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2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CANNES GEMS 2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CANNES GEMS
The 64th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will screen plenty of cinematic gems from this year’s Cannes Film Festival with MIFF audiences among the first in the world to see these films following their premiere in France last month.
 
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.
 
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS 2015 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS 2015
Arabian Nights directed by Miguel Gomes was awarded the prestigious Sydney Film Prize out of a section of 12 Official Competition films at the 62nd Sydney Film Festival.
 
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.
 
ALAN HICKS WINS 2015 DAVID & JOAN WILLIAMS DOCUMENTARY FELLOWSHIP ALAN HICKS WINS 2015 DAVID & JOAN WILLIAMS DOCUMENTARY FELLOWSHIP
Alan Hicks' debute feature doco, Keep On Keepin' On, has won the $50,000 David and Joan Williams Documentary Fellowship; the film, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, is based on the life of jazz musician Clark Terry.
 
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.
 
2015 CANNES PRIZES ON TRACK ... TO GLOOM 2015 CANNES PRIZES ON TRACK ... TO GLOOM
The major prizes at this year's Festival de Cannes closely reflect the odds that bookies were offering, says Andrew L. Urban, with Jacques Audiard's powerful refugee story, Dheepan, winning the Palme d'Or and Hungarian newcomer László Nemes winning the Grand Prix with the harrowing concentration camp story, Saul's Son.
2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FIRST GLANCE SELECTION 2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FIRST GLANCE SELECTION
The 64th Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), running 30 July until 16 August 2015, has unveiled its First Glance selection; an exciting program of experimental film and audiovisual artistry in Vertical Cinema; the Centrepiece Gala screening of Holding the Man; a David Gulpilil retrospective; and a new principal partnership with Metro Trains Melbourne.
 
  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."
 
  DAREDEVIL: A NEW BRAND OF MARVEL CINEMA
By now we've all grown used to the idea of annual blockbusters from Marvel Studios. So far in 2015 we've already seen Avengers: Age Of Ultron (and you can read our review here), and Ant-Man is on its way. Fantastic Four will also be a 2015 movie associated with Marvel, though its distribution by 20th Century Fox will keep it from being a part of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe," as it has become known.

  DAVID CAESAR: AN UNDERAPPRECIATED AUSSIE GEM?
 
  FILMS OF THE 2000 GENERATION
The 2000s was a great era for film, and many movies released in the early years of the millennium are still incredibly popular today. Films including The Departed, The Lord of the Rings series and Finding Nemo were all released in an eclectic period that saw distinct changes in film across a number of genres. There was an increased realism in sport films, a swing towards American humour in comedies and a rise in the number of movies based on real life events. Even more recently, there has been another swing in the style of movies and the way that they continue to keep the viewer engaged.
 
  PLAY THE LOTTERY WITH YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW
Have you ever thought your favorite TV show can be a source of inspiration to find lucky lotto numbers? Whether you are buying your lottery tickets at the gas stop, at the kiosk down the corner, or online on theLotter, here are a few TV shows that not only features a lottery win episode, but also have a set of lucky numbers for you:
  POPULAR MOVIES BASED ON TV SHOWS
 
  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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