MOVIES

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

FANBOYS

With enough high-wattage cameos to make any fanboy’s heart flutter (William Shatner, Carrie Fisher, Jay and Silent Bob), not to mention the Klingon for, “I'm going to die a virgin,” this is a fun and frivolous ride deep into the heart of dweebiness. (AB)

COCO AVANT CHANEL

Coco Avant Chanel tells the extraordinary rags-to-riches tale about Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel (Audrey Tautou), the impoverished woman who created a fashion empire in a man’s … Read more

WAKE IN FRIGHT

Mateship quickly deteriorates into mayhem in this startling, surreal study of the Australian national character. Originally released in 1971, it has now been remastered and features standout performances by Gary Bond, Jack Thompson and Chips Rafferty. (AB)

SHALL WE KISS?

Writer-director-actor, Emmanuel Mouret’s latest offering is a love story within a love story. Émilie (Julie Gayet) and Gabriel (Michaël Cohen) have a chance meeting that … Read more