year : 2017 136 results

O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism Exhibition at QAG

Born in the late nineteenth century, the three painters came of age during the 1910s and '20s, decades of great social and cultural transition. While they were not connected by personal familiarity or direct correspondence, they were kindred spirits, rejecting the artistic conventions of the past and forging new ways of picturing the changing world. United by their love of nature, O'Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith developed subjects from their immediate surroundings into distinct ...

John Wick: Chapter 2 Movie Review

Keanu Reeves still nails the role and having someone with limited acting chops playing the role of the proverbially ‘talk softly and carry a big stick’ kind of guy works towards the film’s success. He also has another dog this time and it’s to the film’s credit that the pouch makes it to the end credits alive.   //   The film picks up shortly after the moment where part one left off (four days to be exact) and the two would make a great side by side movie ...

Win a double pass to The Shack

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington, AVATAR) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer, HIDDEN FIGURES).   //   Through this ...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Review

The casting is also spotty with Jude Law not quite inhabiting the role of the big evil, King Vortigern. He just doesn’t fill the role with near enough menace. Charlie Hunnam as Arthur also has moments where his glare reminds one too much of his definitive role as Jax Telller in Sons Of Anarchy. He is more successful as the alpha-male blonde wise cracking smart arse.   //   The film suffers from a too dark palette and the special effects seem to be missing that final ...

Watch the Official Trailer for Kedi

For millennia, cats have roamed the city of Istanbul. Granted freedom and respect, they wander in and out of people’s lives, an essential part of this rich and proud city. Claiming no owners, they live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame. They bring joy and purpose to those they choose to adopt, acting as mirrors to the people of Istanbul and allowing them to reflect on their lives in unique and touching ways. Observing the lives of seven very different cats, and the people who ...

Win a double pass to 20th Century Women!

The film centres on Dorothea (Bening), a single mum raising her teenage son at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. To help guide him through life, she enlists the help of the two women in their lives; Abbie (Gerwig), a free-spirited, punk-loving photographer living as a boarder in Dorothea’s home; and Julie (Fanning), a savvy and provocative teen.   //   Directed by Mike Mills and starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup and ...

Beth Orton Australian Tour

Last in Australia in 2013 for the Heavenly Sounds tour, Orton is well known for her mesmerising on-stage presence and powerfully emotive vocals. Consequence Of Sound wrote of Orton’s “… intensely heartfelt vocals and ever assured guitar…” at a recent London show, continuing that “Orton’s vocal at times recalled the melisma of Joni Mitchell and the purity of Sandy Denny”. Orton will perform with a full band for the first time in Australia in many years playing songs spanning ...

Watch the Official Trailer for The Big Sick

When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents and the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.   //   THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter and stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano and Holly Hunter. THE BIG SICK releases in Australian cinemas on August 3, 2017. www.facebook.com/thebigsickmovie

A Dog’s Purpose Movie Review

A Dog’s Purpose is built on the premise that dogs live life over and over via reincarnation but keep the memories of past lives in their consciousness. We follow one doggie soul through multiple lives and all of them are examinations of various forms of the human condition. Unafraid to lay down something other than just cute doggie shenanigans, some of the lives our main dog soul lives are quite sad. It’s comments on unworthy parents, unwanted pets or human loneliness give the film a ...

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe Exhibition at GoMA

The exhibition follows Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and their allies and adversaries from comic book to cinema screen as it explores the interconnected films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   //   It features more than 500 artworks from Marvel's archives and private collections, with iconic objects such as Thor's hammer, Captain America's shield and Iron Man's armour. Alongside the original comic books which introduced the characters and ...