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Garry Maddox is a Senior Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Even stranger things: How Hollywood is fast-tracking bright young stars
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Even stranger things: How Hollywood is fast-tracking bright young stars

Surely 19 and 22 is too young for two actors to make their debuts as writer-directors.

  • by Garry Maddox

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‘It’s been unbelievable’: The surprising success of Everything Everywhere All at Once

‘It’s been unbelievable’: The surprising success of Everything Everywhere All at Once

The inside story of the least likely art-house cinema hit of the year.

  • by Garry Maddox
Thor’s thumping opening shows how Marvel is still dominating cinemas

Thor’s thumping opening shows how Marvel is still dominating cinemas

Taika Waititi’s new superhero movie has had the second-biggest opening weekend during the pandemic.

  • by Garry Maddox
Does Australia have too many film festivals?

Does Australia have too many film festivals?

Australia’s oldest film festivals are facing stiff competition from a growing slate of internationally focused screen events. What’s driving the trend?

  • by Garry Maddox
Movies are back: Here are the biggest upcoming releases for the rest of 2022

Movies are back: Here are the biggest upcoming releases for the rest of 2022

Can the bounce-back in movie-going continue in the second half of the year?

  • by Garry Maddox
George Clooney and Julia Roberts channel Mamma Mia! in Aussie-filmed rom-com

George Clooney and Julia Roberts channel Mamma Mia! in Aussie-filmed rom-com

The Hollywood stars of movies Ocean’s Eleven and Twelve play a long-divorced couple trying to stop their daughter’s impulsive marriage in Ticket to Paradise.

  • by Garry Maddox
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‘Do we have more ideas?’: Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi on making a new Thor movie

‘Do we have more ideas?’: Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi on making a new Thor movie

Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi thought they’d used up all their ideas on the last Thor movie.

  • by Garry Maddox
Elvis tops box office to become Australia’s second-biggest film opening ever

Elvis tops box office to become Australia’s second-biggest film opening ever

The biopic almost reached the Australian director’s record opening weekend for The Great Gatsby.

  • by Garry Maddox
The best movies, TV, music, podcasts and books of the year (so far)

The best movies, TV, music, podcasts and books of the year (so far)

As a sort of mid-year stocktake, our critics have picked their favourite pieces of pop culture from the first half of 2022.

  • by Debi Enker, Garry Maddox, Melanie Kembrey, Barry Divola and Robert Moran
Will it be Burning Love or Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis at the box office?

Will it be Burning Love or Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis at the box office?

After weeks of premieres and previews around the world, Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley is finally opening in cinemas.

  • by Garry Maddox
Bigger than Titanic? Top Gun: Maverick flies through Australian box office records

Bigger than Titanic? Top Gun: Maverick flies through Australian box office records

The long-delayed sequel is closing in on the all-time top five in cinemas.

  • by Garry Maddox