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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 20, 2019

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REVIEW: Yesterday

August 5, 2019 |

Wow. I did not expect to tear up watching this movie. Yet here we are.

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REVIEW: Top End Wedding

May 21, 2019 |

Full disclosure: romantic comedies are my kryptonite.

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Ladies in Black, an Australia movie reliving the days of 1959 Sydney

September 2, 2018 |

Ever wondered what it was like back in 1959 Sydney? In the midst of European migration and the rise of women libration? Look no further than the movie adaptation of Madeleine St John’s novel The Women in Black, originally published in 1993.

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Almodóvar Returns to Drama with Julieta

November 14, 2016 |

Julieta marks Almodóvar’s return to drama since the release of his movie Volver in 2006. Julieta is based on three short stories from Alice Munro’s 2004 collection titled Runaways. The stories “Chance”, “Soon” and “Silence” all encapsulate the mother-daughter dynamic and the pain of lost love. Almodóvar has compressed these themes in this brilliant new drama. 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

SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: BREATHLESS TIME

May 6, 2016 |

Revenge for betrayal. A paradox of moral questions. Read More

SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: NOTHING IN RETURN

April 27, 2016 |

‘Nothing in Return’ is a coming-of-age story that sees a young teenager, suffering as a product of his poor environment, try and break out and achieve something when the world continually knocks him down.   Read More

APT8 CINEMA REVIEW: KINATAY

March 24, 2016 |

Acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mendoza’s 2009 film, ‘Kinatay’ is a haunting investigation into the human psyche and the depths people go to in order to provide for the ones they love. Read More

A Cloud of Love, Laughter and Smoke – Rosalie Blum

March 18, 2016 |

The 27th Alliance Française French Film Festival opened in Brisbane with the enchanting, enigmatic and endearing film Rosalie Blum. Based on the award-winning series of graphic novels by Camille Juordy, Julien Rappeneau’s directorial debut was a witty story that made stalking comedic and acceptable, in a way that only the founding nation of cinema ever could. Read More

APT8 CINEMA REVIEW: KUBRADOR

March 17, 2016 |

“‘Jeuteng’ is a number game in the Philippines. Though illegal, it is popular especially among the poor. Millions of people depend on jueteng for their livelihood. It is so lucrative that the big jueteng operators are said to wield undue influence over politicians, the military, the police, and even the church.”

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APT8 CINEMA REVIEW: RINDU KAMI PADAMU

March 4, 2016 |

Let me tell you a story about a small market in Jakarta.

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APT8 CINEMA REVIEW: MUALLAF

February 27, 2016 |

It is in the forgiving that we are forgiven.

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Looking for Grace in a Hopeless Place

February 4, 2016 |

‘Looking for Grace’ is the latest screen project by Sue Brooks, the acclaimed director of ‘Road to Nhill’ (1997) and ‘Japanese Story’ (2003). Screened at the Venice, Chicago and Toronto International Film Festivals and with a crew of female filmmakers in tow, the film took audiences on a journey to Western Australia to solve a puzzle with some interesting pieces.

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Room – Life Beyond Four Walls

February 4, 2016 |

It’s not hard to see why ‘Room’, an adaption of Emma Donoghue’s acclaimed novel has struck a chord with audiences.

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