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  RADAR – WORLD MOVIES ON THE PROWL
World Movies subscription channel is launching Radar, a new Monday night programming block dedicated to old and new works that may have gone under the radar. The premiere is on Monday, October 5, 9:30pm with director Albert Lamorisse's Oscar-winning 34 minute short, The Red Balloon (pic).
  RAILWAY MAN, THE - BEHIND THE SCENES
It’s hard to make any film but The Railway Man was particularly hard, writes Frank Cottrell Boyce, who co-wrote the screenplay with Andy Paterson (from Eric Lomax’s memoir). It was hard to write the script - to find the balance between the darkness of its heart and the light of its conclusion.
  RARE EXPORTS – SPLICING GENRES
In a year that has seen Australian filmmakers embrace genre, and being encouraged to do so by funding bodies and with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) devoting its entire edition of Lumina (October 2010) to genre under the heading Genre IS Not A Dirty Word, a Finnish film comes along – Rare Exports - to throw a curly one into the genre discussions. Andrew L. Urban reports.
  RATATOUILLE – FOOD, GLORIOUS (DIGITAL) FOOD
To bring to life Remy’s culinary world in an accurate and exciting way, they immersed themselves in the world of fine cooking. “This story is about much more than cooking, but I felt that by creating a real kitchen atmosphere and real-looking food, you could give the fantasy a believability that you otherwise wouldn’t have,” says director Brad Bird. And sure enough, we can almost taste the ... Ratatouille.
  RAVEN, THE – THE SHOOTING
Australian cinematographer Danny Ruhlmann, ACS shot The Raven … in which John Cusack plays Edgar Allan Poe, whose fictional slayings are being copycatted by a serial killer in 19th century Baltimore – played by Budapest. Ruhlmann talks about making the film’s images. (Opens in the United States April 27, later in Australia).
RAVENOUS RAVENOUS
HELEN BECK talks to Robert Carlyle, Guy Pearce and Antonia Bird about the ingredients that went into Ravenous.
  RAYMOND LONGFORD AWARD TO AL CLARK
Producer and walking movie encyclopaedia Al Clark – whose credits include one of Australia’s iconic films, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – has been named the 2012 recipient of the Raymond Longford Award. He doesn’t confuse himself with the director or the star; he knows what his job is, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  RAZORBACK & RAPID FEAR: REAPING REWARDS
Two decades ago, Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (pic) ripped across the Australian cinema landscape before its production company went bankrupt. Now, Los Angeles & Melbourne based Australian, Anthony I. Ginnane, has taken on the film for a new lease of life on DVD around the world, with a restored version that will hit Australian DVD shops in the first quarter of 2005. And Ginnane’s IFM World Releasing is selling another 45 Australian productions, including low budget genre films, like Rapid Fear. The box office has moved, as Andrew L. Urban reports.
  RAZZLE DAZZLE - INSIDER BRIEFING
Politically correct dance routines for pre-teens (eg The Dance of the Taliban), routines designed to help save the world, are some of the attractions of Razzle Dazzle, a new Australian satire that takes us behind the dazzle of the dance school competition world. Are you ready for Mr Jonathon, asks Andrew L. Urban.
READERS PROFILE - YOU SAVVY LOT READERS PROFILE - YOU SAVVY LOT
The results of our user survey show that our readers are smart, savvy - and single. Of course, you watch a helluva lot of films!
READERS RESPOND TO JAMES BOND JNR SHOOTING IN AUSTRALIA READERS RESPOND TO JAMES BOND JNR SHOOTING IN AUSTRALIA
Readers were quick to respond to our world exclusive on April 1, 1998, in which we broke the news that George Miller (of Babe fame, pic) was working on the next James Bond movie, introducing James Bond’s illegitimate son, with perhaps Noah Taylor in the role of James jnr, and Ruth Cracknell as Bond’s one time one-night stand affair on Dunk Island off the Queensland coast. Here we publish a selection of your replies.
REAL MACAW: ON LOCATION REAL MACAW: ON LOCATION
Andrew L. Urban interviews (semi-successfuly) a parrot, and meets Oscar winning actor Jason Robards, on location in Brisbane.
  REALPLAYER MOVIE LIBRARY - FREE ONLINE
RealPlayer Movie Library is an online movie service network that offers hip, fun, and edgy entertainment programming. It streams a variety of shows, which cater to every individual’s needs. Ranging from high impact action flicks, light - hearted comedy, feel good romance / drama, nail biting thriller / horror, hard-hitting reality, TV series and documentary – all free. BROWSE more than 1000 hours of movies, TV series, reality and documentary.
  RED HILL – INSPIRED BY OMEO
Patrick Hughes debut feature, Red Hill was shot on location in and around Omeo in Victoria’s high country – a town that is more than the film’s pretty backdrop; it’s Red Hill’s inspiration, writes Allison Giuffre*.
RED VIOLIN: VISIT TO CREMONA RED VIOLIN: VISIT TO CREMONA
The story of Francois Girard's international co-production, The Red Violin, begins in 17th century Cremona, in the fictional workshop of master violin maker Nicolo Bussotti. ANDREW L. URBAN visited 20th century Cremona to find the lutemakers still build the world's finest violins, in the tradition of the past masters.
  RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, THE – FEATURED PREVIEW
In the wake of 9/11, smart young Pakistani, Changez (Riz Ahmed), chases corporate success on Wall Street, working for Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland) in a prestigious financial consultancy. Living in the suspicious, terrorism-altered Western world, he is often singled out by authorities simply because he looks like a Muslim. He falls in love with Erica (Kate Hudson) but ultimately finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis in Pakistan, and the enduring call of his family's homeland. He tries to tell his complicated story to columnist Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber), but perceptions and mistrust overwhelm them both.
  REMEMBRANCE – FEATURED PREVIEW
"Remembrance" depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed against the unlikely background of a German concentration camp in 1944 Poland. This impossible passion fuels the courage of a Polish prisoner who manages a daring escape for himself and his Jewish girlfriend. Against all odds, they escape the camp and survive a treacherous journey to freedom. But during the chaos of the end of the war they become separated and each is convinced that the other has died. More than thirty years later in New York, the happily married 52-year-old Hannah accidentally finds out that her former Polish lover is still alive. And she has to see him again. A love story across the ages. (Based on a true story.)
RENCONTRES - SMALL FEST, BIG CHANCE RENCONTRES – SMALL FEST, BIG CHANCE
As film distributors and exhibitors seem to take fewer risks in what they buy, one small film festival in Paris is quietly turning the tables, offering filmmakers – NZ and Australian ones included - big opportunities, as Wendy Nye, herself a filmmaker, reports; applications for 1998 close end of July.(In 1997, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives (pic) was screened.)
RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DU CINEMA DES ANTIPODES: 2002 RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DU CINEMA DES ANTIPODES: 2002
Although the title sounds a tad paternalistic, the festival known as Cinema Des Antipodes, is in fact a genuine tribute to Australian and New Zealand filmmaking, founded four years ago by Australia’s ‘French connection’, Bernard Bouries. This year’s event at St Tropez, was officially launched at a Paris breakfast by Australia’s French Ambassador. Helen Barlow reports from the house that Gough built.
  RESNAIS, ALAIN : 1922 – 2014
Nick Roddick reflects on one of cinema’s late, great contemporary masters.
  REWIND / FAST FORWARD: THE WEB PAST AND FUTURE
Remote controlled farm machinery that can spot and spray individual weeds or capture images of the right sort of apples hanging on trees are just a few of the items on the ‘internet of things’ that seem to belong to the future, as does ‘progremmatic’ display advertising for old fashioned publishers, silently filling available inventory in fractions of a second. If you weren’t at this seminar last week (25/3/2015), you are already – unquestionably – part of the past, says Andrew L. Urban, who was indeed there.
  RICHARDSON, NATASHA – OBITUARY
Acclaimed actress Natasha Richardson, the wife of actor Liam Neeson and daughter of acting legend Vanessa Redgrave, died on March 19, 2009 after sustaining a head injury in a skiing accident; she was 45.
  RISE OF THE SUPERHERO
Today, superhero movie franchises such as Spiderman, X Men, Avengers, Iron Man, and Batman are highly popular. According to a study carried out by management consultant, Mark Lee, the average opening weekend attendance for superhero movies in 2012 was well above the 14 million mark. In comparison, the average attendance for the aforementioned period in 2004 was less than 4 million. The number of superhero movies produced per year has also been increasing, from an average of one in 2000 to four in 2014, writes Paul French.
ROAD TO EL DORADO ROAD TO EL DORADO
When producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and the DreamWorks team set out on The Road to El Dorado, they were determined to do things differently: he wanted the losers to have their own big adventure. ELEANOR SINGER reports.
ROAD TO PERDITION ROAD TO PERDITION
"He who sows the wind… shall reap the whirlwind.” Those are the lines from the Bible that came into Tom Hanks’ head when he first read Road to Perdition. Max Levant discovers what he meant.
  ROCKY BALBOA – INSIDER BRIEFING
Sylvester Stallone makes a comeback as Rocky Balboa just like his character does, to scratch a 30 year itch – and it’s sweet, as Stallone discovers amidst the snowflakes that seemed to fall on cue. But he still had to get in that ring and fight for real, just as he wants to make us feel – for real.
  ROHMER, ERIC - OBITUARY
Geoff Gardner’s personal reflections on French filmmaker Eric Rohmer pays tribute to a pioneer of modern cinema.
ROMANCE ROMANCE
As expected, French film, Romance, has been banned in Australia - and the public doesn't like it..
ROMANCE : NOTES ON THE FILM THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANY ROMANCE : NOTES ON THE FILM THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANY
Considering the amount of heat and debate caused by the prospect of the film's banning, now that it has a commercial release, Romance deserves to be discussed - even at the risk of adding to an already massive list of opinions, articles and examinations about this film. ANDREW L. URBAN has his say:
  ROMEFILMFEST 2006 - WRAP
The buzz around the inaugural RomeFilmfest was palpable as the likes of Nicole Kidman, Richard Gere, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio sang the city’s praises. The earlier spat with the Venice Festival up the road seemed to fade into insignificance as Romans turned up in droves to view what the Festival had to offer and to support the new local event. Helen Barlow reports.
RONIN RONIN
It’s called Ronin, it has a star studded cast - and it is unusual. . . an action film that questions ethics and evaluates honour.  By a special correspondent.
ROTTERDAM REPORT ROTTERDAM REPORT
Budding young film critic VERONICA GLEESON was the guest of the Rotterdam Film Festival as part of the festival’s (enlightened) trainee film critics scheme. She spotted the invitation in Urban Cinefile and was astounded when her application was accepted. This is her personal report on the experience.(Pic, Happiness
ROUNDERS ROUNDERS
There’s an ace up Edward Norton’s sleeve, he reveals, as we chart the making of his latest film, Rounders, with comments from Norton, his co-star Matt Damon and director John Dahl.
RUNAWAY BRIDE RUNAWAY BRIDE
In our recent competitionfor tickets and soundtrack CDs to Runaway Bride, we jokingly asked why it has taken so long for Hollywood to re-team the successful Pretty Woman (1990) cast and crew. We had hundreds of entries; here are a few of them - and an ironic footnote about the reality.
RUSH HOUR - WHAT A RUSH! RUSH HOUR – WHAT A RUSH!

The fastest hands in the East meet the biggest mouth in the West when legendary martial arts daredevil Jackie Chan teams with comedic powerhouse Chris Tucker in Rush Hour. The result is quite a rush for audiences. Here, Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and the filmmakers talk about the making of this funny action yarn.

  RUSH, GEOFFREY – AUSTRALIA'S SCREEN IDENTITY
At a media conference today (21/11/2003) in Melbourne, Geoffrey Rush articulated the importance of screen culture in Australia and its dependence on Government nurturing, in the context of the industry’s clamour for the Government to take all aspects of culture off the negotiating agenda in the talks on a Free Trade Agreement with America.
RUSH, GEOFFREY: OSCARS 2001 RUSH, GEOFFREY: OSCARS 2001
Geoffrey Rush is Academy-acclaimed material as an actor; but no actor currently working at the top of the cinematic tree can boast such an ongoing, high octane relationship with theatre, says Andrew L. Urban.
  RUSSIAN FILM FEST 2009 - EPICS BOOKEND
Two historical epics bookend this year’s Russian Resurrection Film Festival across Australia (Aug 19 – Sept 20); opening the fest is Vladimir Brotko’s Taras Bulba set in the 16th century, while closing film is Andrei Kravchuk’s Admiral, set at the start of the Russian Revolution. Andrew L. Urban reports.
  RUSSIAN RESURRECTION 2004 FILM FESTIVAL
The first Australian festival of films from Russia since the collapse of the communist collective known as the Soviet Union celebrates the centenary of the death of writer Anton Chekhov; it’s a chance to glimpse into Russian culture, past and present, says festival director Nicholas Maksymov, a Sydney born Russian.
  RUSSIAN RESURRECTION 2009 – PREVIEW
The world premiere of Soundtrack of Passion, billed as Russia’s first ever sex-thriller, directed by Nikolai Lebedev (director of Wolfhound, the 2007 Opening Night film) will be one of the highlights of this year’s Russian Resurrection film festival around Australia.
  RUSSIAN RESURRECTION 2010
The biggest showcase of Russian films outside Russia, this year’s program features 29 films, including seven recent award-winning and box office hits that range from historical epics to dramas, adventures, comedies and the first ever, (and irresistible) 3D animation Russian feature film, plus a retrospective of nine WWII films made between 1957 – 2002.
  RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2006 - PREVIEW
An evening of rousing Russian revelry is planned for the Opening Night of the 2006 Russian Resurrection Film Festival on September 26 at Sydney’s Chauvel cinema in Paddington. The Stolichnaya Festival Lounge will be filled with Vodka and wild Cossack Dancers, all to the powerful tones of the renowned Russian soloist from Opera Australia, Gennadi Dubinsky, prior to the screening of Counsellor of the State. Andrew L. Urban reports.
  RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2012 - PREVIEW
This year’s program features 14 Australian premieres and two retrospectives with five films, including an homage to its authentic Russian roots and to mark the bicentenary of the 1812 defeat of Napoleon, an 1812 retrospective comprising five films – including the 1969 epic War & Peace.
  RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2013
Valery Todorovsky will be a special guest of this year’s Russian Resurrection Film Festival, which is screening a retrospective of his films among a broader program including Legend No 17, the true story of ice hockey legend Valery Harlamov, which has become the highest grossing Russian film of all time.
  RUSSIAN RESURRECTION! 2005 - PREVIEW
One major reason why Russian cinema is so engaging is that the subject matter is always dramatic, powerful, and drawn from the heart of Russian society, says Nicholas Maksymow, the director of Russian Resurrection!, the second festival of films from his homeland.





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