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Happy End

Selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Happy End is a foreign art house drama written and directed by Austrian Michael Haneke. The film stars Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Franz Rogowski and Toby Jones plus more. The story surrounds a wealthy French family living in Calais. After teenager […]

All The Money In The World

Based on the book Painfully Rich by John Pearson, All The Money In The World is a crime drama that depicts the kidnapping and negotiation of the grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty. With the refusal of cooperation by Getty to pay the ransom, the boy’s mother is joined by the Getty’s advisor, embarking on […]

Breathe

Breathe is a romantic biographical drama and host to the directional debut of Andy Serkis. A labour of love for friend and producer Jonathan Cavendish, whose parents story serves for the basis of the film. Written by William Nicholson, the film stars Andrew Garfield, Clair Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville and many more. Kicking off with the true love story of […]

The Judge

Robert Downey Jr steps out of his multiple franchises (Avengers, Iron Man, Sherlock) for long enough to remind everyone that he has a talent for the serious roles as well as for superheroes. Flexing his chops in this outstanding drama with Robert Duvall is something to behold, the frustration and tension constantly bubbling beneath the […]

Kids acting out? Get them acting

If the kids are proving a handful these school holidays, it might be time to let them loose on the big stage. While sports camps and beach trips are summer holiday staples, the inner west boasts a string of drama workshops for budding thespians and T.V. stars. In Rozelle, the Actors Lounge will run two […]

A PLACE FOR ME

Years after his wife has left him, acclaimed novelist Bill (Greg Kinnear) can’t stop thinking she’s going to walk back in the door at any moment. He fills his time in a “friends with benefits” situation with the married woman down the road, and keeps an eye on his introspective son, Rusty (Nat Wolff) and […]

POLISSE

Polisse is a documentary style drama set in the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the Paris police department, surveying the lives of its members who resemble a self-contained, dysfunctional family unit. The film is written, directed by and stars French actress Maïwenn who plays Melissa, the shy photographer commissioned to document the CPU at work. […]

MOVIE: A SERIOUS MAN

A Serious Man is the newest gem from the Coen brothers. The cast here are not from the usual Coen brothers' stable, instead comprising far more low-profile players dexterously led by Michael Stuhlbarg as feckless physics professor Larry Gopnick. It is 1967 in the American Midwest and Larry is faced with a crisis of faith. His […]