Whiplash director Damien Chazelle has sought to deliver a classic Hollywood musical, but La La Land fails to spark.
After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.
Isabelle Huppert’s masterful turn in Elle, Paul Verhoeven’s latest skewering of middle-class concerns, is let down by a psychosexual bent with no convincing basis.
A virtual reality tour with Maralinga survivor Nyarri Nyarri Morgan.
In examining Australian society via a heinous true crime, Joe Cinque’s Consolation forces us to look at ourselves.
Director Ben Wheatley is too faithful to J. G. Ballard’s simplistic prose in High-Rise, missing the opportunity to refine its class politics for the present day.
The reboot of Ghostbusters stifles a group of fine comic actresses with an unadventurous script.
The Australian-born Hollywood producer putting women’s stories at the centre of film and television.
Queen of the Desert plays it safe and fails the story of Gertrude Bell, the pioneering woman who guided the British during the emergence of the modern Middle East.
The Australia Council’s latest funding cuts have further devastated arts companies.
In trying to be everything to everyone, the emasculated thriller Bastille Day typifies the fearful filmmaking of our time.
While there might once have been similarities between Rake's Richard Roxburgh and his dissolute character Cleaver Greene, family has grounded the actor.
As a maker of documentaries, Michael Moore has already formed an opinion, ruining any chance for insight.
Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom on the making of the Everest documentary Sherpa.
Behind the scenes, from The Piano to The Daughter, film producer Jan Chapman is a major figure in Australian cinema.
Stephen Page’s feature film debut, Spear, presents an all-too-rare onscreen examination of Aboriginal masculinity.
Charlotte Rampling, whose best actress Oscar nomination for 45 Years is her first, talks about her personal losses during a life on screen.
After Carol’s tender yet suffocating tale of sexual repression, comes Lenny Abrahamson’s emotionally dishonest Room.
Holding the Man star Ryan Corr is following his success on the big screen with a turn on the stage.
Cate Blanchett talks about her role in Carol and same-sex relationships in cinema.
Family man and Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin made Steve Jobs’ daughter the crux of his forthcoming film about Apple’s co-founder.
A documentary examining Indonesia’s anti-communist purges in the mid-'60s highlights the repression of the nation’s history and its lasting effects.
Influential young director and screenwriter Ryan Coogler on bringing Rocky back to the big screen in Creed.
Actress Mia Wasikowska, star of Crimson Peak, grew up in the gaze of a camera lens, in a family of photographers.
Yorgos Lanthimos’s surrealist film The Lobster, punctures cherished myths about love and marriage in an absurdist alternative universe.
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