Five movies you must see in October

September 30, 2017
It’s a great month for challenging and provocative movies, and no surprise that many of our recommendations also screened at the Sydney Film Festival this year. But if you missed any of these five then, there’s no […]

Good Time movie giveaway

September 30, 2017
Good Time is the latest film from white-hot indie directors Josh Safdie and Ben Safdie – The Sadie Brothers  (Heaven Knows What, Daddy Longlegs). Fresh from both the recent Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festivals where it received hot buzz and roaring enthusiasm, it’s a […]

New movies this week

September 21, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle It takes a full hour into Vince Waughn’s bloated, adolescent and painfully retro pastiche of sexist dross and meaningless pop nostalgia before the real Kingsman (Colin Firth) is resurrected from the […]

Best of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival

September 15, 2017
Presented by Palace Cinemas, the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens nationally from Sept 12 to Oct 8, presenting over 30 films from Italy today. That’s a daunting number to choose from. Just as well Ciao has […]

New movies this week

September 12, 2017
Victoria & Abdul David Stratton bravely managed to award this oddity three stars, but admitted, “there’s something a bit off-key” about it. He may have been too polite to point out what that was out. So, for […]

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2017

September 5, 2017
Ever since most inner west cinema-lovers can remember, September has been a special month on Norton St. For that’s when the Lavazza Italian Film Festival comes to town. Established in 2000 by Palace Cinema’s founder Antonio […]

New movies this week

September 5, 2017
That’s Not Me A disclaimer in the credits of That’s Not Me states, “Jared Leto was in no way involved in the making of this movie.” Phew! Just as well, since Melbourne husband and wife […]

The inner west that vanished

August 27, 2017
Ali’s Wedding Not so long ago someone like Osamah Sami, the talented co-writer and star of the sweetly charming Ali’s Wedding would have lived in the inner west. Wave after wave of migrants once made […]

American hokum

August 25, 2017
American Made Now overtaken by far worse scandals, the Iran-Contra affair has largely faded from memory, as have its origins. Unbelievably, but widely undisputed, the US government under Reagan financed its covert war in Nicaragua […]

God’s Own Country giveaway

August 24, 2017
John Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and […]
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