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 – […]

Movies – 288

August 5, 2016
Down Under Writer-director Abe Forsythe is a brave man – imagine pitching a comedy about the 2005 Cronulla riots to NSW funding bodies? Boldly he charges into some tricky terrain. But then, the best comedies […]

Movies – 287

July 21, 2016
Embrace of the Serpent Nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Oscars, Ciro Guerra’s journey up the Amazon is the sort of movie that leaves critics stunned, falling over themselves to find reasons to […]

Movies – 286

July 7, 2016
Our Kind Of Traitor The Russians may have changed from commies to brutal mobsters, but they’re still worming their way into the heart of British politics, according to Susanna White’s drum-tight adaptation of John le […]

Movies – 285

June 25, 2016
Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2016 The poster for this year’s Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival suggests we’re in for more Nordic Noir, or maybe a dose of existential angst. Both are there (The Pusher Trilogy, Absolution, […]

Movies – 284

June 10, 2016
Mustang Nominated for a best foreign film Oscar in 2016, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s portrait of female empowerment and teenage hi-jinks is really quite something… It’s simply a delight, and rare for such a powerful message […]

Movies – 283

May 27, 2016
Queen of the Desert If there’s one thing Brit critics can’t stand it’s Aussie actors playing their native-born heroes. “Nicole Kidman hardly looks desert hardened,” one of them sniffs. (But didn’t he see her walk […]

Movies – 282

May 12, 2016
The Meddler Marnie (Susan Sarandon) is recently widowed, and has moved to LA to be closer to her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne). She’s a whirlwind of energy, most of it misspent on helping others, even […]
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