Weekend box office: Jurassic World sequel rules the roost


Jurassic World was a box office mega-hit when it opened in Australia in 2015, taking a whopping $16 million. The follow-up, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, ruled its debut week but stopped well short of its predecessor, grossing an estimated $10.26 million over the weekend. Here are the top ten films at the Australian box office […]

Australian refugee documentary Border Politics screening nationwide in July


Australian documentary Border Politics, which explores the harsh treatment of refugees in western democracies, will arrive in cinemas across the country in July. The film’s national release comes after its world premiere at the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival in May. Border Politics was directed by veteran documentary filmmaker Judy Rymer. Its presenter is […]

BlacKkKlansman review: a dangerously funny comedy

Luke BuckmasterReviews

With his racially-charged historical comedy BlacKkKlansman, veteran firebrand filmmaker Spike Lee finds himself in something resembling the political center – at least in relative terms. Adapted from a non-fiction book by Ron Stallworth, the director offsets the gritty texture and hand-trembling impact of his most memorable work (including Do the Right Thing, Clockers and Chi-Raq) with […]

Foxtel to launch Animation Movie Pop-Up Channel for school holidays


If you’re a Foxtel subscriber, a cheap babysitter is on the way for this school holidays. The cable television company will launch a pop-up channel for kids, screening back-to-back animated movies from Saturday July 7 to Sunday July 15. Subscribers to Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum will be tempted to do what any responsible parent would, […]

Weekly box office: Incredibles 2 makes box office history


Incredibles 2 raked in $13.22 million during its opening week, making the film the biggest animated debut in Australian box office history. Not bad, Pixar. Not bad. Here are the top ten films at the box office in Australia (June 14 to June 20). 1. Incredibles 2 $13,222,767 (Walt Disney) 2. Ocean’s 8 $3,527,146 (Roadshow) 3. […]

Nick Cave Week coming to Thornbury Picture House, June 28 to July 5


Nick Cave fans, this is for you. Melbourne’s newest cinema, the boutique Thornbury Picture House (situated on High Street in Thornbury) is running a series of screenings commencing in the last week of June, dedicated to the world-renown Australian artist. The Thornbury Picture House’s ‘Nick Cave Week: A Cinematic Tribute’ comprises four screenings, on June 28, […]

Babies welcome at Hoyts’ Prams at the Pix screenings


Parents of babies know how hard it can be to leave the house, let alone visit the cinema for a couple of hours. Hoyts has addressed this by creating a baby-friendly cinema experience for parents and children, called Prams at the Pix. Tickets are cheap: just $11, with kids under five admitted free. Screenings are […]

Weekend box office: Incredibles 2 soars into first place


Incredibles 2 had a huge opening weekend, soaring into first place with a whopping $10.6 million. The other major opening week title to land in the top five was Tag, hitting third position with $1.12m. Here are last weekend’s top ten performers at the Australian box office. 1. Incredibles 2 (Disney) $10,597,890 2. Ocean’s 8 (Roadshow) […]

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. […]

Warwick Thornton wins the 2018 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award


Acclaimed Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton has been awarded the 2018 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award, distributed at the Closing Night of the 65th Sydney Film Festival. The annual $10,000 cash prize is handed every year to an outstanding NSW-based screen practitioner, whose work “stands for innovation, imagination and impact.” Now in its third year, […]

Wonder Woman 1984: what we know so far


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 […]