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Antenna Documentary Film Festival

An announcement has been made that the anticipated 2020 Antenna Documentary Film Festival unfortunately won’t be returning this year owing to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. However, documentary enthusiasts should be delighted that Antenna Selects will be launched in its place, a specially curated year-round program of some of the highest quality and most insightful […]

Dendy’s leaving Opera Quays

By MAX TILLMAN Dendy Cinemas is giving up its Opera Quays location after twenty years, as the company’s lease on the property won’t be renewed from March 2019. Their last screening will be on Weds 26 Feb. With panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, the site will reopen under new management by larger independent, United Cinemas […]


Back in the 1950s the most exciting thing about your cinema seat was when you flipped it up at a Saturday Matinee to discover a lucky number, redeeming it for an icy pole at the candy bar. These days things are much more sophisticated and the modern movie patron is now wooed with not only […]


The St George Openair Cinema is an annual iconic event. It boasts an alluring program over 34 nights at a uniquely stunning Sydney harbourside location. The 2014 program has a vast selection of movies for all ages and tastes. Art house movies include Enough Said starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, dark comedy August: Osage County, and crime […]


Austenland, directed by Jerusha Hess and based on a novel by Shannon Hale, is a rom-com whose target audience remains unclear. Keri Russell (Felicity) plays Jane, a pert American 30-something, who is a die-hard Austen fan seeking her own Mr Darcy. Jane announces she’s blown her life’s savings for a trip to ‘Austenland’, a UK […]


Maltesers Moonlight Cinema is a popular alternative to traditional cinemas and reopens this summer with an exciting new 2013/14 program. Moviegoers of all ages can watch contemporary, cult and classic features in the park, whilst soaking up the ambience of the gardens. For those who enjoy old favourites there’s no shortage of classics including Dirty […]


Another fine feature from this year's Sydney Latin American Film Festival lineup is Father's Chair, (Brazil), a poignant tale about the emotionally challenging relationships between fathers and their sons. The film opens at an important turning point in the life of a disaffected middle class family, whose fragile bonds are deeply shaken when the 15-year-old […]


The 2013 Spanish Film Festival opens with a gentle comedy, deceptively titled A Gun in Each Hand directed by Cesc Gay, which brings together an ensemble cast of Spain's best and beautiful – including the agreeable Argentinian actor Ricardo Darín. The film is divided into six unique chapters, which are entwined in the finale. In […]


Skunk (Eloise Laurence) is a bright 11-year-old girl, living with her single father and teenage brother in a house at the end of a claustrophobic cul-de-sac in middle England. A Polish live-in au pair plays the role of surrogate mother, whose own turbulent relationship with Mike (Cillian Murphy) - Skunk’s school teacher – is played […]


After a freak accident kills his father, photographer Isaac Raftis (impressively played by Ewen Leslie) travels back to his father’s homeland of Greece to spread his ashes. GFC-adjacent Athens is a turbulent city of riots, turmoil and squalor. Amidst the chaos Isaac has some drug-fuelled, steamy sexual encounters. But his journey is interrupted when he […]