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 exquisite film –it’s the tale of a transgender […]

Sweet Country giveaway

January 18, 2018

Appropriately enough, Warwick Thornton’s (Samson and Deliah) latest festival and critical triumph is set to open on the Australia Day weekend. Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback […]

New year, new movies

January 7, 2018

All The Money In The World On the very same day we found out that Australian living standards were actually falling and were now lower than in 2011, I saw a movie whose message was a […]

A nostalgic ode to the power of print

January 7, 2018

The Post Much of the appeal of Steven Spielberg’s timely and exhilarating drama The Post lies in its misty-eyed nostalgia. It takes us back to a time when we all read printed newspapers, when journalists […]

The year’s best movies

December 13, 2017

No 1. The Florida Project Sean Baker’s warm-hearted third feature takes us to Florida, to a tacky sun-blasted highway strip near DisneyWorld (“the happiest place on earth”) lined with abandoned and derelict condos, garishly painted roadside stalls […]

Call Me By Your Name giveaway

December 13, 2017

Nominated – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor – 2018 Golden Globe Awards 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is spending a lazy summer in the Italian countryside with his parents. Excitement arrives in the form […]

November for movie lovers

November 9, 2017

Cine Latino Film Festival Sadly, there’s no German Film Festival this year – bad new for fans of dour and uncompromising European cinema! But into its vacate November spot on Palaces Cinema’s ever growing list […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas giveaway

November 6, 2017

Based on the book by Les Standiford, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens from TV’s Downton Abbey) actually revived the holiday of Christmas with his self-published novel, A Christmas […]

School Life giveaway

October 27, 2017

Screening recently at the Sydney Film Festival, School Life (original title, “In Loco Parentis”) is a feature documentary film, following a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school […]

Loving Vincent giveaway

October 18, 2017

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film. Every frame of Loving Vincent, totalling around 65,000, is an oil painting hand-painted by 125 professional artists who travelled from around the world to be a part of the […]