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Film review: Samson & Delilah a drama of gradual and menacing beauty

Crikey May 6, 2009

The Cannes-selected breakthrough feature of writer/director Warwick Thornton has painfully authentic performances delivered in front of vast and vacuous backdrops.

Film review: Defiance

Luke Buckmaster May 4, 2009

New Daniel Craig flick Defiance splutters and flounders, with action scenes that are spread few and far between, writes Cinetology.

No Klingon in new Star Trek film

Crikey May 1, 2009

Set phasers to 'outraged': All spoken Klingon has been cut from the new Star Trek film.

Financial crisis inspires Wall Street sequel

Luke Buckmaster April 30, 2009

The global economic downturn has inspired a belated sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 corporate thriller Wall Street.

Wolverine reviewed: check your brain at the door

Luke Buckmaster April 29, 2009

Wolverine is clearly take it or leave it popcorn entertainment, ripe for intellectual condemnation. But it does a fine job doing what it ought to: entertain.

Hollywood feels the pinch with film production at standstill

Crikey April 28, 2009

Hollywood's movie production has plummeted in the global financial crisis, sending 75-80% of Los Angeles-based technicians and film crew workers to the unemployment line.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turn 25, plan new movie

Crikey April 28, 2009

Wouldya believe it -- those gnarly, product-placed, mutant, crime fighting terrapins are a quarter of a century old. Time for another bad CGI movie!

Disney double take: everything old, new again

Crikey April 28, 2009

If watching these old-school Disney clips brings back fond memories, that may be because you’ve seen the animation before in a different Disney movie. YouTube forensics uncover the truth.

Samson and Delilah under the stars in Alice Springs

Crikey April 27, 2009

The Telegraph Station was an appropriate setting for a film that expresses so much about the communication gap at the heart of this country, writes Elli Rennie.

Interview with Russian filmmaker Sergei Dvortsevoy

Luke Buckmaster April 27, 2009

In Australia for a few days to promote his acclaimed drama Tulpan, film-maker Sergei Dvortsevoy sat down for a chat with Cinetology.