MOVIES

INKHEART

  Inkheart is based on the successful book by Cornelia Funke, which revels in the power of storytelling. Brendan Fraser stars as Mo ‘Silvertongue’ Folchart, who … Read more

FILM SERIES: THE VIEW FROM ELSEWHERE

Since April 2008, the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation has been showing works by artists from Asia, the Pacific and Australia through exhibitions and projects not … Read more

I LOVE YOU, MAN

Frequently touching, sporadically lewd and very amusing, I Love You, Man is a fresh addition to the staid romantic comedy genre.  The film starts with … Read more

SUMMER HOURS

Summer Hours is a French film that explores relationships, globalisation and cultural memory through the story of three siblings and their mothers’ house. Like a … Read more

BOTTLE SHOCK

In 1976, a British wine-seller in Paris turned the wine world on its head when he organised a competition between French and American producers. The … Read more

GOOD

Based on an acclaimed 1981 play by C.P. Taylor, Good follows a simpering, softly-spoken intellectual (Viggo Mortensen) as he navigates the moral marshiness of Nazi Germany. It is morally ambiguous and ultimately, leaves you feeling equally ambiguous about it. (AB)

FRIDAY THE 13TH

The latest skinny-dip into Crystal Lake finds a new batch of irritating, sexed-up teens to terminate. And mummy’s boy Jason is up to the challenge, slashing his way through scenes packed with boobs, Southern-fried yokels, twangy dialogue and plenty of b-l-o-o-d. As a rehash, it ticks all the boxes. (AB)

MOVIE: DUPLICITY

Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star in this puzzling, romantic comedy thriller about two former spies who work together as spurious, undercover agents-turned-moles in rival … Read more

MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX

This new Australian film documents the life of a young family over the period of a year, as they struggle with children, religion, money, health … Read more

DEAN SPANLEY

Dean Spanley is a curious and eccentric tale about family relations, the human heart and the ‘transmigration of souls’. Set in late Edwardian England, tension … Read more