Short cuts: Javier Bardem to set sail for Australia for Pirates
Among the Australian film news this week, a Spanish Oscar winner is set to star in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie to be shot in Queensland, new films are in the pipeline for directors Wayne Blair and Jonathan Teplitzky and a Lego switch is on the cards in Sydney.
The Found-Footage Trend Meets the Somali Pirate Trend in Default
Default has a pretty good point to make about the American media's tendency to overlay a Western worldview on the plights of impoverished people in other countries. But it sacrifices its voice to the premeditated non-style of a first-person pseudo-documentary, a form that often has the par...
Richard Hayward’s Coleraine connection
Journalist and author Paul Clements looks at the Coleraine connection of the writer, singer and actor Richard Hayward who died 50 years ago this month and is the subject of a major BBC television documentary.