Local cinemas this week

June 17, 2019
The Sydney Film Festival has finished, and the first of its in-competition movies hit local screens. It’s one of the best. Movie of the week: Never Look Away Around this time of year, after I’ve sat […]

Sydney Film Festival at Dendy Newtown

June 3, 2019
We all know what happens to suburbs that gentrify. Sure they become more prosperous – but inevitably, also more boring and staid – the very opposite of what attracted the young urban adventurers to the […]

Under the Silver Lake giveaway

May 29, 2019
From the dazzling imagination that brought you It Follows comes a delirious neo-noir thriller about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighbourhood. Sam (Andrew […]

Local cinemas this week

May 16, 2019
Two tough and sinewy films open this week – for those who like plenty of meat on the bone. Acute Misfortune Undoubtedly the real Adam Cullen would have been delighted to have been portrayed on […]

At last – a really great Aussie film?

May 8, 2019
“I’m not an animal Adam, I’m a journalist.”  – Erik Jensen It’s been quite a while since an Australian film has produced so much critical buzz and excitement, and not just amongst  journalists. Named one […]

Little Woods giveaway

May 6, 2019
Ollie (Tessa Thompson) is barely getting by in Little Woods, an economically depressed fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind, eyeing a […]

Local cinemas this week

April 23, 2019
Stock up on the tissues, two lovely but emotionally potent little gems open this week in our arthouses Movie of the week: 1985 Expanding his own 2016 short of the same name, Yen Tan’s emotional tearjerker […]

The curious case of the dope dealing nuns

April 23, 2019
The transformation of cannabis culture from an illegal and socially disapproved-of activity to a multibillion-dollar mass marketed industry represents one of the largest social changes of this century. A distinctly odd film opening this week […]

Local cinemas this week

April 15, 2019
We don’t see nearly enough Asian movies in our arthouse cinemas. Why? Movie of the week: Burning Like many disaffected millennials the world over, Jong-su (Ah-in Yoo) is underemployed and listless. He works as a delivery […]

Local cinemas this week

April 9, 2019
Post-war hanky-panky, and post-capitalism explained The Aftermath Put two of Hollywood’s hunkiest hot properties together in a handsome period drama and you can be pretty sure that soon enough they’ll get horizontal. Though when they […]
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