Category Archive: Film

Film review: The Age of Adaline

Occasionally, there are specific moments during a film’s narrative which force you into decision-making. A fork in the road, if you will. They’re often semi-ridiculous and you have to choose to either go with them or give… Read More

Film review: Testament of Youth

Based on the First World War memoir by renowned English writer/pacifist, Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth is a story about family, strength, weakness, love and remembrance. It is about finding hope in a world… Read More

Film review: While We’re Young

Noah Boaumbach (the man who gave us Frances Ha) is back with a new offering: The movie follows a 40-something couple, Josh and Cornelia, played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. They feel disenfranchised from their peers who are… Read More

Movie Review: The Salt of the Earth

For over four decades, photographer Sebastião Salgado has been making his way through the continents, all the while capturing images of conflict, starvation and exodus, and this new film from Wim Wenders sees him reflect on… Read More

Movie Review: Black Sea is claustrophobic

Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void, The Last King of Scotland) returns with an under the sea thriller starring Jude Law. But what’s going on with that Scottish accent? Bobby Townsend investigates:… Read More

The Sydney Film Festival Is Coming!

Sydneysiders, it’s approaching that time of year again. Your hair’s frazzled, you’ve just gotten off work and you’re rushing towards the city. The pigeons are pecking at the scent of anticipation and you… Read More

Revisiting: Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha’s Ruth Hodge reminds us of the excellence of Frances Ha: I never go to the movies. One reason is because I could watch Garden State over and over again and never start… Read More

Film Review: ’71 is gripping and shocking

’71 marks the directorial debut from Yann Demange, who won Best Director at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards. Bobby Townsend finds out if the film is worth the praise it is receiving: Starring Jack O’Connell (who… Read More

Review: Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

They came in droves. Dressed in costumes, theatre attendees of all ages/sizes excitedly flooding the State Theatre to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Sound of Music with a sing-a-long. It was a… Read More

Film Review: Lucky Them misses the mark

Lucky Them sees Toni Collette play Ellie Klug, a veteran music journalist whose career has seriously hits the skids, as whisky drinking and casual relationships with young musicians increasingly take precedence over her writing.… Read More

Pride deserves repeated viewings

Having deservedly landed in our official top 20 films of 2014, Pride arrives on DVD/Bluray/digital release this week. Here’s why it’s unquestionably a must-see:  The film is set in the UK in the summer… Read More

French Film Festival ticket giveaway

The Alliance Française French Film Festival arrives in Australia’s cities this coming Autumn, delivering a lineup of 49 beautifully worked features and documentaries, and we’ve got six passes to giveaway for a screening of your… Read More