The Canned Film Podcast Episode 2: Run All Night

For our second podcast, Andrew and I watched the new Liam Neeson action film Run All Night (2015). It’s his third collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra, and it was a lot of fun. So much more fun than A Most Violent Year – just sayin’. Here’s the trailer: And here’s our conversation about Run All […]

The Canned Film Podcast Episode 1: A Most Violent Year

Across history, there have been some great, formidable twosomes. You’ve got your Mulder and Scully, Batman and Robin, Bert and Ernie. Ralph and his glue. There’s another duo, of course, who are household names but only in Australia. David and Margaret. (No surnames needed). Somewhat indulgently, somewhere during our post-mortem of our earlier discussion of […]

Into the wild

Australian Guy Pearce has spent nearly his whole life making movies and making music. The movies part we all know about – from playing a drag queen in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), straight-laced detective in LA Confidential (1997), to his role as a genius villain in Iron Man 3 (2013). […]

2014 Iranian Film Festival

For over a century, film has been entertaining audiences and making us laugh and cry. But is also serves a deeper purpose – it helps shape opinions and reflects back to society and the world representations of people and ideas. Numerous regimes have feared and tried to control film, along with other media. Iran has […]

2014 Italian Film Festival

If you were to ask someone to list the world’s best film directors, there’s a good chance a good portion of those would be Italian. And Italian actresses? Well. It doesn’t take much thinking to rattle off names such as Sophia Loren and Monica Belluci. This year’s Lavazza Italian Film Festival will be bookended by […]

2014 Arab Film Festival

The Arab Film Festival began in 2001 in Sydney as an intimate three day event. Since then it has since extended its reach to Melbourne and Canberra, and this year’s line up is as exciting as ever. Its 2014 showcase comprises a mix of feature films, documentaries and shorts, including Disney’s debut Arab-language film The […]