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…

Who is Frackman?

Sure, environmental documentaries aren’t very sexy, and coal seam gas development? Even less so. But Frackman is like nothing you’ve ever seen before – and every Australian needs to know about this film. Right now. I don’t know about you but it’s been a good four years since I attended a protest rally to make a stand against government…

MP does the TriBeCa Drive-In: Lil Bub and Friendz

MP reports from the TriBeCa Film Festival 2013, as part of her series on the Paparazzi Diaries. Today’s report – the TriBeca Drive-In. Over three consecutive chilly but stunning Spring eves, lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City hosted the annual TriBeCa Drive-In, a free community outdoor cinema event of the Tribeca Film Festival with pre-screening games…

Mo money, mo problems: billionaire goes for broke at BIFFDOCS

Lauren Greenfield’s documentary The Queen of Versailles has won the 2012 BIFFDOCS prize at this year’s Brisbane International Film Festival. All the ingredients for an award-winning, extraordinarily heartfelt and surprising documentary called The Queen of Versailles. The film about the billionaire family and their financial woes in the wake of the GFC has ironically won…