The Tempest

Brian McFarlane
21 April 2011

Anyone who remembers Julie Taymor’s 1999 version of Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s first published play, will not be expecting a reverential treatment of what is reputedly his last, but Taymor’s new film does move more or less inexorably to the play’s final wisdom: ‘The rarer action is / In virtue than in vengeance.’ The Tempest is a d ... More

Ina Bertrand reviews 'Australian Documentary: History, Practices, Genres' by Trish FitzSimons, Pat Laughren, and Dugald Williamson

Ina Bertrand
21 April 2011

The concept of ‘documentary’ is a slippery customer. It may start with John Grierson’s ‘creative treatment of actuality’, but, like holding water in your hand, it bleeds across m More

Jake Wilson reviews 'Wake in Fright' by Tina Kaufman

Jake Wilson
14 April 2011

Kotcheff’s Wake

Jake Wilson


Wake in Fright
by Tina Kaufman
Currency Press, $16.95 pb, 72 pp, 9780868198644


Eight years after its launch, the Australian Screen Classics series of monographs represents a valuable, ongoing contribution to l ... More

Rowan Joffe: Brighton Rock

Jake Wilson
24 March 2011

Brighton Revisited

Jake Wilson


Directed by John Boulting in 1947, the original film version of Graham Greene’s thriller Brighton Rock is as honourable an adaptation as anyone could want. The plot may be simplified, but the essentials are all there (Greene himself co-wro ... More

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia

Jake Wilson
07 December 2010

The most consistently useful American film critic

Jake Wilson


Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition
by Jonathan Rosenbaum
University of Chicago Press (Footprint Books), $41.95 pb, 368 pp, 9780226726656


As his title suggests, ... More

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