MOVIES

MOVIE: TAKING WOODSTOCK

I should preface this by saying that I still hold residual anger that I was born 30 years too late to go to Woodstock. So … Read more

4TH SYDNEY LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Kicking off on September 2nd at the Dendy Opera Quays, the 4th Annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival is a presenting diverse range of … Read more

MOVIE: DANCE FLICK

You know the Wayans brothers, right? Blaxploitation and prosthetic identities, parodies and toilet humour? Well, they’re back, and they’ve brought the next generation of Wayans … Read more

RUSSIAN RESURRECTION 2009 FILM FESTIVAL

Suckle the delights of Mother Russia’s cinematic rebirth at the 2009 Russian film festival,  running for ten days in late August at Paddington’s Chauvel Cinema. … Read more

MOVIE: DISTRICT 9

South African director Neill Blomkamp astounds us with a concept so original, a subtext so thrilling, and an ending so clever that the film’s publicist … Read more

MOVIE: CORALINE

There is no squeak of Disney in this so-called ‘family film’. Darker than the witching hour, with more surreal flourishes than a Dali and a … Read more

MOVIE: CEDAR BOYS

Funny how movies about the western suburbs (Little Fish, West) are rarely screened east of Newtown. Serhat Caradee’s masterful debut is a … Read more

MOVIE: MY SISTER’S KEEPER

For a movie about dying pretty teen (Sofia Vassilieva), this is a curiously dry-eyed affair. Nick Cassavette’s bathos-by-the-bucketload adaption of Jodi Picoult’s novel uses every … Read more

MOVIE: THE LIMITS OF CONTROL

Women with glasses are so cool they have their own porn category. Aficionados of the genre will be well rewarded by Jim Jarmusch’s achingly cool … Read more

MOVIE: CHÉRI

The happiness on Michelle Pfeiffer’s face signals more than post coital glow. That happens quite a lot in Stephen Frears’ witty adaption of Colette’s infamous … Read more