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 […]

Local cinemas this week

September 5, 2019
Child endangerment features in two releases this week, one a chilly remake of a true original, the other a bloated and unnecessary sequel. Top pick: Angel of Mine Noomi Rapace, from the original Danish The Girl […]
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