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Rachel Griffiths rides into regional Queensland for the release of Ride Like A Girl

RIDE LIKE A GIRL will be released in cinemas across Australia on 26th September 2019 by Transmission Films and it stars Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne alongside Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski and Stevie Payne. As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing's toughest two-mile race.   //   The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy (Sam Neill). She leaves ...

Palm Beach Movie Review

This is somewhat off-putting because almost every male in the movie is a jerk. It makes it difficult to connect with any of the players. This is exaggerated by the main character Frank (Bryan Brown) being rich and having a hard to relate to life of privilege. His very posh house high on a hill over looking the water actually plays a more important role than some of the women.   //   Fathers, mothers, sons and daughters gather together at the house to celebrate Frank’s ...

The World Premiere of Ride Like A Girl will take place in Melbourne this September!

Rachel Griffiths and Michelle Payne will be joined at the premiere by the Payne family (including Stevie Payne, who plays himself in the film), as well as other members of the cast.   //   RIDE LIKE A GIRL will be released in cinemas across Australia on 26th September 2019 by Transmission Films and it stars Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne alongside Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski and Stevie Payne. Limited tickets for the Premiere at Village Jam Factory ...

Watch the first trailer for Little Women – in Australian cinemas New Years Day!

In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms – is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.   //   Directed by Greta Gerwig, Little Women stars Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, ...

Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood Movie Review

The characters that inhabit this world are somehow softer, less hyper cool, more down to earth and less criminal. For those expecting the histrionics that QT usually fires out, this time that intensity is set to slow burn. The film’s final reel is classic violence overkill (quite literally) and will satiate those with a taste for the big red.   //   Most of the salacious appeal of the film is its connection to Charles Mason and his disciples and while they play a part, ...

Midsommar Movie Review

Dani (Florence Pugh who is almost unrecognisable from her lead role in Fighting with My Family) plays a young lady who has recently suffered a horrible family tragedy. She accompanies her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor - Sing Street and Strange Angel) to Sweden for a vacation.   //   The vacation turns out to be a visit to a mysterious cult celebration and things seriously unwind from that point on. There will be little description of those activities in this review as ...

Watch the trailer for the multi award-winning Dogman!

In a dilapidated Neapolitan suburb, the pint-sized, mild-mannered Marcello (Marcello Fonte) runs the dog-grooming business of the film’s title, caring for the neighbourhood pooches, and raising his young daughter, Alida, for whom he’d do anything to spoil. But he’s domineered by one of his customers, Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a petty criminal and former boxer who throws his substantial bulk around this tight-knit community at every opportunity. Marcello soon becomes swept up in a ...

Jennifer Kent to appear at Q&A preview screening of The Nightingale!

A powerful and beautifully crafted Australian story, THE NIGHTINGALE has received critical acclaim and captivated audiences around the world. The film premiered at Venice Film Festival 2018, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize and Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Performer, before screening at Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival London and has been selected to screen at the upcoming Melbourne International Film Festival. The highly anticipated ...

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan Movie Review

The tension created rarely subsides and in the few moments of relative calm, there is an overriding sense of impending danger. Even the most benign actions seem to carry colossal consequences. Living in peace time, it’s hard to comprehend how the young troops (most of them in their early twenties) could cope with such intense pressure.   //   The film is very effective at making the audience feel the close proximity to death as the bullets fly and the dread never ...

Late Night Movie Review

Set in the world of host driven late night television shows, it uses some of the inherent hypocrisy of the genre as its foundation. It builds something from this base that is equal parts comedy and social commentary. It makes statements but is far from preachy.   //   Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is the much heralded and old school host who has lost touch with her audience and in some ways herself. She answers accusations of being anti female in her writing staff ...