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Watch the trailer for Academy Award Nominated film At Eternity’s Gate

Schnabel; his co-writers Jean-Claude Carrière and Louise Kugelberg, also the film’s editor; and cinematographer Benoît Delhomme strip everything down to essentials, fusing the sensual, the emotional, and the spiritual.   //   And the pulsing heart of At Eternity’s Gate is Willem Dafoe’s shattering performance: his Vincent is at once lucid, mad, brilliant, helpless, defeated, and, finally, triumphant. With Oscar Isaac as Gauguin, Rupert Friend as Theo, Mathieu ...

On The Basis Of Sex Movie Review

The filmmakers have wisely chosen a single case to focus on and it formed an important milestone in Bader Ginsburg’s career. In it she took on generations of prejudice based on gender in American law and won her first important case. In a life filled with many major accomplishments, trying to feature too many cases would have defused the film’s impact.   //   The story also sheds a spotlight on how marginalised women were in American society in the fifties, sixties ...

Win a double pass to see Stan and Ollie!

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.   //   Directed by Jon S. Baird (Filth) and starring Steve Coogan (Philomena), John C. Reilly (Chicago), Danny Huston (American Horror Story), Shirley Henderson (Happy Valley) and Nina Arianda (Florence Foster Jenkins) NOMINATED FOR 1 GOLDEN ...

Green Book Movie Review

Italian American Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is a salt of the earth kind of guy who is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a hyper intelligent and cultured man of colour through the American South for a musical tour in the sixties. They couldn’t be more opposite.   //   The oppression in the South at the time towards people of colour becomes the catalyst for the two finding common ground. That racism is not shown in even a close manner to its actual horror ...

Final Score and Billionaire Boys Club DVD Reviews

Final Score You know that any action film built around the big guns of Dave Bautista (Drax from Guardians Of The Galaxy) is going to feature some extreme physicality and in that respect Final Score certainly delivers. What does surprise is there is also elements of humour and of family values. It’s not all just people getting beat down. The premise is as over the top as the star’s build and involves an entire football stadium (soccer, not American gridiron) being held to ransom. ...

Mary Queen of Scots Movie Review

There is a lack of opulence and bright colours that were probably closer to the reality of the times. This is a dark tale, set in dark surrounds, during a dark time. The sets and costumes also do an effective job of staying in this mindset.   //   The main women, Saoirse Ronan at her best as the luminous Mary Stuart and Margot Robbie as the severely portrayed Queen Elizabeth the First are the heroes here, while the men behind them play war mongering, cheats, liars and ...

Vice Movie Review

The film is both wildly inventive and unafraid to take its audience members into some very dark places. It follows Chaney from his blue collar beginnings to his place on the highest rungs of power. With stops along the way for three heart attacks, an accidental shooting of a 78 year old Texas attorney while quail hunting and the reciting of Shakespeare before shagging his wife Lynne played with a power hungry intensity by Amy Adams.   //   Those moments and many more are ...

Win a double pass to see On the Basis of Sex!

The inspiring true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a passionate lawyer who dedicates herself to ending gender discrimination when she takes on a ground-breaking case in 1975. At the heart of Ruth’s journey is a moving romance with her husband Marty (Hammer), her greatest ally in a partnership built on love and equality. Now an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth has become an international icon. See where her story began in this stirring, heartfelt drama.  ...

Watch the trailer for Palace Films new movie Loro!

The Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty and The Young Pope returns to the screen in spectacular fashion with this dazzling, topical and no-holds-barred depiction of life in Italy under the glistening eye of modern Europe’s most infamous politician.   //   LORO, will open in cinemas nationally on January 17, 2019. www.palacefilms.com.au/loro

Win a double pass to see the Oscar buzz movie Green Book starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali!

Award winning actors Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship. In need of a driver for his 1962 concert tour, world-class black pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Ali) recruits Tony Lip (Mortensen), a tough-talking Italian-American from the Bronx. As this mismatched pair set out on their journey, they must rely on the “Green Book” to guide them to safe establishments in America’s segregated south – but they’ll need more than a book to ...