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Watch the trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme – in Aussie cinemas February 4!

Anthony and Rosemary are star-crossed lovers, whose families are caught up in a feud over a holy contested patch of land that separates their two farms.   //   Anthony (Dornan) always seems to be out in the fields working, worn down by his father’s constant belittling. But what really stings is his father’s threat to bequeath the family farm to his American cousin Adam. Rosemary (Blunt) at first seems to hold a grudge for having been shamed by Anthony in childhood, ...

Penguin Bloom Movie Review

Things couldn’t be more perfect, until an accident while on vacation in Thailand leaves Sam paralysed from the waist down. She is miserable with her new situation and becomes increasingly detached from her loving family, especially her oldest son Noah (Griffin Murray-Johnston).   //   When Noah brings an injured magpie home to help it heal, it starts a chain of events that transforms Sam and leads to her both dealing with her condition and realising her love for her ...

Promising Young Woman Movie Review

Carey Mulligan is amazing as Cassandra, a young woman who has yet to recover from a devastating tragedy, an event that has altered the direction of her life forever. The mastery of understated nuance and comic timing is impeccable. You feel for her and mid-film when you experience the easing of her darkness, you rejoice.   //   This only adds to your horror are the vehicle of her release proves to be complicit in the event that set the misery into motion. It is a truly ...

Retro Movie Review – Moneyball

Lewis’ book follows the reinvention of baseball by using computer and statistical analysis to achieve the desired individual results and bypasses the traditional way that teams scouted players and as a topic of a ‘sports movie’ presented quite the challenge. It’s to the filmmaker's credit that a subject that could have resulted in a very dry cinema experience has been turned into such a warm human examination.   //   The acting is excellent throughout and Brad ...

Watch the trailer for Nobody – coming to Aussie cinemas March 2021!

Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post, Nebraska) stars as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe, The Shack), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to pull ...

Watch the trailer for Land, starring Robyn Wright in her directorial debut!

Edee (Wright), in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter (Demián Bichir) brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again.   //   Wright directs and stars in the film written by Jesse Chatham and Erin Digman. Co-starring with Wright is Oscar and ALMA ...

Watch the trailer for Penguin Bloom starring Naomi Watts!

Penguin Bloom tells the true story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts) a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her paralyzed. Sam's husband, (Andrew Lincoln), her three young boys and her mother (Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver), are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin.   //   The bird’s arrival ...

Retro Movie Review – Looper

Looper dives into this environment with a very slick look and some very well known actors (one slightly altered by prostheses). It skirts the line between science fiction and thriller status with a quiet confidence and draws you into more of an examination of the characters lives than a study of the raw science. It has to be said that the technology behind the time travel is hardly mentioned.   //   It also comments on the emptiness that the day’s technology has ...

Watch the trailer for My Salinger Year!

The much-anticipated new film by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), MY SALINGER YEAR unites three-time Oscar®-nominee Sigourney Weaver and radiant new talent Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood) for a hugely enjoyable adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s internationally bestselling memoir about a young woman’s literary education.   //   My Salinger Year will be released in Australian cinemas 14 January 2021! www.fa...

The Dry Movie Review

Federal policeman, Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) returns to his home town after decades away and gets drawn into a murder mystery involving a group of people that he grew up with. His return is not a welcome one and this sheds a light on the somewhat backward ways of the small rural Victorian town. Falk’s sudden departure all those years ago left many unanswered questions.   //   Throughout the film, those riddles are answered. Staying way clear of clunker clues that would ...