MOVIES

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

MOVIE: RED CLIFF

Some time during the 133 minutes of John Woo’s hugely extravagant epic, you may wonder why one of the 800,000 men in a Chinese army … Read more

MOVIE: MY FRIENDS, MY LOVES

For reasons no-one quite understands, modern romantic comedies quite often now involve two non-gay men, the so-called “bromance”. In this case French bookseller Mathias (Vincent … Read more

MOVIE: BRÜNO

Brüno is Borat is Ali G – similar shtick delivered by different characters. Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest offering is the flamboyantly gay Austrian reporter, Brüno. … Read more

POPCORN TAXI

BY RUSSELL EDWARDS Sydney lacks a permanent home where hard-core cinema lovers and film makers can gather, but it does have Popcorn Taxi. Founded … Read more

DISGRACE

Dissolute literature prof David Lurie (John Malkovich) has a taste for young African women, which gets him sacked from his Cape Town uni. He visits … Read more