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TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG Interview: Justin Kurzel on Returning to Australia, Exploring a Legendary Life

The director of 'Macbeth,' 'Assassin's Creed,' and 'Snowtown' talks about returning to his homeland and tackling a story that won't be for everybody.

L'Etrange 2019 Review: TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, an Entertaining Farcical Yarn

Based on the fictional Peter Carey novel of the same name, True History of the Kelly Gang is a far-flung reimagining and mythologising of the legacy of the armoured clad outlaw. Although the film is less affecting as a result...

Review: ASSASSIN'S CREED Dies a Bloodless Death

When it comes to movies that are based on video games, so many of them seem to be about “The One”. Yet, when it comes to said movies actually being any good, there's been “No One.” Beautifully photographed, immaculately designed,...

First Look At Michael Fassbender in ASSASSIN'S CREED

Entertainment Weekly has just published the first official image of Michael Fassbender in costume as Callum Lynch, the lead in Justin Kurzel's adaptation of video game behemoth Assassin's Creed, which is currently filming in Spain. The Australian director previously directed...

Review: MACBETH, Injected With Dread And Cool

Justin Kurzel's Snowtown was a remarkable film, a brash feature debut that signaled the emergence of a unique talent joining a slew of them coming out of the Australian independent scene. Following up a powerful true crime story with...

Kurzel's MACBETH Trailer Evokes VALHALLA RISING

Following a pair of clips and a successful premiere in Cannes the first proper trailer for Justin Kurzel's take on Shakespeare's Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the lead roles has arrived laced with smoke and fog and...

HAVEN: After ASSASSIN'S CREED Comes Psychological Chiller From MACBETH's Justin Kurzel

Macbeth director Justin Kurszel and screenwriter Michael Lesslie will continue working together after they have completed their work on the Assassin's Creed big screen adaptation. The duo had been working on their psychological chiller Haven before they began on Macbeth, with help from Film4 to...

Cannes 2015 Review: Kurzel's MACBETH Is Shakespeare For The GAME OF THRONES Crowd

Justin Kurzel's Snowtown was a remarkable film, a brash feature debut that signaled the emergence of a unique talent joining a slew of them coming out of the Australian independent scene. Following up a powerful true crime story with...

MACBETH: Get A Glimpse Of Fassbender In Two Clips From Justin Kurzel's Film Adaptation

Fresh from the success of his debut feature, Snowtown, the world was - in many ways - director Justin Kurzel's oyster. The dark true crime drama left the Australian helmer poised to go in any one of several directions. The...

Melbourne 2013 Review: THE TURNING Mines Deep Australiana, Unearths Some Gems

Curator, producer and director Robert Connolly knows how to convey a good story. He has been intimately involved with some great Australian productions over the years; from Balibo to These Final Hours. He has the skills necessary to bring together...

Check The Trailer And Stills For Unique Australian Literary Adaptation THE TURNING

Author Tim Winton's collection of stories The Turning is being lovingly adapted into this haunting, ethereal showcase of Australian darkness and fury. This impressively bold film is part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, and is the very exciting world...

Out, Damned Spot! Natalie Portman To Play Lady Macbeth In Justin Kurzel's MACBETH

After news broke yesterday that rising-fast Australian director Justin Kurzel would direct Michael Fassbender as Macbeth for the producers of The King's Speech, we heard the reveal of who would play Lady Macbeth wasn't far away. Well, turns out that...

SNOWTOWN's Justin Kurzel to Direct Michael Fassbender in MACBETH

Back in 2006 the director of Romper Stomper, Geoffrey Wright, directed a rising Sam Worthington in a contemporary retelling of Macbeth set in the ganglands of Melbourne. It was an interesting if flawed adaptation, certainly made more compelling by a...