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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | July 23, 2019

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Film reviews, TV shows

Sit back, relax and enjoy what’s on.

The Queensland Film Festival Returns

July 4, 2016 |

The Queensland Film Festival is back for another year to showcase the best films contemporary international cinema has to offer. Read More

Horror in today’s cinema

June 29, 2016 |

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 weren’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. Read More

10 LGBTIQ+ films to make you smile

June 21, 2016 |

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, we’ve put together a list of LGBTIQ+ films with happy endings to binge-watch. While they’re sadly rare to come across, they do exist! And here are a few of our favourites. Read More

360 and Martin McKenna’s spin on the Real World

June 15, 2016 |

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 the realm of feature films: Is This The Real World.

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Ivan Sen opens SFF with outback thriller ‘Goldstone’

June 9, 2016 |

In 2013, Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen opened the Sydney Film Festival with his film Mystery Road. This year, he has done so again with his latest piece of work Goldstone opening the 63rd Sydney Film Festival on June 8th. Read More

More Than Just Noir: The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

June 4, 2016 |

Ever thought to yourself, I need some more Scandinavian culture in my life? Here you go.

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Nightmare at Mount Cotton: Horror Movie Campout 2016

June 1, 2016 |

In September, horror will arrive at Mount Cotton for a three day event of monsters, mazes and video nasties.  Read More

Surprise Kiwi gem Hunt for The Wilderpeople

May 29, 2016 |

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of the best films that will be released this year. Read More

Mick Taylor meets his match in Stan’s ‘Wolf Creek’

May 25, 2016 |

Australian streaming service Stan released their second original six-part series, Wolf Creek, last week, and since then the series has already been viewed half a million times, making it Stan’s most popular release yet. Read More

Brisbane’s Best Places for Film and Pop Culture

May 22, 2016 |

Brisbane is brimming with places that exhibit and sell the best films – therefore, instead of Netflix how about a night on the town? Read More

‘Bury Your Gays’: The Extinction of LGBT Representation In TV

May 17, 2016 |

In an attempt at shock-value, The 100 ’s seventh episode of season 3 saw the wildly popular Commander Lexa, shot to death only moments after her long awaited romantic reunion with main character Clarke. Read More

Green Room: The Unexpected Horror

May 13, 2016 |

Add John Carpenter’s Original Assault on Precinct 13 with The Decline of Western Civilisation Part 1, throw in some neo-nazis; and you got yourself a surprisingly fantastic contemporary horror thriller.  Read More

FEMALE CREATIVE. BRISBANE FILMMAKER. NO PROBLEM FOR MEGAN BLIN

May 8, 2016 |

“What interests me, where it also started I guess, is going to the cinema. It’s this unique experience.” Read More

SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: SHORT FILMS FROM THE HEART

May 8, 2016 |

Oh love, the one thing that can either elevate us or destroy us. The one thing that can unite us or separate us. As well as the one thing that can make us extremely envious or simply repulsed. It is universal, timeless and without boundaries or limitations. Read More