year : 2019 566 results

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Movie Review

Returning to the role of the big evil is Angelina Jolie and it is one she comfortably inhabits. Her angular look and acting style suits the requirements perfectly. She is however given a run for her money in the evil stakes by Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith. Pfeiffer dominates every scene she is in and her final dispensation is fitting and funny. //   The visuals throughout never look less than spectacular. The fairy land with its open and organic beauty sharply contrasts ...

Zombieland: Double Tap Movie Review

With Double Tap, you have the same core actors, the same director and two of the same screenplay writers but it just doesn’t consistently hit its targets. Adding new cast members doesn’t really enhance things either. Except for Rosario Dawson, whose new character is well written and gets to kick serious ass. //   The script also makes some strange choices in structure with two of the main cast members (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) leaving the action after the second reel ...

Win tickets to a very special screening of The Report!

The Report is a riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a ...

Judy Movie Review

Signed to MGM Studios at a very young age, her life was almost completely controlled by its studio head, Louis B. Mayer. Never considered an out right beauty of the caliber of Liz Taylor or Ava Gardner, she was made to feel second class and was never allowed a childhood. Labour laws of the time for children actors in Hollywood were almost non-existent. They also gave her regular quantities of amphetamines to keep her thin and working. This helped to create addictions that lasted her entire ...

BIFF 2019 announces short film competition winners!

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said the awards included the inaugural Screen Queensland Short Film Award valued at $7500 for eligible Queensland-made entries, as well as cash prizes for a range of categories recognising the best and most original films in the competition. ‘BIFF’s programming team selected 24 short films from hundreds of Australian and international entries to screen as part of the Festival and be eligible for the ...

Watch the new trailer based on an incredible true story – Farming

Based on his own incredible autobiographical story, writer director Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje’s FARMING follows a young Nigerian boy as he is drawn into the warper world of a racist skinhead gang in 1980’s England. //   Enitan is a young boy “farmed out” by his parents to a white British family in the hope of giving him a better future. Caught between two worlds and belonging to neither, Enitan’s need for love and acceptance is exploited by the adults in his life, ...

Explain Normal is coming to Metro Arts

There are also not normals, not normal ways for everything. Not normal ways to love, to dance, to start a conversation, to cry. There are not normal ways to live. As we all continually evolve our idea of normal, we ask what makes us part of a society and who is included? OK let’s say it – there is no such thing as normal. //   Explain Normal unpacks the concept of “normal” as both survival mechanism and death making, as myth, as someone else’s truth, as a potent ...

Watch the new trailer for 1917, from Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes!

Far from home in a landscape strewn with threats two young soldiers face their darkest fears and embark on a journey behind enemy lines to deliver a message that could not only save their brother, but an entire battalion on the unforgiving fields of war 1917 will be released in Australian cinemas January 16, 2020. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU

Pippi Longstocking movie in development!

Pippi Longstocking is the main character in an eponymous series of children’s books by legendary Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Pippi originates from bedside stories Lindgren told to her daughter Karin about an anything-but-pious girl with boundless energy. With her iconic red hair, freckles, strength, free spirit and bravery Pippi has become an icon of children’s literature and a role model for generations. In fact, she was “girl power” long before the term was even invented. ...

Win double pass tickets to see Pain and Glory starring Antonio Banderas!

Salvador Mallo is a veteran film director, afflicted by multiple ailments, the worst of which is his inability to continue filming. His physical condition doesn’t allow it and, if he can’t film again, his life has no meaning. //   In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. Starring Antonio Banderas, PAIN AND GLORY is in Cinemas November 7. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU To enter this great ...