film   October 19, 2023

Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese’s latest film is a failure of execution and insight, a revisionist Western that hasn’t resolved its central questions.

film   October 14, 2023

Director and screenwriter Kitty Green

Australian director Kitty Green’s highly anticipated second feature, The Royal Hotel, continues her lifelong quest to challenge imbalances of power.

film   October 7, 2023

A House in Jerusalem

In Muayad Alayan’s moving A House in Jerusalem, showing at the Palestinian Film Festival, the present is haunted by a violent past.

music   September 16, 2023

Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense

Talking Heads’ iconic Stop Making Sense came at a critical juncture of a volatile career. The reissue of the film and album gives us a chance to be stopped in our tracks all over again.

film   September 16, 2023

Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera

La Chimera is a transcendent film that blurs the boundaries of the ancient and the modern and recalls the greatest artists of Italian cinema.

film   September 16, 2023

Director Noora Niasari

Director Noora Niasari’s debut feature film Shayda – Australia’s official nomination for the international Oscar – is driven by dark childhood memories.

film   September 2, 2023

Past Lives

Celine Song’s semi-autobiographical debut feature Past Lives is a profound reflection on loss and love.

film   September 2, 2023

Actor Jason Schwartzman

Since his breakout role in Wes Anderson’s 1998 film Rushmore, Jason Schwartzman has embodied eccentric loners. In Asteroid City, his familiar persona is given its greatest emotional weight.

film   August 12, 2023

Melbourne International Film Festival 2023

The 71st Melbourne International Film Festival delivers a dizzying range of contemporary cinema, with a focus on the spectres of authoritarian repression.

film   July 29, 2023

Directors Danny and Michael Philippou

Twins Danny and Michael Philippou turned down Hollywood so they could make their debut horror feature, Talk to Me, in Adelaide – then Hollywood came knocking.

film   July 26, 2023

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is a cash grab, a corporate rehabilitation and a cinematic triumph.