The month’s best film

September 20, 2018
A harrowing but important new French drama previewing this weekend takes us to an uncomfortable place Custody Previews this weekend Sept 21-23 at Palace Cinemas and Dendy Newtown  Weirdly, earlier this year I nominated the Alliance Francaise French […]

Local cinemas this week

September 17, 2018
It’s the most ambitious and the nicest Aussie movie in years. But is nice enough? Ladies in Black Bruce Beresford is one of Australia’s few remaining old-school film directors still working, and his latest work, an […]

American Animals giveaway

September 15, 2018
Nobody wants to be ordinary From Bart Layton (The Imposter) and starring Evan Peters (The X-Men Series), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk, The Killing of the Sacred Deer) and Anne Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) comes the extraordinary […]

Custody giveaway

September 6, 2018
The astonishing, break-out critical discovery of the Venice Film Festival, where it was awarded Best Director and Best Debut Film, Xavier Legrand’s heart-stopping French drama Custody charts a family’s struggles with the fallout of divorce, […]

Local cinemas this week

September 6, 2018
Two outstanding docos, two amazing men… McQueen There’s a such an incredible wealth of details in this exhaustive, (exhausting!) portrait of Lee Alexander McQueen, the prodigiously talented British fashion designer who hung himself at the age of […]

Win tickets to the Italian Film Festival

September 5, 2018
Ever since 2006 Ciao has been able to offer its readers a chance to win tickets to the Lavazza Italian Film Festival, which opens at Palace Norton Street on Sept 11 and in other states […]

Film festival favourites

September 5, 2018
No less than six films from the Sydney Film Festival are arriving on our local screens this week. Some may be hard to find, but you really should make an effort to seek out these […]

Local cinemas this week

August 29, 2018
Movie of the week: The Insult It’s easy to see why this Beirut-based drama got its Academy Award nomination and then went on to win the Audience Award at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Writer/director […]

The Miseducation of Cameron Post giveaway

August 29, 2018
Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Desiree Akhavan’s new feature stars Chloë Grace Moretz in a career-best performance as a young teen sent to a gay conversion therapy camp. Recently orphaned, Cameron looks the […]
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