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Thursday 21 June 2012
Film

film reviews: sydney film festival

Courtney Dawson
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The 59th Sydney Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday night 17th of June, with an Awards ceremony at the State Theatre. The Greek drama Alps, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos was awarded the $60,000 cash prize for winning the Official Competition.  The Dendy Award for Best Live Action Short went to Yardbird, directed by Michael Spiccia, and the Yoram Gross Animation Award went to The Maker, written…
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Thursday 14 June 2012
Film

giveaway: sydney film festival

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The 59th Annual Sydney Film Festival is currently under-way and Lip Magazine has a few double passes to three fantastic films to giveaway!

Sunday 20 May 2012
Film

giveaway: human rights arts and film festival

Courtney Dawson
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The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is heading to Canberra from the 28 – 30th May and as a sponsor, lip has three double passes to giveaway to each screening at the National Film & Sound Archive! Simply email courtney@lipmag.com with the name of the film you would like to see! Only winners will be notified. The…
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Friday 11 May 2012
Featured Film

dvd giveaway: teen wolf series 1

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To coincide with the ‘Supermoon’ on the weekend, lip has some fantastic Teen Wolf Prize Packs to giveaway! The pack includes TEEN WOLF SEASON ONE ON DVD, A WOLF HOOD & TEMPORARY TATTOO! Simply email Courtney@lipmag.com with the name of your favourite movie that features a werewolf! Only winners will be notified. Teen Wolf  follows the…
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Friday 27 April 2012
Film

giveaway: the five year engagement!

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Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple keep getting ‘tripped up’ on the long walk down the aisle! Thanks to Universal Pictures, lipmag has some double…
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Thursday 1 March 2012
Film

film: like crazy

Courtney Dawson
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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Like Crazy is an emotional film about the impact of first love and the challenges that couples face in order to stay together. The film follows a British college student (Felicity Jones) and her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) who begin a passionate…
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Film

giveaway: french film festival

Courtney Dawson
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The 23rd Alliance Française French Film Festival is soon approaching, and there are a variety of acclaimed films from internationally renowned talent that are not be missed, including Anouk Aimée, Woody Allen, Daniel Auteuil,  Juliette Binoche, Dany Boon,  Isabelle Carré, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Julie Delpy, Gérard Depardieu, Jane Fonda, Audrey Tautou and many more. For your chance…
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Thursday 26 January 2012
Film

advance australian film (a documentary)

Courtney Dawson
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While Australia has produced an array of highly acclaimed features over the years, interest in Australian Cinema has been experiencing a steady decline. It’s been over 20 years since Baz Luhrman’s Strictly Ballroom (1992) reached number one at the Australian Box Office, and no other Australian film has reached these heights in audience engagement since. As an independent…
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Wednesday 11 January 2012
Film

film: moonlight cinema

Courtney Dawson
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Moonlight Cinema is back! Held every Summer from December through to March in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, a film under the stars is guaranteed to be an enjoyable experience for the whole family. This season kicked off with a preview of the critically acclaimed film The Descendants, starring, co-written and directed by George…
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Thursday 15 December 2011
Film

film review: melancholia

Courtney Dawson
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Lars Von Trier’s new film Melancholia attracted some controversy at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival earlier in the year when the director claimed that he sympathised with Hitler. As a result, he was named ‘persona non grata’ and was dismissed from the Festival, but the leading lady Kirsten Dunst rightfully won the Best Actress Award. Melancholia, which has been…
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Tuesday 15 November 2011
Film

film review: burning man

Courtney Dawson
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Burning Man is a new Australian drama from writer/director Jonathan Teplitzky who previously brought us Gettin’ Square (2003) and Better Than Sex (2000). The film follows Tom, a young British chef, as he deals with the traumatic death of his wife from breast cancer. Using his job at a successful Bondi Beach restaurant, and his…
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Wednesday 26 October 2011
Music

festival review: the boroughs nyc culture festival

Courtney Dawson
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The New York inspired culture festival known as ‘The Boroughs’, toured the major cities in October, promising bands, DJs, art installations, galleries, pop-up cinema, market stalls and fashion displays. While the Sydney event  (which took place at the University Manning Bar) was lacking some of the aforementioned exhibitions, the gig did make up for these…
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Wednesday 5 October 2011
Film

italian film festival

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An interview with Aureliao Amadei about his autobiographical film 20 Cigarettes, now screening at the Italian Film Festival.

Wednesday 28 September 2011
Film

merchandise giveaway: footloose

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To celebrate the release of the Footloose remake, we have three great prize packs to giveaway!