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The acclaimed Australian documentary [CENSORED] will play in Melbourne with a live jazz band
[CENSORED] is an experimental film will of scenes cut by the censors.
From The Getting of Wisdom to Heartbreak High: Australian school stories on screen
What themes do films and TV shows about school share, and how are Australian stories different?
Storm Boy looks nice but has a plot that could have been lifted from a discarded Lassie script
Hey, at least it’s impressive on a technical level.
The Nick Cave-written Australian western The Proposition is the grim Christmas movie we deserve
Christmas in Australia is an invasive species, like the cane toad and the feral pig.
Ten overlooked Australian films from 2018
Here are 10 Australian films from 2018 that deserved more attention.
The best thing about the new Oz horror film The School is its poster
The creatures in this film look like they’ve come from a low-rent video game.
Sweet Country cleans up at this year’s AACTA Awards
Sweet Country took six awards in total including Best Film and Best Director.
The Coming Back Out Ball Movie is a valuable resource for the Australian queer community
Focusing on the story of elder queer people, this Australia documentary will have great value into the future.
Wayne Blair’s new film Top End Wedding will have its world premiere at Sundance
In the last six years director Wayne Blair’s career has gone from strength to strength.
Joel Edgerton’s gay conversion drama Boy Erased does more than preach to the converted
Edgerton depicts Christian characters in ways that cannot be dismissed as mere caricature.
Watching The Castle on the big screen again proves it’s better than ever
Our critic discovered that the only thing better than watching The Castle is watching The Castle for the millionth time, with a bunch of people who’ve done the same.
The ambitious In Like Flynn fails to replicate the magic of Errol Flynn’s best movies
Only in its score and costume design does this film truly shine.
Win a double pass (and a stubby holder!) to see Australian biker movie 1%
We’ve got five double passes to give away to see the thrilling Australian biker movie 1%, which Flicks critic Blake Howard described as “Sons of Anarchy on Steroids.” We’ll even throw in a free stubby holder for each of the lucky recipients! The film arrives in cinemas nationwide on October 18. Here’s the official synopsis: […]
Harmony proves that you can’t build a supernatural franchise on mood alone
This new film saddles its Aussie cast with unconvincing American accents – but can’t massage a moody sea of clichés into something substantial.
There are high hopes for Australian sci-fi I am Mother, starring Hilary Swank
There are high hopes for this Adelaide-shot thriller, based in a futuristic world where a teenage girl is raised by a robot.
David Stratton’s Story of Australian Cinema has been nominated for an Emmy
Jirga is a mesmerising Afghanistan-set drama exploring the consequences of war
Jirga revisits the cost of war and discusses who is willing to pay for the consequences.
Australian actor and writer Damian Hill has passed away, age 42
Our thoughts and condolences are with Hill’s family during this difficult time.
Interview: Ghosthunter director Ben Lawrence on making a documentary about being haunted by the past
With the enthralling documentary Ghosthunter currently in cinemas, we spoke with the director about his harrowing but healing film.
First look review: Emu Runner is a powerful and poetic Australian drama
Established shorts director Imogen Thomas has made a powerful feature film debut with the minimalist and poetic Emu Runner.
First look review: Hotel Mumbai is a pulse-pounding thriller that will get people talking and thinking
This highly anticipated Australian film about the 2008 Mumbai attack delivers the goods.
Ladies in Black is an exquisitely entertaining story of romance and female empowerment
This is a wonderful and charming film and a classical slice of entertainment.