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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 18, 2017

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Film reviews, TV shows

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A True War Story: The Siege of Jadotville

October 22, 2016 |

An incredible story of war, valour and demoralizing politics, The Siege of Jadotville depicts the frantic action of combat under impossible circumstances. Read More

First Nominees Announced for the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

October 22, 2016 |

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) were established in 2007 with their headquarters being situated right here in Brisbane. This international cultural program is supported by the Brisbane City Council and is endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. Read More

Review: Hell or High Water

October 15, 2016 |

A modern American Western, driven by the economic downturn of rural Texas, Hell or High Water is a story of the bonds of brotherhood and family, disguised as a heist film. Read More

The Japanese Film Festival Returns to Brisbane For Its 20th Year

October 14, 2016 |

The Japanese Film Festival was founded in 1997 by the Japan Foundation, Sydney. Back then, there was only a screening of three films – Today, it’s the largest Japanese film festival in the world. Over the years, the festival has … Read More

Genre Blending: I Am Not a Serial Killer

October 7, 2016 |

Intensely eerie, darkly funny, I Am Not a Serial Killer morphs enthrallingly across teen horror and supernatural thriller genres, plunging into the depths of murder and monsters. Read More

UQ’s Latin American Film Festival: Free and For Adults Only

October 6, 2016 |

This week foreign film lovers can enjoy five days of free fun at the University of Queensland’s 10th Annual Latin American Film Festival. Read More

5 Open Air Cinema Movies to get your Halloween Feels on this October

September 23, 2016 |

October is almost here and you know what that means? Time to cook some popcorn, find a blanket to hide under and grab your friends because Halloween is just around the corner! The Open Air Cinema located in South Bank’s … Read More

The White Helmets Doc: Syria’s First Responders

September 23, 2016 |

The thunderous hum from above alerts the men. They rush outside to see an aircraft drop its destruction. As the bomb explodes, the men have already mobilized; they jump into a truck and head directly for the bombed site. In the rising grey dust of chaos, the men in the white helmets are Syria’s first responders, a civilian group who search for survivors trapped within the rubble. Read More

Spierig brothers set to direct Helen Mirren in 2017

September 13, 2016 |

Michael and Peter Spierig will be returning to Australia next year to film their newest feature, Winchester, with Academy Award Winner, Helen Mirren confirmed as lead. Read More

Asia Pacific Screen Awards: International Nominations Council Announced

September 9, 2016 |

The 10th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) is unrolling the red carpet in Brisbane later this year and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the International Nominations Council that will be responsible for determining the award nominees. Read More

Unmoved by Free State of Jones

September 4, 2016 |

An ambitious account of true events, Free State of Jones, tells a lesser-known tale of rebellion within the Confederate ranks during the American Civil War. Read More

Sundance Doc: Weiner is a Winner

August 31, 2016 |

Winner of the Sundance 2016 Grand Jury Prize for U.S Documentary, Weiner traces Ex-Congressman, Anthony Weiner’s New York City 2013 Mayoral race, which was meant to lead to his redemption, but instead ended in an embarrassing loss after yet another sexting scandal was uncovered.

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INTERVIEW: Down Under Writer/Director Abe Forsythe

August 30, 2016 |

“There’s going to be some people that are never going to like this movie.” Read More

Alliance Française Classic Film Festival Hits Brisbane

August 24, 2016 |

Early this September, for the first time ever, the Alliance Française Classic Film Festival will be held at the Palace Barracks Cinemas in Brisbane City. The festival debuted in Sydney last year and was an instant hit. This year the Festival will screen nationally in 5 cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth. Read More