Movies – 276

February 19, 2016

French Film Festival 2016 Outside of the Sydney Film Festival, the Alliance Française French Festival is now the biggest and most popular celebration of international cinema in Australia. It’s back at Norton Street (and elsewhere) […]

Movies – 275

February 5, 2016

45 Years In what is undoubtedly the best film about  “domestic bliss” since Bergman’s Scenes From A Marriage, Andrew Haigh slowly dissects, roasts and finally skewers the whole notion. Kate (Charlotte Rambling) and Geoff (Tom […]

Movies – 274

January 28, 2016

Looking For Grace The huge commercial success of The Dressmaker shows Australian audiences have not lost their taste for unusual stories that defy genre. Sue Brooks’ (Japanese Story) fits squarely into that vein, though there […]

Movies 256

April 27, 2015

2015 Spanish Film Festival The 18th Spanish Film Festival opened last week with Spain’s biggest box office hit of the year, Spanish Affair. It was a predictably bright and breezy choice – poking mischievous fun […]

Movies 255

April 13, 2015

X+Y Yep, some might think a drama about a maths competition (that’s right – maths) is just about as appealing as sitting the HSC-Extension 1 exam. And featuring an awkward teenage boy with mid level […]

Movies 254

March 25, 2015

Maps To The Stars David Cronenberg’s dark Hollywood satire is getting its DVD release here around the same time as its US cinema run. Maybe no one wanted to scare Academy voters from giving Julianne […]

Movies 253

March 12, 2015

Infinitely Polar Bear There’s a deeply troubling early scene in Maya Forbes’ drama about a dad with bi-polar disorder. Cam (Mark Ruffalo) is screaming, out of control, half naked while his wife (Zoe Salanda) is […]

Movies 252

March 2, 2015

French Film Festival 2015 One of Sydney’s biggest and most popular international Film Festivals is returning to Norton Street (and elsewhere) from March 3 -22. This year, (its 26th), revered film critics Margaret Pomeranz and […]

Movies – 251

February 6, 2015

Rosewater Ok, so after Charlie Hedbo we know that the subjects of journalistic satire don’t always get the joke. In his debut as a writer/director, US comedian Jon Stewart dramatizes one such case. On his […]

Movies – 250

January 24, 2015

Still Alice  The heartbreaking reality of Alzheimer’s is not the stuff of Hollywood – and a movie about that cruellest of all diseases wouldn’t normally attract a star at the peak of her powers. But […]

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