Thursday, 23 February 2017
Based on the play written and adapted by the late August Wilson, Fences is a wall-to-wall masterclass in acting, but it can't help feeling a little trapped by the confines of its source material.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Manchester by the Sea is a well-made film filled with touching, human performances - but I really struggled to get swept up in the story.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
First we had Trump’s Mexican wall, now we have Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall – walls are getting a really bad wrap lately, huh?
Monday, 20 February 2017
Making a movie that caters to China isn't just important anymore; it's a necessity. Hollywood is increasingly dependent on capturing this key international market - but it doesn't always get it right.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
A microbudget indie that has leapt from the festival circuit to Oscars frontrunner, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight finally hit Australian shores recently.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Hidden Figures is a bolt out of the blue, a riotous crowd-pleaser that is just too darn good to ignore.
Monday, 6 February 2017
How soon is too soon? That’s the question that will be continually swirling around your head as you watch Patriots Day, the latest ‘based on real events’ film from director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg.
Sunday, 5 February 2017
Nominated for six Academy Awards, Garth Davis' Lion is a tender and moving film that follows the incredible true story of Saroo (Dev Patel), an Australian man who was adopted from the streets of India, who returns to his roots to find a family who have long thought him lost.