Portrait of a Lady On Fire giveaway

December 12, 2019
Is this the hottest film of the year? Judging by the sizzling reviews it’s been getting, it sure is! From Girlhood director Céline Sciamma, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is an intimate and deeply […]

Local cinemas this week

November 7, 2019
Two grizzled elderly white men with dubious pasts dominate our screens this week. One’s a certified genius, the other a redundant robot. Pain and Glory Even in Spain, you don’t often see pretty women washing […]

MINI British Film Festival giveaway

October 15, 2019
Win one of five double passes! There’s nothing “mini” about the MINI British Film Festival this year. Such is the popularity of this annual celebration of British cinema, organisers Palace Cinemas have had to extend […]

Three gems from the Italian Film Festival

October 15, 2019
Pavarotti and If Only have both been snapped up for general release. After winning the festival’s Bvlgari Critics Choice Prize, The Vice of Hope (above) definitely should be… Pavarotti For anyone wanting scuttlebutt about Luciano […]

Local cinemas this week

October 12, 2019
Two tales of fantastically flawed women top the week’s new arthouse releases NT Live: Fleabag Many people think Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s Fleabag is the greatest TV comedy show ever. Could well be, it’s certainly a cultural […]

Local cinemas this week

October 7, 2019
Two movies about women in the workplace open this week. One of them is a complete fraud. Hustlers A marketing spruik for a “sparkling girls’ night out” from one of our leading arthouse cinema chains […]

Local cinemas this week

September 30, 2019
Two movies all about the drug trade, one a dazzling origin story, the other a thinly disguised ad for cannabis. Top pick: Birds of Passage “It was savage capitalism, not drugs, that destroyed the traditional […]

After the Wedding giveaway

September 25, 2019
As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel (Michelle Williams) has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor, who requires she travel from India […]

Local cinemas this week

September 23, 2019
Movie of the week: Buoyancy Few of us ever think about where all the stuff we buy comes from. Pretty much everything we do, from hopping into a Uber to buying fashionable gear from Uniqlo is […]

Local cinemas this week

September 9, 2019
Top pick: Animals Animals is an odd beast – a film so obscure that if you type its title into Rotten Tomatoes, nothing appears. In Sydney it appears to be scheduled only for Randwick Ritz and […]
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