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AACTA Awards: Sapphires takes pole position in Oz film industry night of nights

The feel good and best performing Australian film of 2012, The Sapphires, leads this year’s AACTA nominations. But there were also some surprises.


Mental movie review: crazy good Aussie filmmaking

Writer/director P.J. Hogan returns to the Australian film industry — and star Toni Collette — with the loopy dramedy Mental. It’s bat shit crazy, but in a good way.


Confessions of a Shopaholic film review: substituting Prada for prudence and smarts for oops

In director P.J. Hogan’s frothy romantic comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic, Isla Fisher stars as a ditzy spendthrift who maxes out her credit card, plummets into debt and then slowly learns to become an economically responsible person. The movie’s consumerist themes are topical, which means it’s like totally happening now and stuff. Hollywood lecturing audiences […]