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Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie (2015) Movie Review – “Under-exposed”

From Neo-Nazis and the KKK, to swingers and born again Christians, it seems as though Louis Theroux has covered all bases. This time around, he exposes us to the world of Scientology – or does he?

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Film Review 

Elle (2016) MIFF Movie Review: Michele, Ma Belle

Bet you never thought you’d see the words ‘rape revenge comedy’ in the one sentence to describe a film? Well, you probably weren’t considering Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Showgirls). Coupled with Isabelle Huppert, Elle is a visceral and unstoppable force that will suck you in from start to finish.

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REVIEW: MAPS TO THE STARS (DAVID CRONENBERG – 2014) [CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL]

It will be no surprise if audiences and critics are similarly divided in their response to Cronenberg’s latest film Maps to the Stars, which opened the Canberra International Film Festival last week with its Australian premiere.

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More Than A Minute: TIFF Diary Day Eight

As my eyes opened on my final day of this year’s Toronto Film Festival, I felt something strange… What a good night’s sleep feels like. I stretched, blissfully, and languished in bed for as long as I could. The first film was not until 11am, the 3 hour drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Leaving the bed at the last possible second, I rushed along the grey Toronto streets, stopping in at a cafe to stock up on coffee and snacks. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is an interesting experiment….

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More Than A Minute: TIFF Diary Day Seven

Aaah… is there nothing more relaxing than waking up to the lilting, gentle sound of a leaf blower AND a lawn mower right outside the window at 7am in the morning? Especially after 4 hours sleep and a few drinks? Why do leaves have to blow so early?? I grumbled to myself as I willed my head to lift from the pillow. I briefly considered staying in bed and skipping the morning movie, but a few hours later I was very happy that I hadn’t.

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More Than A Minute: TIFF Diary Day Three

Opening my eyes I could see the rain outside the window. Wouldn’t it be nice to just relax in bed all day, cosy inside while it’s raining outside? I thought to myself, turning to see Nadia still asleep next to me. But no, I have to get up and get to work. Though when your “work” consists of interviewing Matthew McConaughey and seeing films, you can’t really complain too much.

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More Than A Minute: TIFF Diary Day Two

“Jake!!” I said, exasperated, “Every time I interview you… which sure, has only been two times… I tell you how I’m your future wife! One day, you’re going to remember me and you’re going to get it!” Over the next five minutes he laughed and joked about our morning coffees, our future children, and was genuinely charming. I stammered about holding my pee, wanting a hug, and was genuinely creepy. The girl timing our interview was trying to wrap me up, but with no avail. I didn’t want to leave the room.

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Alicia Malone’s Cannes Diary: Day 11

“Bonjour!” I chirped loudly as I entered the café I have, over the past eleven days, come to think of as my local. “Bonjour!” replied the café owner, “Pain au chocolat et café o’lait?” A chocolate danish and a coffee. My usual order. “Oui! Merci!” I said, taking my spot at my regular table. Over this festival, I had gotten used to my daily routine, waking up at 7am, having breakfast at 7:45am, at 8am going into the Grand Lumiere theatre, sitting in the same row of seats with Stevie, Ward, Nadia and Didier (representing Asia,…

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