Tea with the Dames ticket giveaway

May 19, 2018
From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… Tea with the Dames is […]

Focus on Italy

May 18, 2018
Six outstanding Italian films at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival There are always a few Italian films at the Sydney Film Festival, but it has to be said, compared to other European countries, Italy does […]

Local cinemas this week

May 11, 2018
Tully Marlo (Charlize Theron) is married to Drew (Ron Livingston). Every night, according to Marlo at least, he “goes upstairs, puts on a headset, kills zombies, passes out.” Her nightly routine is to serve frozen […]

German Film Festival ticket giveaway

May 11, 2018
After going MIA last year, the German Film Festival makes a welcome return to Palace Cinemas later this month. Though its former organisers the Goethe-Institut are still actively involved, its now being run by Palace themselves. It […]

The Bookshop giveaway

May 11, 2018
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name, The Bookshop is set in 1959. Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the […]

Never trust a politician

May 10, 2018
Two movies about the dark art of politics open in the local cinemas this week Chappaquiddick OMG, what was he thinking?!! That’s likely to be most people’s reaction to what Senator Ted Kennedy did after he drove […]

Two limited release movies not to miss

May 6, 2018
On Body And Soul Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi is a bold and unique filmmaker who doesn’t play by any of the usual rules. Her first film in nearly 20 years is about two people who share […]

Local cinemas this week

May 2, 2018
Breath It’s a sobering thought that the best new Australian movie since, um… (I don’t know…. forever!) may not have even been made on these shores. That’s if author Tim Winton’s Nimby-ish instincts had held sway. […]

American Essentials Film Festival’s top 5

April 29, 2018
At first glance, a festival dedicated only to US films seems strange – isn’t every film at our multiplexes American, and half those at arthouses as well? True, but the American Essentials Film Festival sets out to […]

Local cinemas this week

April 27, 2018
Unsane Steven Soderbergh shot his latest new thriller entirely on an iPhone 7 in just over a week, something hailed as a breakthrough. “I think this is the future,” he’s been quoted as saying. Maybe… […]
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