Movies – 297

December 9, 2016
Red Dog: True Blue Kriv Stenders’ prequel to 2011’s high grossing Red Dog claims it’s based “on events which may or may not have happened.” Yes, the scene where our canine hero (very wisely) growls at […]

Movies – 296

November 25, 2016
Mahana Australian movies regularly fail to register at the local box office, but there’s no such problem just across the Tasman. What do NZ filmmakers know that ours don’t? Lee Tamahori, here borrowing freely from the Western […]

Movies – 295

November 11, 2016
The Fencer The biggest hit from this year’s Scandinavian Film Festival makes a welcome return this month. If you missed it then, don’t this time… Finnish director Klaus Haro’s The Fencer is a gorgeous-looking film […]

Movies – 294

October 28, 2016
Hacksaw Ridge There’s an early scene of an old bus carrying our hero, Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) trundling into a Virginia WW2 boot camp, where he’ll soon piss everyone off by being a skinny vegetarian […]

Movies – 293

October 14, 2016
British Film Festival 2016 The pound may be sinking like a stone, but at least British cinema’s fortunes are still shining just as brightly as ever. Opening on Oct 25, the fourth BBC First British […]

Movies – 292

September 30, 2016
Julieta After the miss-fire of I’m So Excited, Pedro Almodóvar’s fans can rejoice that he’s returned to fine form in Julieta, an adaption of three Alice Munro stories about guilt, passion and loss. There’s none […]

Movies – 291

September 20, 2016
Underground Film Festival We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to art-house fare in the Inner West, but it has to be said – some of it can be a bit polite and samey. No […]

Movies – 290

September 2, 2016
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week That title is a mouthful, but it tells us exactly what we’re getting. Hundreds of films could (and have) been made about the Fab Four, but Ron Howard wisely […]

Italian Film Festival 2016

September 2, 2016
Sept 14th – Oct 9th A world premiere of the first-ever Australian-Italian co-production is just one of the highlights of the 2016 Lavazza Italian Film Festival, which kicks off at Palace Norton Street on September […]

Movies – 289

August 18, 2016
Blood Father “Every skill I ever had is now a parole violation,” sighs a world-weary Link (Mel Gibson) at an AA meeting. The others in the dusty trailer park hall are like him too – […]
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