Local cinemas this week

July 13, 2018
An Iranian drama that soars, and hokum high in the sky No Date, No Signature Outside of the Film Festival, very few Iranian films ever manage to find arthouse screens in Sydney. In the last […]

Local cinemas this week

July 4, 2018
An under-rated literary biopic, a movie to raise your glasses to, and one to avoid Mary Shelley Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour’s Wadja (about a young girl desperate to own a bicycle she’s forbidden to […]

Local cinemas this week

June 21, 2018
Ideal Home Right on cue, the predictable dull thud of leaden identity-politics announces its verdict: Ideal Home is “anti-gay” for pandering to outdated queer stereotypes. That’s because its lead character Erasmus (Steve Coogan) is an outrageously flamboyant, […]

Local cinemas this week

June 13, 2018
Two very different Sydney Film Festival hits turn up on general release this week Disobedience The words “forbidden” or “illicit” seem to always be used to describe the sort of relationship between Ronit (Rachel Weisz) […]

Local cinemas this week

June 6, 2018
Hereditary The marketing hype is right, this blood curdling chiller is indeed “the scariest movie you’ll ever see.” But does that mean you should? Honestly, three days after seeing it I’m still in recovery (my […]

Local cinemas this week

May 28, 2018
Gauguin Paul Gauguin’s most famous works are those gorgeous brown-skinned nudes dubbed “the Polynesian babe” paintings. Anyone interested in art and art history will be fascinated in seeing how they came about, but the timing of […]

Local cinemas this week

May 24, 2018
There has to be something other than yet one more episode of that now endless franchise set on blank green screen in a galaxy far, far away worth seeing this week. Fortunately there is. The Bookshop […]

Sydney Film Festival keeps Newtown weird

May 20, 2018
A few years ago Sydney Film Festival organisers went looking for somewhere to screen their “highly unusual,” movies safely away from the eyes of their regular daytime subscribers. Naturally they chose Newtown. Since then Dendy Newtown has […]

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 […]

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 […]
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