Dec 232014
 

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So, the rule, if any is..if it got any sort of release in 2014, it’s eligible. The rule of festivals means nothing, purely because I’m still waiting for a DVD release of Alps which was on my list in 2012. If you see a film on this list that you want to catch but it was a festival film, it should hopefully encourage you, like me to fight to see the film in some way!

These films, these are the ones with good female characters, characters of ethnic diversity, characters who speak languages other than English and stories that exclude no one, but to some degree baffle all.

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Dec 212014
 

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I have been more privileged than normal with the sheer number of films I have been able to see this year. I ventured across the world to attend the Toronto Film Festival, and made an effort to see at least one film at each of the festivals that run in Australia. It has been a terrific year, and I think what is notable is the incredible depth of excellent films.

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Dec 212014
 

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Earlier in the week I posted by Best Films of 2014 list. This list was a mix of new releases, festival titles, films I had seen overseas and films which went direct to home release. I wanted to share my list of the best Australian cinema releases of the year – all of these films got a cinema release at one or more Australian cinemas in 2014. Check the list out after the jump.

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Dec 102014
 

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Music maketh the film, well that’s what I think anyway. A fantastic score, an interesting soundtrack, a scene that uses music so well that you can’t stop thinking about – these are all things that can make a good film great, and a great film something altogether wonderful. Andrew and I have put together a collection of our favourite music in 2014 film. We’ve each picked out favourite score, favourite soundtrack and favourite use of music in an individual scene. Check them out after the jump.

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