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Delicious Movie Review

Set in France in the seventeen-eighties right before the Revolution. Fine food was only the privilege of the rich and entitled. It was their way of sharing their status and wealth and as such a quality chef was a prized employee. They also held their job at the whim of their employer.   //   Master chef Pierre Manceron (Grégory Gadebois) has a falling out with his employer, the extremely pretentious Le duc de Chamfort (Benjamin Lavernhe) and leaves his employ. He ends ...

Watch the trailer for The Northman!

An action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.   //   With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe. www.facebook.com/UniversalPicturesAU/

Watch the trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era – in Aussie cinemas March 17, 2022!

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, and new cast members Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West and Jonathan Zaccaï.   //   Downton Abbey: A New Era will be released in Australian cinemas ...

British Film Festival – The War Below Movie Review

The story is built around the actions of William Hawkin (Sam Hazeldine) a family man and miner rejected for active duty due to the early onset of miner’s lung. His shame at not being able to serve drives him and his men to extraordinary lengths in the undertaking. There is also a critical look at the military’s penchant for staid and possessive thought in disregarding these non enlisted men's heroics.   //   Lacking the budget for big set pieces and special effects ...

The Last Duel Movie Review

Matt Damon is Sir Jean de Carrouges, a knight who marries Marguerite (Jodie Comer) to shore up his flagging finances. She soon bears witness to being sexually assaulted by Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver) and sets into motion a conflict between the two former friends that ends in a duel with deadly consequences.   //   Splitting the film into three distinct chapters allow you the viewer to make up your own mind about the events that have occurred and highlights how male and ...

Watch the trailer for Heroic Losers – releasing in Australian cinemas June 10!

The year is 2001, and Argentina is hitting the lowest point in its great depression. His glory days far behind him, retired soccer star Fermín (Darín senior) now runs a service station in a sleepy provincial town. Hoping to pull his family and their community out of decline, Fermín seeks to convert some abandoned grain silos into a viable storage facility. He convinces friends to invest in the cooperative, but is railroaded by a conniving bank manager into placing their cash into a ...

De Gaulle Movie Review

June 1940 saw the threat to France from the Nazi war machine massively escalate and many in the French government thought that capitulating to Hitler was the only way to save the country and its people from almost complete devastation. de Gaulle was in the minority in wanting to present an aggressive and optimistic approach to the battle with the German troops.   //   He believed so strongly, he left his country and young family behind in France as occupational forces ...

Watch the trailer for De Gaulle – in Aussie cinemas May 6!

It is May 1940, where the war between Germany and its neighbours has intensified. Shockingly, the French army collapses, and Hitler seizes Paris. The government is in panic and considers accepting defeat, but recently promoted two-star General Charles de Gaulle (The Translators' Lambert Wilson), wants to change the course of history... His wife, Yvonne (Isabelle Carré), is his first support, but very quickly events spiral out of control and separate them - she and their children set out ...

Retro Movie Review – Robin Hood

Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) is an expert archer in King Richard The Lionheart’s army who becomes disillusioned with some of the things he was forced to do while in battle and when the King is killed, he and his cohorts escape France and return to England. The boys soon arrive in Nottingham, where Robin meets Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett) and joins the town’s battles.   //   The tale of Robin Hood is one of cinema’s most well used story lines and many films and ...

Judas and the Black Messiah Movie Review

As the film’s title suggests, it’s the story of the betrayal and ultimate assassination of Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) who was involved in the Black Panther Party in Chicago in the late sixties. Kaluuya whose acting style thus far has been one of reductionism expands his range to include a role filled with anger and indignation. He delivers his words with an unbridled sense of outrage.   //   At times, the words and emotion are rendered so quickly, it’s hard to ...