I felt it would be appropriate to write and thank you for your reviews, my reason: For
some time now I have been a great fan of your style of three different reviewers as I have
found them to be refreshingly unbiased with a remarkable insight into what makes for good
movie.Their perception seems to be "Is this movie good entertainment?" Why do I
like that? Because I go to the movies to be entertained and your reviewers let me know
honestly and so far they've been right.
Please keep up the good work. I'm writing this belatedly because today is the first time I
read your Policy Review! sorry about that.
Danny McCarthy, Sydney
I have had a request from a film-maker in Holland for information
regarding a documentary he intends to make in Australia. He wishes to profile a family who
lives and works in the fruitpicking industry. He would like to know if any other
documentaries covering this subject have been made, or of other relevant material.
Would you know of any particular resource group we could contact to track down this
information? Or do you have any other ideas yourself/selves?
Louise replies: You may find some information
Dear Urban Cinefile editor,
I am asking if an Australian release date has be given yet for the Trey Parker-Matt Stone
comedy BASEKETBALL yet. I have been waiting a year for it. I saw THE CRAIC last Sunday and
enjoyed it immensely. It definetly deserves its box office success.
I would best describe it as CROCODILE DUNDEE in reverse.
Andrew Kieswetter. Adelaide.
P.S. Do you know if the Robert Altman films NASHVILLE and BREWSTER McCLOUD will ever be
released on video in Australia?
Louise replies (Andrew is in Cannes): Release
date for Baseketball has changed many times to date. It has completely dropped off the
release schedule. We will keep you posted. No word on the video release of the Altman
What ever happened to Cinema Papers?
Dear Urban Cinefiles,
It was the fantastic publication Cinema Papers that first tempted my love for film over
three years ago. Since then, the magazine has been at the forefront of my critical reading
list - well at least until January of this year when it released its 25th anniversary
issue (No. 129). That was, unfortunately, the last I had heard of this quality mag, and no
one has given me a satisfactory answer to the reason behind its disappearance.
In the meantime I have had my desire for film reviews and news quelled by the Urban
Cinefile. Nevertheless, you can never have too much of a good thing – I want more
Andrew replies: Fear not, Cinema Papers is
alive and coming out with its Cannes edition real soon, followed by a July edition. I know
because I have written articles for both. There has been a bit of a corporate hiccup, but
it will go on. At least for the next little while.
My boyfriend and I thought The Castle was a great, lighthearted movie. We
thought the acting was great, the story very sweet and we both had tears in our eyes at
the end. It may have been a low budget movie, but aren't they generally the best. We
especially loved the parts when father and son were scrounging around for a bargain in the
newspaper!! Great, loved it. Thankyou
Greetings from RuneMaster Pendants......Hi My name is Mary and I am
requsting for a list of movies being made in Aussie or N.Z. By Aussie or Hollywood
producers in the next 6 months or year if poss .If not possible please let me know where I
can get this type of info from.My boyfriend is being groomed as an actor at the moment and
looks like being in demand. I just thought to ask , to see what's comming up here down
under.Thanks very much .
Louise replies: This information is available
from the Australian Film Commission.
I read the interview with Geoffrey Wright about Cherry Falls and I plan
to see it when it comes out the locals chased Scream away from a local High school(at
where Scream was made) so it comes to no suprise really
I saw Ravenous on the first day of release and I quite liked it I didn't mind the music at
all yes it was Fargo-ish meets John Carpenter but it didn't bother me I am pretty tolerant
about those things there have not been good horror films in years even SCREAM was
too light & fluffy actually not scary at all this was a nice switch away from the
endless teen slasher films
Great site.....love it.
Can you please help me with when Pushing Tin is now being released to cinema????
You had it in the May 13 releases...but now it is now longer there. Was really looking
forward in seeing Cate Blanchett's new movie. Hope you can help.Maybe you can help me with Cate's other movies. Do you know when "An
Ideal Husband" (already released in England) and The Talented Mr. Ripley with
Gwyn and Matt Damon will be released in Australia?
Louise replies: Pushing Tin is now scheduled
for release on July 22. No date has been set for the Australian release of the other two films.
Kim - your questions re the following films: 'The Idiots' and 'The
Celebration', and Darren Aronofsky's 'Pi'. I was also wondering whether the following ones
will be getting an Australian release at all:
'Mifune" (Mifune's Sidste Sang), Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Denmark 1999
'I Stand Alone' (Seul Contre Tous), Gaspar Noe, France 1998
'Siberia' , Robert Jan Westdijk, Netherlands 1998
'Show Me Love' (Fucking Amal), Lukas Moodysson, Sweden 1998
'Following' , Christopher Nolan, UK 1998
Ed replies: Pi - Beyond has it for Australia
and slotted for July 15.
Fuck Amal & I Stand Alone - both are in the Sydney Film festival but don't seem to
have a local distributor as yet. That's all we can do to help for now. Keep an eye on our
Touch of Evil. Was this film ever released here if so ( U think it was- I checked with
the OFLC datbase of films classified) but there was a re-release last year in the USA that
was restored footage not seen the first time. Did we ever get that here and will we? What
is this film about? I think Janet Leigh is in it.
Louise replies: A narcotics officer in Mexico
is on his honeymoon with his American wife before testifying against a drug lord. It
directed by Orson Welles, who also starred with Janet Leigh and Charlton Heston. 23/5/99: Chauvel Cinemas in Sydney is re-releasing a fully restored and re-edited version commencing on May 27.