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THE NAKED CITY – LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION – SYDNEY!

Think of some of the classic movie locations of all time and you might immediately recall the mean streets of New York City, the boulevards of Paris or the historic precincts of Rome. All have been the urban film sets of some of cinema’s greatest classics. Sydney, on the other hand, can’t quite match its […]

Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart is an incredibly accurate and heart-wrenching tale of life as a teenager with the chronic illness Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The film revolves around Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse), two teens who both suffer from CF and thus have their lives cross path during one of their many hospital admissions. […]

Greta

Greta is the new name in terror, a character so perversely evil and repugnant that audiences will think twice before befriending middle-aged women again. When 20-something Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz) meets Greta (Isabelle Huppert), a seemingly innocent and lonely woman, a bond develops until Frances makes a discovery which doesn’t just shatter their friendship but threatens […]

King Lear

It's impossible to describe Ian McKellen's performance in the National Theatre's production of King Lear without using an exhaustive list of superlatives. Given his status as an actor, you'd expect him to be amazing but he's beyond that. This movie is a live production that was filmed especially, and so it allows close ups, varied […]

HARMONY

Filmmakers who envisage a dream project, privately finance it and ultimately see their labour of love projected on the big screen must be commended, as to complete this journey has been described by many in the film industry as a miracle. Harmony is proudly all Australian made, with a local cast and ideas born out […]

ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

By Mark Morellini Australia’s international documentary film festival returns for its eighth edition, presenting 38 stimulating feature-length films and 10 shorts from 23 countries. Australia is prominent with a selection of 16 films. Each year this festival grows in popularity, evident from the new partnership Antenna has established with Dendy Newtown, which means that documentary […]

Guilty

Gut-wrenching, devastating and incredibly sad, Guilty re-enacts the final 72-hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, the Bali-9 convicted criminal who became an accomplished artist while in Kerobokan prison.  Myuran was killed in 2015 by a firing squad, along with fellow Australian Andrew Chan, and this documentary is a portrait of a man facing execution, […]

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

A movie about families - made for families! Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation shows Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy Samberg), and the rest of their family, both human and monster, and friends as they take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship. While this holiday was supposed to be a family […]

Brothers’ Nest

The synopsis of this Australian film is quite intriguing – two brothers return to the family homestead out bush with the intention of murdering their step-father and making it look like suicide. The reason for this dastardly act? Their mother is dying of terminal cancer and the property bequeathed to the stepfather will pass onto […]

For The Love Of God

With the tagline “How the Church is better and worse than you ever imagined” you might reasonably expect a rigorous scrutiny and perhaps expose of the good, bad and unholy behind the stained-glass Cathedral windows, but this is basically innocuous proselytising. Some sins of the past - in ancient and recent history - are explored, […]