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The Dressmaker begins shoot

21 October 2014 4:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kate Winslet and Judy Davis lead cast of the new film from director Jocelyn Moorhouse.

Production has begun on The Dressmaker at Docklands Studios Melbourne, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof, A Thousand Acres).

As previously announced, the cast includes Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving.

Joining the cast are Caroline Goodall, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Sacha Horler, Shane Jacobson, Alison Whyte, Genevieve Lemon and Sarah Snook.

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker is described as “a bittersweet comedy”, set in 1950s Australia.

Winslet plays Tilly Dunnage, who returns to her rural home town after many years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses. She reconciles with her ailing mother Molly, played by Davis, and goes about transforming the women of the town to get revenge on those who did her wrong.

The Dressmaker is set to release in Australia on Oct 1, 2015.

“I’ve waited years to »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Dressmaker rolls

20 October 2014 8:50 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving star in The Dressmaker, a tale of love, revenge and haute couture now shooting at Docklands Studios..

The ensemble cast includes Caroline Goodall, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Sacha Horler, Shane Jacobson, Alison Whyte, Genevieve Lemon and Sarah Snook.

There have been two changes in the cast since it was first anounced in Cannes. Elizabeth Debicki dropped out to play the lead in the Foxtel drama The Kettering Incident, replaced by Sacha Horler. And Isla Fisher dropped out and Sarah Snook took her role. .

Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker is a bittersweet comedy set in 1950s Australia.

Tilly Dunnage (Winslet) is a beautiful and talented misfit who after many years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses returns home to Dungatar - a fictional rural town - to right some wrongs of the past. »

- Don Groves

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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet DVD Review

9 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, Niamh Wilson, Jakob Davies, Judy Davis

Certificate: 12

Synopsis: A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Director Jean-Pierre Jenuet paints a distinctive pallet of work from Delicatessen (1991) to A Very Long Engagement (2004), but you’d probably be most familiar with the wonderful Amelie starring Audrey Tautou. Never a stranger to taking an alternative look at a story, his beautiful visuals continue in The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet alongside a strong blood-beating heart to take hold of.

T.S. Spivet tells the story of its namesake, a ten-year boy who’s a genius and impeccably portrayed by Kyle Catlett in his feature film debut. Spivet lives in Montana »

- Dan Bullock

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Win ‘The Young & Prodigious T.S Spivet’ On DVD!

30 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet on DVD and download from 6th October, we’ve got 3 to giveaway thanks to those folks at eOne.

From the talented director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelié) comes a heart-warming tale of one boy’s determination to pursue a career in science. Adapted from the novel The Selected Works of T.S Spivet by Reif Larsen, this childhood adventure is brought to life as The Young and Prodigious T.S Spivet arrives on DVD and download on 6 October 2014 from eOne.

The film stars Kyle Catlett as he makes his film debut as the young and gifted T.S. Spivet; BAFTA award winning Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, Alice in Wonderland) as caring mother Dr. Clair; Callum Keith Rennie (The Killing, Californication) as Spivet’s cowboy father; and Judy Davis (To Rome With Love, The Starter Wife) as undersecretary of the Smithsonian Museum G. »

- Dan Bullock

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Producers urged to tell universal stories, and better

16 September 2014 | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

To have any chance of international sales, Australian films need to be original, bold, tell universal stories and be extremely well executed.

That.s according to some international sales agents whom If interviewed as part of our ongoing series of articles on the state of Australian cinema and ways to reach audiences more effectively.

While their views may sound obvious, they say that too often Australian films are failing on most if not all counts.

Michael Favelle of Odin.s Eye Entertainment agrees with the premise that producers should go big or small and avoid middle budget films, as If canvassed last week, but he sees a deeper problem.

.Yes there is a challenge in recouping and financing mid-range films but where we are failing more often is in original films with clear and compelling premises or stories with universal appeal,. says Favelle, the international sales rep for Canopy, Forbidden Ground, »

- Don Groves

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The Definitive ‘What the F**K?’ Movies: 40-31

23 August 2014 8:44 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As you can probably tell, this list feels more arbitrary than others. That’s not by design, but the unfortunate premise of the list leaves some room for interpretation. As we move forward, we will start seeing the films that, if you asked a lay person to give an example, would probably be a response. In other words, more people have heard of them, which, in turn, often makes them more “definitive.” Don’t worry, though – there are still some underseen and underappreciated gems the rest of the way through.

40. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

Directed by: Béla Tarr

It’s certainly not the swiftest film on the list, but you can’t expect much quick plot development from Béla Tarr. Wreckmeister Harmonies takes place in a tiny Hungarian town surrounded by nothing. The winter is incredibly cold, but it never snows. Yet the townspeople are excited in the middle of town as »

- Joshua Gaul

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Paul Mazursky, Director of ‘Unmarried Woman,’ Dies at 84

1 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Performer-turned-writer/director Paul Mazursky, who was Oscar-nommed five times and helmed hit movies including “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

While his most significant films as a director came several decades ago, he returned to acting on TV in later years, playing Norm on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and appearing on “The Sopranos” and on ABC drama “Once and Again” as Sela Ward’s father.

Mazursky at his best captured the spirit of the late ’60s and the ’70s, when the American moral climate was turned on its head. His films entertainingly explored such weighty issues as marital fidelity, the merits of psychological therapy and modern divorce: “Bob and Ted,” starring Robert Culp and Natalie Wood as a “liberated” married couple; “Blume in Love,” starring George Segal and Susan Anspach »

- Richard Natale

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Must-Watch Movies and TV on Netflix right now

28 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Coming up on the July 4 holiday, everything seems to slow down. Television finales are over and premieres just start to warm up. Blockbuster after blockbuster hit on the weekend, but sometimes you just want to wear your ugly house pants, order in and catch up on some Netflix viewing. The HitFix staff has cobbled together a list of some binge-watch movies and TV shows for the long week -- and even longer weekend -- ahead. We recommend some cartoons like "Justice League" and "The Clone Wars," some drama like "Weekend" and docs like "The Act of Killing," classic TV like "Cheers" and new classics like "Terriers," fulfillment of the Judy Davis quota in "My Brillian Career" and more. What are you gonna check out over the next week or two? What's disappearing from the service that you'd recommend people check out? »

- Katie Hasty

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Michelle Fairley Compares 24, Thrones Twists, Ponders Stoneheart Gig

25 June 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When all was said and done, Michelle Fairley deems it an “absolute pleasure” to have been a part of Fox’s 24: Live Another Day revival — up to and including the most recent and rollicking hour, in which Terrorist Mom Margot Al-Harazi died at the hand of the estimable Jack Bauer.

Fairley spoke with TVLine about stepping in as a last-minute recast, “blowing up” Potus and playing dead. Plus: TV’s erstwhile Catelyn Stark shares her take on Game of Thrones‘ season-ending surprise of omission.

Related | 24 Boss: Time Jump Is Coming — Plus, Might Kate Replace Jack?

Tvline | Judy Davis abruptly »

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The Young and Prodigious Ts Spivet review dazzling tale of a wandering star

14 June 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Innocence and intelligence animate this visually compelling film about a child genius

Jean-Pierre Jeunet's adaptation of Reif Larsen's book The Selected Works of Ts Spivet takes gleeful visual pleasure in the tale of a young genius from Montana who runs away to Washington to receive a Smithsonian Institute award after apparently inventing a perpetual motion machine. Like Martin Scorsese's Hugo, which also featured a young boy at large in an automated world, Jeunet's poignantly playful film uses self-conscious/aware 3D as a mechanical throwback a way into a lost world of machines (and situations), the complex workings of which are always on view. Thus, while Scorsese's stereoscopic adventure explored the birth of the moving image (remember, 3D is as old as cinema itself), Jeunet harks back to his own experiments with a View-Master as an eight-year-old, cutting and rearranging frames to construct his first homemade movies, uncovering in »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Movie Review – The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2014)

12 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, 2014.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Starring Callum Keith Rennie, Helena Bonham Carter, Dominique Pinon, Kyle Catlett, Judy Davis and Jakob Davies.

Synopsis:

Upon receiving the news that he has won an award from the Smithsonian Institute, the ten-year-old Ts Spivet leaves his family home on an adventure to collect his prize.

Whenever I watch a Jean-Pierre Jeunet picture, the feelings that it invokes are always the same. There is fascination and wonder, not disimilar to the feelings of open-mouthed awe at everything from the eyes of a blind man seeing for the first time. It might not actually be that revolutionary, but dressed up just right, it is still a previously unwitnessed treat. Like the eponymous Ts Spivet, you could also liken it to the inquisitve nature of a curious and innocently optimistic child, not knowing what’s coming but anticipating the nervous excitement of its arrival, »

- Steve Leadbetter

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The Young and Prodigious Ts Spivet review: Whimsical tale of child genius

9 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Screenwriters: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant; Starring: Kyle Catlett, Jakob Davies, Helena Bonham Carter, Niamh Wilson, Callum Keith Rennie, Judy Davis; Running time: 105 mins; Certificate: 12A

From the director who brought you Amelie comes another cute and whimsical, magical realist fable, this time adapted from a children's book by the American novelist Reif Larsen. It's ably fronted by button-nosed tyke Kyle Catlett, who somehow manages not to be completely upstaged by the dreamy effects that take us into his genius mind. It's the unlikeliest 3D movie of the year, but Jean-Pierre Jeunet appears to have a better grasp on the technology than your average action maestro.

Helena Bonham Carter is the closest we get to a grounding influence in this story, playing mother, a kooky entomologist who married a sullen cowboy (Callum Keith Rennie) and is raising Ts and his big sister Gracie (Niamh Wilson) in the gorgeous prairielands of Montana. »

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Larry Charles To Helm "Man Who Sued God"

30 May 2014 1:41 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Larry Charles ("Borat") has been hired to write and potentially direct a "re-imagining" of the 2001 Australian feature comedy "The Man Who Sued God" for New Films International.

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes and Emily Browning starred in the original about an ex-lawyer who files a claim against God after his insurance company dismisses the destruction of his boat as an "act of God."

Clark is expected to put his own spin on the original film's premise. The original film has also already spawned a Bollywood remake.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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'Borat' Director Larry Charles Takes on 'The Man Who Sued God'

29 May 2014 8:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was revealed today that Larry Charles (Borat, The Dictator, TV's Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) will write a reimagined version of the cult Australian hit The Man Who Sued God for New Films International (Nfi) with an eye toward directing.

Nfi founder and President Nesim Hason and Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Sony's upcoming The Equalizer with Denzel Washington) are producing the new project with Sixth Sense Productions principals Richard Harding and Sam Feuer (The First Grader).

Charles' take on The Man Who Sued God is expected to veer from the original premise, which involves a former lawyer who had found happiness with a simpler life and career - until a natural disaster strikes and he is denied insurance money because it was 'an act of God'. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and the church under the guise of God, defending himself. »

- MovieWeb

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Trailer for River Phoenix's Final Film Dark Blood

28 May 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It's been over 20 years since River Phoenix passed away, and the last film that he shot, Dark Blood, is finally getting released. Lionsgate picked up the rights to the film and will be distributing if through VOD. 

The thriller was directed by George Sluizer, and the story follows a character played by Phoenix named Boy, "a young widower who retreats to the desert after his wife dies of radiation following nuclear tests near their home. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical powers. Harry (Jonathan Pryce) and Buffy (Judy Davis) travel to the desert on a second honeymoon in an attempt to save their marriage. Their Bentley breaks down in the middle of nowhere and the couple is rescued by Boy. Boy holds them prisoner because of his desire for the woman and his ambition to create a better world with her. »

- Joey Paur

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Watch: Listen Up, River Phoenix Fans! Here's Your Last Chance to Say Goodbye in the Trailer for His Final Feature, 'Dark Blood'

27 May 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As bittersweet as it is that River Phoenix's final, uncompleted film is coming to us now, we can't help but be pleased that "Dark Blood" appears to be a riveting drama that showcases the troubled actor at his best.  In this trailer we see the Oscar nominated actor ("Running on Empty") play Boy, a widower who lives on a desert that also serves as a nuclear test site. When a honeymooning couple, played by Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis, come to town, trouble ensues.  Phoenix died in 1993, leaving the film incomplete. Following his death, director George Sluizer struggled to find a way to get his project out out to the public. Now, he's completed the unfinished work, adding narration over the parts that Phoenix was unable to finish. Luckily, "Dark Blood" looks great and seems to be a proper sendoff for the beloved actor.  Lionsgate will release "Dark Blood" on VOD. »

- Eric Eidelstein

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Australian cinema shines in Cannes

25 May 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The best actor award for Charlie.s Country.s David Gulpilil in Certain Regard and a standing ovation for David Michôd's thriller The Rover capped off a memorable Cannes Film Festival and market for Australian cinema.

It was that rare combination of critical acclaim for the Aussie films that screened in the festival and a solid volume of deal-making for films that were sold at the market.

.We had consistent feedback from sales agents and buyers on the calibre of Australian talent and projects, which they are tracking with real interest,. Screen Australia head of marketing Kathleen Drumm tells If.

.Producers reported fewer but quality meetings as momentum around Australia continues to enable good marketplace access. However it remains hard to raise finance without high profile cast, directorial talent, demonstrable marketing hooks, clarity on audience and a budget that matches a project's commerciality.

.Sales for Australian films were solid despite the reported soft marketplace, »

- Don Groves

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Us Release For River Phoenix’s Final Film ‘Dark Blood’ After 20 Years

17 May 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The last film to feature River Phoenix has been given a Us release thanks to Lionsgate Films.

Dark Blood is an existential western starring River Phoenix as Boy, a widower who retreats to the desert to make magical dolls as he waits for the world to end.  Johnathan Pryce and Judy Davis play a married couple who are held hostage by Phoenix after he becomes infatuated with Davis and wants to make a better world for her.

Dutch director and co-writer George Sluizer has campaigned for the rights to the film since it was shot in 1993.  Around 65% was shot before Phoenix tragically died from an overdose outside Hollywood’s notorious Viper Room.

The film then fell into the hands of an insurance company for many years before Sluizer recovered it from a London warehouse in 1999.   In 2007 after a life threatening illness, Sluizer attempted to finish the film;

“The negatives were »

- Lucinda Holt

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Cannes 2014: find out which films have been picked up for U.S. distribution

16 May 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Lionsgate has purchased the North American rights for Dark Blood, the last film starring River Phoenix (My Own Private Idaho) before he passed away in 1993. Directed and written by George Sluizer (The Vanishing), the upcoming thriller follows the story of Boy (Phoenix), a young widower living as a hermit on a nuclear testing site in the desert. While traveling solo on his “second” honeymoon, Boy discovers a stranded Hollywood couple. Desiring the woman, Boy decides to hold them captive because he finds himself under the impression that he can create a better world with her. The upcoming drama, set to be released via VOD, »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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River Phoenix's Final Movie 'Dark Blood' Gets a U.S. Release

16 May 2014 3:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

River Phoenix fans and completists will finally get to see his final film, the existential Western Dark Blood, sometime later this year as Lionsgate acquires the North American rights to the movie. A VOD release is being planned.

The rights to the film have been tied up for decades. River Phoenix passed away during the middle of shooting in 1993, leaving only 80% of the production completed. Co-writer and director George Sluizer has been trying to sell Dark Blood since completing the film last year, when it made its debut at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival. It has since made numerous festival appearances, finally being picked up by Lionsgate this week at Cannes.

At the time of River Phoenix's untimely death from a drug overdose outside the popular Viper Room in West Hollywood, rights to the unfinished film reverted back to the insurance company. George Sluizer spent many years trying to recover »

- MovieWeb

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