One blockbuster you must see

February 23, 2018

We don’t usually bother with multiplex fare, especially the tedious super-hero franchises. Besides, Ciao isn’t on Disney’s media invitation list. But for the most talked about and arguably most important film of the year, maybe we should […]

Local cinemas this week

February 21, 2018

Finding Your Feet There is a market for movies about baby boomers rediscovering their “true adventurous selves” after they’re firmly stuck in Centrelink’s clutches – and you’ll see them at the daytime weekday sessions of […]

Win tickets to the French Film Festival

February 19, 2018

It’s hardly a surprise to learn that the Alliance Française French Film Festival – which arrives in town on Feb 27 and sticks around until the end of March – is now the largest festival […]

The French Film Festival’s Top Five

February 17, 2018

Five films you must see at the 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival There are forty seven new features at this year’s festival, which completely dominates Palace Cinema’s programming for the whole month of March […]

A Fantastic Woman – Fundraising preview

January 31, 2018

The Oscar and Golden Globe nominated feature from Chile A Fantastic Woman will open at Dendy Newtown and Palace Norton Street on February 22. There’s quite a buzz about this  film –it’s the tale of a transgender woman […]

Sweet Country giveaway

January 18, 2018

Appropriately enough, Warwick Thornton’s (Samson and Deliah) latest festival and critical triumph is set to open on the Australia Day weekend. Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback […]

New year, new movies

January 7, 2018

All The Money In The World On the very same day we found out that Australian living standards were actually falling and were now lower than in 2011, I saw a movie whose message was a […]

A nostalgic ode to the power of print

January 7, 2018

The Post Much of the appeal of Steven Spielberg’s timely and exhilarating drama The Post lies in its misty-eyed nostalgia. It takes us back to a time when we all read printed newspapers, when journalists […]

Summer holiday movies

December 27, 2017

Some of 2017’s best movies are on their way to your arthouse screens this christmas. Call Me By Your Name In the course of the six week time span of Luca Guadagnino’s (I Am Love, A […]

The year’s best movies

December 13, 2017

No 1. The Florida Project Sean Baker’s warm-hearted third feature takes us to Florida, to a tacky sun-blasted highway strip near DisneyWorld (“the happiest place on earth”) lined with abandoned and derelict condos, garishly painted roadside stalls […]

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