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Win a double pass to see Detroit!

Set against the backdrop of the devastating Detroit riots that took place over five days in the Summer of 1967, after police raided an unlicensed bar in the city’s Near West Side. The confrontation between the police and citizens quickly turned violent, to the point where the Governor was forced to call in the National Guard. When the riots were all over, 43 people were dead, hundreds were injured, thousands were arrested, and many of the city’s buildings had been destroyed. As a ...

Watch the New Trailer for All the Money in the World – In Cinemas on January 4, 2018!

Her son’s life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son’s mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.   //   The film is inspired by historical events. Some scenes, characters and ...

Victoria and Abdul Movie Review

Set in the late nineteen hundreds, director Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity) uses his actors as both visual and social symbols. Ms Dench’s face often fills the entire screen in extreme close up and both her expressive eyes and her lines of life really sell both her age and emotion. The actual Queen was in her eighties during this time in history.   //   Ali Faza (Furious 7, Bang Baaja Baaraat ) is perfectly cast as Abdul and he holds his own against the dame. ...

Watch the Official Trailer for The Disaster Artist – In Cinemas November 30!

WithTHE DISASTER ARTIST, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.   //   THE DISASTER ARTIST is directed by James Franco and stars James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Buress, ...

American Made Movie Review

Tom Cruise in one of his strongest roles in years plays Barry Seal, a pilot, government operative, drug runner and so much more. As the number of government agencies he works with add up, so does the level of insanity. The actual sequence of events in Seal’s real life differ quite a bit from the movie’s timeline but why let the truth get in the way of a good story and what a story it is.   //   As a period piece, the clothes, hair and music reinforce a time that ...

In This Corner of the World Queensland Debut at BIFF!

Based on the manga by Fumiyo Kouno, this heartwarming, sweet and uplifting coming-of-age tale by Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle) took out the Animation of the Year award at this year’s Japan Academy Prize. It’s 1944, and as the Second World War marches ponderously towards its inevitable end far overseas, 18-year-old Suzu moves to the port town of Kure, near the city of Hiroshima, to marry a man she has never met. Suzu is wed to a young clerk from the local naval base and moves in ...

Watch the New Trailer for Darkest Hour – in Cinemas January 11 2018

As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.   //   Staring Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup and Ben Mendelsohn, Darkest Hour is in Cinemas January 11 2018!

Watch the new trailer for Victoria and Abdul starring Academy Award winner Judi Dench!

As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy.   //   As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Victoria and Abdul is in cinemas September 14. www.focusfeatures.com/victoriaandabdul

Win a double pass to The Promise

A love story plays out amid the chaos of the First World War in The Promise, a sweeping historical romance starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale. In 1914, Armenian medical student Mikael (Isaac) travels to the grand city of Constantinople to train as a doctor.   //   There, he falls in love with Ana (Le Bon), a French-educated Armenian artist who is already in a relationship with the fiery Chris (Bale), a worldly American journalist. Drawn to each ...

Hidden Figures Movie Review

The story revolves around the space race of the mid-sixties and the contribution of three extraordinary female African Americans.  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are outstanding as the three leads and their intelligence and humour illuminates every scene they are in. Their quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) dignity show a resolve few posses.   //   The Space Race as it was called back then really was a race as the threat of communism and the fact ...