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Animal Kingdom

Believe the hype: Animal Kingdom is one of the best Australian films of the decade writes Ian Shadwell

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Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine

Louise Bourgeois was far from “nice” but this doco is revealing portrait of an artist who refused to follow any path but her own…

Painters Painting

Painters Painting

Movies Jun 04, 2010

Painters Painting is a thoughtful, sometimes amusing history of the New York art scene from the 1940s until the 1970s, writes Andrew Frost.

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Anselm Kiefer left his native Germany for Barjac in the south of France where he devised an extraordinary artistic living-space: an atelier, an installation complex, an entire created landscape

Neuromancer might just get made after all

“If it can be imagined, it can be filmed,” is a quote often attributed to Stanley Kubrick. In recent years, film-makers have proved him both right and wrong. Last year, I felt Zack Snyder made a more than decent bash

Dah-dum – dah-dum – John Williams’ Jaws

What’s that sound? Ian Houston Shadwell discusses one of the iconic film compositions of the late 20th century…

Miles Davis was in Paris

In the first in a series of posts on music for film Ian Houston Shadwell traces the birth of Miles Davis’s groundbreaking composition for Louis Malle’s classic “Ascenseur pour l’Echafaud”…

Freak In

Freak In

Movies Aug 04, 2008

Excerpts from the films of James Whitney, early pioneer of computer animation… James Whitney, Yantra, 1957. “Between 1950 and 1955, Witney laboured to construct a truly astounding masterpiece, Yantra. The film was produced entirely by hand. By punching grid patterns

Herb ‘n’ Dot

Herb ‘n’ Dot

Movies Jun 26, 2008

Herb & Dorothy Trailer, via YouTube. “Do you have to be a Medici or a Rockefeller to collect art? “Not according to Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. This documentary film tells the extraordinary story of Herb, a postal clerk, and Dorothy,

Learn to paint the Jackson Pollock way!

Excerpt from Jackson Pollock 51 by Hans Namuth and Paul Falkenberg (directors) from YouTube. If you’re viewing this post via email, click here to view.