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Watch the new trailer for In The Heights – in Aussie cinemas June 24!

Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. ...

Watch the trailer for The United States Vs Billie Holiday!

Beginning in the 1940’s in New York City, the federal government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial and heart wrenching ballad, “Strange Fruit.”   //   Led by Oscar® nominated director Lee Daniels and introducing Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday unapologetically presents the icon’s complicated, irrepress...

Watch Bob Odenkirk transform from mild-mannered comedian into tough-as-nails action hero!

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 ...

The Last Vermeer Movie Review

Van Meegeren profited greatly from selling Johannes Vermeer paintings to high-ranking German officials during the war. After hostilities ended he was charged with selling Dutch cultural property to the Nazis and faced a possible death sentence. During the trial, he used the defense that he actually forged the paintings and thus was able to avoid capital punishment.   //   Starting as an investigative yarn, the film features Danish actor Claes Bang playing Captain Joseph ...

Win tickets to Six Minutes to Midnight – in Aussie cinemas April 22!

In the summer of 1939, school teacher Thomas Miller (Eddie Izzard) takes a last minute role teaching English at the Augusta-Victoria College, Bexhill-on-Sea, a finishing school on the south coast of England. Despite the political storm clouds forming across Europe, daughters of influential families in Nazi Germany learn deportment, Shakespeare and how to be faithful members of Hitler’s League of German Girls. Under the watchful eye of their headmistress Miss Rocholl (Dame Judi Dench), ...

Retro Movie Review – Shame

The sex addiction angle is given main focus and this has led to the film being in the crosshairs of both film censors and the more conservative reviewers. The press generated about its raunchy nature is well founded but the end result of so much disconnect sex is just tedium. The more sexual contact Brandon has, the less he feels and the harder it is for the viewer to feel engaged.   //   The acting is of a high calibre and seeing Carey Mulligan step outside her usual ...

Watch the trailer for Antoinette in the Cevennes, in Aussie cinemas from April 8!

She portrays the titular Antoinette, a primary school teacher whose long-planned summer vacation with her married lover Vladimir (Benjamin Lavernhe) is upended when she discovers he is taking his family on a hiking trip in the picturesque Cévennes National Park instead.   //   Antoinette - completely unversed in the ways of the wilderness - decides to follow their trail and, paired with an unlikely donkey companion, discovers much more than she bargained for. Antoi...

Retro Movie Review – Robin Hood

Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) is an expert archer in King Richard The Lionheart’s army who becomes disillusioned with some of the things he was forced to do while in battle and when the King is killed, he and his cohorts escape France and return to England. The boys soon arrive in Nottingham, where Robin meets Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett) and joins the town’s battles.   //   The tale of Robin Hood is one of cinema’s most well used story lines and many films and ...

French Exit Movie Review

Once ensconced in the city of lights, the indifferent members of French society have met their match. Her disdain for being ignored leads to one of the film’s funniest moments when Frances lights a table setting on fire when neglected by a waiter. Watching Pfeiffer chew up scene after scene while never raising her voice beyond a murmur is completely beguiling.   //   The story takes great liberties with reality and features several quite absurd moments like Frances ...

Crisis Movie Review

A trio of tales tells the story. They feature a badass DEA agent (Armie Hammer) who is on the hunt to bring down a Canadian drug lord Mother (Guy Nadon). A recovering addict (Evangeline Lilly) who suffers a personal loss that triggers a revenge plot, and Gary Oldman, a Doctor that gets put under pressure to follow a Big Pharma party line in regards to testing on a new drug. Oldman was also a producer on the project.   //   The three provide the bedrock to the film with ...