film

film June 24, 2017

‘A Quiet Passion’ and ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’

A film about Emily Dickinson and a documentary on Whitney Houston may seem worlds apart but both address – with varied success – the notion of divine gifts.

film May 13, 2017

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele’s satirical horror Get Out fails to frighten by addressing America’s race politics on the surface rather than probing its subconscious fears.

film April 15, 2017

Kristen Stewart and Olivier Assayas’s ‘Personal Shopper’

Although at times a slightly confused ghost story, Personal Shopper trades on the talent of Kristen Stewart and her connection with director Olivier Assayas.

music April 29, 2017

Composer and Oscar winner Hans Zimmer finds new audiences

Composer Hans Zimmer’s monumental soundscapes have won him an Oscar for The Lion King and powered Christopher Nolan’s films, but their rapturous reception at rock music festival Coachella took even him by surprise.

film April 8, 2017

Filming ‘Chauka’ at Manus Island's detention facilities

A collaboration between a journalist held on Manus Island and a filmmaker in Holland shows life in detention in all its stark monotony.

dance May 21, 2016

Arts companies hit hard by Australia Council funding cuts

The Australia Council’s latest funding cuts have further devastated arts companies.

film May 14, 2016

Fear and compromise in ‘Bastille Day’

In trying to be everything to everyone, the emasculated thriller Bastille Day typifies the fearful filmmaking of our time.

television May 14, 2016

Rake actor Richard Roxburgh's adult themes

While there might once have been similarities between Rake's Richard Roxburgh and his dissolute character Cleaver Greene, family has grounded the actor.

film April 9, 2016

Michael Moore’s ‘Where to Invade Next’

As a maker of documentaries, Michael Moore has already formed an opinion, ruining any chance for insight.

film March 26, 2016

Jennifer Peedom's 'Sherpa' shows Everest through different eyes

Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom on the making of the Everest documentary Sherpa.

film March 19, 2016

Jan Chapman, producer of 'The Daughter'

Behind the scenes, from The Piano to The Daughter, film producer Jan Chapman is a major figure in Australian cinema.