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Wright on Bogdanovich and McQuarrie on "Baby Driver"

It’s the movie of the moment Wright now (please lord forgive me for I know not what I pun). In the country to promote the Australian release of “Baby Driver” at a series of Q&A screenings, I had the privilege of having an interview 2:1 roundtable chat with Edgar Wright alongside The Reel Bits’ Richard (@dvdbits) Gray.

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Wright on Bogdanovich and McQuarrie on "Baby Driver"
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Everything We Know about the "Mystery Road" TV Series

Earlier this week the ABC’s Head of TV drama Sally Riley was thrilled to announce that the Jay Swan detective series that began with Ivan Sen’s 2013 film “Mystery Road” was moving to the small screen in 2018 for “a landmark event.”

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Everything We Know about the "Mystery Road" TV Series
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Edgar Wright casts "Baby Driver" in 1974

Step back to one of Edgar Wright's favourite cinematic years for some fantasy casting. 

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Edgar Wright casts "Baby Driver" in 1974
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Ghost in the Henshall: An Interview with Daniel Henshall

A chat with Daniel Henshall on “Ghost in the Shell,” working with Director Bong Joon Ho on “Okja” and his three "go-too" FIVE STAR FILMS

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Ghost in the Henshall: An Interview with Daniel Henshall
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Best and Worst Films of 2017 So Far…

In the wake of Sydney Film Festival, where attendees binge of unreleased pedigree cinema from around the globe, I feel like I’m in the best position to assess some of the very best the year’s had to offer; and after seeing Johnny Depp and Michael Bay take a shit on the screens of my local multiplex, the very worst.

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Best and Worst Films of 2017 So Far…

Sydney Film Festival 2017 Line-Up and where to find #FilmTwitter

“If you like every film then one of us has made a mistake.”

Sydney Film Festival 2017 Line-Up and where to find #FilmTwitter

Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley’s ‘Possible’ Top 3 #SydFilmFest 2017 Recommendations  

If you love movies and you live in the Sydney region who definitely know that for twelve days in June the Sydney Film Festival makes it O.K to abandon life as you know it. Twirling the baton as the ring leader of our cinematic offerings for Sydney Film Festival is director Nashen Moodley, South African born wünderkind programmer and all round great dude who is back for his sixth year curating a blooming and eclectic movie playlist. 

Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley’s ‘Possible’ Top 3 #SydFilmFest 2017 Recommendations  

First Impressions of “Patriot”

Watching the latest Amazon Original Comedy Series “Patriot” from Steven Conrad (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, “The Weather Man”), which is also produced by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy Stupid Love”, “Focus” and “Bad Santa”) I experienced not one but two ‘had me at’ moments. 

First Impressions of “Patriot”
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Bow Down and Worship "American Gods" (2017): Reviewing Episodes One to Four

“American Gods” is a sensual opiate. A flood of rich textures of the American experience are conjured in dreams and memories that echo around the story of a conflict brewing. As ex-convict Shadow Moon and his mysterious employer Mr Wednesday trace the back road portrait of the surface of America the frenzied sacrifice that fuels the older gods are like dizzying visions into a world happening on the fringes of the world we know.

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Bow Down and Worship "American Gods" (2017): Reviewing Episodes One to Four
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"I don't dream of Hollywood at all." An interview with Rebecca Zlotowski (Director of "Planetarium")

"I don’t dream of Hollywood at all."

Wait, what? That ever so mythical Hollywood. Is it not the centre of the filmmaking universe? That cultural imperialism has extended itself to the neutral positions in your mind. It immediately echoed Gabriel Byrne's Devil discussion with Arnie in "End of Days." He claims that God had a better publicist; evidently, Hollywood got the same people.

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"I don't dream of Hollywood at all." An interview with Rebecca Zlotowski (Director of "Planetarium")

Neo-Classical: The Case for a rebooted Matrix

Anotherfilmnerd sits back, pops a red pill (or is it the blue one?) and argues a 'Matrix' reboot won't be the end of the world (the bad kind, that is... not the good kind that frees humanity from its evil overlords).

Neo-Classical: The Case for a rebooted Matrix

#NASTYWOMEN COLUMN 11: ENOUGH SAID (2013)

Middle aged love can come with a lot of baggage. Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (James Gandolfini) meet at a swish Hollywood type party and are quick to establish they’re both not attracted to anyone, but then he asks a mutual friend for her number and they go on a super cute (“Did they make the music louder?” “No, you just got older”), albeit slightly awkward date.

#NASTYWOMEN COLUMN 11: ENOUGH SAID (2013)
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"Wolf Creek" Season One Recap

With last week’s Australian streaming service Stan announcing a follow up to their “Wolf Creek” series, the television expansion to Greg McLean’s terrifying and terrific outback Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) horror anthology. 

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"Wolf Creek" Season One Recap
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Spoiler Filled Thoughts on "Sherlock" Series Four

In “Bad Boys” Joe Pantoliano’s Captain Howard is in the process of berating Detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) after Miami Dade Police Department has been robbed of seized drugs. He says: “Just do what you do; only faster.” That’s the exact pep talk that you imagine Mark Gatiss and Stephan Moffatt having with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as they return to Baker Street for the fourth series of “Sherlock.”  

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Spoiler Filled Thoughts on "Sherlock" Series Four
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#NASTYWOMEN COLUMN 9: WHAT WOMEN WANT (2000) Review

I am super familiar with this film, when I was younger, my grandmother had it on VHS and I would watch it, rewind and watch it again and repeat several times over until she got jack of it and intervened. This is the first time I’ve re-watched as an adult and I have to say, it’s a very hard watch, due to old mate at the forefront.

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#NASTYWOMEN COLUMN 9: WHAT WOMEN WANT (2000) Review
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Half Cocked: The Rocky Road Down Under for 'John Wick 2'

Has the changing face of film distribution made it harder for Australians to see 'John Wick 2', asks Anotherfilmnerd

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Half Cocked: The Rocky Road Down Under for 'John Wick 2'

#NASTYWOMEN: WEEK 7 – FRIDA (2002) REVIEW

How it took fourteen years for me to watch Frida, I’ll never know. This passionate and perfectly executed biopic paints a colourful picture. Frida Kahlo certainly had an exciting life. 

#NASTYWOMEN: WEEK 7 – FRIDA (2002) REVIEW
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‘Twin Peaks’ and the Return of Secrets

With only a few months before the new season of ‘Twin
Peaks’ hits our screens, Anotherfilmnerd celebrates the joy of
mystery, and the joy of experiencing a new film or TV show completely
untouched.

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‘Twin Peaks’ and the Return of Secrets

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 6: NOW AND THEN (1995) REVIEW

Now and Then was literally the film of my childhood. I was OBSESSED with the friendship and adventures of the four young women, Samantha (Gaby Hoffmann), Roberta (Christina Ricci), Teeny (Thora Birch) and Chrissy (Ashleigh Aston-Moore). The summer they spent together in 1970 was so wonderful and inspirational to my young mind, I thought they were the coolest girls ever. 

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 6: NOW AND THEN (1995) REVIEW

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 5: THE BABADOOK (2012) REVIEW

I feel like quite a few of us have our own Babadooks that we’ve battled, or are battling. There is always a way out of the darkness, no matter how scary or overwhelming it might be. 

#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 5: THE BABADOOK (2012) REVIEW
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#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 4: ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012) REVIEW

I am quite drawn to and fascinated by the events in Zero Dark Thirty, but there is the huge question mark surrounding the film’s historical accuracy. Sure, it’s based on what happened, but how reliable is it? It depends on who you ask. 

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#NASTYWOMEN: COLUMN 4: ZERO DARK THIRTY (2012) REVIEW