January 23, 2014
Crikey has launched a new culture website -- and this blog has moved.
September 18, 2013 3
Legendary studio mogul Harvey "Scissorhands" Weinstein is coming to Australia. Here are five ways he can help the Australian film industry.
August 1, 2013 1
ABC3's upcoming 13-part series Nowhere Boys is geared towards a young adult audience, but going by the first four episodes both grown-ups and adolescents will find it addictive viewing.
June 20, 2013 2
James Gandolfini rose to stardom with his unforgettable performance in TV's The Sopranos. But the veteran character actor, who passed away this week, also did great things for cinema.
June 6, 2013
The Sydney Film Festival is now underway, cinephiles in Australia once again spoiled for choice. Which titles should you see? I've written a bunch of short reviews of some of my highlights.
May 22, 2013 3
Over zealous trailer editors reveal the best bits in movies well before you cough up your hard-earned to see them. But can a trailer really spoil the cinematic experience? I invented a way to find out.
April 27, 2013 7
Zach Braff has snubbed the Hollywood studio system and launched a remarkably successful Kickstarter initiative to finance his new film. In the resulting commotion and commentary, some important factors have been neglected.
April 15, 2013 2
A fresh batch of Paul Hogan related headlines reminds us that while the Crocodile Dundee star might have a large knife, he may also have a limited capacity for smart business decisions.
April 5, 2013 3
The life of veteran American film critic Roger Ebert is inspiring for many reasons. None more so than those relating to his greatest "crime."
March 19, 2013 1
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is the latest example of how CGI can mess up depictions of magic on film. To discover why venture back with me to my former life as an amateur magician...
March 10, 2013 5
Hollywood executives who followed the yellow brick road found it ended in legal disputes and unprecedented laws regarding usage of public domain and copyright regulation.
March 5, 2013 8
In the wake of Australia's latest film censorship controversy, Hollywood star James Franco has weighed in, slamming the Classification Board.
February 26, 2013 7
The notoriously irreverent Seth MacFarlane kept his trademark schtick intact as host of this year's Oscars ceremony, largely thanks to some nifty comedic sleights.
February 22, 2013 12
This week John Polson, film director and organiser of the world's largest short film festival, created a different kind of production: a bizarre PR debacle on Twitter.
February 19, 2013
Once again the winning film at Tropfest has been accused of plagiarism. But this time, the story should never have run in the first place.
February 12, 2013 8
Star-studded comedy anthology Movie 43 has received one of the greatest critical shellackings of all time. Here's how we got to this point -- and why reviewers have gone too far.
February 6, 2013
Celebrities can be guaranteed a huge following on Twitter. But nobody can be guaranteed they'll make any sense. Here are a handful of Hollywood's worst offenders.