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 […]

Scandinavian Film Festival highlights

July 9, 2018
The  Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival opens this week at Palace Cinemas, with another strong program showcasing the best in Nordic cinema.  Once again it’s been curated by veteran festival programmer Elysia Zeccola, who well understands why the region’s […]

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 28, 2018
Two is a Family This 2016 French-language remake of a hugely successful 2013 Mexican film has actually been around for a while – and done massive business, particularly in its native France. It doesn’t appear 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the predictable dull thud of leaden identity-politics announces its verdict: Ideal Home is “anti-gay” for pandering to outdated queer stereotypes.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, […]

Film Festival continues

June 21, 2018
Arthouse distributors are wasting no time, two more superb movies from the Sydney Film Festival hit our screens this week. And there’s plenty more to come… Foxtrot A lot of shocking things happen in writer-director […]

Foxtrot giveaway

June 19, 2018
“Funny… Fascinating… Truly profound” – Vanity Fair Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous relatives and […]

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) […]

Two German gems

June 1, 2018
Most years the German Film Festival allows reviewers to simply trot out that same tired old cliche about Germans having no sense of humour. And repeat the commonly held view – that German filmmakers, burdened with the […]
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