Local cinemas this week

July 8, 2019
This teenage buddy movie screened at the Sydney Film Festival. Why? Booksmart The end-of-high-school romp, where the kids go wild/take drugs/drink themselves senseless/have sex and yet still learn something really significant about life is a […]

Local cinemas this week

July 5, 2019
Movie of the week: The Third Wife Set in Vietnam during the late 19th Century, Ash Mayfair’s exquisite debut feature revels nostalgically in the country’s rural past and its lavish costumes while exploring some of the […]

Local cinemas this week

June 17, 2019
The Sydney Film Festival has finished, and the first of its in-competition movies hit local screens. It’s one of the best. Movie of the week: Never Look Away Will the Germans ever get over the trauma […]

Election Day movies

May 16, 2019
Most Australians are probably more invested in who wins the Iron Throne than the outcome of the Federal election. But for those who are interested in how things are decided without dragons, two sensational new […]

Local cinemas this week

May 16, 2019
Two tough and sinewy films open this week – for those who like plenty of meat on the bone. Acute Misfortune Undoubtedly the real Adam Cullen would have been delighted to have been portrayed on […]

Local cinemas this week

May 6, 2019
Two Australian movies set in the tropical far north hit our screens this week. A+ for effort and intent, C- for the results Top End Wedding A few critics have broken ranks, but only the […]

Local cinemas this week

April 23, 2019
Stock up on the tissues, two lovely but emotionally potent little gems open this week in our arthouses Movie of the week: 1985 Expanding his own 2016 short of the same name, Yen Tan’s emotional tearjerker […]

Local cinemas this week

March 19, 2019
Our Nic is bruised, battered and bad Movie of the week: Destroyer We’ve had plenty of male bad cops on screen before, but so far no female actors have been prepared to get down and dirty. […]

Local cinemas this week

March 5, 2019
Movie of the week: The House That Jack Built This isn’t for everyone. In fact if you’re offended by violence, misogyny, (staged) torture and a white male behaving very badly, stop reading now. Plenty of headlines, […]

Local cinemas this week

February 25, 2019
Movie of the week: The Guilty If you ever have to dial 000 in an emergency, you’d better hope you don’t get someone like demoted cop Asger Holm (Jacob Cedergren) on the line. Within his first […]
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