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‘Lion’ starring Dev Patel is a mighty fine film

Lion | Staring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman | Opens Thursday Jan 19 | ★★★★★ Saroo Brierley’s life makes an incredibly captivating story. Last year I heard Saroo, who was adopted by an Australian couple, talking to Richard Fidler on ABC radio about his journey to find his biological family. It’s one of those tales that […]

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Off to the Movies: The Handmaiden, Equity and more

Planning a trip to the movies? Lezly Herbert’s checked out four great films that are heading to the cinemas this month. The Handmaiden (R) ★★★★★ Directed by Park Chan-wook Sarah Waters’ Victorian tale of lesbian love Fingersmith has been transported to 1930s Korea when it was under Japanese colonial rule. Retaining all the Gothic horror […]

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‘While You Weren’t Looking’ is a celebration of diversity

‘While You Weren’t Looking’ is a celebration of diversity

While You Weren’t Looking Directed by Catherine Steward While Australian is still thinking about making marriage available for all people regardless of sex, South Africa is celebrating its first decade of equality. Set in Cape Town, we meet mixed race lesbian couple Terri (Perronella Tshuma) and Dez (Camilla Waldman) who have been together for twenty […]

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Film Reviews: Chemsex, Finding Dory and more

Chemsex (R) Directed by William Fairman and Max Gogarty ★★★★ This scary British documentary captures footage of gay men who combine psychoactive drugs and multiple-partner sex on London. It is frightening because health issues of unsafe sex with HIV-positive men are disregarded and social media and hook-up sites make it easy to engage in weekend-long […]

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What’s good at the movies?

The First Monday in May (M) Directed by Andrew Rossi The title refers to the annual fundraising gala for the Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Money raised goes to the museum’s costume institute which houses the world’s biggest collection of fashion. Rossi, who shot and edited the breath-taking doco, captures all the behind-the-scenes details as […]

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2014 Spanish Film Festival: Reviews

2014 Spanish Film Festival: Reviews

Interested in 30 of the very best and most recent Spanish and Spanish-speaking Latin American Films? Check out www.spanishfilmfestival.com for details of the Spanish Film Festival which will screen at Cinema Paradiso 6 – 21 May.   Living is Easy With Eyes Closed Directed by David Trueba This sweet story was inspired by a newspaper […]

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