Film reviews, TV shows
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A pretty â€˜dumbâ€™ blonde takes the stairs instead of the door while a typical deranged killer chases after her. An impossibly strong and conflicted caped hero tries to save the earth once again from destruction and finally a girl attempts to win the affections of a completely oblivious guy by changing herself inside and outâ€¦ Sound familiar? These are storylines and tropes we know all too well.
Over the years, filmmakers have begun to include the stories of once forgotten or ignored minorities in order to redesign the film industry and give a voice to those who once were silenced.
Brisbaneâ€™s Scandinavian Film Festival started in full force this week with a stroke of humour on opening night with Norwegian release, Welcome To Norway. However it was the long awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed and internationally beloved film, As It Is In Heaven that screened the following night to the delight of Brisbane fans.
The car is parked in a shadowy lot. The Brisbane River runs in front of it, city lights hovering in the distance. A plane soars above, and a giggle drifts through the night air. There are about twenty cars, each with either a boot open or windows down.
The Creative Issue recently spoke with up and coming Brisbane filmmaker Jayden Creighton about his experiences in film school, his attitude toward Australian cinema and how he is now putting his talents to the test in the real world of web series.
Approaching the cinematic release of his latest critically acclaimed feature film, Goldstone, The Creative Issue caught up with multi-talented Australian director Ivan Sen to talk about his creative process and how Goldstone came to be.
In the days of films like The Exorcist (1973) and Poltergeist (1982), the horror genre had a respectable reputation. Helmed by talented screenwriters and directors, the films werenâ€™t just there for a cheap thrill, and were easily capable of matching the quality of other critically acclaimed movies. Today, it seems, quality has been traded in for reboots and repetition.
Following the tragedy that has occurred in Orlando, the LGBTIQ+ community could do with a pick-me-up. So to shine some light on a difficult time, weâ€™ve put together a list of LGBTIQ+ films with happy endings to binge-watch. While theyâ€™re sadly rare to come across, they do exist! And here are a few of our favourites.
It’s Thursday afternoon, finally a little warm at the Tryp Hotel in Fortitude Valley, and I’m thrilled to be sitting down with two guys for whom I have a lot of respect. Director/writer Martin McKenna and Matt Colwell are in Brisbane to showcase their debut foray into theÂ realm of feature films:Â Is This The Real World.
In 2013, Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen opened the Sydney Film Festival with his film Mystery Road. This year, he hasÂ doneÂ so again with his latest piece of work Goldstone opening the 63rd Sydney Film Festival on June 8th.
Ever thought to yourself,Â I need some more Scandinavian culture in my life? Here you go.