Local cinemas reopen

June 22, 2020
But will anyone go? Will The Invisible Man play to invisible audiences? The outlook for Australians cinemas is dismal. In South Korea, which never locked down and whose cinemas remained open throughout the pandemic, box […]

Local cinemas go dark

April 2, 2020
All cinemas in Australia have been closed. And slowly it’s become apparent that the shutdown will not be a matter of “a few weeks”, but months. So, how many… The six that everyone seems to […]

What to see at the French Film Festival

March 5, 2020
Like all of France (and much of the world) the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival was forced to close. The post below was written before the enforced shutdown of all cinemas in Australia. March 4 […]

Local cinemas this week

February 27, 2020
Two movies about troubled women from two talented Australian filmmakers. Both, in very different ways, point to our deeply disturbing times. Undertow Australian films hardly ever make much headway at the local box office, and […]

2020 French Film Festival giveaway

February 20, 2020
Making a welcome return, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is back in Sydney for the 31st time on March 10. It opens in other capital cities a day or two later, and will screen […]

Local cinemas this week

January 21, 2020
Two movies about men in the media. One is an odious creep, the other the nicest guy in the entire universe Bombshell There’s a couple of things a lot of Australians may not know about […]

Seberg giveaway

January 14, 2020
Inspired by true events, Seberg tells the story of Breathless star and darling of the French New Wave Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program COINTELPRO. Seberg’s […]

More Boxing Day movies

December 20, 2019
The movie awards season is on in earnest, and the distributors always bring out their big guns on Boxing Day. And though we haven’t seen them all (two and half hours in a galaxy far, […]

Boxing Day movies

December 19, 2019
Weird looking cats, even stranger Nazis and girls in love… What more could you want on the day after Christmas? Portrait of a Lady On Fire A coincidence surely! Pornhub’s 2019’s trends survey was breathlessly […]

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 […]
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