Three gems from the Italian Film Festival

October 14, 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 […]

Local cinemas this week

September 5, 2019
Child endangerment features in two releases this week, one a chilly remake of a true original, the other a bloated and unnecessary sequel. Top pick: Angel of Mine Noomi Rapace, from the original Danish The Girl […]

Local cinemas this week

August 29, 2019
It never rains, it pours, there are just so great movies this week, too many… You can read about The Nightingale and Dogman here, but if there’s ever been a time when you really should check […]

Local cinemas this week

August 27, 2019
Our pick of the week is a brutal, uncompromising journey into the darkest recesses of Australia’s hidden colonial past. It may well be the best local film of the year.  Movie of the week: The Nightingale […]
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