When Taxi Driver was released in 1976, the demonically violent final act had early reviewers referring to it as an exploitation film, critical shorthand for an easy couple of dollars for the young director. In an interview with Roger Ebert, director Martin Scorsese was appalled by the idea. “Jesus! I went flat broke making this… Continue reading Scorsese’s Art of Murder
The idea of the Russian Epic looms large over popular culture. Russian Epics are created by men with impossibly thick beards and drinking problems. These men are brilliant and depressed and think you should be depressed too. They create massive works that are to be respected from a distance. They are not to be enjoyed.… Continue reading Tarkovsky’s Elevation
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a film so simultaneously precise yet ambiguous that countless bizarre theories have blossomed from its smallest details.
We’re back! A full program of cinema for the return to The Astor Theatre – #longlivetheastor http://www.astortheatre.net.au/wp-content/uploads/JUNE-2015.pdf
Classic Films, 35mm, 70mm and the famous Astor Choc-Ice return from June 7th. New Calender unleashed from May 21st. Keep a watch on social media
After long term Astor staffers Steve and Jock finished up their intro, George said a few words. For anyone who missed the event, here’s a transcript of what George said and some pics of the great night, too. Thank you Steve and Jock – without your fine efforts we could not have run The Astor,… Continue reading George’s Farewell Speech – Sunday April 5th 7pm
May you dream of the devil And wake in fright With these ominous words from an ancient curse, so begins the nightmarish outback odyssey that is Wake In Fright (1971). Based upon the 1961 novel by Kenneth Cook, Wake In Fright tells the sorry tale of school teacher John Grant (Gary Bond), who eagerly awaits… Continue reading Wake In Fright