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Japanese Film Festival 2021

The 25th Japanese Film Festival finally returns and JFF Director Yurika Sugie is excited to bring the latest and greatest Japanese films back to the cinema across the country. “This year, our program tells the stories of those who dare to dream beyond limitations. From overcoming loss to breaking ties with stifling societal expectations JFF […]

Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

After several postponements owing to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, The Scandinavian Film Festival finally returns to cinemas with a program of superb and award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Ten of these films are directed by women and many are Australian premieres. COVID-19 has adversely influenced film production worldwide, but the Scandinavian […]

The Pebble & The Boy

A crowdfunded British comedic coming-of-age drama with a gutsy big heart hits the streaming services and should prove to be satisfying viewing for anybody who enjoys easy-viewing road trip flicks. John’s father who was involved heavily in the mod scene during the 1960s has passed on. As a sign of respect John decides to spread […]

Delightful Documentary ‘Julia’ Looks At The Life Of Julia Child

A delightful documentary that looks at the life and career of Julia Child, an American cooking instructor, author and television personality who was instrumental in introducing Americans to French cooking through her book Mastering The Art Of French Cooking. Born in 1912 to a conservative family, she acquired a job as a top-secret researcher during […]

James Bond has ‘No Time To Die’

Daniel Craig hangs up his tux permanently as his final portrayal of fictional British M16 agent James Bond in the highly anticipated No Time To Die hits cinemas - the 25th film in the franchise. James Bond is retired from his secret agent services until his lover’s life is under threat by a mysterious villain […]

REVIEW: Come From Away

With so many wonderful theatrical productions gracing our stages, there’s a standout that's not only phenomenally successful but receives rave reviews and is adored by audiences worldwide. Come From Away is a startling achievement with unfathomable heart and soul. A high energy musical with occasional heightened emotional intensity that should, surprisingly, have audiences laughing joyfully […]

The ‘Eternals’ Have Arrived, But Have We Seen It All Before

The latest Marvel blockbuster has just hit our screens and in all its grandeur it really feels like we’ve seen it all before. It’s a feast for the senses with high-tech CGI, deafening sound effects, humorous dialogue and an incredible battle finale which won’t disappoint the avid fan base. But is it actually a rehashed […]

68th Sydney Film Festival

After the postponement owing to COVID-19 restrictions in August, the 68th Sydney Film Festival has been scheduled for its long-awaited return in early November. With a program consisting of over 200 films from around the globe, film festival enthusiasts may return to darkened cinemas after a long hiatus or they may also choose to watch […]

REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along

Who would have thought that a musical surrounding the inseparable friendship between three young people working in the world of showbiz could be the best night out in theatre, therapeutic even after three gruelling months at home in lockdown? Mary, Charley and Frank meet and quickly become friends. A wannabe novelist, lyricist and composer respectively, […]

Italian Film Festival Returns To Cinemas In 2021

The highly anticipated Italian Film Festival finally returns to cinemas in Sydney after being shutdown alongside all the arts owing to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Italian film industry has produced quality cinema over the years evident from the fact that Italy has won the most Oscars in the foreign film category. The festival holds the […]