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FILMINK is an Australian film magazine published monthly by FKP International Exports. It was founded by current publisher Dov Kornits and Colin Fraser in July 1997, in Sydney. The magazine has been through many changes over the course of its existence, beginning as a black-and-white free press publication, and evolving into the glossy, beautifully presented news stand title which it is today. In February 2011, FILMINK became the first movie magazine in the world to release an application for online tablet reading, with the magazine sold through the iTunes Store, and enjoying another major change in its continuing evolution. With the tagline of "Australia's Best Movie Magazine", FILMINK is a consumer-based publication which covers all types of movies, from arthouse releases to the biggest blockbusters. It has a particularly strong focus on Australian films, and covers every local release in detail. Utilising Australian journalists both locally and abroad, FILMINK takes a fresh, unbiased and highly original approach to film every month.
Common elements include the extended "front of the book" section called "Keeping It Reel" with small features like "New Faces", "Dumb Ideas", "Hollywood Arseholes", "Talking Movies", "Director's Cut", "Cameo", "Icon", "FILMINK Loves", "Backstory", "Role Model", "Premiere", "quoteUNQUOTE" and "What's Wrong With the Australian Film Industry with Reg Diplock, the peoples critic".
On the cover
Recent cover stories include: James McAvoy, Robert Downey Jr, Emile Hirsch, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Christina Ricci, Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Gael García Bernal, David Wenham, Edward Norton, Hugh Jackman, Borat, Emily Barclay, Toni Collette, Jack Black, Johnny Depp, Brandon Routh, Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish and Geoffrey Rush, Audrey Tautou, Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, Viggo Mortensen, Joaquin Phoenix, Mickey Rourke, Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, Hilary Swank, Cate Blanchett, Sin City, Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts and many others.
DVD & Video
FILMINK also extensively covers all available cinematic and DVD releases, as well as a "Home" section focusing on DVD culture.
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