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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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Award-winning queer film ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ comes to Stan

Award-winning queer film ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ comes to Stan

An award-winning, critically acclaimed film from director Céline Sciamma has just landed on Stan, exploring the forbidden romance between two women in the late 18th century. French screenwriter and director Céline Sciamma’s body of work focuses on people as they become aware of their sexuality, those moments when sexuality and identity are formed and break free. […]

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Review | Stars dive into fashion history in ‘House of Cardin’

Review | Stars dive into fashion history in ‘House of Cardin’

House of Cardin | Dir: P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes | ★ ★ ★ ★  Millions of people know the iconic label, but few know the man who became the label. This documentary traces the life of Pierre Cardin, the youngest son of Italian- émigré parents who began a career as a tailor in wartime […]

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Review | Shannon Murphy’s ‘Babyteeth’ tells an unlikely love story

Review | Shannon Murphy’s ‘Babyteeth’ tells an unlikely love story

Babyteeth | Dir: Shannon Murphy | ★ ★ ★ ★  Fifteen year-old Milla Finlay (Eliza Scanlen who was in last year’s Little Women after developing her skills in Home and Away) has cancer but she is trying not to let it disrupt her life. She catches the train to her private school and continues produce heavenly music […]

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Review | Cate Blanchett stars in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

Review | Cate Blanchett stars in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

Where’d You Go Bernadette | Dir: Richard Linklater | ★ ★ ★ ★  Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) is a larger-than-life stay at home mum to precocious teenager Bee (Emma Nelson). Married to a relatively quiet software developer Elgie Branch (Billy Crudup), she leads a semi-reclusive life in a rambling decrepit house in Seattle that used to be […]

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Revelation Film Fest announce Black Voices Matter retrospective

Revelation Film Fest announce Black Voices Matter retrospective

Revelation Film Festival have announced a retrospective focus on films that tell Black stories and raise up Black voices from around the world. The Black Voices Matter program will be included as part of Revelation’s inaugural virtual festival Couched, featuring four titles that focus on justice and racial equality. 1978’s Killer of Sheep, and 1983’s My Brother’s […]

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Review | ‘The Booksellers’ documentary is a book lover’s dream

Review | ‘The Booksellers’ documentary is a book lover’s dream

The Booksellers | Dir: WD Young | ★ ★ ★ ★  The internet has certainly impacted on the popularity of books, but the book is not dead. Many people still like the feel and smell of a book, and are proud of their book collections whether the books are mundane or valuable. This documentary starts off at […]

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Check out the trailer for ‘Summer of 85’ from Francois Ozon

Check out the trailer for ‘Summer of 85’ from Francois Ozon

The Cannes Film Festival was cancelled this year, but one of the highly anticipated films of the festival is heading straight to cinemas, it’s the latest film from acclaimed director Francois Ozon. Summer of 85 is a story of friendship and love between two teenage boys at a seaside resort in Normandy in the mid-1980s. […]

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Revelation announce more exciting titles for Couched Film Festival

Revelation announce more exciting titles for Couched Film Festival

Revelation Film Festival have revealed a dozen more titles as part of their inaugural virtual film festival, Couched. Screening from 9th to 19th July, Rev will present 25+ features and documentaries, as well as a selection of short films, Q&A’s and panel discussions. Newly announced titles include Andrey Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer, documenting the life and work […]

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