Movies – 223

November 18, 2013

20 Feet From Stardom “And the coloured girls go, Doo doo doo doo doo doo…” You know the rest, but Lou Reed’s 70s hit was probably the last time you (or any of us) ever […]

Movies – 222

November 3, 2013

Adoration Naomi Watts is a brave actress. Fresh from tackling the near impossible task of portraying Diana, here she dives into something even more dangerous – a story by feminist icon Doris Lessing. And into […]

Movies – 221

October 21, 2013

Renoir Admirers of the lusciously rounded nudes celebrated French impressionist Renoir devoted his late career to will find much to enjoy in Gilles Bourdos’ dreamy biopic. The painter (Michel Bouquet) was wealthy by 1915 and […]

Movies – 220

October 5, 2013

Thanks For Sharing Is there no subject too icky for cinema to tackle? Many of the people in Stuart Blumberg’s (The Kids Are All Right) latest dramedy suffer from an embarrassing problem. Not to put […]

Movies – 219

September 19, 2013

Rush Ron Howard (Apollo 13) has made some pretty good films in his long career, and this may be his best ever. Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of one of the greatest rivals Formula […]

Movies – 218

September 5, 2013

Blue Jasmine As usual, Woody Allen has assembled a fabulous cast, and as (nearly) usual, given us a hugely entertaining 98 minutes. But it takes Cate Blanchett in the title role delivering one of her […]

Movies – 217

August 23, 2013

The Rocket Sadly, schoolchildren in buttoned-down Australia are no longer permitted to play with exploding rockets or light double bungers in each other’s lunch boxes. No problem in remote Laos, where Aussie filmmaker Kim Mordaunt […]

Movies – 216

August 9, 2013

Frances Ha Greta Gerwig (Greenberg, To Rome With Love) cements her rep as the indies’ IT-girl in Noah Baumbach’s smart new NYC comedy. She’s Frances, a late twenty-something over-educated, under-employed (sound familiar?), “apprentice” dancer from […]

Movies – 215

July 25, 2013

Greetings From Tim Buckley Some of the hits from the recent Sydney Film Festival (three on this page alone) are starting to appear locally, and we recommended this little gem a few issues back. Don’t […]

Movies – 214

July 12, 2013

Before Midnight Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke), the young couple we first met in 1995 (Before Sunrise) are now pushing 40. Richard Linklater brought them back in 2004 (Before Sunset) to roam the […]

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