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 […]

Military Wives giveaway

February 20, 2020
The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo recruits A-listers Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan to lead this inspiring drama about the bravery of the women of war, and the power of the music that saved them. […]

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 […]

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears giveaway

February 6, 2020
In her debut cinematic adventure, join detective-extraordinaire, the Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher, as she embarks on a globe-trotting romp of mystery and mayhem across the exotic 1920s deserts of the Negev, glamorous manor-house ballrooms, and the […]

Local cinemas this week

February 2, 2020
Two Kristen Stewart movies in one week, what a treat for fans… One brilliantly showcases her talents, the other is a sodden mess Seberg Ironically, the far superior of the two earns a lower Rotten […]

A Guide to Second Date Sex giveaway

February 1, 2020
Laura (Alexandra Roach) and Ryan (George McKay) are perfect for each other: they both love Meryl Streep, have been totally destroyed by previous relationships, and they have no idea what they are supposed to do […]
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