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Review | ‘The Whale’ is a deeply affecting film that will move you

Review | ‘The Whale’ is a deeply affecting film that will move you

The Whale | In cinemas now| Dir: Daren Aronofsky | ★ ★ ★ ★  The film starts with a blank computer screen, before we see students in a Zoom session for a college writing class who joke about their tutor not managing to get his camera to work. Working from his dingy apartment, and unable to leave […]

Review | ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is a bumpy ride

Review | ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is a bumpy ride

What’s Love Got To Do With It? | Dir: Shekhar Kapur | ★ ★ ★ ½  Not to be confused with the film based on the life of Tina Turner, the latest film questioning what love has to do with it is a rom-com. Set in extravagant locations in London and Lahore, there is never a […]

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Jim Parsons and Sally Field star in the comedy ‘Spoiler Alert’

Jim Parsons and Sally Field star in the comedy ‘Spoiler Alert’

Spoiler Alert, a LGBTIQA+ romantic comedy and drama that has Jim Parsons and Sally Field among its cast will be in Australian cinemas on 6th February. The film tells the story of Michael Ausiello, played by Jim Parsons, and his relationship with the handsome Kit Cowan, played by Ben Aldridge. Parson is best known for […]

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M3GAN is a comedic horror that makes us think about what AI is leading to

M3GAN is a comedic horror that makes us think about what AI is leading to

M3GAN | Dir” Gerard Johnstone| In cinemas now | ★ ★ ★ ★ It was German expressionist Fritz Lang’s 1927 black and white science fiction film Metropolis that first introduced a robot with artificial intelligence to the big screen. Since then, there has been a succession of films featuring machines becoming more human, and concentrating on the […]

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Review | Doco revisits scandalous deception at ‘My Old School’

Review | Doco revisits scandalous deception at ‘My Old School’

My Old School | Dir: Jono McLeod | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The official description of this outrageously entertaining documentary reads, “In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years would become the stuff of legend.” Bearsden Academy was in […]

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Review | Spielberg shares love letter to family with ‘The Fabelmans’

Review | Spielberg shares love letter to family with ‘The Fabelmans’

The Fabelmans | Steven Spielberg | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  This mesmerising film is the one that Steven Spielberg has been working on since his parents took him to see Cecile B De Mille’s The Greatest Show on Earth as a six year-old in 1952. It’s the semi-autobiographical origin story of one of the greatest filmmakers, which Spielberg describes […]

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Queer themed play ‘Omar and Dawn’ is being adapted for the screen

Queer themed play ‘Omar and Dawn’ is being adapted for the screen

Queer themed play Omar and Dawn had an acclaimed run in Sydney in 2019, now it’s received funding to be adapted as a feature film. The play is about Omar, a young gay Lebanese Australian, determined not to return to dangerous sex work and life on the streets, is given one last chance in foster care with an […]

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Review | Whitney Houston biopic celebrates love and legacy

Review | Whitney Houston biopic celebrates love and legacy

I Wanna Dance With Somebody | Dir: Kasi Lemmons | ★ ★ ★ ★  American singer Whitney Houston was Dionne Warwick’s cousin and one of her godmothers was Aretha Franklin. To add to the singing pedigree, her gospel-singing mother Cissy used to sing back up for Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin for many years, and later conducted […]

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….And then there was Barbie – trailer for Greta Gerwig’s film gives a tease

….And then there was Barbie – trailer for Greta Gerwig’s film gives a tease

The trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie has arrived and it’s given a tiny tease of how the final film looks. Most of the trailer is taken up with a homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. They highlight that since there’s been little girls there have been dolls, but they used to always almost […]

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Elissa Down to direct new SBS series ‘While the Men Are Away’

Elissa Down to direct new SBS series ‘While the Men Are Away’

Director Elissa Down will helm a new series coming to SBS in 2023. While The Men Are Away is described as an eight-part queer revisionist comedy. The broadcaster announced the director’s involvement and details of the cast ahead of filming commenting. Elissa Down became internationally known in 2008 with her semi-autobiographical film The Black Balloon. The West Australian director […]

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