Oscar nominees stunned but getting used to it
JACKI WEAVER was one of a few Australians who tried, but failed, to stay awake to hear if they had made the running for film’s highest accolade.
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The Mechanic (2011)
Recommended “The Mechanic” is a remake of a largely forgotten 1972 thriller starring Charles Bronson. The update brings in Jason Statham to growl lines and brandish weapons, which, to be fair, is a pretty solid match of thespian intensity. Sadly, Statham can’t fully spread his wings under the command of tepid director Simon West, who corrals a satisfying action chaos to the piece, but loses the …
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Swedish foundation preserves legacy of Ingmar Bergman – Feature
Stockholm – Deep under the headquarters of the Swedish Film Institute lies a treasure trove: the archive of famed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
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