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Review | ‘Cousins’ is a testament to the power of whānau

Review | ‘Cousins’ is a testament to the power of whānau

Cousins | Dir: Ainsley Gardiner & Briar Grace-Smith | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The final scene is the key to this wonderful film, and fortunately I was accompanied by a friend from New Zealand who was able to explain the powerful image of three symbolic colours swirling in the muddy water where three young girls are swimming […]

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Review | ‘Boss Level’ brings video game inspired ‘Groundhog Day’

Review | ‘Boss Level’ brings video game inspired ‘Groundhog Day’

Boss Level | Dir: Joe Carnahan | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  This breath-taking film opens with a computer game selection of Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) against Mr Good Morning. That is the name the flesh-and-blood Roy has given to his opponent that greets him every morning by wanting to hack him up with a machete. Former […]

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Review | ‘Shiva Baby’ at Jewish International Film Festival

Review | ‘Shiva Baby’ at Jewish International Film Festival

Shiva Baby | Dir: Emma Seligman | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The opening scene of this film shows an awkward situation when Danielle (Rachel Sennott) has to remind her sugar daddy Max (Danny Deferrari) to give her money after their sexual encounter. Eager to get away, Danielle is further embarrassed when Max gives her a bracelet […]

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‘Centre of My World’ star Jannik Schümann comes out on Instagram

‘Centre of My World’ star Jannik Schümann comes out on Instagram

German actor Jannik Schümann has introduced his partner to the world, revealing he identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. The 28-year-old posted an image of him embracing his boyfriend Felix Kruck, sharing his relationship with his hundreds of thousands of followers. “I am overwhelmed by all the messages, comments and the love you […]

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Review | ‘Girls Can’t Surf’ expertly highlights fight for equality in sport

Review | ‘Girls Can’t Surf’ expertly highlights fight for equality in sport

Girls Can’t Surf | Dir: Christopher Nelius | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Well, girls and women can surf but that wasn’t the generally held belief in the early 1980s when a group of women decided to take on the male-dominated professional surfing world after being allowed to compete since 1976. Theirs was a fight for inclusion, recognition and […]

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Review | ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ sparks discussion on mental illness

Review | ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ sparks discussion on mental illness

Words on Bathroom Walls | Dir: Thor Freudenthal | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Based on the popular Young Adult novel by Julia Walton and directed by German director Thor Freudenthal who directed The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this PG13 -rated film is moving and cinematically fantastic depiction of a teenager dealing with a mental illness. […]

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Revelation Film Festival’s 2020 program has stories for everyone

Revelation Film Festival’s 2020 program has stories for everyone

After teasing their fabulous program back in October, Revelation Perth International Film Festival have today revealed their full lineup of local, national and international cinema. The festival will open on Wednesday 9th December with Firestarter; The Story Of Bangarra (pictured), a documentary marking the 30th anniversary of Australia’s most iconic dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre. Journey to […]

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Revelation Film Fest offer first taste of upcoming festival

Revelation Film Fest offer first taste of upcoming festival

The 23rd annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival returns this December, with another exciting showcase of local and international content. Rev went digital for the first time this year back in July, debuting the Couched Film Festival for audiences to enjoy from home. Now the team are bringing the physical festival back to Luna Cinemas, […]

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What’s on at this year’s Italian Film Festival at Palace Cinemas

What’s on at this year’s Italian Film Festival at Palace Cinemas

The Italian Film Festival opens on Thursday 1 October with a new live-action version of the classic Pinocchio fairy tale. The traditionally popular festival runs until Wednesday 14 October with screenings at Luna, Luna on SX, Windsor Cinema and Raine Square’s Palace Cinema. To celebrate the 20th anniversary – and in honour of the late […]

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Review | ‘Broken Hearts Gallery’ is a romcom for a new generation

Review | ‘Broken Hearts Gallery’ is a romcom for a new generation

Broken Hearts Gallery | Dir: Natalie Krinsky | ★ ★ ★ ★  Twenty-five year old Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan seems to have taken Hollywood by storm and simply sparkles in this Gen-Y rom-com set in New York. People might recall her standout performances in the 2018 comedy Blockers or last year’s coming-of-age drama Hala. Alongside her is […]

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