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Australia’s ‘Kid Snow, ‘Petrol’ and ‘Memoirs of a Snail’ to Shoot After Receiving Funding

Federal funding body Screen Australia confirmed its backing for a trio of Australian film projects that will now move forward into production. Director Robert Connolly (“The Dry”) is behind two of them as producer.The funding decisions ensure that a steady stream of local films move into production, alongside the large volume of international films and […]

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This Week In Trailers: The Dry, Grey Roads, Truman & Tennessee, Final Account

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, […]

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International box office: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘The Croods: A New Age’ vie for top spot

Meanwhile ’The Dry’ starring Eric Bana topped the Australia box office.‘Wonder Woman 1984’ close to $100m in international marketsEstimated weekend takings of $4.7m in international markets pushed Wonder Woman 1984 to a $98.8m international total. Add in the $32.6m grossed so far in North America, and the Warner Bros/DC Films sequel has reached $131.4m globally.The […]

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The Dry: the ‘devastating imagery’ bringing Jane Harper’s bestseller to the big screen

An Eric Bana-starring adaptation drops noir twists into a fly-blown regional Australia, as it buckles under the impacts of climate changeReleased in 2016, Jane Harper’s debut novel, The Dry, evoked a sense of sundried desperation and El Niño-inspired unease that felt as familiar to many Australian readers as the book’s genre trappings.The book hadn’t even […]

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