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 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.
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→
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.