The future of Australian movies

Australian film, where to from here? Too much to lose if Australia’s film and television industries are allowed to slip into decline … again In this year of coronavirus, the Australian film and television industries are not in a good way. Exactly a century ago, despite a great start with the world’s first feature, local… Continue reading The future of Australian movies

Landmark Australian film Shine turns Twenty

Published in the Canberra Times 30 July 2016   © by Jane Freebury When Geoffrey Rush was up for a best actor award at the Academy Awards in 1997 for his performance as a troubled concert pianist in Shine, the fellow nominees were daunting company, as they usually are.  There was Ralph Fiennes (a cartologist-adventurer… Continue reading Landmark Australian film Shine turns Twenty