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Rolling Thunder Revue is a brilliant, mind-bending film about performance and fakery
Martin Scorsese’s new Netflix documentary explores Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour from the 1970s.
Wild Rose and other films about musicians cracking the big time
Audiences will never tire of stories about aspiring musicians trying to crack the big time.
The best and worst musical biopics, from Walk the Line to Jersey Boys
Rocketman is the latest in a long line of films exploring famous musicians.
The Beatles-inspired comedy Yesterday will close this year’s Sydney Film Festival
Good news, Sydney peeps: Yesterday has been announced as the Closing Night Film of this year’s Sydney Film Festival.
Rocketman is a fabulous, glitter glue-bound musical biopic
Elton John’s musical biopic is bold, personal and fabulously entertaining.
Tickets are now on sale to advanced screenings of Rocketman
Before Rocketman’s theatrical release, preview screenings are taking place across Australia on May 25 and May 29.
Fyre Fraud is finally arriving in Australia. Should you bother watching?
Both films are compulsively watchable in a shield your eyes sort of way, appealing to the sadist in all of us.
The King at the movies: films to watch before Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic
Flamboyant Aussie director Baz Luhrmann’s next project is a biopic of Elvis Presley.
Channel Seven will broadcast Fyre Fraud this Sunday night
Finally, four months after premiering in America, FYRE FRAUD is coming to Australia.
First reviews arrive for the ‘standout’ documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence
The reviews have so far been very positive – and claim the film contains new revelations.
There’s a Bob Dylan documentary coming to Netflix, directed by Martin Scorsese
This would not be the first time that the words “fever dream” and “Bob Dylan” have been used in the same sentence.
The KoRn documentary Loud Krazy Love arrives in Australia next month
KoRn fans: listen up, because your week just got more interesting.
Motley Crüe biopic The Dirt captures the ecstatic truth of ‘80s hair metal
Rude, crude, wilfully offensive and shamelessly self-aggrandising.
The long-anticipated documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence will soon arrive in cinemas
This documentary is about a legend, made by a legend.
Bohemian Rhapsody is now the sixth highest grossing film of all time at the Australian box office
Don’t stop it now, because it’s having a good time…
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform Ghostbusters live in concert
There’s something symphony going on in the neighbourhood.
Lords of Chaos revels in the brutality and banality of the early Norwegian black metal scene
Lords of Chaos is a big screen adaptation of the controversial non-fiction book of the same name, revolving around members of the black metal band Mayhem. It is about damaged outcasts doing ugly things, writes critic Travis Johnson. Authenticity is currency in almost any given subculture, but it holds oh so much more value than […]
The best films coming to Netflix, Stan and SBS on Demand in February
Our critic picks the best flicks arriving on streaming platforms in February.
Gunpowder, gelatine and dynamite with a laser beam: a history of Queen at the movies
Queen music has been used in great scenes in many films, from Wayne’s World to Highlander to Shaun of the Dead,
It’s all energy and no feeling in Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody
This famously troubled production reminds us of the difference between energy and feeling.
All of horror maestro John Carpenter’s film scores, ranked from best to worst
He might be known as a master of horror, but John Carpenter’s musical prowess is just as legendary.
Hearts Beat Loud is an inspiring feel-good drama about music and people
What a delightful film. It’s sweet without being saccharine; optimistic without making promises.