Local cinemas this week

February 7, 2019
A heartbreaking but defiant look at a Beirut boy’s life, Liam Neeson turns the Colorado snow blood red and a feminist icon gets a Hollywood makeover. Pick of the week: Capharnaüm Nothing in Lebanese director Nadine […]

The real Wonder Woman

February 3, 2019
A real-life feminist hero gets the Hollywood treatment On the Basis of Sex – Shall we go the movies tonight? – Yeah, the one where Liam Neeson kills drug dealers. – Err… – What about […]

Local cinemas this week

December 20, 2018
In the week before Christmas, two deliciously decadent costume dramas arrive on our screens Colette We’ve now had two movies this year in which a woman in an unequal partnership has penned works her husband […]

Local cinemas this week

October 22, 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 9, 2018
A bittersweet Palestinian comedy about identity, a rollicking  jaunt up the Australian coast with a young Errol Flynn and a violent boxing drama set in a Thai prison Movie of the week: Wajib: The Wedding Invitation Annemarie […]

Local cinemas this week

October 1, 2018
We’re at the multiplex this week, with a goth girl with special powers destined to save the world and a prehistoric teenage boy who teaches a wolf to play fetch. Harmony It’s near impossible not […]

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 […]

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 […]
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