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Interview: David Michod Discusses The Twists, Turns And Mustaches Of 'Animal Kingdom'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 10, 2010 5:21 AM
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Few films in 2010 packed the heat and intensity of “Animal Kingdom,” David Michod’s intense crime saga about a family on the wrong side of the gun. We reviewed it earlier this year, and recently sat down with the friendly and talented Michod to discuss the particulars of the film as it gains heat in the awards race (particularly for the performance by Jacki Weaver). The talented Aussie director chatted with us about the Australian film industry, being compared to “Goodfellas,” and mustaches.

'Animal Kingdom' Director David Michod Says Don't Believe 'The Wish-List' Story Hype

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 9, 2010 11:50 AM
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Aussie Filmmaker Also Says He Knew Nothing About Project 'Once Were Cops' He Was Allegedly A Frontrunner ForExclusive: Aussie director David Michôd's "Animal Kingdom" is, if nothing else, one of the most exciting debut feature-length efforts of the year. The picture won the World Cinema Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and this intense crime family drama is loaded with slow-burning performances from several Australian up-and-comers including Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton and of course, the well known Guy Pearce.

Rumor Control: William Monahan's Never Heard Of 'Once Were Cops,' 'Pacific Rim' Still Not 'Godzilla'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 22, 2010 2:21 AM
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It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the reporting of wishlists, and the problems therein. In fact, it was Friday, but some more evidence turned up over the weekend as to why people should sometimes hold fire before pressing 'Publish.'

William Monahan & David Michôd On Shortlist For Irish-American Cop-Drama 'Once Were Cops'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 18, 2010 1:54 AM
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We're continually gobsmacked at the rate stories regarding offers and shortlists are coming in -- predominantly because many of them eventuate to little -- but, nevertheless, it's now being reported that Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan and Australian helmer David Michôd are currently topping a shortlist to helm an upcoming adaptation of Ken Bruen's Irish-American cop-drama "Once Were Cops."

David Michôd's 'Animal Kingdom' Dominates The Australian Film Institute Award Nominations

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 27, 2010 1:29 AM
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'Beneath Hill 60' And 'Bright Star' Also In Strong ContentionThe Australian Film Institute has announced their nominations for the 2010 Awards, with David Michôd's crime drama "Animal Kingdom" taking home a record-breaking 18 nominations, at least one for every category which it was eligible for, and Jeremy Hartley Sims' war film "Beneath Hill 60" and Jane Campion's John Keats drama "Bright Star" not too far behind with 12 and 11 nods respectively.

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