Australian films Bo September scorecard: ‘Ride Like a Girl’ leads the field

‘Ride Like a Girl’. Rachel Griffiths’ Ride Like a Girl will take the crown of highest grossing Australian film on home soil this year. Meanwhile the low visibility and modest returns from limited ...

Bo Report: ‘Downton Abbey’ translates on the big screen

‘Downton Abbey’ (Photo: Universal Pictures). It is a rare feat to translate a six season network TV hit into box office bankability but Downton Abbey loyalists have swarmed to the occasion, with the ...

Today in Soap Opera History (September 12)

1966: Days of our Lives' Tony prepared to leave town. 1985: General Hospital's Josh Clayton was killed. 1994: One Life to Live's paralyzed Luna took her first steps. 1994: All My Children's Hayley ...

West Australia’s CinefestOZ Highlights the Joy of Small Festivals

“H is for Happiness” was a popular winner on the first Saturday of September at the CinefestOZ festival in Western Australia. Not only is the picture uplifting — a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by ...

Bo report: ‘It’ sequel bites while ‘Angel of Mine’ and ‘The Naked Wanderer’ struggle

‘It Chapter Two.’ (Photo credit: Warner Bros.) Warner Bros/New Line’s It Chapter Two and Roadshow’s Chinese-American dramedy The Farewell gave the flagging Australian box office a much needed jolt ...

Australian films Bo August scorecard: Graeme Mason’s review

‘Ride Like a Girl’. Graeme Mason recognises the structural challenges facing independent films but does not subscribe to the view that this is a down year for Australian cinema. While the Screen ...

Bo Report: ‘The Nightingale’ opens while ‘The Australian Dream’ rallies

‘The Nightingale.’ While Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale has achieved an 86 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes since the world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, many critics ...

John Sheedy’s ‘H is for Happiness’ wins $100,000 CinefestOZ prize

(L-r) John Sheedy, Daisy Axon, Julie Ryan, Lisa Hoppe and Tenille Kennedy (Photo credit: Court McAllister). John Sheedy’s feature debut H is for Happiness, an adaptation of Barry Jonsberg’s young ...

‘H is for Happiness’ Wins CinefestOZ’s Rich First Prize

‘H is for Happiness’ Wins CinefestOZ’s Rich First Prize Locally-made family drama, “H is for Happiness” won the top prize at the CinefestOZ festival in Busselton, West Australia, on Saturday. The film is an uplifting tale about a 12-year-old girl who is ...

Bo Report: ‘The Australian Dream’ resonates in upscale locations, less so elsewhere

‘The Australian Dream.’ The racist slurs which ended the football career of Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes dominated the national conversation for weeks in the lead-up to the premieres of Ian ...

Kriv Stenders’ ‘Danger Close’ typifies the conundrum facing Australian films

‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.’ Most Australian films are caught in a catch-22: Independent distributors are constrained in how much they can spend on P&a. The upshot: Films suffer from lack ...

Aussie Bo: Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ notches his biggest opening

‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.’ Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood posted the biggest debut of his career in Australia last weekend, emulating its Us success. The ...

Bo Report: ‘Palm Beach’ squares off against ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan’

‘Palm Beach.’ The head-to-head clash between Universal’s Palm Beach and Transmission Films’ Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan last weekend was far from ideal, but both films are positioned to have ...

CinefestOZ Film Prize jury named

Marta Dusseldorp, Glenn Gainor, Alex Dimitriades and Ben Young will join chair Rachel Ward on the jury which will determine the winner of this year’s $100,000 CinefestOz Film Prize. Owen Trevor’s ...

Australian films July scorecard: Unhealthy reliance on top titles

‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.’ The box office results for the Australian films and feature docs released in cinemas this year underline yet again the deep polarisation in the indie film ...

Sony executive Glenn Gainor to deliver the keynote at CinefestOZ

Glenn Gainor. Glenn Gainor, the president of Sony Innovation Studios and head of physical production at Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s CinefestOZ. Screen Gems ...

Sony’s Glenn Gainor Set as CinefestOZ Keynote Presenter

Glenn Gainor, president of Sony Innovation Studios and head of physical production at Screen Gems, will deliver the keynote speech at the industry program of next month’s CinefestOZ Film Festival. ...

CinefestOZ names five finalists for $100,000 prize

Owen Trevor’s Go!, John Sheedy’s H is for Happiness, Ben Lawrence’s Hearts and Bones, Mirrah Foulkes’ Judy & Punch and Paul Ireland’s Measure for Measure will compete for Australia’s biggest film ...

Australian films Bo mid-year scorecard: ‘Top End Wedding’ takes the lead

Wayne Blair and Miranda Tapsell on the set of ‘Top End Wedding’. Wayne Blair’s Top End Wedding has edged past Shawn Seet’s Storm Boy to rank as the highest grossing Australian film this year. At the ...

Sydney Film Review: ‘Palm Beach

Sydney Film Review: ‘Palm Beach In “Palm Beach,” a Murderer’s Row of vintage yet durably sparkling Australian acting talent, combined with recent Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant, makes for a bright and eventful weekend in the sun at ...

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