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Fantastic Film Festival Australia

The inaugural Fantastic Film Festival Australia encompasses genre and alternative cinema which doesn’t fit into traditional categories. Festival director Hudson Sowada who spent the most part of last year programming this festival, explained that the film festival comprises 25 uniquely bizarre films. “We’re focusing on diverse films which give different perspectives on reality and horror. […]

RIFF RAFF – Oscar Party

By Mark Morellini There’s something inexplicably exciting in attending the Oscar’s Party at the Hoyts Lux Broadway each year! Is it because most of the invitees are dressed in their best Hollywood glamour attire which heightens the atmosphere of elegance? Or is it perhaps that watching the awards presentation on the silver screen while sipping […]


Darkly entrancing, this remarkable period psychological horror film meticulously details the mental breakdown of two lighthouse keepers serving on a desolate rock island. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson deliver career enriching performances as the two lost souls who slowly succumb to their isolated existence and alcohol abuse. Pattinson who selects his film projects wisely since […]


By Mark Morellini Patricia Ward Kelly, the wife of the late Gene Kelly, brings her Gene Kelly: The Legacy show to Sydney and readers have the opportunity to read the complete interview in which Patricia speaks about the show and candidly shares some aspects of her life with the iconic silver screen legend. 1). WHAT […]


Biographer and film historian Patricia Ward Kelly presents a very intimate portrait of Gene Kelly as a man, husband and creative artist when she brings Gene Kelly: The Legacy to Sydney. “I take people on a journey into Gene’s heart and mind, using the stories he shared with me along with brilliant film clips on […]

Bad Boys For Life

Fasten your safety belts and get set for the ride of your life as Bad Boys For Life crashes into cinemas 17 years after the second instalment. Once again Jerry Bruckheimer serves as producer, while Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reprise their roles respectively as Miami narcotics detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey. There’s plenty […]

Seaside Cinema

The Flickerfest International Short Film Festival celebrates a 29-year milestone, having screened and promoted some of the world’s best shorts to enthusiastic audiences on iconic Bondi Beach. This annual world-class cinematic event is one of the most important platforms for short films and remains Australia’s leading Academy-qualifying and BAFTA recognised film festival, which inspires creativity […]

Black Christmas

Honestly, will filmmakers ever come up with an original story for a slasher/horror film? Every possible murderous plot has been done to death (no pun intended!) and yet these films continue to be rehashed! Black Christmas surrounds a group of sorority sisters who are spending the cold winter Christmas break on campus and soon after […]

Persian Film Festival 2019

The 8th Persian Film Festival comes to Sydney and its popularity is on the increase, evident from the addition of two venues which will reach a wider audience. “Our program has grown three times and due to its success Palace Cinemas have become our venue partner, having their backing has allowed us to expand ” enthused […]

War Horse

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s Olivier and Tony-Award winning production of War Horse returns to Sydney and audiences should be enchanted by this uniquely spectacular piece of theatre which has won more than 25 international awards. This story about friendship, love, loyalty, family and trust surrounds a young man’s quest to find his horse […]