month : 05/2016 20 results

Scorsese Exhibition at ACMI

Whether it’s wolves, bulls, butchers or taxi drivers, Scorsese’s complicated anti-heroes navigate mean streets of their own morality, torn between rebellion and acceptance, sin and redemption. While his characters spiral out of control, Scorsese captures every frame with masterly control.   //   SCORSESE, drawn from his personal collection, explores his inspirations, creative process and key collaborations, offering comprehensive insight into Scorsese’s career as an ...

Queen of the Desert Competition

A true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert chronicles her journeys of love and loss in the Middle East during the early 20th century.   //   A curious and adventurous young woman eager to explore the world outside of England, Gertrude Bell (Kidman) goes to the British embassy in Tehran where she quickly falls in love with a secretary of the embassy, Henry Cadogan (Franco). This sparks the beginning of a life-long advent...

So You Think You Can Philly Jays Australian Tour 2016

So it somehow makes sense that they're about to embark on a concept tour, taking their already infamous crowd interaction to the next level.   //   Getting personal at up-close venues around the country, the Philly Jays will be creating their very own karaoke bars where some lucky fans will be able to get up on stage and join the band to sing their favourite Philadelphia Grand Jury songs.  There might even be some classic karaoke covers thrown in there as well. "The ...

X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

X-Men: Apocalypse will apparently bring to a close the early and formative story of the X-Men and it’s been a bit of an uneven ride. It started with the youth oriented X-Men: First Class (which followed in the steps of the first adult X-Men film by doing a good job of establishing the characters) then built more momentum with the hybrid X-Men: Days of Future Past (which had a more involving storyline) and then squanders most of that momentum with this latest film.   //  ...

Swing

ce. A heart-warming romantic comedy about being brave, trying your best and thinking outside the box, Swing follows May and Joe over the period of one year at swing dancing classes. Joe is a divorced father seeking a new job after losing his business during Ireland’s recession. May is a graphic artist who is looking to fill in time while her boyfriend is away. They meet at an evening dance class, and begin to fumble their way through the dance steps, romantic dilemmas, career problems ...

When the Rain Stops Falling at JWCOCA

In an achingly beautiful story that spans four generations and two continents, this powerful drama is an investigation of mortality and family, of shared experience and inherited legacies, of the strength of nature and the compassion of humanity. Join Ipswich’s THAT Production Company on a breath-taking mystery in collaboration with a passionate creative team of performers and artists, and a story from one of Australia’s most acclaimed and successful playwrights, Andrew Bovell ...

The Angry Birds Movie Review

Led by social outcast and unnaturally angry, Red (Jason Sudeikis), the birds make for the piggies' island where they use a slingshot to destroy their town and retrieve the eggs. If you've played the game (and who hasn't), the plot will be entirely familiar and dully predictable.   //   What is less predictable, however, is the film’s release date that could scarcely be further from a school holiday. Given the kiddie interest in the film, this release slot is, to say the ...

Daffodils [inspired by true events] at Brisbane Powerhouse

Pull the cover off your favourite vinyl and discover a rich sonic world in the award-winning Kiwi hit Daffodils.   //   Travel through a landscape of live music and heart-aching theatre in this bittersweet love story about a teddy boy and a farm girl: their first meeting, their marriage and the New Zealand pop-rock soundtrack that shapes their lives. Prepare to have your indie soul rocked. Featuring songs by Crowded House, Bic Runga, Chris Knox, The Mint Chicks, Dave ...

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Competition

Two rebels. One million hectares of untamed wilderness. The hunt is on.   //   Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure. www.facebook.com/huntforthewilderpeople Competition will be drawn 25 May ...

Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now Competition

From Penelope Spheeris to Kelly Reichardt; from Woody Allen to Alex Ross Perry; from Martin Scorsese to Paul Thomas Anderson; from Sofia Coppola to Lynn Shelton, and from John Cassavetes to Richard Linklater, the American independent film community continues to flourish and produce people, ideas, and cinema with a profound impact on the craft internationally.   //   Highlights of the festival include Opening Night event screening of Time Out Of Mind, starring Richard Gere ...