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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 27, 2020

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Film reviews, TV shows

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Japanese Film Festival Australia Goes Online

October 27, 2020 |

With JFF Plus, foreign film fans can stream the best of Japanese cinema – for free!

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An Interview with Director Farbod Khoshtinat

October 26, 2020 |

We recently talked with Iranian director Farbod Khoshtinat about his new short film Two Little Boys that’s been making waves across film festivals this year.

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Review: Corpus Christi

October 23, 2020 |

Watching Corpus Christi is like reading an Elmore Leonard paperback while listening to a playlist of ancient Latin prayers, and then being sucker-punched by a stranger when you look up.

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Miss Juneteenth: Pretty Hurts

October 14, 2020 |

Miss Juneteenth is a modern odyssey through the depths of a single mother’s struggle to carve a new life for her daughter.

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Diagnosis: A Short Film Review

October 13, 2020 |

Have you ever wanted to know exactly how and when you will die? The ripple effects and responses to having such knowledge are explored in Diagnosis, a black comedy short which shows the importance of living even when you know the end is near.

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Review: On the Rocks

October 9, 2020 |

Sofia Coppola explores her relationship with her famous father, with On the Rocks. A discerning comedy set against an enchanting New York City backdrop.

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Film Review: The Secrets We Keep

October 2, 2020 |

In this psychological thriller from director Yuval Adler, a housewife kidnaps a man she believes was responsible for crimes committed against her family during the war.

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BIFF Brings World Cinema to Brisbane

September 30, 2020 |

BIFF is back! During an uncertain year where film festivals worldwide have been forced to go digital or be cancelled outright, the Brisbane International Film Festival aims to provide as authentic an experience for cinema lovers to enjoy as 2020 will allow.

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Interview with Perth Filmmaker Paul Komadina

September 27, 2020 |

We had a tantalising chat with Western Australian-based director Paul Komadina about his latest sci-fi, social commentary short film Abduction and the state of the Australian film scene during this bizarre year.

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REVIEW: Four Kids and It

September 23, 2020 |

In a time where everyone’s dreaming of a better tomorrow, Four Kids and It teaches children to be careful what they wish for – and to embrace the positives of difficult circumstances.

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Abduction: A Short Film Review

September 22, 2020 |

A night of drinking and extra-terrestrial experiences leaves a woman wondering why her town has now turned on her in Abduction, a short film about judgement, victim blaming, and (probably) aliens.

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Film Review: The Translators

September 16, 2020 |

A tangle of mysteries and lies gradually unravels revealing the lengths creative people will go to for their authenticity in the new meta whodunnit thriller The Translators from French film director Regis Roinsard.

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Becky: Film Review

September 12, 2020 |

Kevin James ditches his goofy comedy persona to play a neo-nazi convict in this gory thriller from directors Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion.

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Film Review: Fatima

September 11, 2020 |

Exploring the ideas of faith and the miraculous, Fatima is a touching film about belief that can’t quite escape some tired clichés and tropes.

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