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LION, based on the autobiographical book, A LONG WAY HOME by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose, tells the story of how Saroo, adopted by a loving couple in Tasmania, with the help of Google, searches for and finds his birth mother.

Nicole Kidman hugs Sue Brierley

Nicole Kidman stars as his adoptive mother Sue Brierley and David Wenham plays his adoptive father John. Dev Patel stars as Saroo.

The film’s Sydney premiere took place on the 19th December at the State Theatre saw the real life Brierley’s join their celebrity counterparts on the red carpet.

The director Garth Davis, the writer Luke Davies, the producers and all the major stars attended with the exception of Rooney Mara stayed after the screening to participate in a Q and A.


stuff the taxidermist
Nicole Kidman plays Millicent, a sinister taxidermist who has her eye on Paddington

Grin and bear it. PADDINGTON is the best teddy bear picture since Ted.

Kudos in the cute and cuddly big screen adaptation of Michael Bond’s beloved creation must go to writer/director Paul King who has not only written a very funny screenplay but assembled a brilliant cast and a superlative crew.

The cast of PADDINGTON is led by acclaimed British talent, Ben Whishaw, who has gone from Keats to Q and is now the voice of Paddington, and what an evocative vocalisation it is, perfectly pitched to the pictorial presentation and emotional characterisation. Continue reading Paddington

Russell Crowe’s ‘The Water Diviner’ receives 8 Australian Academy Award Nominations

4th AACTA Awards Feature Film Nominations

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) unveiled its nominees for the Australian equivalent to the Oscar and the Emmy this week, with sci-fi thriller PREDESTINATION, leading the pack of feature films at nine nominations. Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, THE WATER DIVINER, received eight nominations including Best Film and Best Actor. Following with seven nominations is David Michôd’s THE ROVER, which will compete in the directing category, as well as in Best Actor for Guy Pearce and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Pattinson.

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Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in THE RAILWAY MAN
Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in THE RAILWAY MAN

Traditionally, Boxing Day heralds the release of the big Christmas movies.

Traditionally, a big Christmas movie is a saccharine Disney animation or a bloated CGI fantasy or a mindless, jejune gross out comedy.

THE RAILWAY MAN is none of these and yet it most encompasses the true meaning of Christmas – peace on earth and good will to all men.

It’s a multi track journey, with myriad sidings and shunting, the risk of derailment ever present, with a destination delivered of a very, long dark tunnel.

Based on Eric Lomax’s memoir, THE RAILWAY MAN, the film further cements Jonathan Teplitzkty reputation as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary movie makers.

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