREW: 1956 - 2015 LESNIE, ANDREW: 1956 - 2015
Filmmakers are in shock as they mourn the sudden death of Oscar winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, a much liked and respected professional with a great body of work, not to mention a great deal of humility and warmth.
 
CANNES 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CANNES 2015 – OFFICIAL SELECTION
It won’t be Australian director Justin Kurzel of Snowtown (2011) fame who will be flashbulbed close to death on the Red Carpet but his two Macbeth stars, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, the latter in her darkest role as Lady Macbeth (with a French accent perhaps). As will Cate Blanchett, who stars in the title role of Carol in Todd Haynes’ screen version of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, The Price of Salt.
 
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 AUDI FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS
The Audi Festival of German Films is bringing fifty new German-language films to Australia this May, sure to thrill audiences with an exhilarating program of features, shorts and documentaries in addition to special guests from Germany. In this 14th annual season, the festival will showcase the breadth, dynamism and creativity of the Germany film industry.
  2015 HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FEST TO OPEN WITH AUSTRALIAN DOCO
Seeking to move and actively engage audiences on human rights issues, the Human Right Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is thrilled to announce its full 2015 program that consists of an impressive and entertaining line up of film, arts and forums.
  2015 TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL – MAKE FILMS NOT WAR
As Turkey and Australia come together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, the 5th annual Turkish Film Festival Australia invites audiences in Sydney and Melbourne to experience the great masters and new talents of Turkish film – under the banner Make Films Not War
 
  REWIND / FAST FORWARD: THE WEB PAST AND FUTURE
Remote controlled farm machinery that can spot and spray individual weeds or capture images of the right sort of apples hanging on trees are just a few of the items on the ‘internet of things’ that seem to belong to the future, as does ‘progremmatic’ display advertising for old fashioned publishers, silently filling available inventory in fractions of a second. If you weren’t at this seminar last week (25/3/2015), you are already – unquestionably – part of the past, says Andrew L. Urban, who was indeed there.
 
FCCA AWARDS 2015 - WINNERS FCCA AWARDS 2015 – WINNERS
Tributes to TV film critic icons David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz plus tributes to film critics in general from Russell Crowe were among the highlights of the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards presented at Paddington RSL club in Sydney on Tuesday this week (March 10, 2015) where Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country was the winner of the Best Film Award.
  FCCA AWARDS 2015 - THE NIGHT IN PICTURES
 
X + Y - FEATURED PREVIEW X + Y – FEATURED PREVIEW
Autistic* teenage maths prodigy Nathan (Asa Butterfield, known for ‘Hugo’) struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds numbers satisfying and safe.
 
  URBAN CINEFILE - 18th ANNIVERSARY – 936 EDITIONS
Dear Valued Readers
Thank you for sharing our passion for cinema over all these weeks as they turn into months and years, each Thursday the movie gods delivering another batch of new movies in cinemas and a further batch on DVDs – and increasingly on digital platforms.
 
SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2014 - WINNERS SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS 2014 - WINNERS
Cezary Skubiszewski scores Screen Music Awards trifecta and David Hirschfelder wins Feature Film Score of the Year.
 
  BRINGING CAPTAIN NEMO BACK
Earlier this year, The Hollywood Reporter said that Columbia Pictures had bought Alfred Gough and Miles Millar's script Captain Nemo, based on the fictional character of the same name. To the excitement of fans everywhere, the premise of the film was supposed to offer "a new take on the iconic antihero" first introduced to readers in Jules Verne's 1870s classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
 
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  Runner Runner: a lesson the hard way
In Runner Runner, Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) is a cool kid on the block handling his Masters studies in finance at Princeton University on one side and working as a marketing representative for one of the largest online gambling companies. When he is forced to put an end to his side business by the head of his university, Furst finds it hard to keep up with his tuition payment as well as living day-to-day like he is accustomed to. In order to pay his way through the rest of his college, he decides to risk all of his remaining savings at an online casino poker game hoping to win big the last time.
 
SEQUELS - THE BEST AND WORST OF 2014 SEQUELS – THE BEST AND WORST OF 2014
Fans of futuristic dystopian flicks may have recently come across the news of a new Terminator sequel, due to hit our screens in 2015. What else is there on the horizon?
 
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