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Midway Movie Review

In 1941 they started their offensive against the USA with a sneak attack on Pearl Harbour. Their hopes of a quick disabling of the American military might in the region was a stated goal. Due to the allied forces’ ability to decipher their secret communications, the American forces were able to mount a successful counter attack.   //   Emmerich wisely pares down the number of main protagonists to a small number to keep the story tightly focused. The action scenes when ...

Check out the new trailer for Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life

When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keep his spirit alive.   //   A Hidden Life will be released in Australian cinemas January 30. www.facebook.com/foxmoviesaus

1917 Movie Review

The set design feels absolutely authentic, as does the costume design and make-up artistry. The film score also hits just the right notes. It is never cloy or overly intrusive and succeeds at keeping you on edge the entire time. Cinematographer Roger Deakins also continues his amazing run with Mendes with some of his most nuanced work to date.   //   The story was inspired by a tale told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes. It involves the almost ...

JoJo Rabbit Movie Review

Using Christine Leunens's novel Caging Skies as the nucleus for his project JoJo Rabbit finds the Kiwi in great form. Leunens's book about a Hitler youth who finds out his mother is harbouring a young Jewish girl in their house provides the basis for a Waititi screenplay that is rich in humour and subtext. It’s a wild ride that jumps from being uproariously funny to being heartbreakingly sad without missing a beat. The emotions feel real and are never less than meaningful. In contrast, ...

Win tickets to a very special screening of 1917!

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.   //   At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...

Watch the new trailer for Midway

The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.   //   Midway is directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson. Midway will be ...

Check out the trailer for Official Secrets starring Keira Knightley!

The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. //   But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into ...

Watch the new trailer for 1917, from Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes!

Far from home in a landscape strewn with threats two young soldiers face their darkest fears and embark on a journey behind enemy lines to deliver a message that could not only save their brother, but an entire battalion on the unforgiving fields of war 1917 will be released in Australian cinemas January 16, 2020. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU

Check out this behind the scenes featurette from 1917

“There is no better way to tell this story than with one continuous shot.” Step behind the scenes of 1917 with Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins and the film’s stars. //   At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy ...

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 ...