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Rocketman Film Review

Adriana Sinicropi

Rocketman, the story of music legend Elton John, was nothing like we expected! While we knew we would get to hear some of Elton’s most famous songs including Rocketman and Your Song, we weren’t ready for the epic musical Director Dexter Fletcher gave us.

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French Film Festival Review: The Image Book

Sebastian Moore

His latest film The Image Book is a fragmented, often overwhelming collage of images and sounds from disparate contexts.

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French Film Festival Review: NON-FICTION

Sebastian Moore

The film could’ve very well devolved into the kind of old-man-yells-at-cloud platitudes we hear all the time about technology, but Assayas is a more deft handler of these conversations than most.

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Green Book Film Review

Adriana Sinicropi

The film gives an insight into the deep racism and segregation issues in America during this period.

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FILM REVIEW: Eighth Grade

Sebastian Moore

Eighth Grade, written and directed by comedian and first time filmmaker Bo Burnham, is a portrait of adolescence that rings truer than any coming-of-age film I’ve seen in some time.

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Film Review: The Favourite

Lucy Brewer

Wry wit meets smart slapstick meets historical highnesses in the latest directorial masterpiece by Yorgos Lanthimos. 

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FILM REVIEW: Vice

Sebastian Moore

It's a surprisingly sympathetic portrait, but even then it's always scathing in its delineations between right and wrong, how power is kept and sustained.

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FILM REVIEW: Creed II

Sebastian Moore

Creed II plays with the Rocky history in thoughtful, effective ways, repaying the faith of fans with the way it mirrors character and narrative beats of the past. It is also, however, conscious of taking these well-worn ideas in fresh directions.

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FILM REVIEW: Widows

Sebastian Moore

Steve McQueen, returning after his 2014 Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave, veers into genre filmmaking with a heist thriller that hints at the director’s talents but ultimately feels like his first creative misfire.

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Film Review: Robin Hood

Adriana Sinicropi

Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood is a thrilling tale set in medieval England, where Robin and his side-kick John revolt against the English Crown, with plenty of bow-and-arrow action.

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This is Radelaide’s Top Five: Movies To Watch This Summer

Adriana Sinicropi

Get out of the scorching heat for a few hours and kick-back into holiday-mode this summer with our top five movies hitting theatres soon!

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Film Review: American Animals

Caitlin Ellen

A story previously untold, if you and your mates are looking for a film to escape the upcoming summer warmth, American Animals may just be the one.

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Film Review: Searching – A Modern Whodunit Giving Old-Fashioned Chills

Tess Todd

New feature takes a fresh look at the dark web — and keeps moviegoers guessing at every turn.

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Live La Dolce Vita at the 2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Georgina Smerd

This year’s Lavazza Italian Film Festival looks set to be a big one with larger-than-life family comedies, sensual romantic dramas and darker tales of crime, corruption and murder in the country’s brutal underbelly.

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City of Adelaide Lights Up For The 12th Annual OzAsia Festival

Tess Todd

OzAsia Festival returns for its 12th year; although it already holds the title of Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia, this one's set to launch its most impressive line-up yet! Running from 25 October to 11 November, the expansive and innovative program attracts critical acclaim, and is expected to gather 190,000 people over the duration. This year, 20 countries will be represented with feature work from 817 artists.

Planning to be the most notable of the festivals to date for contemporary arts from Asia, this year sees a record of 60 unique events being featured; including 8 major visual arts exhibitions, 55 talk events, 34 film screenings, 66 workshops and 22 events exclusive to Adelaide, scheduled across the eighteen-day period. With six world premieres, 20 Australian premieres, along with free and ticketed options, there’s no excuse not to get involved in this culturally brilliant arena.

So, what can you expect from the “most expansive and diverse program to date”? OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell explains that “OzAsia Festival is the place to be to experience the best contemporary arts and culture across Asia.”

Major headliners include the legendary Chinese playwright and director Stan Lai’s beloved modern classic Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land and the Australian premiere of Korea's international hit Dancing Grandmothers. Returning with international acclaim, Nassim Soleimanpour is set to delight with his newest work, Nassim, which features a new actor each night, not knowing the script until stepping onto the stage.

Artists of South Australia feature prominently in the program this year with a series of international collaboration debuts. Intimate dance performance, Close Company, is the work of Alison Curry and Singapore’s RAW Moves. World premiere of Adelaide Composer David Kotlowy’s Patina features local artists Ade Suharto, Gamelan In Situ along with Japanese dancer Shin Sakuma.

For the younger audience there is an immersive theatre experience, Cerita Anak (Child’s Story), combining song, shadow imagery, puppetry and sound with all the life of the ocean.

In a massive takeover this year, OzAsia comes to a final weekend crescendo with the completely free Jaipur Literature Festival. A combination over 50 authors, journalists, activists and thinkers make up this amazing event. Including the likes of Indian author Shobhaa De, writer and comedian Sami Shah and the festivals own Artistic Directors and writers, William Darymple and Namita Gokhale. The JLF brings you the best of the artistic, literary and culinary heritage of South Asia and the world through ideas, food, music, talks, and books this section of the festival runs from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11.    

Of course, everyone’s favourite part of OzAsia is back with the Moon Lantern Parade, bigger and better this year, hitting Elder Park with its explosion of lights and colour on Saturday, November 27 from 3-9pm. Featuring more than 40 different handmade lanterns and an impressive firework display there is ample vantage points for everyone to view this festival moment. There will be plenty of amenities and food carts throughout with roving performances and free entertainment from local artists.

With only 18 days and so much packed in prepare to be swept off your feat this OzAsia Festival season!

The full OzAsia line up is available online from 7pm 14th August on the official website with the full line up for Jaipur Literature Festival to be announced in September.

All images via the OzAsia Media team.

Film Review: Alexander McQueen

jenny qian

The beauty, boldness and bleakness of Alexander McQueen.

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Movie Review: Mamma Mia 2 - Here We Go Again

Gerasimos Canatselis

Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, gives you the perfect European getaway this winter!

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Just Between Us: Adelaide Premiere

Jamieson Eileen

What would you do if your sister’s ghost needed you to road-trip across the country in order to move on? Bring lots of snacks, obviously.

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The Transitions Film Festival Returns To Adelaide

Adriana Sinicropi

The Transitions Film Festival will return to Adelaide this May with an exciting line-up of inspirational documentaries.

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Makers Who Inspire, Season 3 Has Arrived

Ellie Stamelos

Makers Who Inspire is an original documentary series, created by South Australian filmmaker Henry Thong. Season 3 has officially launched, and you can watch Episode 1 now.

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