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Film Review: The Toll

Director:    Ryan Andrew Hooper Cast:    Michael Smiley, Annes Elwy, Paul Kaye, Steve Oram, Evelyn Mok, Julian Glover, Gwyneth Keyworth, Iwan Rheon Rating:    MA Running Time:    83 Australian Distributor:    Signature Entertainment / Digital Platforms from 21 October 2021   Directed by Ryan Andrew Hooper and written by Matt Redd this is a story that lures you into a false sense of security as appearing to be remarkably unremarkable.  It is set, though, against a lovely backdrop of a rural setting in Wales and creates much charmRead More


As Julian Assange prepares to fight the US appeal in the UK’s high court on the 27th of October, the Sydney Film Festival has announced the World Premiere of Ithaka, a powerhouse new feature documentary about the determined public advocacy by Julian’s father, John Shipton in the face of legal battles and media glare. The film’s premiere also comes in the wake of revelations about the US Government’s determination to kidnap or assassinate Julian. Ithaka Writer/Director Ben Lawrence (Hearts & Bones) returns to the Sydney Film Festival where he won the Documentary AustraliaRead More


Presented by Palace, the British Film Festival’s full programme has been revealed, celebrating the best of British in a remarkable line up of 31 films, a number of which are screening for the first time in Australia. Stellar performances from Festival favourites and brilliant newcomers will delight audiences and ignite their senses in a line up which includes the best contemporary cinema, documentaries and the chance to experience some of the most significant British films of the 1970s on the big screen. The Festival opens with the highly anticipated Australian PremiereRead More

Upcoming Film Releases – Paramount Pictures Australia

Upcoming Film releases from Paramount Pictures Australia are as follows: 30 December 2021  –  Clifford The Big Red Dog 13 January 2022  –  Scream 20 January 2022  –  Falling For Figaro 3 February 2022  –  Jackass Forever 10 March 2022  –  Rumble 14 April 2022  –  The Lost City 26 May 2022  –  Top Gun: Maverick 23 June 2022  –  Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts 1 September 2022  –  Secret Headquarters 15 September 2022  –  Under The Boardwalk 29 September 2022  –  Mission Impossible 7      

79th annual Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the awards timetable for the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards. Nominations will be announced on Monday, December 13, 2021, with award winners announced on January 9, 2022. The deadline for Motion Picture and Television submissions is Monday, November 15, 2021. Rules, submissions, and timetable may be found here beginning on Monday, October 18,  2021.   TIMETABLE   Monday, October 18, 2021 Submission website for 2022 Golden Globe Motion Picture and Television entries now open Monday, November 15, 2021 Deadline for submission of Golden Globe MotionRead More

Bluesfest 2022

BLUESFEST RESCHEDULED TO EASTER 2022 FRIDAY 15TH APRIL – MONDAY 18TH APRIL 2022   “It is obvious that we cannot present Bluesfest in a safe manner in October, so we have re-scheduled back to our usual timing with dates over the Easter Long Weekend next year; a time we expect things to be returning to normal,” Bluesfest Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM said recently.” “We are a resilient bunch. We have worked so hard since May 2019 to make Bluesfest happen and, guess what, we are not giving up. We are immensely proudRead More

Upcoming Film Releases – Universal Pictures

Upcoming Film releases from Universal Pictures Australia are as follows: November 4, 2021  –  The Many Saints Of Newark November 11, 2021  –  No Time To Die November 18, 2021  –  Last Night In Soho November 18, 2021  –  Blue Bayou November 25, 2021  –  Cry Macho December 2, 2021  –  The Card Counter December 2, 2021  –  Dune December 9, 2021  –  Dear Evan Hansen December 26, 2021  –  House Of Gucci December 26, 2021  –  Sing 2 January 1, 2022  –  The Matrix Resurrections January 13, 2022  – Read More

Upcoming Film Releases – Sony Pictures Releasing

Here are the latest release dates for upcoming Sony Pictures films. 4 November 2021  –  Julia 18 November 2021  –  Zola 25 November 2021  –  Venom: Let There Be Carnage 2 December 2021  –  The Lost Leonardo 9 December 2021  –  Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City 16 December 2021  –  Spider Man: No Way Home 1 January 2022  –  Ghostbusters: Afterlife 15 January 2022  –  The Man From Toronto 20 January 2022  –  Morbius 27 January 2022  –  Parallel Mothers 3 February 2022  –  A Journal For Jordan 17Read More


The countdown is on until Groundwater Country Music Festival (CMF) 2021. Sunshine, warm weather and good times await as country comes back to the city with the exciting return of Groundwater to Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, from 12 – 14 November, 2021. Despite the persistent and ever-evolving impact of the pandemic, Groundwater CMF continues to respond and adapt to ensure the Gold Coast is set alight this November by the stars of Australia’s vibrant country music scene. Major Events Gold Coast has been committed to supporting the live musicRead More

Casting Guild of Australia to Celebrate Awards Virtually

The Casting Guild of Australia has announced that the annual CGA Awards will return as a Virtual ceremony in 2021 via Facebook on Saturday 20 November 2021. Launched in 2015, the CGA Awards is the only casting awards ceremony in the southern hemisphere that celebrates and recognises casting across all mediums including film, television, advertising, theatre and online content. The annual Awards Ceremony seeks to acknowledge and support the critical role casting directors play in bringing together great casting opportunities both on a national and international stage. The online eventRead More