May 25th, 2017

Glenn Dunks’ best films of 2011

A couple of interesting choices.

Matthew Toomey’s best and worst films of 2011

Brisbane-based film critic Matthew Toomey joins the party with his list of the best and worst of the year.

Lee Zachariah’s best films of 2011

As if compiling a list of ten films isn’t difficult enough, Lee Zachariah of the Bazura Project and Hell is for Hyphenates has begun to list his top fifty films of 2011, plus a bonus list of the ten best documentaries of the year. I love his rationalisation for having such a large list, too: […]

Roger Ebert’s best documentaries of 2011

Noted documentary-phile Roger Ebert has listed his 20 favourite documentaries of the year to go with his list of favourite feature films. Those who know Ebert’s favourite film of the 1990s will not be surprised by #1.

Restoring the opening sequence of Seven Chances, one frame at a time

Eric Grayson, film historian and preservationist, spoke to the classic film preservation website NitrateVille

Jonathan Dawson’s tribute to Sarah Watt

Appearing in the next issue of Senses of Cinema: Sarah Watt’s death leaves Australia’s national narrative without one of its most distinctive voices. It also robs its cinema of a wealth of possible images of urban Australia, the kind that would help forge new and much truer mythologies than the outback legends that have so […]

Stephen Holden’s best films of 2011

Stephen Holden of the New York Times lists his favourites of the year: IT was the season of apocalypse. Whether your idea of the end is reconciliatory (a family reunion on a misty far shore in “The Tree of Life”) or punishing — the collision of Earth with another planet in “Melancholia”; extinction in a […]

Showtime developing Animal Kingdom adaptation

Deadline Hollywood reports that Animal Kingdom, which took Australia by storm and landed Jacki Weaver an Academy Award nomination, is being developed into a TV series for U.S. network Showtime: The project, now in development, is a crime drama exploring the tense battle between a criminal family and the police, and the ordinary lives caught […]

Daniel Craig: writers’ strike ruined Quantum of Solace

In an interview with Time Out London, Daniel Craig is surprisingly forthright about what went wrong with Quantum of Solace: It seems that the script is sometimes an after-thought on huge productions. ‘Yes and you swear that you’ll never get involved with shit like that, and it happens. On “Quantum”, we were fucked. We had […]

Roger Ebert’s best films of 2011

Roger Ebert has posted a list of his twenty favourite films of the year (sans documentaries): Making lists is not my favorite occupation. They inevitably inspire only reader complaints. Not once have I ever heard from a reader that my list was just fine, and they liked it. Yet an annual Best Ten list is […]