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Watch the teaser trailer for Tár – starring Cate Blanchett!

Widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.   //   Starring Cate Blanchett stars as Lydia Tár, Tár will be released in Australian cinemas early 2023! www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU/

Scandinavian Film Festival: Margrete – Queen of the North Movie Review

With unease just under the surface and enemies all around, Margrete will have to face one of her toughest challenges. A task that will redefine her sense of self and show her ultimate strength and love for her country. A strength that comes at the cost of her feelings of motherhood.   //   When watching a foreign film and recognising few if any of the actors, the ability to get lost in the story is enhanced. There isn’t the distraction of career-established personas to ...

Win tickets to Benediction – in cinemas June 9!

Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon, through the eyes of the revered filmmaker Terence Davies. Sassoon was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. ...

Watch the trailer for Rise, coming soon to Disney+!

Audiences have never seen a story like that of the Antetokounmpos. After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo (Dayo Okeniyi and Yetide Badaki, respectively) struggled to survive and provide for their five children, while living under the daily threat of deportation. With their oldest son still in Nigeria with relatives, the couple were desperate to obtain Greek citizenship but found themselves undermined by a system that blocked them at every turn. When they ...

Father Stu Movie Review

Mark Wahlberg plays Stuart Long, a lad who grew up in Montana and endured more than his fair share of tragedy. He lost his younger brother Stephen at age four to meningococcus and then developed inclusion body myositis, a muscle disorder similar to Lou Gehrig’s disease.   //   He overcame these trials to become a Catholic priest before his death at fifty years of age. The film oversimplifies his life story and removes some of the more outlandish elements in pursuit of ...

Watch the trailer for To Olivia – in Aussie cinemas May 19!

Tragically, their lives are turned upside down by the devastating death of their daughter Olivia and as the couple struggle through the unimaginable loss, their shared grief becomes a source of redemption and strength which changes their lives forever.   //   Set between New York, England and Los Angeles, chronicles Dahl's struggles while writing some of his most famous works and Neal's return to acting and winning an Oscar. To Olivia will be released in Aussie ...

Watch the official trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis

The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people ...

Spencer Movie Review

Things were not helping by her choice of partner. To say Prince Charles came with baggage is a severe understatement. His heart lie elsewhere and the marriage was little more than transactional. Her unhappiness after almost a decade in the circus is palpable in almost every scene. Director Pablo Larraín (Jackie and Ema) and Cinematographer Claire Mathon sell the bleakness with washed-out colours and grey skies.   //   With Hollywood typecasting in full swing, you know ...

House Of Gucci Movie Review

Having caught a documentary before seeing the film on the real-life story that underlines this tale, it only hints at the depravity and manipulation that took place. Everyone has an agenda and they are all completely self-serving. The acting is also gloriously overstated and perfectly suits this fable of overindulgence. Lady Gaga is particularly adaptable at this excess.   //   There is entertainment to be had in several ways. It’s a lot of fun to catch the scenes that ...

King Richard Movie Review

The sisters, both Serena and Venus’ ascendancy into the upper echelon of the tennis world, a world of old money and privilege has been encouraging to behold. Their start in more than humble beginnings only makes their accomplishments more vivid. This film highlights the struggles that the family faced with the entrenched attitudes at the time and the financial hardships as well.   //   Once the sisters’ tennis prowess becomes known outside the local community, the ...