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Film Review: You Should Have Left

Director:    David Koepp Cast:    Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Tiiu Essex, Colin Blumenau, Lowri Ann Richards, Eli Powers Rating:     MA Running Time:     93 Australian Distributor:     Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia   Theo (Kevin Bacon) is a retired and wealthy banker who is trying to put his life back together after a dark event. Together with his wife and daughter, he rents an isolated and luxurious house in a field in Wales, which initially seems too good to be true. As the days go byRead More


Daydream Island Resort to reopen from July 1

The newly renovated Daydream Island Resort is ready to welcome back guests when it re-opens on July 1, with a special winter escape offer for Queenslanders. The only ECO certified resort in the Whitsundays, Daydream Island offers 280 newly refurbished rooms and suites that features the only Living Reef in Australia where children will be entranced by the Reef Ranger program and be able to snorkel with our friendly stingrays. Evoking a sense of paradise, the island resort spans 1 km long with coral and sand beaches lined by palmRead More


RE-EMERGE IN STYLE AT W BRISBANE

Spa-Cations and Stay-Cations will have you glowing from the inside out at Brisbane’s ultimate luxe playground  Queensland it’s time to bring back that Sunshine State of Mind with Brisbane’s bold luxury lifestyle hotel, W Brisbane. From now, guests will be able to check in and live it up with two epic accommodation packages that will have you ready to re-emerge into the world. Whether it’s a romantic weekend away or some much needed “you” pamper time – W Brisbane has you covered. Sleep in and indulge with brekky in bed,Read More


Movie Trailer – Unhinged

Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorius take the wheel in the new trailer from Solstice Studios’ UNHINGED. The psychological thriller will be one of the first new films to open in Australia’s movie theatres in accordance with state public health department safety guidelines on July 16. Award winner Russell Crowe stars in Unhinged, a timely psychological thriller that explores the fragile balance of a society pushed to the edge, taking something we’ve all experienced- road rage – to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running lateRead More


Model Profile – Claire Moretti

We have the pleasure to profile one of Australia’s top international models, Claire Moretti, as her career starts to really take off. Claire has a compelling look and specialises in lingerie and swimwear.  It has helped gain her important magazine covers and it’s easy to believe that she will be a public favourite, as she keeps in great shape and has a lovely personality.     INTERVIEW Q.  What is your family background? A.  My background is pretty much Australian with a little bit of Italian a long way back.Read More


Kristen Stewart to play Princess Diana

In a surprise casting choice, Kristen Stewart is set to play Princess Diana, who married into the British royals as Lady Diana Spencer and died in 1997 after a car crash in Paris, in Pablo Larraín’s drama Spencer. The project form CAA Finance and FilmNation Entertainment is written by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Locke). Stewart will portray Diana as she decides, during her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, to leave her marriage to Prince Charles. Production is expected to begin in early 2021,Read More


Awards Season news

Now that the 2021 Oscars have officially been delayed from February 28 to April 25, 2021, many other award shows and festivals that play a crucial role on the Oscar season circuit are also changing their dates. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has announced the 2021 ceremony will take place March 7, 2021. The event will once again be hosted by Taye Diggs and be broadcast live on The CW network. The ceremony will continue by handing out its film and television awards in a single ceremony. The Critics Choice Awards usuallyRead More


Film Review: The Last Ferry From Grass Island (short)

Director:    Linhan Zhang Cast:    Tai-Bo, Yang Wang, Yee-Yee Yeung Running Time:    14   A Hong Kong hitman Ah Hoi (Tai-Bo) retires as a fisherman on the peaceful Grass Island. He is looking after his elderly mother Ah Ma (Yee-Yee Yeung). One day, his Chinese apprentice Xiaoma (Yang Wang) turns up to kill her former master before the last ferry departs. The award-winning Tai-Bo is perfectly cast as the sly, grizzled Ah Hoi and he shows a deal of tenderness towards Ah Ma. There are very sentimental moments.  All eyesRead More


Film Review: Day Release (short)

Director:    Martin Winter Cast:    Anna Suk, Christopher Legedze, Birgit Linauer, Patrick Schmidl, Daniela Zacherl Running Time:    35   Day Release was the winner of the Best Short Film award at the 2020 Austrian Film Awards. The film stars Anna Suk, who received a nomination for Best Young Actress for her leading role in Day Release at the 20th First Steps Awards – The German Newcomer Award in Berlin –  and was awarded as best actress at the World Independent Short Film Awards 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Single mother Kathi receivesRead More


Film Review: Josiah (short)

Director:    Kyle Laursen Cast:    Kevin Dunn (VEEP), Luke Forbes (Crown Heights), Melanie Chandra (Code Black), Mather Zickel (Better Things). Running Time:    20   Writer-Director Kyle Laursen’s short film JOSIAH examines issues inside the creative process of a casting room, finding unconscious stereotyping and complex power dynamics based on race, class and gender. The stellar cast includes Kevin Dunn (VEEP), Luke Forbes (Crown Heights), Melanie Chandra (Code Black) and Mather Zickel (Better Things). This topical film has just been released and is currently in competition at the PalmRead More