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 […]

Local cinemas this week

February 8, 2020
Two tales from distant days, both “vexing” in very different ways Emma. Leaving the horror of The Witch behind, here Anna Taylor-Joy plays Jane Austen’s most “difficult” heroine Emma Woodhouse – the incorrigible meddling matchmaker […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local cinemas this week

November 7, 2019
Two grizzled elderly white men with dubious pasts dominate our screens this week. One’s a certified genius, the other a redundant robot. Pain and Glory Even in Spain, you don’t often see pretty women washing […]

Local cinemas this week

October 12, 2019
Two tales of fantastically flawed women top the week’s new arthouse releases NT Live: Fleabag Many people think Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s Fleabag is the greatest TV comedy show ever. Could well be, it’s certainly a cultural […]

Local cinemas this week

October 7, 2019
Two movies about women in the workplace open this week. One of them is a complete fraud. Hustlers A marketing spruik for a “sparkling girls’ night out” from one of our leading arthouse cinema chains […]

Local cinemas this week

September 30, 2019
Two movies all about the drug trade, one a dazzling origin story, the other a thinly disguised ad for cannabis. Top pick: Birds of Passage “It was savage capitalism, not drugs, that destroyed the traditional […]

Local cinemas this week

September 23, 2019
Movie of the week: Buoyancy Few of us ever think about where all the stuff we buy comes from. Pretty much everything we do, from hopping into a Uber to buying fashionable gear from Uniqlo is […]

Local cinemas this week

September 9, 2019
Top pick: Animals Animals is an odd beast – a film so obscure that if you type its title into Rotten Tomatoes, nothing appears. In Sydney it appears to be scheduled only for Randwick Ritz and […]
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