Movies – 300

February 17, 2017
Alone in Berlin Maybe it’s a sign of our times, but there’s been resurgence of interest in books and films about Nazi Germany recently. Based on the seminal 1947 novel by Hans Fallada, writer/director Vincent […]

Movies – 299

February 5, 2017
Toni Erdmann Germany’s entry in the 2017 Academy Awards snuck into Sydney unnoticed last year at the German Film Festival, but now its swag of awards, five star reviews and world-wide praise make it one […]

Movies – 298

January 20, 2017
Perfect Strangers “Digital disruption” takes on a new meaning in Paulo Genovese’s thoroughly entertaining comedy-drama. As a result of a dinner party dare that could only have been fueled by too many proseccos, a group […]

Summer movies

December 22, 2016
Summer movies There are Boxing Day/Summer holiday movie guides everywhere, and they’re all telling you the same things, recommending the same films… La La Red Dog yadda yadda, and maybe they’re right, maybe not… We’ve […]

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 […]
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