Film

The terrifying film about racism topping the US box office

The number one film at the United States box office is a low-budget indie horror film that’s being described as modern-day Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with a sinister twist.

Despite having a budget of only $US4.5 million, Get Out grossed more than $US33 million last weekend, beating blockbusters such as Fifty Shades Darker, The LEGO Batman Movie and Hidden Figures for top spot.

A blend of horror and comedy written by comedian Jordan Peele in his directorial debut, the film has received a rare 99 per cent score on critics site Rotten Tomatoes.

Get Out tells the story of a young black man named Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya), who goes to meet the parents of his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) at their remote, suburban home. (more…)

Backyard Ashes Blooper reel

This just in from the producers of Backyard Ashes:

BACKYARD ASHES on TV this MONDAY JAN 25th @ 10pm!
So we just found out that Ch10 now have the rights to screen Backyard Ashes on free to air and they are starting straight away off the back of the BBL season with a screening this coming Monday night!

As a bonus today the production company are releasing the BYA Bloopers reel! Only seen by cast and crew before this!

Quentin Tarantino to pay homage to Australian film in Sydney

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By Brian Karlovsky

Quentin Tarantino is set host a live Q and A in Sydney before screening his two favourite Australian “Western-ish” films.

The newly established People’s Republic of Movies, will hold an exclusive one-night-only double bill of Australian cinema plus a live Q&A hosted by Oscar Award-winning writer/director, Tarantino, at The Star, Sydney on January 15.

Tarantino, who is in Australia promoting The Hateful Eight, will host the evening the evening which pays homage to Australian cinema. (more…)

Screen Australia has today announced projects that will receive development funding to the total of $640,000

Cate Blanchett’s Stateless is one of 23 film and TV projects that Screen Australia has today announced will receive development funding to the total of $640,000. A diverse range of projects and talent are being supported, including works from Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward, Richard Roxburgh, Marieke Hardy, Jan Chapman, Stephan Elliott and Bondi Hipsters’ Nicholas Boshier.

Cate Blanchett’s TV project Stateless centres on the tragic and true story of Cornelia Rau which made headlines in 2004. The young German/Australian woman escaped a frightening cult only to be trapped in a bizarre labyrinth of psychiatric and legal systems, landing her in the notorious Baxter Immigration Detention Centre. Stateless will be Cate Blanchett’s first venture into high-end TV. (more…)