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CAMINO - WHAT'S IN A MARKETING TAG? CAMINO – WHAT'S IN A MARKETING TAG?
Camino, the multi-award winning Spanish drama about an 11 year old girl dying of cancer opened last week (April 9, 2009) in selected cinemas around Australia. Based on a true story, the film is being promoted with a poster which has a picture of a young girl smiling piously at camera, head bandaged .... the tagline says: "Do you want me to pray for you to die too?" We ran a straw poll on how people might respond to the tagline
  CANNES 2008 - LOSING FOCUS ON FILM
Andrew L. Urban laments the degradation of Cannes as it becomes just another hyped event where the fashions and the goss outshine the films and filmmakers of merit.
  CENSORS TO REVERSE IRREVERSIBLE R?
Gaspar Noe’s R rated Irreversible, starring Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel, may be banned next week (March 29, 2004) by the Classification Review Board after complaints from both the Australian Family Association and Rev Fred Nile, who has written to the Federal Attorney General. What on earth were these people doing watching such a film? Didn’t they see the R rating, asks Andrew L. Urban.
  CENSORS TO REVERSE IRREVERSIBLE R?
Gaspar Noe’s R rated Irreversible, starring Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel, may be banned next week (March 29, 2004) by the Classification Review Board after complaints from both the Australian Family Association and Rev Fred Nile, who has written to the Federal Attorney General. What on earth were these people doing watching such a film? Didn’t they see the R rating, asks Andrew L. Urban.
  CENSORSHIP ? R RATING MEANS INFORMED CHOICE
The difference between censorship and our present rating classification system is that the former is a paternalistic and arbitrary system imposing its authority on the community, while the latter is a system to provide us with informed choices. Banning films is akin to burning books, argues Andrew L. Urban as yet another round is fought in The Battle of The Sex Scenes.
  CENSORSHIP, RATINGS & SEX
With the latest RC classification for Ken Park preventing the film’s Sydney Film Festival screening, the Classification Review Board has confirmed it is not only out of touch with the community’s attitude to on-screen sex, but that it is actually contrary to it. Andrew L. Urban presents the evidence. (See below: statement by the Film Critics Circle of Australia.)
  CINDERELLA STORY, A
  CINECLIX – A WORLD OF FILMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Broadband subscribers can now download-to-own independently made, festival-selected films for US$5.99 as Canada’s innovative CineClix and Australia’s Urban Cinefile launch an Australian broadband initiative, in which Australian films will be added to the catalogue through Urban Cinefile’s acquisition program.
  COMBINATION, THE – A READER'S VIEW
Urban Cinefile reader and movie fan, Jeremy Pollard, of Sydney’s Balmain, sent us this unsolicited response to the new Australian drama, The Combination
  CRITICAL VOICES / CENSORSHIP
Our regular columnist Hunter Cordaiy contributes to the censorship debate with a scathing attack on proposed changes to our classification system.
  CRITICS – REVIEWED BY THE FILM INDUSTRY
Andrew L. Urban, film critic and reporter, asks people in the film industry the critical questions: what makes a good film critic, which ones stand out and should Australian films be reviewed differently. The answers are often critical, too.





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