Acolytes
May 7th, 2009

When three schoolkids in Queensland’s suburbs stumble upon a mystery, they get in far too deep. After Mark (Gregory) sees a four wheel drive leaving the bush, he convinces friend James (Payne and James’ cute girlfriend Chasely (Lawrence) to investigate. When they dig up the body of a missing backpacker, the boys dream up a dark scheme.

Uglied Up
March 1st, 2004

There’s an old joke in Hollywood; how do you depict an ugly woman in a movie? You take a beautiful woman and put glasses on her.


Cut On Location
November 1st, 2004

Movies are magic because they take us somewhere. They transport us to every corner of the earth — even places that don’t exist. Everybody knows the art of cinema or TV is to maintain the illusion we’re actually there even though we know there’s an army of cameras, lights, technicians, the continuity girl, the catering […]

Horseplay
May 16th, 2003

A lot of Australian filmmakers seem fixated on anchoring their stories to distinctly Australian institutions, from drag queens to Christopher Skase. Even Muriel’s Wedding tapped into the collective musical nostalgia all Aussie thirtysomethings share about Abba music.


Hunting the White Rabbit
December 1st, 2004

Feelings on Reloaded and Revolutions remain mixed and history has judged the world’s most famous anime fanboys pretty harshly, but they still had it easy compared to Eric Matthies and Josh Oreck.

Islands in the Sun
April 14th, 2017

When the artists, directors and studio began work on Moana, the first step was to soak in all the cultures they intended to portray.






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