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Moonage Daydream Movie Review

Morgen (Producer of Cobain: Montage of Heck and The Kid Stays in the Picture) continues with his idiosyncratic take on the documentary genre. The story is mostly told in audio clips from Bowie himself and does its best to lay out his artistic vision.   //   It’s interesting how much of a male view this is and gives short shift to the women in his life that helped him at numerous points in his career. Iman barley gets a mention and 'Angie' Angela Barnett not at all. ...

Music is on the menu at Dendy Coorparoo this September and October!

With a mix of nostalgic and recent music woven into multimedia displays, archival and live performance footage, and behind the scenes interviews, these three iconic artists from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, deliver a feast for your ears and eyes. David Bowie illuminates the screen for one last time in Brett Morgan’s Moonage Daydream, a celebratory montage including Bowie’s own experimental video art and painting, movie and stage work. Experience this immersive cinematic and ...

Win tickets to Embrace: Kids – in cinemas September 1!

Body-image advocate Taryn Brumfitt is a best-selling author and speaker, and the film director behind break-out documentary EMBRACE (2016). This time she’s talking to school-aged kids and famous friends about body image, bullying, gender identity, advocacy, representation and more.   //   Featuring Taryn’s network of well-known celebrity friends including Celeste Barber, Jameela Jamil, Electric Fields, along with Chico the family dog, EMBRACE: KIDS brings together ...

Scandinavian Film Festival: Nordic By Nature Movie Review

The restaurant became internationally known when it won its first Michelin star in 2017. It also only serves 30 diners a night but still has nine chefs and five waiters. The film focuses on head chef Poul Andrias Ziska. His views on sourcing and preparing food are informed by the harsh landscape of the Faroe Islands.   //   The film uses an unflinching approach to depicting how Ziska deals with livestock and marine animals. This includes the butchering of a sheep and the ...

Watch the official trailer for The Reason I Jump

The film blends Higashida's revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.   //   Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, ...

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time Movie Review

Arriving over a decade after the author’s passing in 2007 comes writer/producer/documentarian Robert B. Weide’s loving tribute to the man. Known to most through his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weide’s decades-long friendship with Vonnegut gives him a wide-ranged view into his life and times. He provides a warts and all overview.   //   As irreverent as Vonnegut’s books were, Unstuck in Time is a fairly straightforward look at his life. It’s told linearly and ...

Watch the trailer for Moonage Daydream – coming soon to Aussie cinemas

MOONAGE DAYDREAM is not a documentary. It is a genre-defying cinematic experience based on one of the most iconic and global rock stars of all time, destined to be one of the defining cultural moments of the year   //   The film has the full support of Bowie’s estate and features many of his greatest tracks, as well as previously unseen concert footage. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU/

Watch the trailer for The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert, coming to cinemas for limited season from February 10!

“I’m thrilled that the rooftop concert from ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ is going to be experienced in IMAX, on that huge screen,” says director/producer Peter Jackson. “It’s The Beatles’ last concert, and it’s the absolute perfect way to see and hear it.”   //   “Ever since Peter Jackson’s beautiful and illuminating docuseries debuted, we’ve heard non-stop from fans who want to experience its unforgettable rooftop performance in IMAX,” says Megan ...

Watch the trailer for Stray – screening exclusively at Dendy Coorparoo from 25 November!

As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them.   //   Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows ...

British Film Festival – My Father And Me Movie Review

Telling the tale of his father Maurice Broomfield who is now considered one of history's finest industrial photographers, filmmaker Nick Broomfield delivers a brilliant story that works on so many levels. His father vividly recorded the post World War II height of the British industrial age with still photos that are amazing in their technical brilliance and humanist subject matter. These frame the most human of stories, that of father and son.   //   Nick's relationship ...