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Given that his debut feature film, 2016’s biographical drama Lion, was an Oscar-nominated production, it stands to reason that Australian-born director Garth Davis earns increased interest on his profile as he gears up to deliver his sophomore project. Not the most expected subject matter, but in the current climate of #MeToo it is understandable that …

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There’s never really been any evidence that Mary Magdalene was the sinful prostitute history painted her as. As a supporting character in other biblical-themed films, her tarnished reputation made for a serviceable arc as she was placed predominantly in the background. For Mary Magdalene, Australian director Garth Davis (Lion) has worked with historians in a …

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Actor Nick Robinson has revealed that while he was shooting new movie Love, Simon, his brother came out to him as gay. Robinson (pictured) plays 17-year old Simon Spier in the film, a high school student struggling with his sexuality until he meets someone online from his school who’s going through the same thing. The …

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Chilean drama film A Fantastic Woman has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Oscars, as the film’s acclaimed star became the ceremony’s first openly transgender presenter. Directed by Sebastián Lelio, A Fantastic Woman stars 28-year-old transgender actress Daniela Vega as trans woman Marina, who faces prejudice and discrimination from society …

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Over 50 French films from the last 12 months will screen in Brisbane for the upcoming 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival. French stars such as Juliette Binoche, Vincent Cassel, Vanessa Paradis, Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu will be showcased in the festival’s lineup from this Thursday (March 8) at Palace Cinemas in Brisbane. “The 2018 …

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One of the directors of Disney film Frozen has weighed in on the potential for princess Elsa to get a queer romance in her next movie. Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee told HuffPost that the team behind the sequel are aware of the fandom’s outcry to give lead character Elsa a girlfriend. “I love everything people …

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A tale of a forbidden lesbian romance starring actresses Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams has gotten rave reviews. The upcoming film Disobedience, based on a novel by Naomi Alderman and directed by Sebastián Lelio, focuses on the relationship between between two women from an Orthodox Jewish community. Weisz plays Ronit Krushka, a woman who returns …

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Much has been said about Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance in Phantom Thread, but another actor has quietly earned their own spotlight throughout the film’s release. A relative unknown here but a strong presence in her native Germany, Vicky Krieps (pictured above) is a name and face unlikely to be forgotten following her dominating role as Alma, …

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A new drama film focusing of the experience of a teenager undergoing “gay conversion” therapy was awarded the top prize at the Sundance film festival at the weekend. Starring actress Chloe Grace Moretz (pictured, right), The Miseducation of Cameron Post looks at the horrific real-life practice of “gay reparative therapy”. In the film, teenager Cameron …

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Find the truth in comedy, always trust your gut instinct, and never get into bed with the Americans. These were some of the nuggets of industry wisdom director Stephan Elliott (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) imparted to Peter Gray as he discussed his latest venture, Swinging Safari. It’s set in 1970s Australia and follows a …

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