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The Sapphires

Mallika Rao

Is This DVD Cover Racist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment

The American distributor of a celebrated Australian movie about racial equality, "The Sapphires," is backtracking from what some are calling a "racist...

Studio Apologizes For Controversial DVD Cover

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The American distributor of the Australian film "The Sapphires" is apologizing for the DVD cover, which some have called sexist an...

5 Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

by Leonard Maltin As Hollywood seems to be unleashing some of its worst pop movies on an unsuspecting public this spring, there's no better time to s...

Cultural-Catch-Up: April 2013

Jill Lynne | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

NYC is indeed a cultural wonderland and a la Lewis Carol's Alice, I am indeed Jill Lynne -In-Wonderland.

New Film Puts Focus On Australia's Stolen Generation

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — While making his latest film "The Sapphires," Chris O'Dowd noticed a common thread between the indigenous Australian community and hi...

Popcorn Preview: The Sapphires

Leslie Sisman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Sapphires (2012) Cast includes: Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Deborah Mailman (Rabbit-Proof Fence), Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tap...

WATCH: First Look At The Next 'Dreamgirls'

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.21.2013 | Women

An all-girl pop group, 1960s outfits and Chris O'Dowd? Count us in for "The Sapphires," a movie which includes all three of these excellent things. ...

What's The Word On 'The Sapphires'?

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

"The Sapphires" is missing a lot – detailed characters, a unique narrative arc, half-plausible scenes of the Vietnam War – but it's got tw...

Chris O'Dowd Rocks Out in The Sapphires

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As the manager of a girl band looking, Dave Lovelace (Chris O'Dowd) teaches the four Aboriginal singers the distinction between country western and soul music: both are about loss, but in country western they just resign themselves to it and whine.

Mike Ryan

Chris O'Dowd's Amazing Movie Pitch For Jason Segel

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment

The night before I interviewed Chris O'Dowd, I observed him dancing -- surrounded by a group of onlookers, of course -- to the A-ha earworm "Take on M...

Movie Review: The Sapphires

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The darling of the Australian Academy Awards and a hit on the festival circuit, The Sapphires is that pure treat: an aggressively entertaining movie about the struggle, uplift, romance and joy of music.

The Sapphires Interviews: Wayne Blair and Shari Sebbens

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

During a magical afternoon, while sitting on a terrace in Madinat Jumeirah with birds chirping all around us, I caught up with The Sapphires handsomely understated director Wayne Blair and beautifully smart actress Shari Sebbens, who plays Kay.

Charming Musical Dominates Awards

AP | Posted 04.02.2013 | Entertainment

SYDNEY — Feel-good musical drama "The Sapphires" sparkled at Australia's premier film awards. The tale of an Aboriginal family singing group en...

Hollywood in Dubai: Stars Auction Clothes off Their Backs for Oxfam & Dubai Cares

Ariston Anderson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

This year's expertly-run festival gave the indies room to breathe, focusing on the massive treasure trove of new talent from the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Of course it wouldn't be Dubai without some outrageous parties.

The 9th Dubai International Film Festival: Celebrities, Galas and Magnificent Films

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

With some great ball gowns packed already -- one thing DIFF does not do is casual! -- a thirst for discovering new favorites and watching once again a few films near and dear to my heart, I look forward to the 9th Dubai International Film Festival.

The Sapphires Scrubs Conflict

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

The Sapphires is light and safe, and perhaps a story that was told to younger generations with only the highlights. It decidedly skips the conflict and despair, and is instead, a fairytale.

WATCH: 'Bridesmaids' Star Chris O'Dowd's Oscar Push?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment

When "The Sapphires" debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May to a rapturous standing ovation, Harvey Weinstein was quoted as saying that "'The Arti...