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 […]

Decline and Fall DVD giveaway

September 15, 2017
Based on the brilliant but little-known Evelyn Waugh 1928 novel, Decline and Fall hilariously follows the misadventures of a young divinity student, Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall). After being expelled from Oxford, he’s forced to take a […]

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 […]

Life beyond the arthouse

August 19, 2017
It’s time to venture out into the unknown – a place completely foreign to most inner west arthouse cinema-goers – into a multiplex with the largest 3D VMax screen you can find. Go on, try something new. You […]