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

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

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

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

Silence – a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

February 12, 2017 by  

Silence is about as far as you’ll get from Hollywood fare in a February release from an A-list director. Read more

Hidden Figures: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

February 10, 2017 by  

Taking the top spot on opening, Hidden Figures, one of several Best Picture nominees and popular releases depicting historical racial tensions in the United States, hits a chord to which many of its more dramatic counterparts never come close. Read more

Mahana: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

November 29, 2016 by  

When I spoke with Mahana Director Lee Tamahori earlier this week he told me that westerns were a dead genre. Mahana may not be a western, but the genre’s spirit is alive and well in the accomplished Director’s confronting and visually rapturous thriller. Read more

Hell or High Water: a movie review from Glen Falkenstein

October 20, 2016 by  

It takes a lot to outdo Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine, even in the latter’s best performance to date. Ben Foster (Inferno, 3:10 to Yuma) does just that, and he’s a sight to behold. Read more

Café Society: A movie review from Glen Falkenstein

October 12, 2016 by  

Jesse Eisenberg, in a role Director Woody Allen would no doubt have played himself were he 40 years younger, moves to Hollywood in the guise of New York-native Bobby to work for his studio-heavyweight uncle Phil (Steve Carell), only to fall for Phil’s secretary Vonnie (Kristen Stewart). Read more

Meet the Tropfest 2016 winner

February 17, 2016 by  

Spencer Susser has taken out the top prize at the Tropfest short film festival in Sydney  for his stop-motion comedy Shiny alongside filmmaking partner Daniel Cloud-Campos. He sat down to share his thoughts on the importance of the festival, producing a winning short and where the Australian film industry is right now. Read more

Polish-Jewish Dialogue Leader visits Sydney

November 25, 2015 by  

Polish political leader and trailblazer in Polish-Jewish dialogue Andrzej Folwarczny visited Australia this week to share his experiences in raising awareness of the Jewish heritage of Polish towns, cities, and communities. Read more

Riot at Sydney University

March 12, 2015 by  

Protesters have  disrupted a lecture, fighting with security guards, at the University of Sydney. Read more