Movies – 275

February 5, 2016
45 Years In what is undoubtedly the best film about  “domestic bliss” since Bergman’s Scenes From A Marriage, Andrew Haigh slowly dissects, roasts and finally skewers the whole notion. Kate (Charlotte Rambling) and Geoff (Tom […]

Movies – 274

January 28, 2016
Looking For Grace The huge commercial success of The Dressmaker shows Australian audiences have not lost their taste for unusual stories that defy genre. Sue Brooks’ (Japanese Story) fits squarely into that vein, though there […]

Movies 256

April 27, 2015
2015 Spanish Film Festival The 18th Spanish Film Festival opened last week with Spain’s biggest box office hit of the year, Spanish Affair. It was a predictably bright and breezy choice – poking mischievous fun […]

Movies 255

April 13, 2015
X+Y Yep, some might think a drama about a maths competition (that’s right – maths) is just about as appealing as sitting the HSC-Extension 1 exam. And featuring an awkward teenage boy with mid level […]

Movies 254

March 25, 2015
Maps To The Stars David Cronenberg’s dark Hollywood satire is getting its DVD release here around the same time as its US cinema run. Maybe no one wanted to scare Academy voters from giving Julianne […]

Movies 253

March 12, 2015
Infinitely Polar Bear There’s a deeply troubling early scene in Maya Forbes’ drama about a dad with bi-polar disorder. Cam (Mark Ruffalo) is screaming, out of control, half naked while his wife (Zoe Salanda) is […]

Movies 252

March 2, 2015
French Film Festival 2015 One of Sydney’s biggest and most popular international Film Festivals is returning to Norton Street (and elsewhere) from March 3 -22. This year, (its 26th), revered film critics Margaret Pomeranz and […]

Movies – 251

February 6, 2015
Rosewater Ok, so after Charlie Hedbo we know that the subjects of journalistic satire don’t always get the joke. In his debut as a writer/director, US comedian Jon Stewart dramatizes one such case. On his […]

Movies – 250

January 24, 2015
Still Alice  The heartbreaking reality of Alzheimer’s is not the stuff of Hollywood – and a movie about that cruellest of all diseases wouldn’t normally attract a star at the peak of her powers. But […]

Movies – 249

December 19, 2014
Our 5-star holiday movies Paddington Can a computer generated bear change Australia’s collective mind about boat people? Paddington stows away, arrives as an illegal migrant and then melts our hearts. You have to accept Nicole […]
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