The Wachowski sisters’ seminal blockbuster The Matrix paints the human universe as a construct designed to mess with people’s minds, while harvesting their energy to power the machines. Souls are trapped inside a rat-in-maze artificial world, before a messiah channeling the power of the creators arrives to free us from its tyranny. In 1998, one […]
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In the lead-up to Avengers: Infinity War (in cinemas 25 April), Liam Maguren re-watches Iron Man 3.
There’s an inescapable sense of déjà vu in Finding Your Feet, writes Adam Fresco.
There have been lots of Netflix original films released so far in 2018. Critic Luke Buckmaster picks the good, the bad and the awful.
Before the general public even had a chance to look at the new Peter Rabbit movie, news started making the rounds that the titular big-eared rascal had, true to form, been a very naughty bunny. Controversy emerged, propelled by parents upset with a scene reportedly depicting “irresponsible allergy bullying.” They have launched petitions, called for boycotts and created […]
The true knockout stars are Lupita Nyong’o as Wakandan spy Nakia and Danai Gurira as Dora Milaje general Okoye, writes Liam Maguren.
Matt Glasby on the access-all-areas documentary that attempts to get to the bottom of such a confounding man.
“For a film entirely premised around sex, ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ is decidedly unsexy” writes Amanda Robinson.
I don’t know what it feels like to enter a swinging club or a sex on premises venue, or what the standards and protocols are. I imagine, however, it would be a lot like entering a cinema to watch Fifty Shades Freed. One avoids the gaze of others at all costs, speaks only when spoken […]
The beloved and inimitable Bill Murray is on his way to Australia. Maybe not yet, but he soon will be. The Sydney Opera House today announced the legendary actor will be making his “concert hall debut” later this year, with the acclaimed German-American cellist Jan Vogler & Friends. Murray and his muso pals won’t arrive […]
The Perth-shot thriller Hounds of Love was widely regarded as one of the scariest films of 2017. It was a striking debut from Australian writer/director Ben Young, who, it seems, has been pretty busy lately. Young has another scary movie coming up called Extinction, starring Michael Pena as a man who suffers nightmares about losing […]
It’s the stuff dreams are made of. Violent, weird, raunchy dreams that take place in a galaxy far far away. It’s a combination so good none of us even considered it could possibly become a thing. This week Disney announced that the creators of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and DB Weiss, have signed on […]
In the lead-up to Avengers: Infinity War (in cinemas 25 April), Liam Maguren re-watches Captain America: The First Avenger.
Critics can no longer describe a film as “a painting come to life!”
Many years from now, people will still be talking about the fight scenes in Black Panther. Critic Luke Buckmaster explains why
The cult classic Heathers is now thirty years old. To celebrate its anniversary, Palace Cinemas will screen the film in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Set in an Ohio high school, the film is a black comedy about a vicious clique of students, three of them named Heather. The fourth […]
The only thing bigger than its surprise release is how dire it is, writes Luck Buckmaster.
Want to know what films are arriving on Netflix and Stan in February? We’ve got you covered. As usual an assortment of old and new titles are making their way onto the streaming service providers. Some are undisputed classics, while others are recent movies that got torn apart by critics. If you want to watch […]