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The divinity of spectacle: on religion and Life of Pi

The divinity of spectacle: on religion and Life of Pi

Beyond the pretty postcards, Ang Lee's Life of Pi presents a compelling discussion about faith and religion.

And the award for Most Insanely Hypocritical Speech goes to...Jodie Foster

And the award for Most Insanely Hypocritical Speech goes to...Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster collected a lifetime achievement award at this week's Golden Globes. She also gave a preposterously hypocritical plea for privacy.

For your commiseration: 10 reasons not to trust the Academy

For your commiseration: 10 reasons not to trust the Academy

Every year the public and the media get caught up in Oscars season hullabaloo. But before you get excited about this year's nominees, it's worth remembering that the Academy has a notorious record in making questionable decisions.

Top 10 films of 2012

Top 10 films of 2012

It's that time of the year again. Presenting Cinetology's best films of 2012.

Role of an AACTA: Making the most of awards opportunities

Role of an AACTA: Making the most of awards opportunities

Imagine you’re at a lavish film industry party sipping champagne and nibbling fancy finger food. The head of major Hollywood studio has cornered you, glass of bubbly in hand, and is passionately babbling about his or her awards-nominated titles in the hope of securing your vote. It’s the middle of the awards silly season and […]

McConnaisance: the critical redemption of Matthew McConaughey

McConnaisance: the critical redemption of Matthew McConaughey

In 2012 the much-maligned Matthew McConaughey has achieved one of the most impressive career revivals in Hollywood history. How did he do it?

An open letter to the AACTA: vote for Gary Waddell or I will burn your houses to the ground

An open letter to the AACTA: vote for Gary Waddell or I will burn your houses to the ground

The King is Dead! star Gary Waddell has been nominated for an AACTA Award. It would be a damn shame if voters didn't recognise his incredible performance.

Movies of the mind: When I used films to travel through time

Movies of the mind: When I used films to travel through time

The relationship between movies and memories can be powerful. A recent viewing of a classic film led me to contemplate what experiences I associate with particular titles. Are they pleasant or grim, innocuous or profound?

AACTA Awards: <em>Sapphires</em> takes pole position in Oz film industry night of nights

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.

Moving mountains in Middle Earth: Hobbit lands with baggage

Moving mountains in Middle Earth: Hobbit lands with baggage

Blockbuster movie premieres don't get any bigger than the opening of Peter Jackson's first Hobbit movie. But the road to get here has been anything but smooth.