Every Pixar short film, ranked from worst to best

Sarah WardFeatures

When Pixar’s Coco reached cinemas late in 2017, it gifted audiences with another of the studio’s typically engaging animated treats — but, for the first few weeks of the movie’s release, it also gave viewers a shock. In a departure from the studio’s usual routine, the movie wasn’t accompanied by an original Pixar short film. […]

Wonder Woman 1984: what we know so far

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Wonder Woman fans, rejoice! The highly anticipated sequel to last year’s massively successful DC blockbuster kicked off production this week, reuniting star Gal Gadot with director Patty Jenkins. The cameras have started rolling and the first pics from the set emerged, including the one above. If that image looks very 80s, it’s because this movie […]

The female superhero has risen, and she’s not leaving anytime soon

Maria LewisFeatures

The superhero landscape has changed. Women are (finally!) storming the gates. Best-selling author and cultural commentator Maria Lewis explains how we got here, and exciting things in store for the future. When discussing the rise of the female superhero, men are always surprised. ‘Oh, but Elektra and Catwoman were such disasters at the box office,’ […]

10 films to see at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

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The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF) runs from July 6 to July 14, screening a wide range of local and international productions. The films, which include short and full-length features, will play at Melbourne venues including Cinema Nova, The Backlot Studios and Fitzroy’s Long Play Cinema. There are a huge amount of titles on the […]

10 critically acclaimed sci-fi films to watch on Netflix

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With so much new content appearing every week on Netflix, it can be hard to keep track of what to watch. Fans of science fiction can sit back and relax, because we’ve done the work for you. We’ve combed through the archive and found 10 great, critically acclaimed sci-fi movies. These are perfect choices for […]

Why Joaquin Phoenix is the greatest actor of his generation

Luke BuckmasterFeatures

In her review of Casablanca, the great American film critic Pauline Kael wrote the following about Humphrey Bogart: “There isn’t an actor in American films today with anything like his assurance, his magnetism, or his style.” The same can be said of Joaquin Phoenix. The 43-year-old, Puerto Rico-born actor’s intensely focused and gravitas-oozing presence is […]

Five things we learned from The Predator trailer

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The trailer for director Shane Black’s highly anticipated Predator sequel, The Predator, has arrived. It’s only 94 seconds, but there’s quite a bit to unpack.  Here are five things we learned. 1) A kid appears to initiate an alien invasion The trailer begins on Halloween night, with kids walking around in costumes. It ventures inside […]

Is Richard Linklater one of the best American film directors?

Luke BuckmasterFeatures

It’s rare for even the greatest directors to make several great films in a row. I recently rewatched director William Friedkin’s thrilling, grungy 1971 police classic The French Connection, the first in a helluva trifecta for the director – who followed it up with The Exorcist (1973) and Sorcerer (1977). That kind of hat trick […]