It’s been 40 years since we took Carrie to the prom

Carrie was the film that successfully took a sacred American tradition – senior prom – and turned it into a murderous bloodbath. Kristian Fletcher looks back on what makes it the ultimate cult horror classic. Carrie tells the sad tale of a bullied schoolgirl who discovers the gift for telekinesis and unleashes a wave of terror on her…

The Beauty of BAPFF

This year we asked Cinemazzi videographer and freelance film editor Luke Richards to keep a diary of his favourite events at the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival. Now in its second year, the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival is the successor to the former BIFF, with an invigorated focus on films from the Asia Pacific…

Which Australian films had the best design in 2015?

The 5th AACTAs have unveiled the first winners of the prestigious film and television awards at their annual luncheon, ahead of the grand gala night. Among those announced already are my favourite four awards each year: Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, for both television and feature films in 2015. Here are the winners below:   FEATURE…

16 Asia Pacific films we should all be watching pronto

International filmmakers and foreign film celebrities descended upon Brisbane last night for the prestigious 9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards promote cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the world’s fastest-growing film region – the Asia Pacific – which comprises 70 countries and areas, 4.5 billion people, and is responsible for half of…

Women in Film shine at 70th Australian International Movie Convention

Female directors and female film business leaders honoured at 70th Australian International Movie Convention. By the end of the first day at the 70th Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast it was obvious: Australian women are definitely having a moment. AIMC’s Opening Night was a special preview of writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse’s upcoming 1950s Aussie comedy The Dressmaker, which drew a wonderful reaction…