For The Reel Word: Suicide is often a difficult topic to include and explore in mainstream films. Unlike accidental deaths, which seem to be a plot twist in so many movies, suicide is rarely depicted on screen, and when it is, it easily comes under criticism because of the way it’s shown and the meaning it is trying to create.
Review: Offspring Season 5 (2014)
For BULL Magazine: Network TEN’s hit drama Offspring has developed considerably over its five year run, and has perhaps at long last found its true tone.
For BULL Magazine: Baz Luhrmann’s first film Strictly Ballroom comes to life in this colossal stage adaptation, with all the same lines and songs Australia has come to love.
Review: Endless Love (2014)
For CelebrityOz: In 1981, a romantic drama film adapted from a novel of the same name by Scott Spencer graced the screens and filled the hearts of teenagers on dates in local cinemas.
Review: Last Vegas (2014)
For CelebrityOz: Since The Hangover debuted in 2009, cinemas have screened an abundance of films about friends travelling to Las Vegas, or any other location with alcohol and bright lights, prior to a wedding or as a way to forget their transience. The new adult comedy Last Vegas is no different, but this time the male protagonists are about 40 years older than the younger men cast in similar films.
Review: 12 Years A Slave (2014)
For CelebrityOz: Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir Twelve Years A Slave is easily one of the greatest novels of the American literary canon about the slavery of African Americans pre-Civil War.
AACTA Awards 2014 red carpet interviews
Eden Caceda speaks to some of Australian film’s biggest stars on the red carpet of the 3rd AACTA Awards at The Star, Sydney.
Review: Labor Day (2014)
For CelebrityOz: A melodrama about the past and struggle to let it go, this film adaptation uses the infallible acting skills of Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Gattlin Griffith to portray a lonely single mother, escaped con and the son who is at the centre of the love story that develops.
For CelebrityOz: The 56th American Grammy Awards, awarding music from 2013, celebrated emerging artists, highlighted social issues and was the musical party of the year on Sunday evening, held in Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
For Filmink: Investing this supernatural franchise with a cultural twist is fresh, but ultimately forgettable.
Review: Convict (2014)
For CelebrityOz: Four years ago Australian character actor David Field made his directorial debut, starring newcomer George Basha, on the well-received drama film The Combination. It’s easy to see the connections between that film all those years ago and this new film Convict, this time Basha working behind the camera with Field.
Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
For CelebrityOz: Tom Clancy’s CIA operative Jack Ryan returns to the silver screen for the fifth time since The Hunt for Red October in 1990, this time Ryan being played by Star Trek actor Chris Pine.
Review: August: Osage County (2014)
For CelebrityOz: Tracy Lett’s epic three hour play August: Osage County is a renowned work of fiction that has won the Pulitzer Prize and a number of Tony Awards since its debut in 2007.
Review: The Book Thief (2014)
For CelebrityOz: Directed by Brian Percival, The Book Thief is well-intentioned and handles the story with delicacy. Unfortunately the tone of the film isn’t stable and The Book Thief ends up being a film made for middle-aged children.
Review: Short Term 12 (2013)
For Filmink: Short Term 12 is the heartbreaking yet uplifting indie film of the year.
Behind The Bars
For Filmink: Co-director, writer and star, George Basha, teams up with Aussie legend, David Field, for the pair’s second collaboration, the explosive jail drama, ‘Convict’.
For Filmink: Fans of the UK lads will be excited to hear the adolescent quartet are currently in the country shooting the highly anticipated sequel.
Two Aussie Features Selected for Sundance
For Filmink: Two female filmmakers, both making their directorial feature debut, have had their works selected for Sundance Film Festival.