One blockbuster you should see

February 27, 2018
We don’t usually bother with multiplex fare, especially the increasingly dreary super-hero franchises. Besides, Ciao isn’t on Disney’s media invitation list. But for the most talked about and arguably most important film of the year, maybe we […]

The Square giveaway

February 27, 2018
“…it sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds.” Christian is the respected curator of a prestigious contemporary art gallery in Stockholm. He thinks of himself as a decent man—after all, he drives an electric car and supports […]

Local cinemas this week

February 21, 2018
Finding Your Feet There is a market for movies about baby boomers rediscovering their “true adventurous selves” after they’re firmly stuck in Centrelink’s clutches – and you’ll see them at the daytime weekday sessions of […]

Win tickets to the French Film Festival

February 19, 2018
It’s hardly a surprise to learn that the Alliance Française French Film Festival – which arrives in town on Feb 27 and sticks around until the end of March – is now the largest festival […]

The French Film Festival’s Top Five

February 17, 2018
Five films you must see at the 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival There are forty seven new features at this year’s festival, which completely dominates Palace Cinema’s programming for the whole month of March […]

Local cinemas this week

February 13, 2018
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig’s debut is quite simply a delight – so wonderfully fresh and warm that it seems set on another planet rather than the American teen universe we usually see on screen. It […]

Local cinemas this week

February 7, 2018
Happy End Michael Haneke certainly doesn’t like “privileged white people.” In film after film (Funny Games, Hidden and the excruciating Benny’s Video) he’s sliced through the hidden veneers of social ritual and acceptable behaviour to […]

Purple Rain giveaway

February 7, 2018
“Sex, sweat and swagger…”  Those innovative people at Dendy Cinemas seem to be coming up with ever more clever ways of getting us into the theatres. One of the more intriguing special events just added […]

Local cinemas this week

January 31, 2018
Molly’s Game Aaron Sorkin, the writer behind The Social Network, The West Wing and the unfairly maligned Newsroom has long been known for his rapid-fire dialogue. His characters tend to lob whole thesauruses at each […]

A Fantastic Woman – Fundraising preview

January 31, 2018
The Oscar and Golden Globe nominated feature from Chile A Fantastic Woman will open at Dendy Newtown and Palace Norton Street on February 22. There’s quite a buzz about this  film –it’s the tale of a transgender woman […]
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