film May 14, 2022

After Yang

Kogonada’s science fiction film After Yang is acutely intelligent but ends up infantilising its characters.

film May 7, 2022

Filmmaker Céline Sciamma

Screenwriter and director Céline Sciamma melds the everyday and the miraculous in her latest feature, Petite Maman.

film May 7, 2022

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Drive My Car director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy is a lighter exploration of his abiding obsessions.

film April 23, 2022


Sarah Maldoror’s revolutionary film Sambizanga is a highlight of Cinema Reborn, a festival of past gems.

film April 16, 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once – a serious exploration of a wacky multiverse concept – is an instant classic.

film April 9, 2022

Documenting Hong Kong’s banned revolution

Forbidden in Hong Kong and China, the documentary Revolution of Our Times, about the 2019–2020 protests by Hongkongers for freedom and democracy, is finding a strong audience in Australia.

film April 2, 2022


Disney’s Oscar-winning animation Encanto expertly interrogates the pressure on immigrants to serve communities.

film March 26, 2022

An elegy for the once-great Oscars

The Oscars are outdated and have lost their gloss – even today’s controversies are boring.

film March 5, 2022

The Batman

The Batman – the latest instalment of a rapidly swelling franchise – is long, dark and exhausting.

film February 26, 2022

Director François Ozon

For 25 years French filmmaker François Ozon has explored his fascination with the mysteries of human relationships.

film February 19, 2022

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth highlights how easily human beings can be lured into catastrophic delusion.