Local cinemas this week

October 18, 2018
The ladies definitely come out on top in two new movies opening this week  A Star Is Born The magnetic star-power presence of you-know-who will probably be enough to ensure this latest retelling (the fourth) of […]

Local cinemas this week

October 3, 2018
An attractive adaption of a classic Russian play and a queasily compelling true crime thriller  The Seagull When Chekhov first staged The Seagull in St Peterburgh in 1896, it was greeted with catcalls and the […]

Local cinemas this week

September 25, 2018
A cartoonist’s battle with the bottle and a soldier’s search for redemption Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot As quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, Joaquin Phoenix zips around the streets of Portland so recklessly […]

This month’s best film

September 20, 2018
A harrowing but important new French drama previewing this weekend takes us to an uncomfortable place Custody Weirdly, earlier this year I nominated the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival’s Top 5 and didn’t include its best […]

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 […]

The Seagull giveaway

September 14, 2018
One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, […]

Local cinemas this week

September 11, 2018
Movie of the week: Beast Early in Michael Pearce’s deliciously clever debut feature, a young woman called Moll (Jessie Buckley) stares into the mirror and plucks a single long hair from just under her chin. […]

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival’s top five

September 8, 2018
Always a hot ticket item here on Sydney’s Norton Street, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival is spreading itself widely across Palace Cinemas’ Sydney venues all this month from Sept 11, as well as running in […]

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, […]
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