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Film Review: Ladies in Black

This comedic/dramatic character piece is drawn from Madeleine St. John’s 1993 novel, and features fine performances from a lovely cast while it paints a picture…

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Film Review: Searching

This suspense thriller from co-writer/director Aneesh Chaganty and key producer Timur Bekmambetov plays out entirely on screens (PCs, phones and perhaps TVs), a…

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Film Review: Beast

The feature début from Michael Pearce is an ambitious psychological drama with a dangerous edge that falls apart a little into the final act, yet the performanc…

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Film Review: The Merger

This annoying Australian comedy drawn from star comedian Damian Callinan’s solo show and personal experience is a forced would-be charmer where character is awk…

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Film Review: Rabbit

Writer/director Luke Shanahan’s feature début is an ambitious if messy mish-mash of genres and styles with a strong performance by star Adelaide Clemens and som…

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Film Review: The Second

Mairi Cameron’s feature debut is a pretentious psychodrama with a strong cast struggling to sex it up and a sneaking suspicion that we’re all being infuri…

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Film Review: The Insult

The latest from co-writer/director Ziad Doueiri is a vaguely overlong, yet still sometimes scorchingly powerful, legal drama obviously intended as a bold politi…

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Film Review: Crazy Rich Asians

This filming of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel by director John M. Chu features glitzy detail, pleasing comedy and amiably broad performances propping up a very famili…

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Film Review: Book Club

This cheesy comedic drama offers a fine cast of getting-on stars all trying hard to make the thing work, and yet Bill Holderman’s feature début will prove too d…

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Film Review: West of Sunshine

Jason Raftopoulos’ inner-Melbourne shot drama is obviously made on a low budget yet this gives it a pleasingly raw Aussie realism that’s complemented by a mostl…

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Film Review: C’est La Vie

Best-known internationally for the huge French hit The Intouchables, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s (writers and directors) latest lacks that one’s social …

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Film Review: Submergence

While the stars work hard in Submergence, Wim Wenders’s latest film is a strange, disappointing and pretentious drama.…

FILM Review Blackkklansman

Film Review: BlackKklansman

In recent years the prolific Spike Lee’s output has mostly passed under the radar in Australia. That will change thanks to BlacKkKlansman, one of his wildest, a…

FILM Review - On Chesil Beach

Film Review: On Chesil Beach

After several false starts, Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize-nominated 2007 novella finally makes it to the big screen with director Dominic Cooke at the the helm.…

Film Review: Summer 1993

A Catalonian summer viewed from the perspective of a six year old girl, writer/director Carla Simón’s first feature is an autobiographical character piece…

Film Review: The Wife

Director Björn Runge makes his English-language debut with a memorable adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel, but this film belongs to Glenn Close who d…

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Film Review: Beirut

Jon Hamm has his most challenging role pretty much ever in director Brad Anderson’s harsh, espionage-type dramatic thriller, and he’s helped by pro screenwriter…

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Film Review: The Breaker Upperers

Hailing from co-writers, co-directors and co-stars Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek, this is a sharp but sweet character comedy influenced by their longtime p…

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