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10 films to see at this year’s Sydney Film Festival
From June 8 to 19 Sydney’s 69th festival will bring us the very best, including a Satyajit Ray retrospective.
Spotlight on Alex Garland: sci-fi’s consistently brilliant ideas man
The UK writer-director keeps his horror human, whether he’s speeding up zombies or letting the Sunshine in.
Retrospective: Sam Raimi’s playful, nasty, uncompromising horror Drag Me to Hell
There’s a sense that Raimi’s satisfying himself first, and the film is all the more awesome for it.
13 things to know about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series
Anakin’s return, the “haunting” new score, weird co-star casting: these are the facts you’re looking for.
Leah Purcell on the long journey of The Drover’s Wife – and the political power of the western
From bedtime story to stage to page to screen, Purcell has yearned to tell her Western tale “in a blackfella way”.
Spotlight on Toni Collette: a rare talent with a knack for playing mothers
Whatever the role, whatever the accent, you can bet Toni Collette will be terrific.
Retrospective: Conan The Barbarian is still fantastically barbaric at age 40
Opening with a Nietzsche quote, this patchy 1982 fantasy had its tongue nowhere near its cheek.
What to expect from We Own This City, The Wire creator’s return to Baltimore
Systemic failures, greed and crime go under the spotlight in this true-story limited series.
Best new movies and TV series on BINGE: May 2022
Your jam-packed guide to everything landing on BINGE this month.
The 25 best sci-fi movies on Disney+ Australia
Some of the highest-grossing movies ever sit alongside forgotten cult classics from another world.
7 TV shows arriving in May that we’re excited about
Portals, monsters, and murders lurk in unsuspecting backyards, but don’t worry: a Jedi knight is here to save us.
Alex Proyas unloads: working on Gods of Egypt was ‘fucking horrible’ and superhero movies are ‘baby food’
We talk to the legendary director – who doesn’t hold back on what working in Hollywood is like.
12 mad things to know about Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness
Nothing can prepare you for Doc Steve’s psychedelic descent into madness—but this list is at least going to try.
Best new movies and TV series on Amazon Prime Video Australia: May 2022
Your guide to everything landing on Amazon Prime this month.
Spotlight on Elisabeth Moss: the ferocious face of peak TV for a reason
The Mad Men actress brings a sense of modernity to any time period in which she appears.
Best new movies and TV series on Stan: May 2022
Your jam-packed guide to everything landing on Stan this month.
Best new movies and TV series on Disney+ Australia: May 2022
Wanna know what’s coming to the House of Mouse this month? Here’s your guide.
8 movies arriving in cinemas in May that we’re excited about
May this month bring you fire-starting, burger-flipping, wife-droving (??) cinema bliss.
Retrospective: The King of Comedy turns a cruel mirror on those who idolise Travis Bickle
Martin Scorsese’s 1981 classic realises the same social critique as Taxi Driver, but with a new incisive clarity.
Best new movies and TV series on Netflix Australia: May 2022
Your jam-packed guide to everything landing on Netflix Australia this month.
Retrospective: Bram Stoker’s Dracula still pierces the heart, gothic in every sense
On its 30th anniversary, Francis Ford Coppola’s transcendent romantic horror remains an immortal love story.