Interview: The Crow director Alex Proyas on navigating studio systems, AI use in films, and reflecting on I, Robot two decades on
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by Peter Gray
9h ago
Alex Proyas has long been one of Australia’s greatest directorial exports.  Biding his time between international and local fare – in the same sentence of his work you can mention 1994’s defining The Crow, the ambitious neo-noir sci-fi thriller Dark City, and the blockbuster Will Smith outing I, Robot – the filmmaker has made a ..read more
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Australian pop superstars Sheppard announce release of fourth studio album Zora
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by Peter Gray
9h ago
Australian pop superstars Sheppard have announced the release of their fourth studio album, sure to be one of the most anticipated records of 2024.  Zora will be released worldwide on June 21st on the back of their move to Nashville, a run of headline shows in the US, and the tenth anniversary of their global ..read more
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Film Review: Hanky Panky; Lo-fi comedic horror effort is intentionally nonsensical – whether you like it or not!
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by Peter Gray
12h ago
To call Hanky Panky inexplicable at times would be an understatement.  And in no way is that intended to be an overt criticism towards Nick Roth and Lindsay Haun‘s wild comedy-horror effort that delights in its science-fiction mentality whilst bathing itself in batshit insanity. It’s an acquired taste of a film, and it definitely benefits ..read more
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Book Review: Interior design becomes erotic in Kyoichi Tsuzuki’s Love Hotels
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by Branden Zavaleta
15h ago
Flipping through this unassuming pocket book, you become privy to a kaleidoscope of exotic rooms. One has seedy fluorescent lighting and a gritty VCR playing an unknown pink film, another is done up like a convenience store, another looks like a child’s playroom, and yet another has steel doors, brick walls and a dentist’s chair ..read more
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Interview: Blick Bassy chats about Africa meeting Australia with new single “MBONDI”
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by Chris Singh
18h ago
Blick Bassy is a master of world-building. One need only listen to songs like “Bengue” and “LoBa” to hear this African artist’s unquestionable talent at creating music that drips with feeling. Although his instrumentation is sparse and earthy, his vocals fill spaces with a soaring sense of soul. Having such a gift for vocals and ..read more
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Exclusive EP Premiere: Butterknife – Lilith (2024 EP)
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by Bruce Baker
18h ago
Newcastle/ Awabakal’s alternative-pop fem four-piece band Butterknife have been making waves in the local scene since they dropped their 2019 debut single, “misty”, which has amassed over 1.8 million streams on Spotify alone. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, and we are thrilled today to be premiering their debut EP, Lilith, ahead of ..read more
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Blink Twice trailer asks “Are you having a good time?”
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by Peter Gray
1d ago
Zoë Kravitz is stepping behind the camera for Blink Twice, a twisted, sinister thriller that is sure to raise a few questions about its certain topicality. Originally titled “Pussy Island”, Kravitz – who also co-wrote the screenplay with E.T. Feigenbaum (TV’s High Fidelity) – directs Channing Tatum as tech billionaire Slater King, who charms (or ..read more
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Film Review: The Fall Guy; Crowd-pleasing actioner is both a love letter to the stunt profession and another showcase of Ryan Gosling’s charisma
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by Peter Gray
1d ago
Not that we needed reminding, but Ryan Gosling‘s distinct energy – rightfully rebranded as “Kenergy” in the culture-shifting buzz surrounding last year’s Barbie – is entirely unmatched.  We saw it earlier this year with his boisterous rendition of the Oscar-robbed “I’m Just Ken” at the Academy Awards where, without even taking off his sunglasses, he ..read more
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Girl in red to tour Australia in July
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by Bruce Baker
2d ago
Yes! Norweigan’s girl in red has announced today that she is heading back to Australia in July, playing in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Her latest album, I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! has just been released, and her DOING IT AGAIN tour is heading our way. Marie Ulven, the moniker for girl in red, won ..read more
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Book Review: The Fires Next Time is Peter Christoff’s urgent call to action
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by Sarah Robbins
2d ago
Australia’s summer of 2019/20 was one of the most catastrophic bushfire seasons ever recorded. Dubbed ‘Black Summer’, the fires killed 33 people, burned more than 24 million hectares of land, and saw three billion animals killed, injured, or displaced. Few will forget the smoke-shrouded season, the ramifications of which are still being felt today and ..read more
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