Movies

The Eulogy

Geoffrey Tozer died in 2009, aged 54 and virtually unknown to the wider public. Yet, in the world of classical music, he is regarded as one of the greatest pianists ever born. Tozer was Australian but is probably least known in this country and but for the scathing eulogy delivered by Paul Keating at Tozer’s […]

Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s phenomenally popular TV series, Fleabag began as an equally phenomenally popular one-woman stage show in Britain. Now that live show has now been captured on film as part of the National Theatre Live film series. Part memoir, part stand-up comedy, Fleabag is a brashly candid monologue retelling a particularly eventful chapter in Waller-Bridge’s […]

Birds Of Passage

This culturally diverse epic crime thriller is directed by Ciro Guerra (Embrace Of The Serpent) and details the dark and violent rise of the illegal drug trading in Columbia, from the 1960s through until the 1980s. The film centers on a poor but happy extended family and its reversal in fortunes when a man provides […]

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

This is just one of many juvenile based horror flicks which will hit multiplex cinemas in coming months after the phenomenal success of the IT franchise based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. Inspired by the best-selling series of books, the horror quickly escalates on Halloween night in 1968 when a group of teenagers […]

Ride Like A Girl

When you already know how the story ends yet still grip the seat in suspense during the final scenes, then you know you’re watching a well made film. Rachel Griffiths’ directorial debut is pure eloquence in storytelling. Michelle Payne’s 2015 Melbourne Cup win was remarkable, not only because she was the first female jockey to […]

Ad Astra

Set some time in ‘the near future’ this science fiction film has been described as one of the most realistic films in its genre, with astounding sets and computer-generated imagery. The story surrounds astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) whose father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones) was hailed a legend and the most decorated astronaut who ventured […]

The Brink

It’s unclear what exactly the title refers to, but this insight into the inner realm of Steve Bannon does make you feel like we’re on the edge of a precipice. Alison Klayman goes up close and personal with her lens, trailing Bannon on his quest to unite ultra-conservative, far-right entities across the globe after his […]

Good Boys

The coming of age comedy genre shifts its focus ever-younger with the latest film from a team of producers led by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg. The team’s latest outing Good Boys obviously closely echoes elements of the comedy classic Superbad, but this time a much younger trio is placed at the core of the story. […]

Animals

This is a warts and all depiction of two besties sharing a flat in Dublin, living and loving excessively and… well, the “and” is the problem. We’re taken on a wild ride of boozing, snorting, smoking, sexing, a semi-serious relationship, a tear in the friendship and then to an ambiguous, unsatisfying conclusion. Laura (Holliday Grainger) […]

Angel Of Mine

Audiences who enjoy unsettling psychological thrillers will be at the edge of their seats throughout this well-crafted, sinister and suspenseful Aussie flick which boasts a prominent cast of fine actors. When Lizzie sees a young girl at a birthday party she believes it’s her daughter who presumably perished in a hospital fire many years earlier. […]