French Film Festival giveaway

February 21, 2019
The Alliance Française French Film Festival arrives in Sydney for the 30th time on March 5, just a bit later than last year. It’s the largest of all celebrations of French cinema outside France, and […]

Local cinemas this week

February 21, 2019
Two movie about the perils of show-biz fame open this week, one of them a misunderstood masterpiece Vox Lux Brady Corbet’s provocative first feature, The Childhood of a Leader astounded critics and festival-goers in 2015, […]

Local cinemas this week

February 12, 2019
An exquisite portrait of an artist at work, a whole bunch of date movies for Valentine’s Day, and finally, that all-important question: Do cyborgs go to the toilet? Pick of the week: At Eternity’s Gate Vincent […]

Local cinemas this week

January 14, 2019
Political junkies have struck it lucky this month – with no less than three major cinema releases (The Front Runner is yet to come) making strong statements on the nature and abuse of power. Movie […]

Loro giveaway

December 20, 2018
Seduction, glamour, corruption, drugs and raucous poolside parties: the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi have long-demanded a screen depiction. And who else to deliver it than Paolo Sorrentino, the Academy Award-winning director of […]

Local cinemas this week

December 20, 2018
In the week before Christmas, two deliciously decadent costume dramas arrive on our screens Colette We’ve now had two movies this year in which a woman in an unequal partnership has penned works her husband […]

Local cinemas this week

December 5, 2018
Movie of the week: Climax Gasper Noé is a professional provocateur – and his button-pushing works (Irreversible, Love) generally only turn up at film festivals where they can escape our Classification Board’s inevitable response. There […]

Local cinemas this week

November 28, 2018
Movie of the week: Lean on Pete Did Andrew Haigh’s first US feature have the usual “no animals were hurt…” disclaimer in the credits? I didn’t notice, I was probably still mopping away tears. But I […]

Local cinemas this week

November 21, 2018
The week’s best arthouse release is also it’s most unlikely Widows Steve McQueen is hardly a director you’d expect to make a heist movie, but then Widows, which is co-written by Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn […]

Cine Latino’s top 5

November 16, 2018
The twenty six new films in this year’s Cine Latino Film Festival at Palace Cinemas include some of the most eagerly awaited critical favourites of the year, a fair smattering of festival award winners as well […]
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