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Vibrator play hits the spot

Vibrator play hits the spot 

February 17, 2011
The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) production of In the Next Room, or the Vibrator play, is a great idea beautifully realised, writes Jenny Blain.... more >
Opening night Pan.Optikum - Audience Review

Opening night Pan.Optikum - Audience Review 

February 15, 2011
Pan.Optikum from Germany... more >
 

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          February 17, 2011 13:21

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            Catfish
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            Catfish
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              February 16, 2011 10:05

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                Matching Jack
                February 15, 2011 13:03

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                  February 14, 2011 15:25

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                    February 14, 2011 13:31

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                    February 11, 2011 14:38

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                      127 Hours
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                        No Strings Attached
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                        Hereafter
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                        127 Hours
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                        February 10, 2011 11:11

                        FILM: No Strings Attached
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                          February 10, 2011 10:19

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                            True Grit
                            February 9, 2011 14:25

                            True Grit
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                              Fair Game
                              February 9, 2011 13:11

                              Fair Game
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                                Waltzing the Wilarra
                                February 9, 2011 10:47

                                Waltzing the Wilarra
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                                  Sanctum
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                                  Hereafter
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                                  True Grit
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                                  Tamara Drewe
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                                  Tamara Drewe
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                                  The Fighter
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                                  How Do You Know
                                  February 9, 2011 00:00

                                  How Do You Know
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                                  127 Hours
                                  February 9, 2011 00:00

                                  127 Hours
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                                  Faster
                                  February 4, 2011 15:10

                                  Faster
                                  ABC Brisbane

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                                    The Next Three Days
                                    February 4, 2011 14:58

                                    The Next Three Days
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                                      February 4, 2011 14:26

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                                        February 4, 2011 00:00

                                        Tamara Drewe
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                                        February 4, 2011 00:00

                                        Sanctum
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                                        Music from album of the week: Asa
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                                        Music from album of the week: Asa
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                                        The Killer Inside Me
                                        January 31, 2011 15:53

                                        The Killer Inside Me
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                                          True Grit
                                          January 28, 2011 14:56

                                          True Grit
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                                            January 28, 2011 00:00

                                            Trash & Treasure: Martha Ansara on Shame
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                                            January 28, 2011 00:00

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                                            January 28, 2011 00:00

                                            Another Year
                                            Movietime

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                                            January 28, 2011 00:00

                                            True Grit
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                                            January 28, 2011 00:00

                                            Catfish
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                                            The Phantom
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                                                The Fighter
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                                                    January 21, 2011 00:00

                                                    The Green Hornet
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                                                    January 21, 2011 00:00

                                                    The Fighter
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                                                    January 21, 2011 00:00

                                                    Black Swan
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                                                    January 21, 2011 00:00

                                                    Trash & Treasure: Jane Mills on Atlantic City
                                                    Movietime

                                                    This week film scholar Jane Mills on Atlantic City, made in 1980 by Louis Malle, the second film the Frenchman shot upon moving to the US in the 70s. The story centres on an ageing mobster and numbers man (Burt Lancaster) who falls for an ambitious young...

                                                     
                                                    Nothin' To Lose
                                                    January 21, 2011 00:00

                                                    Nothin' To Lose
                                                    Indigenous

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                                                      January 17, 2011 10:22

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                                                        Movie Review - Black Swan
                                                        January 17, 2011 10:09

                                                        Movie Review - Black Swan
                                                        ABC Canberra

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                                                          The King's Speech
                                                          January 14, 2011 17:54

                                                          The King's Speech
                                                          ABC North Qld

                                                          Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce...

                                                             
                                                            January 14, 2011 00:00

                                                            Burlesque
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                                                            January 14, 2011 00:00

                                                            Trash & Treasure: Peter Duncan on Merci la vie
                                                            Movietime

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                                                            January 14, 2011 00:00

                                                            The Dilemma
                                                            Movietime

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                                                            January 14, 2011 00:00

                                                            Yogi Bear 3D
                                                            Movietime

                                                            Like television's Humphrey B. Bear, who also wore a tie but no pants, Yogi Bear is a children's character from a bygone era -- and this film does nothing to change my mind. A part live action, partly animated film, the story sees Yogi and the ranger join ...

                                                             
                                                            January 7, 2011 00:00

                                                            Morning Glory
                                                            Movietime

                                                            This is billed as a romantic comedy but I am not sure how romantic this is meant to be. Rachel McAdams is Becky, the enthusiastic producer of a really lame breakfast television show with two feuding hosts and flagging ratings. Harrison Ford is a grumpy TV...

                                                             
                                                            January 7, 2011 00:00

                                                            Unstoppable
                                                            Movietime

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                                                            January 7, 2011 00:00

                                                            Trash & Treasure: Flirting With Disaster
                                                            Movietime

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                                                            January 7, 2011 00:00

                                                            Tangled 3D
                                                            Movietime

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                                                            Batman: the Brave and the Bold
                                                            January 6, 2011 18:49

                                                            Batman: the Brave and the Bold
                                                            ABC Hobart - Nerdzilla

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                                                              December 31, 2010 00:00

                                                              The Tourist
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                                                              December 31, 2010 00:00

                                                              Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur)
                                                              Movietime

                                                              The best thing about this Gallic farce is the central pairing of two quirky sex symbols: Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis. He has the kind of coarse good looks more at home on a rock stage than a Hollywood set: pencil thin and lived-in. Paradis's allure i...

                                                               
                                                              December 31, 2010 00:00

                                                              Life During Wartime
                                                              Movietime

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                                                              December 31, 2010 00:00

                                                              Somewhere
                                                              Movietime

                                                              Sofia Coppola's latest film is actually set in the Chateau Marmont, a hotel whose cabins amid lush gardens have been home away from home for many Hollywood stars. And I guess Sofia Coppola is a girl who knows about hotel rooms. Born into a film-making fam...

                                                               
                                                              December 24, 2010 00:00

                                                              Gulliver's Travels
                                                              Movietime

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                                                              December 24, 2010 00:00

                                                              Sarah's Key
                                                              Movietime

                                                              An American journalist working in Paris moves in to the family home of her French husband and becomes obsessed by the Jewish family who had owned the house before. They had been deported to concentration camps during the war, and she decides to investigat...

                                                               
                                                              December 24, 2010 00:00

                                                              Meet The Parents: Little Fockers
                                                              Movietime

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                                                              December 24, 2010 00:00

                                                              Blue Valentine
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                                                              Video: Musician Peter Hollo
                                                              December 20, 2010 08:15

                                                              Video: Musician Peter Hollo
                                                              Radio National Breakfast

                                                              Peter Hollo is a cellist and one quarter of Sydney-based electric string quartet FourPlay. He joins Julian in the studio to program this week's Album of the Week. Peter also plays his cello through a looping pedal, building up layers of cello lines in rea...

                                                               
                                                              Tron Legacy
                                                              December 17, 2010 15:38

                                                              Tron Legacy
                                                              ABC North Qld

                                                              Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen...

                                                                 
                                                                Tron: Legacy
                                                                December 17, 2010 13:22

                                                                Tron: Legacy
                                                                ABC Hobart - Nerdzilla

                                                                Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett, Michael Sheen...

                                                                   
                                                                  December 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                  TRON: Legacy
                                                                  Movietime

                                                                  There's been a lot of curiosity from sci fi and cult movie fans about this sequel to TRON, the first film to use digital special effects almost 30 years ago. In the original, Jeff Bridges as genius computer programmer Kevin Flynn is abducted inside his ow...

                                                                   
                                                                  December 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Trash & Treasure: TRON
                                                                  Movietime

                                                                  This week Australian Centre for the Moving Image Head of Film Programs Richard Sowada on TRON, the 1982 film about a computer programmer, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), who is abducted into the world of a video game. Once there, Flynn must join forces with a...

                                                                   
                                                                  December 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                  The King's Speech
                                                                  Movietime

                                                                  We knew Bertie didn't want to be king. But most books and films about the British abdication crisis of 1936 have concentrated on the Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson, and not his younger brother the Duke of York (known to friends and family as Bertie). ...

                                                                   
                                                                  December 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Love and Other Drugs
                                                                  Movietime

                                                                  A romantic comedy-drama tinged with tragedy and a subplot involving the corruption and graft of the pharmaceutical industry is the unwieldy thematic mix of Love and Other Drugs. It's the 1990s, and Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a sales rep working f...

                                                                   
                                                                  Love and Other Drugs
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Love and Other Drugs
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  Two free spirits meet up and fall in love......

                                                                   
                                                                  Another Year
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Another Year
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  A year in the life of a blissfully happy couple who are surrounded by family and friends who suffer some degree of unhappiness......

                                                                   
                                                                  Blue Valentine
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Blue Valentine
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  A couple struggle through the painful disintegration of their marriage....

                                                                   
                                                                  Morning Glory
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Morning Glory
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  A morning TV show, with warring hosts, is struggling and a young producer is hired to improve the flagging ratings......

                                                                   
                                                                  Tangled
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Tangled
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  Princess Rapunzel falls in love with a bandit who was passing by......

                                                                   
                                                                  Sarah's Key
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Sarah's Key
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  A French journalist investigating the roundup of Jewish families in 1942 starts to live and breathe Sarah's past......

                                                                   
                                                                  Somewhere
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Somewhere
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  A Hollywood actor is forced to reflect on his life when his daughter comes to stay......

                                                                   
                                                                  Black Swan
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Black Swan
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  A young dancer has a twisted friendship and a rivalary over her role in Swan Lake......

                                                                   
                                                                  The King's Speech
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  The King's Speech
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  The story of King George VI of Britain and the speech therapist who helped him with his stutter......

                                                                   
                                                                  Unstoppable
                                                                  December 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                  Unstoppable
                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                  A freight train is rushing out of control toward a city and an engineer and a conductor try to prevent a disaster......

                                                                   
                                                                  Gabby's top films for 2010
                                                                  December 10, 2010 13:21

                                                                  Gabby's top films for 2010
                                                                  ABC Canberra

                                                                  Highlights: Jeff Bridges, Jackie Weaver, Leonardo di Caprio, Tobey Maguire, Jeremy Renner, Emma Stone, Annette Bening...

                                                                     
                                                                    December 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                    APSA films: Karamay
                                                                    Movietime

                                                                    This extraordinary six-hour documentary opens at dawn in a windswept cemetery in Karmay, an oil town in the Xian province of China. It's a one-company town, where some families have come to pray, and burn offerings at the graves of their dead children. T...

                                                                     
                                                                    December 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                    APSA films: Last Train Home
                                                                    Movietime

                                                                    This documentary by independent Chinese director Lixin Fan presents a raw, painful picture of the human impact of industralising China. It follows the Zhang family over a number of years as they take part in one of the world's largest internal migrations...

                                                                     
                                                                    December 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                    APSA films: Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock)
                                                                    Movietime

                                                                    Winner of Best Feature film at the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Aftershock (Tangshan dadizheng is an epic family melodrama set against the backdrop of the great Tangshan earthquake of 1976. Two children are pinned under a giant slab in the rubble: res...

                                                                     
                                                                    December 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                    Megamind
                                                                    Movietime

                                                                    In recent years Hollywood animators have been making films for children that adults feel comfortable tagging along to. Studios like Pixar have become experts at weaving parallel sensibilities into their films: slapstick hijinks and fairytale pathos for th...

                                                                     
                                                                    2010's best movies
                                                                    December 9, 2010 14:08

                                                                    2010's best movies
                                                                    ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                    Statewide Mornings is proud to present the best of 2010, according to our cinemaphile Jonathan Dawson!World CinemaThe Hedgehog (L'Herisson, Mona Achache)The Secret In Their Eyes (El Secreto de sus Ojos, Juan Jose Campanella)Micmacs (Micmacs a la Tire-La...

                                                                       
                                                                      Parrot & Olivier in America
                                                                      December 5, 2010 00:00

                                                                      Parrot & Olivier in America
                                                                      First Tuesday Book Club

                                                                      Olivier is a young aristocrat, one of an endangered species born in France just after the Revolution. Parrot, the son of an itinerant English printer, wanted to be an artist but has ended up in middle age as a servant. When Olivier sets sail for the New ...

                                                                       
                                                                      Dead Man's Chest
                                                                      December 5, 2010 00:00

                                                                      Dead Man's Chest
                                                                      First Tuesday Book Club

                                                                      Travelling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza accompanied by her maid and trusted companion Dot, her two adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth and their dog Molly, The Hon Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She'd promised everyone a nice holiday...

                                                                       
                                                                      The Chronicles of Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
                                                                      December 3, 2010 13:02

                                                                      The Chronicles of Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
                                                                      ABC North Qld

                                                                      Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Ben Barnes...

                                                                         
                                                                        December 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                        The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader
                                                                        Movietime

                                                                        A combination of sea-sawing horizons and 3D monsters makes this maritime adventure quite a thrill ride. Based on the third book of CS Lewis's Narnia chronicles, the Dawn Treader of the title is a beautiful ship with carved wooden features and brass fittin...

                                                                         
                                                                        December 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                        Trash & Treasure: The Sweet Smell of Success
                                                                        Movietime

                                                                        This week a sordid tale of the media and celebrity culture made back in 1957 -- The Sweet Smell of Success. It was directed by the Scottish filmmaker Alexander Mackendrick and adapted from the Ernest Lehman novella by the leftist screenwriter Clifford Ode...

                                                                         
                                                                        December 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                        Devil
                                                                        Movietime

                                                                        Five people stuck in a lift start dying one by one, murdered brutally each time the light flickers out. Who, or what, is killing them? That is the premise of this taught, high-concept horror, based on an idea by M. Night Shyamalan, directed by John Erick...

                                                                         
                                                                        December 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                        Rare Exports
                                                                        Movietime

                                                                        This delightfully dry Finnish film, set in the frozen north, is an antidote to the saccharine commercialisation of the Santa Claus myth. Young Pietari, a Saami boy (Onni Tommila) is concerned that nearby, on the Korvatunturi Mountains, archeologists are d...

                                                                         
                                                                        December 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                        Lebanon
                                                                        Movietime

                                                                        The scars caused by the Israeli invasion of Southern Lebanon in 1982 were immense and, interestingly, they are still surfacing among the Israelis who as young conscripts were part of the invasion. Ari Folman's 2008 film Waltz With Bashir pulled together,...

                                                                         
                                                                        Monsters (2010)
                                                                        December 2, 2010 14:52

                                                                        Monsters (2010)
                                                                        ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                        Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy...

                                                                           
                                                                          December 1, 2010 09:00

                                                                          Summer Coda film reviews
                                                                          ABC Perth

                                                                          Summer Coda was the film that opened the Festival of Films at Somerville on Sunday night and we have our listner review from Jan Bunce. You can also tell us was you think on our Perth Arts review page....

                                                                             
                                                                            Music from album of the week: Abbie Cardwell
                                                                            November 30, 2010 08:22

                                                                            Music from album of the week: Abbie Cardwell
                                                                            Radio National Breakfast

                                                                            Abbie Cardwell is a Melbourne gal who plays banjo, guitar, harmonica and ukulele and sings with her band the Leading Men. Together they have played at many important venues and festivals across the globe. They deliver 'rootsy-rockabilly-twang' and are equ...

                                                                             
                                                                            Movie Review - Due Date
                                                                            November 26, 2010 14:11

                                                                            Movie Review - Due Date
                                                                            ABC Canberra

                                                                            Zach Galifianakis, Robert Downey Jr...

                                                                               
                                                                              Due Date
                                                                              November 26, 2010 13:27

                                                                              Due Date
                                                                              ABC North Qld

                                                                              Robert Downey Jr, Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Foxx, Juliette Lewis...

                                                                                 
                                                                                Wild Target
                                                                                November 26, 2010 07:49

                                                                                Wild Target
                                                                                ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                                Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Eileen Atkins, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett, Martin Freeman...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  November 26, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  The Last Exorcism
                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                  Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) is a Southern preacher who comes from a long line of exorcists but doesn't actually believe in exorcism, instead maintaining that the ritual serves as a placebo cure for the mentally ill. He invites a camera crew to...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  November 26, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Trash & Treasure: Internal Affairs
                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                  Today critic and film writer Rose Capp, whose reviews are syndicated for Fairfax community newspapers, talks about the 1990 thriller Internal Affairs, starring Richard Gere as a crooked cop under investigation. It's directed by Mike Figgis and also stars ...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  November 26, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Monsters
                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                  Six years after a NASA space probe accidentally crashes over part of Mexico losing samples of extra terrestrial life, a photo journalist (Scoot McNairy) is on the border of the so-called infection zone trying to get close-ups of the alien life forms colo...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  November 26, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Fair Game
                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                  Why, one wonders, have there been so many American films about Iraq: an unpopular war; and a subject unpopular with filmgoers? Could it be that American television has promoted such a low-level, narrowly defined non-debate about the war that a generation...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  November 26, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Copacabana
                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                  Jason's review: A generational conflict between a free-spirited hippy mother and her 20-something conservative daughter is the trigger for this wry comedy drama from France. Isabelle Huppert stars as Babou, a single mum who vows to change her ways when s...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  November 26, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Due Date
                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                  Jason's review: Writer director Todd Phillips' 2009 gross-out bachelor comedy The Hangover put male friendship under the microscope amid the strains of sleep deprivation, drugs and extreme physical discomfort. Now with Due Date, he continues in the same v...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  November 26, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Red Hill
                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                  This Australian western, shot in the Victorian high country, is written and directed by Patrick Hughes, who has since moved to Hollywood on the strength of it. It stars Ryan Kwanten as a young cop, Shane Cooper, who has moved to a small town in the high ...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  Due Date
                                                                                  November 24, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Due Date
                                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                                  Peter must get home for the birth of his child, and after some mishaps at the airport, hitches a ride with a stranger......

                                                                                   
                                                                                  Copacabana
                                                                                  November 24, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Copacabana
                                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                                  A woman tries to gain her daughter's respect by selling time-sharing flats in Belgian......

                                                                                   
                                                                                  Fair Game
                                                                                  November 24, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Fair Game
                                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                                  Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials ......

                                                                                   
                                                                                  Lebanon
                                                                                  November 24, 2010 00:00

                                                                                  Lebanon
                                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                                  Four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation they cannot contain......

                                                                                   
                                                                                  Movie Review - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
                                                                                  November 19, 2010 14:01

                                                                                  Movie Review - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
                                                                                  ABC Canberra

                                                                                  Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint...

                                                                                     
                                                                                    The American
                                                                                    November 19, 2010 06:52

                                                                                    The American
                                                                                    ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                                    George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten...

                                                                                       
                                                                                      November 19, 2010 00:00

                                                                                      Agora
                                                                                      Movietime

                                                                                      Agora is named for the Greek word for meeting place, or forum. It's set in Alexandria in the fourth century after Christ, when the Roman empire was in decline, and militant Christianity on the rise. The central character is Hypatia, one of the first fe...

                                                                                       
                                                                                      November 19, 2010 00:00

                                                                                      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
                                                                                      Movietime

                                                                                      Julie's review: The makers of this lucrative British franchise have now split JK Rowling's final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two parts, and this is part one. Harry, Ron and Hermione are very grown-up young adults now, and we can say ...

                                                                                       
                                                                                      November 19, 2010 00:00

                                                                                      Gasland
                                                                                      Movietime

                                                                                      This environmental documentary is also a horror movie, and a wake-up call. It's the work of Josh Fox, a social activist, musician, performer, community theatre worker -- and filmmaker. Fox, a New Yorker, some time in 2006 received a letter in the mail f...

                                                                                       
                                                                                      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
                                                                                      November 18, 2010 18:05

                                                                                      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
                                                                                      ABC North Qld

                                                                                      Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes...

                                                                                         
                                                                                        Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
                                                                                        November 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                        Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                        Voldemort's power is growing stronger and he now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts......

                                                                                         
                                                                                        Monsters
                                                                                        November 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                        Monsters
                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                        The Mexico-US boarder has been fenced off and the zone quarantined because of "the creatures" that inhabit the area......

                                                                                         
                                                                                        Red Hill
                                                                                        November 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                        Red Hill
                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                        Shane's first day on duty turns into a nightmare and he is forced to take the law into his own hands to survive......

                                                                                         
                                                                                        GasLand
                                                                                        November 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                        GasLand
                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                        Landowners across America are receiving lucrative offers from Halliburton wanting to lease their property......

                                                                                         
                                                                                        Skyline
                                                                                        November 12, 2010 13:43

                                                                                        Skyline
                                                                                        ABC North Qld

                                                                                        Erik Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Donald Faison, David Zayas...

                                                                                           
                                                                                          The Social Network
                                                                                          November 12, 2010 13:27

                                                                                          The Social Network
                                                                                          ABC Hobart

                                                                                          Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons, Justin Timberlake...

                                                                                             
                                                                                            November 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                                            The American
                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                            This film has an impressive opening: George Clooney's Jack is snugly ensconced in a snow-covered cabin in rural Sweden. In his bed, a female friend. Firelight flickers, and they are, you could say, pretty relaxed though Jack is not particularly chatty. ...

                                                                                             
                                                                                            November 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                                            Winter's Bone
                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                            Red Dolly is 17. She lives in the Ozarks, in a hard scrabble mountain community where folk split wood daily, and shoot squirrel for the pot. She is the one who cares for her young brother and sister, and for her mum, who is psychologically barely there. ...

                                                                                             
                                                                                            November 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                                            Machete
                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                            Robert Rodriguez's last film, a children's adventure called Shorts, was about a group of kids and a magical wishing stone. Beneath the surface, however, the setting of a company town built by a despotic technology mogul revealed a satirical take on Silico...

                                                                                             
                                                                                            November 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                                            The Messenger
                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                            Ben Foster is a returned war hero, still healing from flesh wounds and assigned to the Army's casualty unit, delivering death notices to the families of fallen comrades. Woody Harrelson is his partner and rather cocky superior: an older soldier who hides ...

                                                                                             
                                                                                            November 12, 2010 00:00

                                                                                            Wild Target
                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                            This professional asassin movie , a remake of a 1993 French film which starred Jean Rochefort, is played strictly for laughs. Bill Nighy plays Victor, a fastidious professional who is backed into protecting Rose, a flighty young con artist played by Emil...

                                                                                             
                                                                                            Movie Review - Wild Target
                                                                                            November 11, 2010 16:08

                                                                                            Movie Review - Wild Target
                                                                                            ABC Canberra

                                                                                            Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint...

                                                                                               
                                                                                              November 11, 2010 06:22

                                                                                              Music from album of the week: Georgia Fields
                                                                                              Radio National Breakfast

                                                                                              There seems to be a constant flow of new female Australian artists and most are well worth listening to. But what makes some of them stand out and be heard? I think it is a combination of craft, graft and luck. Georgia Fields has done her time on the Mel...

                                                                                               
                                                                                              Get 'Em Girls
                                                                                              November 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                                              Get 'Em Girls
                                                                                              Indigenous

                                                                                              The follow up album to the hugely successful debut 'Been Waiting' is a disappointing mess of overly produced RnB/Pop....

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                Agora
                                                                                                November 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                Agora
                                                                                                At the Movies

                                                                                                A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity......

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                Machete
                                                                                                November 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                Machete
                                                                                                At the Movies

                                                                                                After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss....

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                RED
                                                                                                November 5, 2010 14:24

                                                                                                RED
                                                                                                ABC North Qld

                                                                                                Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise-Parker...

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  November 5, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                  Trash & Treasure: The Great Lie
                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                  Today film scholar Deb Verhoeven on The Great Lie, a 1941 drama directed by Edmund Goulding. It's about two women in love with the same man, a dashing, wealthy aviator named Pete (George Brent). Bette Davis plays Maggie, Pete's first wife, while Mary Asto...

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  November 5, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                  The Loved Ones
                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                  The Loved Ones is a first feature from Tasmanian Sean Byrne and has been making a bit of a splash at fright film festivals around the world. If I've been dragging my feet on this one, it's because it's not exactly my kind of movie...though I do admit ho...

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  November 5, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                  Anything For Her
                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                  Anything For Her -- the French title was simply Pour Elle -- is the story of a young couple: Lisa (played by Diane Kruger) works on a magazine; Julien, played by Vincent Lindon, is a teacher. They have a son Oscar, just a toddler. Then, suddenly, shocking...

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  November 5, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                  Gainsbourg
                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                  Talented and infamous, Serge Gainsbourg, one of the great creative provocateurs of French cultural life, died almost 20 years ago. He barely made his 63rd birthday. Gainsbourg died an alcoholic, though he never admitted to this. The drunken television sc...

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  Made In Dagenham
                                                                                                  November 4, 2010 12:31

                                                                                                  Made In Dagenham
                                                                                                  ABC Hobart

                                                                                                  Sally Hawkins, Daniel Mays, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson...

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    The Loved Ones
                                                                                                    November 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                    The Loved Ones
                                                                                                    At the Movies

                                                                                                    When Brent turns down an invitation by Lola to go to the school dance, she takes her revenge!...

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    The Messenger
                                                                                                    November 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                    The Messenger
                                                                                                    At the Movies

                                                                                                    An injured soldier is assigned to the Casualty Notification Team and struggles with an ethical dilemma......

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    Anything For her
                                                                                                    November 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                    Anything For her
                                                                                                    At the Movies

                                                                                                    A high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife......

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    Winter's Bone
                                                                                                    November 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                    Winter's Bone
                                                                                                    At the Movies

                                                                                                    An Ozark Mountain girl hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact......

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    Freedom
                                                                                                    November 2, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                    Freedom
                                                                                                    First Tuesday Book Club

                                                                                                    Freedom begins with a short history of the Berglund family from the perspective of their nosy neighbours. The book follows the family through the last decades of the twentieth century and concludes near the beginning of the Obama administration. The Berg...

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    Atlas Shrugged
                                                                                                    November 2, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                    Atlas Shrugged
                                                                                                    First Tuesday Book Club

                                                                                                    Published in 1957, Ayn rand's Atlas Shrugged is set in a dystopian and impoverished United States, in a communist world system, which slowly but surely destroys national and foreign economy alike. The novel opens in a devastated New York City with protago...

                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    Movie Review - Fair Game
                                                                                                    October 29, 2010 16:44

                                                                                                    Movie Review - Fair Game
                                                                                                    ABC Canberra

                                                                                                    Sean Penn, Naomi Watts...

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      The Social Network
                                                                                                      October 29, 2010 13:29

                                                                                                      The Social Network
                                                                                                      ABC North Qld

                                                                                                      Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake...

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        October 29, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                        Made in Dagenham
                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                        A breezy, diverting and somewhat nostalgic Britcom, this film gives a cheery version of the 1968 strike by seamstresses at the Ford Motor Company in Dagenham, which it's claimed led to equal pay legislation. Sally Hawkins plays Rita O'Grady (a composite ...

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        October 29, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                        The Social Network
                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                        The opening sequences of this film shows Mark Zuckerman, 19 years old, on a date. Or rather, the young Harvard freshman thinks he is on a date; his companion Erica (Rooney Mara) is not so sure. She's trying to get his attention to let him know she doesn't...

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        October 29, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                        RED
                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                        I can't say I've warmed much to Bruce Willis films before now. I went to see RED with no expectations, and came out thoroughly cheered. Willis is Frank, a retired CIA 'black ops' agent whose main diversion is serious telephone flirting with Sarah (Mary-L...

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        October 29, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                        Trash & Treasure: The Man Who Saves the World
                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                        Turkish-born film scholar Can Yalcinkaya, who is completing his PhD in Media Studies at Macquarie University, is talking about a Turkish trashy treat -- The Man Who Saves the World, known as the Turkish Star Wars for its bootleg use of footage from George...

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        The Town
                                                                                                        October 28, 2010 13:38

                                                                                                        The Town
                                                                                                        ABC Hobart

                                                                                                        Rebecca Hall, Ben Affleck, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper...

                                                                                                           
                                                                                                          The Blacklist
                                                                                                          October 27, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                          The Blacklist
                                                                                                          Indigenous

                                                                                                          Briggs and his team have crafted an urban symphony using rock, blues and hip hop to give notice that the new star of Australian Hip Hop has arrived....

                                                                                                             
                                                                                                            Movie Review: Life As We Know It
                                                                                                            October 22, 2010 15:23

                                                                                                            Movie Review: Life As We Know It
                                                                                                            ABC Canberra

                                                                                                            Katharine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Christina Hendricks...

                                                                                                               
                                                                                                              Paranormal Activity 2
                                                                                                              October 22, 2010 12:43

                                                                                                              Paranormal Activity 2
                                                                                                              ABC North Qld

                                                                                                              Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat...

                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                Opera Queensland's Aida
                                                                                                                October 22, 2010 07:13

                                                                                                                Opera Queensland's Aida
                                                                                                                ABC Brisbane

                                                                                                                Zara Barrett, Miljana Nikolic, Julian Gavin...

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  October 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                  Life As We Know It
                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                  Life As We Know It is rated M, which is misleading. This plastic comic melodrama is certainly not a film for mature adults. Katherine Heigl plays Holly, a chef with her own delicatessen, and big plans. She's a control freak who never seems to meet the ri...

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  October 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                  La Danse: The Paris Ballet Opera (Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris)
                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                  In one of the striking opening scenes of La Dance, Frederick Wiseman's study of the Paris Opera Ballet, we see the corps de ballet collapsed to the floor like a field of crumpled flowers. When they rise, it's to commentary. In this huge company, with its ...

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  October 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                  Paranormal Activity 2
                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                  Another suburban, beige McMansion is transformed into a house of horror in this handicam thriller. There's a different team behind the camera but it's the same less-is-more school of thrills, with a lot of frights coming from bumps in the night, sub bass ...

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  October 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                  Tea With Madame Clos
                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                  This charming documentary from the filmmaker Jane Oehr is about an old woman in the village of Lauzert, in South Western France, where Jane has returned for decades to help restore a house left by her family. Madame Clos is 96 when the film opens, a liv...

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  October 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                  Summer Coda
                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                  A bit like Nadia Tass's recent film Matching Jack, Summer Coda is another Australian movie that tries to alternate light and shade while dealing with some pretty big issues. Essentially, it's a rumination on grief, and first time writer-director Richard G...

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  The Town
                                                                                                                  October 15, 2010 18:12

                                                                                                                  The Town
                                                                                                                  ABC North Qld

                                                                                                                  Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Pete Postlethwaite...

                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                    Melbourne Festival Punter's Guide: The Beckett Trilogy
                                                                                                                    October 15, 2010 15:42

                                                                                                                    Melbourne Festival Punter's Guide: The Beckett Trilogy
                                                                                                                    ABC Melbourne

                                                                                                                    It has been a good year for Samuel Beckett fans in Melbourne....

                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                      Movie Review: The Town
                                                                                                                      October 15, 2010 13:02

                                                                                                                      Movie Review: The Town
                                                                                                                      ABC Canberra

                                                                                                                      Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper...

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        October 15, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        The City of Your Final Destination
                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                        Based on the novel by Peter Cameron, this is about Omar, a young scholar writing a biography of a famously reclusive, now dead writer who only ever wrote one published novel. (You may think JD Salinger, but no, not really.) Omar travels to Uruguay, at th...

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        October 15, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        Chloe
                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                        This is a drama about a wife, Catherine, neglected by her errant husband, and ignored by her teenage son, who employs a prostitute to seduce her husband and report back to her. It's an explosive triangle. In the French original, Nathalie, Emmanuelle Be...

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        October 15, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        Trash & Treasure: The Ladies Man
                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                        Our guest today is Alan Finney, one of the icons of the Australian film industry since the 1970s. Alan was a publicist, producer and in later years a distributor. He had a huge hand in some early successes such as Alvin Purple, Eliza Fraser and Stork; lat...

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        October 15, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        The Town
                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                        Ben Affleck is turning out to be an interesting director. Two short films under his belt, and now, a second feature. His first, Gone, Baby Gone adapted Dennis Lehane's novel to make a semi tragic, suspenseful thriller about an abducted child. It was set...

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        October 15, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        Let Me In
                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                        A vampire story set in a snow-bound town, where a reclusive, bullied 12-year-old boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) befriends a mysterious girl (Chloe Moretz) who moves into a neighbouring flat, but is not what she seems. Based on the Swedish novel Let The Right One...

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        The Town
                                                                                                                        October 13, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        The Town
                                                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                                                        A hardened crim held a bank manager hostage and finds out later she lives not far from him and becomes romantically involved......

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        Chloe
                                                                                                                        October 13, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        Chloe
                                                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                                                        A suspenseful story of love and betrayal, which puts a family in great danger......

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        Let Me In
                                                                                                                        October 13, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        Let Me In
                                                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                                                        A young boy forms a deep bond with his new neighbour who is like no one he has ever met before......

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        The City of Your Final Destination
                                                                                                                        October 13, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        The City of Your Final Destination
                                                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                                                        A University student has been awarded a grant to write a biography of writer Jules Gund......

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        Resident Evil: Afterlife
                                                                                                                        October 13, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                        Resident Evil: Afterlife
                                                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                                                        A deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights and Alice joins a group of survivors who want to relocate......

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        Intimacy
                                                                                                                        October 12, 2010 14:14

                                                                                                                        Intimacy
                                                                                                                        ABC Melbourne

                                                                                                                        Intimacy is a word we usually use as a euphemism for, ahem, sex. But in Ranters Theatre's production of the same name, you experience an intimacy of an entirely different kind....

                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                          Eat Pray Love
                                                                                                                          October 8, 2010 08:56

                                                                                                                          Eat Pray Love
                                                                                                                          ABC North Qld

                                                                                                                          Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins...

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            October 8, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                            Buried
                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                            With a premise that wouldn't be out of place in an Edgar Allen Poe story, the on-screen action of this thriller happens entirely in a wooden box, a coffin in fact, buried underground. The arresting opening gives us a black screen and the frantic gasps of ...

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            October 8, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                            Eat Pray Love
                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                            Years ago, Julia Roberts was attached to star in a movie version of Robyn Davidson's Tracks, an account of a solo journey with camels Davidson made across Central Australia in the 1970s. That was a journey of self-discovery of course, but equally a jour...

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            October 8, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                            Sagan
                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                            Francoise Sagan wrote 22 books. At 17, expelled from a convent school, she wrote a bestseller, Bonjour Tristesse, the story of a bored, privileged teenager who sets out to destroy her wealthy father's girlfriend. That was in 1950; and she wrote all her l...

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            October 8, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                            Trash & Treasure: Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                            Now to Trash and treasure and this week one of the most infamous films of all time - Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1975 film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. It's based on the 18th century text The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade, about four wealthy liber...

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            October 8, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                            Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                            An insightful portrait of the late, renowned Canadian concert pianist who became an art critic and broadcaster. There's a lot of never-before-seen archival footage and some pristine audio from interviews that reveal the eccentric intellect and quick wit o...

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
                                                                                                                            October 7, 2010 15:53

                                                                                                                            Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
                                                                                                                            ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                                                                            Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Shia LaBeouf, Eli Wallah, Susan Sarandon, Frank Langella, Josh Brolin...

                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                              Movie Review: Eat Pray Love
                                                                                                                              October 7, 2010 11:43

                                                                                                                              Movie Review: Eat Pray Love
                                                                                                                              ABC Canberra

                                                                                                                              Julia Roberts, Richard Jenkins, Javier Bardem, James Franco, Viola Davis, Billy Crudup...

                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                Black Boi
                                                                                                                                October 6, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                Black Boi
                                                                                                                                Indigenous

                                                                                                                                Black Boi showcases an emerging talent on the Indigenous hip hop scene, with Trindoe collaborating with established stars on his debut EP....

                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
                                                                                                                                  October 6, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                  Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
                                                                                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                                                                                  A biography of the complex character and piano player, Glenn Gould....

                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  Catcher in the Rye
                                                                                                                                  October 5, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                  Catcher in the Rye
                                                                                                                                  First Tuesday Book Club

                                                                                                                                  The Catcher in the Rye is a novel set in the early 1950s and narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he's telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital...

                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  Indelible Ink
                                                                                                                                  October 5, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                  Indelible Ink
                                                                                                                                  First Tuesday Book Club

                                                                                                                                  59 year old Marie King has grown accustomed to life on Sydney's affluent North Shore. But now she's divorced from her husband and her kids have moved out. Her separation from her husband leaves her directionless and financially stretched, and the family h...

                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
                                                                                                                                  October 1, 2010 14:41

                                                                                                                                  Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
                                                                                                                                  ABC North Qld

                                                                                                                                  Voice cast featuring Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Sam Neill...

                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                    The Girl Who Played with Fire
                                                                                                                                    October 1, 2010 10:07

                                                                                                                                    The Girl Who Played with Fire
                                                                                                                                    ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                                                                                    Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Georgi Staykov...

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      October 1, 2010 06:23

                                                                                                                                      Music from album of the week: Charlie Parr
                                                                                                                                      Radio National Breakfast

                                                                                                                                      Time for a reality check. One man with some baggage and dark thoughts, he's got both a banjo and a guitar, but only plays one at a time. His songs are about death, suffering, the apocalypse, Ned Kelly, hopeless aspirations and dreams that are squashed by ...

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      October 1, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                      Dinner For Schmucks
                                                                                                                                      Movietime

                                                                                                                                      A young executive eager to impress his bosses agrees to participate in a cruel dinner, held as a competition for who can invite the biggest idiot. Loosely based on the 1998 French film The Dinner Game by Francis Veber (The Valet, The Closet, The Birdcage)...

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      October 1, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                      The Tree
                                                                                                                                      Movietime

                                                                                                                                      When her father dies, and her mother collapses into grief, young Simone (Morgana Davies) takes refuge in a giant tree in her backyard, where she believes she can continue to talk with her Dad. Directed by Julie Berticelli (Since Otar Left), this film als...

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      October 1, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                      Trash & Treasure: Querelle
                                                                                                                                      Movietime

                                                                                                                                      Today arts journalist and theatre reviewer Diana Simmonds on Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Querelle (1982). Based on the novel Querelle de Brest by Jean Genet, it's set in the small port town of Brest where a ship has just docked, and focuses on one of the ...

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      October 1, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                      Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
                                                                                                                                      Movietime

                                                                                                                                      Are owls loveable? We had one in our garden once, for a few nights: it was perched on a roof a few feet from our kitchen door, waiting to catch mice, and it was thrilling, after we recovered from the fright its peculiar screech caused us. Owls are majest...

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      September 29, 2010 08:23

                                                                                                                                      Music from album of the week: Charlie Parr
                                                                                                                                      Radio National Breakfast

                                                                                                                                      Time for a reality check. One man with some baggage and dark thoughts, he's got both a banjo and a guitar, but only plays one at a time. His songs are about death, suffering, the apocalypse, Ned Kelly, hopeless aspirations and dreams that are squashed by ...

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      Dinner for Schmucks
                                                                                                                                      September 29, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                      Dinner for Schmucks
                                                                                                                                      At the Movies

                                                                                                                                      A rising executive finds it to his advantage to bring to his boss's monthly 'dinner for idiots' the biggest buffoon......

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      The Tree
                                                                                                                                      September 29, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                      The Tree
                                                                                                                                      At the Movies

                                                                                                                                      After the sudden death of her father a child is convinced he speaks to her through the leaves of a tree growing in their back yard....

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
                                                                                                                                      September 29, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                      Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
                                                                                                                                      At the Movies

                                                                                                                                      On the island of Ga-Hoole, wise owls gather to fight the army of wicked rulers of St Aggie's......

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      Diary of a Wimpy Kid
                                                                                                                                      September 29, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                      Diary of a Wimpy Kid
                                                                                                                                      At the Movies

                                                                                                                                      Greg devises a series of can't-miss schemes which go awry, and he keeps a diary filled with his opinions and thoughts......

                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                      Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
                                                                                                                                      September 24, 2010 14:56

                                                                                                                                      Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
                                                                                                                                      ABC North Qld

                                                                                                                                      Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin...

                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                        Boy
                                                                                                                                        September 24, 2010 10:09

                                                                                                                                        Boy
                                                                                                                                        ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                                                                                        James Rolleston, Cohen Holloway, Taika Waititi...

                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                          Movie Review - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
                                                                                                                                          September 24, 2010 09:48

                                                                                                                                          Movie Review - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
                                                                                                                                          ABC Canberra

                                                                                                                                          Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin...

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            September 24, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                            Charlie St. Cloud
                                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                                            This film is designed so that young teenage girls can stare at Zac Efron for 99 minutes and they probably don't care it's got genre schizophrenia. Is it a buddy movie? Ghost story? Romance? Rescue adventure? Efron's character, Charlie St Cloud, graduate...

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            September 24, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                            Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
                                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                                            Oliver Stone's sequel to 1987's Wall Street has the once high flying Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) just out of jail, with a face as creased as his old suit. He's far from down and out, though -- he's got a book deal and he's delivering 'I told you so' le...

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            September 24, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                            The Girl Who Played With Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)
                                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                                            I have to recant something I wrote earlier this year. Back in March, reviewing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first Swedish film from Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, I vented my disappointment. So much was missing from this adaptation -- inclu...

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            Easy A
                                                                                                                                            September 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                            Easy A
                                                                                                                                            At the Movies

                                                                                                                                            A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumour mill to advance her social and financial standing....

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            The Girl Who Played With Fire
                                                                                                                                            September 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                            The Girl Who Played With Fire
                                                                                                                                            At the Movies

                                                                                                                                            Computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring with dire consequences......

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            I'm Still Here
                                                                                                                                            September 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                            I'm Still Here
                                                                                                                                            At the Movies

                                                                                                                                            A mocumentary which depicts Joaquin Phoenix on his transition from a successful Hollywood actor to an aspiring rapper....

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            The Double Hour
                                                                                                                                            September 22, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                            The Double Hour
                                                                                                                                            At the Movies

                                                                                                                                            Featured in the Italian Film Festival 2010. An interview with director Guiseppe Capotondi....

                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                            Tomorrow When the War Began
                                                                                                                                            September 17, 2010 15:29

                                                                                                                                            Tomorrow When the War Began
                                                                                                                                            ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                                                                                            Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Deniz Akdeniz, Lincoln Lewis...

                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                              The Last Airbender
                                                                                                                                              September 17, 2010 12:35

                                                                                                                                              The Last Airbender
                                                                                                                                              ABC North Qld

                                                                                                                                              Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone...

                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                Movie Review - Easy A
                                                                                                                                                September 17, 2010 12:13

                                                                                                                                                Movie Review - Easy A
                                                                                                                                                ABC Canberra

                                                                                                                                                Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Thomas Haden Church, Lisa Kudrow...

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  September 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                  I'm Still Here
                                                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                                                  In 2008 Joaquin Phoenix announced he was giving up acting to become a hip hop musician. He grew a beard, wore his sunglasses at night and made public appearances -- including a monosyllabic interview on Letterman -- that became the stuff of internet infam...

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  September 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                  The Last Airbender
                                                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                                                  M. Night Shyamalan's live action adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender dishes out big servings of fantasy clichés and adds a garnish of retrofitted 3D -- that is 2D cinematography with the third dimension added in post-productio...

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  September 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                  The Reluctant Infidel
                                                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                                                  The Reluctant Infidel centres on Mahmud from the East End of London, who has a pretty straightforward life until he gets hit by a religious and cultural identity crisis. This happens after he agrees to pretend to be an observant Muslim so his son will be ...

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  September 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                  Trash & Treasure: This Man Must Die (Que la bête meure)
                                                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                                                  Last weekend saw the passing of one of the pioneers of the French New Wave, Claude Chabrol, a prolific filmmaker who made some 60 films. It would be impossible to give an adequate overview of his life's work in our limited time, suffice to say he was a ma...

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  September 17, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                  Easy A
                                                                                                                                                  Movietime

                                                                                                                                                  The most interesting film this week, for my money, is Easy A, a high school satire starring Emma Stone, who we last saw blowing zombies' heads off and making Jesse Eisenberg's head spin in that horror romp Zombieland. I think she's a great talent, and an ...

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2010
                                                                                                                                                  September 15, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                  VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2010
                                                                                                                                                  At the Movies

                                                                                                                                                  Highlights of the Venice Film Festival, 2010....

                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                    The Killer Inside Me
                                                                                                                                                    September 10, 2010 15:16

                                                                                                                                                    The Killer Inside Me
                                                                                                                                                    ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                                                                                                    Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba...

                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                      The Other Guys
                                                                                                                                                      September 10, 2010 14:40

                                                                                                                                                      The Other Guys
                                                                                                                                                      ABC North Qld

                                                                                                                                                      Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Steve Coogan, Michael Keaton...

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        Music from album of the week: Pop Negro
                                                                                                                                                        September 10, 2010 08:24

                                                                                                                                                        Music from album of the week: Pop Negro
                                                                                                                                                        Radio National Breakfast

                                                                                                                                                        For the first offering of the new spring, I have for you a Spaniard who takes from Latin, Afrobeat, dub, Tropicalia and rock and roll. Pablo Diaz-Reixa performs under the name of El Guincho and manages to take the warmth from all the genres he touches an...

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        September 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                        Please Give
                                                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                                                        A story that gently critiques its own target audience, or I would assume a sizable section of it, is part of the appeal in this New York drama with notes of wry satire. Writer-director Nicole Holofcener's well heeled bohemian couple Kate and Alex (Catheri...

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        September 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                        The Disappearance of Alice Creed
                                                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                                                        There was a point towards the middle of this calling-card thriller where I was equal parts angry and equal parts delighted. A plot with so many table-turning twists makes for a film that borders on the unbearably precocious, and yet, British writer-direct...

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        September 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                        Trash and Treasure: Alan O'Leary on Christmas on the Nile (Natale sul Nilo)
                                                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                                                        Today's guest is Alan O'Leary from the University of Leeds, recently in Australia to lecture on the bawdy Italian comedy movies disparagingly referred to as cinepanettoni -- or Christmas cake films -- which come out each year in Italy at Christmas. These ...

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        September 10, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                        The Other Guys
                                                                                                                                                        Movietime

                                                                                                                                                        I have a guilty confession. I find Will Ferrell funny: I didn't get him for a long time. Not until he sat on a toadstool in Elf. Now I find Ferrell's straight face almost irresistible, even when he is playing a complete cement head. The Other Guys is a...

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        The Other Guys
                                                                                                                                                        September 8, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                        The Other Guys
                                                                                                                                                        At the Movies

                                                                                                                                                        Every cop has his day, but can two ordinary detectives outdo the hot shot glory boys in their unit......

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        Inheritance
                                                                                                                                                        September 7, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                        Inheritance
                                                                                                                                                        First Tuesday Book Club

                                                                                                                                                        Nicholas Shakespeare takes us on a journey from early-twentieth-century Turkey to modern day London, exploring the temptations of unexpected wealth, the secrets of damaged families and the price of being honest with oneself. Inheritance is a love story sp...

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        To Kill A Mockingbird
                                                                                                                                                        September 7, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                        To Kill A Mockingbird
                                                                                                                                                        First Tuesday Book Club

                                                                                                                                                        Published in 1960, Harper Lee's novel is set in the Great Depression in the 1930s in a sleepy town in South Alabama. Narrated by young Scout, it explores the white and black communities of the American South. Told with gentle humour, it focuses on religio...

                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        Tomorrow When the War Began
                                                                                                                                                        September 3, 2010 16:00

                                                                                                                                                        Tomorrow When the War Began
                                                                                                                                                        ABC North Qld

                                                                                                                                                        Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Deniz Akdeniz, Lincoln Lewis...

                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                          Father of My Children
                                                                                                                                                          September 3, 2010 12:56

                                                                                                                                                          Father of My Children
                                                                                                                                                          ABC Hobart - Film Review

                                                                                                                                                          Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing...

                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                            September 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                            The Tumbler
                                                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                                                            Beginning like a desert noir with Gary Sweet and Hazem Shammas looking for a stash of gold, The Tumbler soon becomes a political thriller with a War on Terror critique. Shammas's Afghan Australian has led the pair to the outback on directions gleaned fro...

                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                            September 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                            Furry Vengeance
                                                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                                                            The revenge of nature on property developers is the premise for this family friendly comedy. Brendan Fraser plays a building company manager who moves in to a new house on the edge of a forest that his company plans to subdivide. Little does he know he's ...

                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                            September 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                            Going the Distance
                                                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                                                            Long-distance relationships are never easy, that's the truism explored in this romcom starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. As Erin and Garrett, they meet in New York where she's working as an intern on a local paper and he's an A & R man frustrated by...

                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                            September 3, 2010 00:00

                                                                                                                                                            The Kids Are All Right
                                                                                                                                                            Movietime

                                                                                                                                                            This is a witty and insightful film. Lisa Cholodenko has a talent for observational comedy; comedies which capture the zeitgeist, usually achieved by throwing together people with two different sets of expectations. Her first feature, High Art, had Rad...

                                                                                                                                                             

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