MOVIES

A FILM WITH ME IN IT

Think of the blackest black comedy you can, then dip it in tar and paint it black, and you’re getting close to the blackness of … Read more

GOMORRAH

Based on the megaselling non-fiction novel by Roberto Saviano, who has been in police protection as a result since 2006, and directed by Matteo Garrone, Gomorrah surprises with its subtlety and nuanced, multilayered stories, all circling around the organised crime rings of Naples and Caserta. (AB)

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

From the instant his claws come out to gore his murderous father in the Canadian woods of 1845, to the final cold dish he serves to brother Sabretooth, Wolverine’s tale is a classic one; revenge. Join him for some ferocious good fun, sans any meaty character development. (AB)

TULPAN

Tulpan is a stripped back love letter to the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan, punctured with poignant moments of humour and tenderness. Hapless ex-sailor Asa has big dreams of his own jurte … but first he needs a wife, and the only one available doesn’t want him …

FILM FESTIVAL: MESSAGE STICKS

Celebrating its 10th birthday, the Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival returns to Sydney Opera House from May 7-10 with its biggest program yet. Message … Read more

DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION

Forget one ring. In the Dragonball universe, seven balls rules them all. But who will their power fall to; the demon Piccolo or young, electric-haired Goku and his sidekicks Bulma, Chi-Chi and Master Roshi? A light and fluffy adventure that might disappoint diehard fans. (AB)

TENDERNESS

John Polson (Swimfan, Hide and Seek) directs this dark adaptation of Robert Cormier’s novel with a plot similar to Primal Fear. Jon Foster stars … Read more

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS

Based on the Young Adult novel by John Boyne, this story takes its power from the idea that you don’t know what is going on … Read more

PINK PANTHER 2

A sequel to the much-revived Pink Panther series, it traverses the terrain already covered on earlier installments (not to mention that Steve Martin hams it … Read more

STAR TREK

When an old war finally arrives in a neighbouring system, the United Federation of Planets is mobilised to act as protectors and peacekeepers. But when … Read more