film December 4, 2021

Actor Timothée Chalamet

For his leading role in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Timothée Chalamet has been charged with ‘saving the film industry’, but he wears the mantle modestly.

film November 27, 2021


Julia Ducournau’s Palme D’Or-winning film Titane gives horror a high-octane twist.

film November 20, 2021

The chilling effect of film censorship in Hong Kong

New film censorship guidelines in Hong Kong, released this month, will have a chilling effect on a once-vibrant industry.

film November 20, 2021

The Power of the Dog

Flawed but utterly mesmerising, Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog demonstrates her mastery of filmmaking.

dance November 20, 2021

2022 Sydney Festival director Olivia Ansell

Sydney Festival’s new director, Olivia Ansell, wants to remind the city of its unruly histories.

film September 4, 2021

The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad – an update of 2016’s notorious stinker Suicide Squad – is an unexpected delight.

film August 28, 2021


Despite a promising beginning, Leos Carax’s Annette becomes a jumble of styles that falls back on stale, melodramatic tropes.

film August 21, 2021

MIFF Play: Days and Pickpocket

Pickpocket and Days on MIFF Play highlight the very different talents of two major Asian directors.

film August 14, 2021

MIFF play along at home

The Melbourne International Film Festival’s streaming program – brought to the fore under lockdown – boasts unexpected gems.

film August 7, 2021

Gonzo director and actor Dasha Nekrasova

Director, podcaster and Succession cast member Dasha Nekrasova’s debut film is a genre mash-up that reflects the hallucinatory age of conspiracy theories.

film July 31, 2021

Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman

The work of legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman draws its major inspiration from literature.