Best of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival

September 15, 2017

Presented by Palace Cinemas, the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens nationally from Sept 12 to Oct 8, presenting over 30 films from Italy today. That’s a daunting number to choose from. Just as well Ciao has […]

New movies this week

September 12, 2017

Victoria & Abdul David Stratton bravely managed to award this oddity three stars, but admitted, “there’s something a bit off-key” about it. He may have been too polite to point out what that was out. So, for […]

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2017

September 5, 2017

Ever since most inner west cinema-lovers can remember, September has been a special month on Norton St. For that’s when the Lavazza Italian Film Festival comes to town. Established in 2000 by Palace Cinema’s founder Antonio […]

New movies this week

September 5, 2017

That’s Not Me A disclaimer in the credits of That’s Not Me states, “Jared Leto was in no way involved in the making of this movie.” Phew! Just as well, since Melbourne husband and wife […]

The inner west that vanished

August 27, 2017

Ali’s Wedding Not so long ago someone like Osamah Sami, the talented co-writer and star of the sweetly charming Ali’s Wedding would have lived in the inner west. Wave after wave of migrants once made […]

American hokum

August 25, 2017

American Made Now overtaken by far worse scandals, the Iran-Contra affair has largely faded from memory, as have its origins. Unbelievably, but widely undisputed, the US government under Reagan financed its covert war in Nicaragua […]

God’s Own Country giveaway

August 24, 2017

John Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and […]

That’s Not Me giveaway

August 24, 2017

Premiering at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, That’s Not Me is a fresh new indie from Melbourne very much influenced by Girls and Bridesmaids. It stars Alice Foulcher as Polly, whose dreams of making it […]

The Dinner giveaway

August 24, 2017

Based on the international best-seller by Herman Koch, THE DINNER invites us to a chic and ultra expensive restaurant with two couples – Paul and Claire Lohman (Steve Coogan and Laura Linney) and Paul’s politician […]

Unhappy campers

August 22, 2017

Killing Ground All Australian campers know this: Along with snakes and One Nation-voters, Wolf Creek’s Mick Taylor is out there, right? So perhaps inner city-boy Ian (Ian Meadows) shouldn’t have asked scary bushie “German” (Aaron […]

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