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Baz Luhrmann Expands His ‘Australia’ Film Into Limited Series

Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 epic Australia is getting a second life — as a limited series. The Elvis filmmaker will expand and reimagine the film as Faraway Downs, a six-part series that will run on Hulu in the United States and Disney+ and Star+ internationally. The project will be assembled entirely from footage Luhrmann shot for […]

‘Lonesome’: Film Review

Lingering trauma from his rural hometown follows a young gay Australian cowboy to the big city in writer-director Craig Boreham’s erotic drama of sex, solitude and human connection.

‘Clean’: Film Review | SXSW 2022

Sandra Pankhurst, the founder of a trauma cleaning service whose own life experience would leave many people damaged beyond repair, is the inspirational subject of Lachlan McLeod’s documentary.

News Corp, Google Agree to Landmark Deal to Pay for News

The commercial deal will see premium content from the global news publisher led by Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch land on the Google News Showcase.

Jemaine Clement Joins New Zealand Nudist Romp ‘Nude Tuesday’

The marriage-in-crisis comedy comes from writer and lead actress Jackie van Beek and director Armağan Ballantyne.

Amazon Beams Up ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Animated Series for Multiple Territories

Amazon Prime Video has picked up 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' for a number of international territories, including the U.K. and Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and India.

‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’: Film Review

Frank Marshall's documentary for HBO 'The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,' salutes the brothers Gibb, from their breakthrough pop ballads through their era-defining 'Saturday Night Fever' explosion and beyond.

AFM First Look: Levi Miller in Swimming Drama ‘Streamline’ (Exclusive)

Australian actor Levi Miller channels his inner Ian Thorpe — quite literally (Thorpe was a consultant) — in this exclusive first-look still from swimming drama 'Streamline.'

Zac Efron to Star in Australian Survival Thriller ‘Gold’

Zac Efron is to star in the Australian survival thriller 'Gold,' with Anthony Hayes co-starring and directing.

‘The Batman’ Using ‘Mandalorian’ Virtual Production Techniques

'The Batman' is using 'Mandalorian' virtual production techniques.

‘Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer ('Into the Inferno') reteam for 'Fireball,' a globe-hopping exploration of the fallout and the lure of asteroids, meteorites and cosmic dust.

‘The Furnace’: Film Review | Venice 2020

The Western Australian gold rush of the 1890s provides a racially charged canvas for writer-director Roderick MacKay's debut The Furnace, about a young Afghan camel herder's quest for deliverance.