David Stratton

David Stratton reviewed films for <I>Variety</I> on a regular basis 1984 - 2003, but his first review was published in 1971; he was director of the Sydney Film Festival (1966-1983) at the time. Now, Stratton reviews new films for The Australian every week, as well as for The Movie Show on the SBS television network in Australia, a weekly half-hour program of which he is co-host. In addition, he lectures on film history as part of the University of Sydney's Continuing Education program. He has served as a member of the International Jury at the festivals of Berlin (1982), Montreal (1982) and Venice (1994), and has served as president of the FIPRESCI juries in Cannes (twice) and Venice.

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