Ali’s Wedding

AACTA and the Australian Cinema Conundrum

AACTA and the Australian Cinema Conundrum

So, the 7th annual AACTA Awards ceremony came and went. The ceremony was spread out over two days, with a delayed screening running on Channel 7, followed by a repeat screening to be run on Foxtel at a later date. For those following the game, they would have been well aware of the fact that Australian cinemas night of nights was occurring. However, for the general public, this particular awards c...[Read More]

Nominees Announced For The 7th AACTA Awards

Nominees Announced For The 7th AACTA Awards

It’s that time of year again, the 7th annual AACTA award nominations have been announced. As per usual, it’s a pretty exciting lineup of announcements. Taking the lead with 12 nominations is Garth Davis’ feature debut Lion. A record 17 feature films have been nominated this year, which is great to see. Lion goes up against Ali’s Wedding, Berlin Syndrome, Hounds of Love and ...[Read More]

85 – mother!, Ali’s Wedding, Girls Trip, It Comes at Night, Zelos

85 – mother!, Ali’s Wedding, Girls Trip, It Comes at Night, Zelos

Parental and relationship issues are abound in this episode where we cover Darren Aronofsky’s latest horror mind trip, mother! We take it down a notch with the great Australian romantic comedy, Ali’s Wedding. Four women descend on New Orleans for raucous fun in the hilarious comedy Girls Trip. We lean in hard on the spoilers with Trey Edward Shults controversial It Comes at Night. And ...[Read More]

Ali’s Wedding Review

Ali’s Wedding Review

It’s hard not to see a direct comparison between Osamah Sami’s tale in Ali’s Wedding and Kumail Nanjiani’s story in The Big Sick. Both show the stories of the subjects falling in love, with each actor portraying themselves in their life story. Both deal with different aspects of living as practicing or non-practicing Muslim’s. Both films break down barriers that have long existed in cinema. And, m...[Read More]