A Star is Born – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 15, 2018 by  

My rock concert going days may be long over but that didn’t stop shivers down my backbone as the first of many riffs came over the speakers.

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls – film review by Elana Bowman

September 20, 2018 by  

Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) in an old Michigan mansion. Read more

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: a movie review by Elana Bowman

August 31, 2018 by  

Being sent away for being gay? The terrible tragedy is that Cameron does not come out, she is found out at her prom no less by her prom date, and she is sent away post-haste by her very misguided guardians. Read more

You Were Never Really Here: a movie review by Elana Bowman

August 29, 2018 by  

Meet Joe. He carries the darkness within him, so it’s no surprise he is characterised as a slightly overweight, full of scars, totally unkempt, and seems to be falling apart, so he comes across as a lumbering hitman who is tasked with being brutal. Read more

Crazy Rich Asians: a movie by Hila Tsor

August 9, 2018 by  

Highly entertaining and colourful, Crazy Rich Asiansis an Asian-American romantic comedy which follows Rachel (Constance Wu), a smart and beautiful NYU economics professor who accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, and discovers that her boyfriend comes from an extremely wealthy family… Read more

Back to Burgundy – a move review by Roz Tarszisz

July 6, 2018 by  

My French is not that flash but I think the French title –  Ce qui nous lie ­– could have been given a more literary translation. Read more

Foxtrot: a movie review by Hila Tsor

June 12, 2018 by  

I’ve never had a movie make me feel in that same way Foxtrot had. I begun crying 10 minutes into the film, and my tears kept rolling right through till the end. Read more

Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland): a movie review by Ron Jontof-Hutter

May 21, 2018 by  

Sam Garlanski’s film, “Bye Bye Germany“  based on Michel Bergmann’s autobiographical novel is an entertaining addition to Holocaust stories, though this one is set in 1946 Frankfurt. Read more

Breath: a film review by Ben Apfelbaum

May 6, 2018 by  

Simon Baker’s  much-anticipated debut feature BREATH held its Sydney premiere recently at Randwick Ritz. Read more

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

April 30, 2018 by  

The most British thing since the last Lily James Second World War drama, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (hereafter mercifully referred to as ‘Guernsey’) is, thankfully, a great deal better. Read more

I Feel Pretty: a movie review by Hila Tsor

April 19, 2018 by  

We’ve all had it drilled into us that beauty is within, and that you should be confident in your own skin. These cliches lay at the heart of the romantic comedy film ‘I Feel Pretty’ directed by Abbey Kohn and Marc Silverstein. Read more

The Other Side of Hope: a movie review by Hila Tsor

March 26, 2018 by  

For years we’ve been hearing about the conflict in Syria on the news. Read more

Love, Simon…a movie review by Tayla Rosen

March 25, 2018 by  

An inspiring story of love and honesty takes viewers on a journey through a more light-hearted coming out story than previous films of its kind. Read more

The Death of Stalin: a movie review by Tayla Rosen

March 25, 2018 by  

From director Armando Iannucci comes this comedy of cruelty…an avant-garde comic. Read more

La Superba: Nicole Car’s triumph in La Traviata..a review by Victor Grynberg

March 2, 2018 by  

Since the all -conquering Nellie Melba, Australia  has had an enviable record of producing world-class sopranos for over 100 years. Read more

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

February 28, 2018 by  

It takes a classy actress to play a Hollywood legend.  In this biopic, Annette Bening throws herself into the role of fifties movie star Gloria Grahame.

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Game Night: a movie review by Tayla Rosen

February 21, 2018 by  

Having obvious similarities to films such as ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ (2005), ‘Killers’ (2010) and ‘Date Night’ (2010), moviegoers can see a common theme evidently growing in popularity in Hollywood.  Read more

The Shape of Water – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 17, 2018 by  

The story of an amphibious man-like creature is not new. While film making has come a long way since Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) there is still a strong sense of deja vu in this latest offering from Guillermo Del Toro who wrote the story, directed and co-wrote the script.

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Swinging Safari – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 12, 2018 by  

Blasts from the past can be fun.  This latest offering from writer/director Stephan Elliott with lava lamps, high waisted bellbottoms, parents behaving badly and a bunch of feral children looked to be just the ticket for the summer holiday season.

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The Post – a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

January 10, 2018 by  

You could easily think this Pentagon Papers retrospective is a lock for Best Picture. It isn’t. Read more

Breathe – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

December 19, 2017 by  

True stories about people living with great physical difficulties are generally uplifting and this directorial debut from actor Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) is no exception.

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Ferdinand – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

December 12, 2017 by  

If you are looking for some respite from the heat during the l-o-n-g school and kindy holidays, then by all means, take your little ones to this latest animated outing. Just don’t expect anything new.

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Lucky: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

December 4, 2017 by  

The last film yet released starring the late, prolific Harry Dean Stanton, this is one for the fans, and fans alone. Read more

Goodbye Christopher Robin – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

November 22, 2017 by  

To those brought up in the English-speaking world, there was no question that Winnie-the-Pooh was English, but I know two who were shocked to discover on arrival in Australia that he was not actually Hungarian.

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Loving Vincent – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

November 1, 2017 by  

Loving Vincent is a cinematic ode to the paintings of Vincent van Gogh and cannot be compared to anything else.

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Three Summers – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 27, 2017 by  

Writer and director Ben Elton said recently that despite living in Australia for 30 years he is still regarded as a Pom.  While he’s not exactly a new chum, he does bring his British sense of irony and an ability to pinpoint the ridiculous in this very Australian film.

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Suburbicon: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

October 27, 2017 by  

Suburbicon wants you to think it’s another Coen Brothers classic. Written by the redoubtable pair, Grant Heslov, George Clooney and directed by the latter, it may look and feel like their golden era but lands far off the mark. Read more

The Only Living Boy in New York – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 4, 2017 by  

Young man falls in love with older woman, something bound to end in tears especially as the beautiful woman is his father’s mistress.  Read more

Final Portrait – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

October 2, 2017 by  

When American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-famous artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), to sit for a portrait, he accepts.

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Battle of the Sexes: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

September 28, 2017 by  

Sports movies are generally more about sports than not – but this is not a sports movie. Read more

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