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Singing the praises of the original West Side Story, one of the great films of all time
An eminently rewatchable movie that positively explodes with emotion. Even if you don’t like musicals.
Before The Great, there was Marie Antoinette – ignore 2006’s reviews, it’s pretty great too
Sofia Coppola’s film holds up remarkably well, so why people get it so wrong back in 2006?
Get back to Yellow Submarine, the Beatles’ tripped-out animated classic
And a one and a two and a three: “Lucy in the sskkkkyyyy with diaaammmonndddsss!”
Women’s desire propels Jane Campion’s underrated erotic thriller In the Cut
Maligned upon release, the Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo pic deserves your reappraisal.
Revisiting the lovely, life-affirming pleasures of Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s sugary rom-com is especially tasty in the wake of social distancing and a culture obsessed with nostalgia.
You’re god-dern right: a Laura Dern retrospective comes to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra
Wild At Heart: The Films of Laura Dern shows off the actor’s amazing range, to celebrate the release of a book on Inland Empire.
The Curious Case of David Fincher’s oddest (and most oddly affecting) film
With M. Night Shyamalan’s Old hitting home release, we look back at a misunderstood meditation on time, loss, and love.
Scream started a conversation 25 years ago – and horror fans are still talking
What’s your favourite scary movie…about scary movies? Let’s go deeper into this densely metatextual slasher franchise.
Revisiting Ridley Scott’s stunning 1977 debut The Duellists
The Last Duel arrives forty four years after Scott’s similarly-titled, exceptionally strong debut.
I Scream, you Scream, we all Scream for the top 5 nineties slasher movies
We’re celebrating Prime Video’s I Know What You Did Last Summer series by looking back at the absolute best tales of teen terror.
In the age of augmented reality, cult classic They Live is an even wilder film to rewatch
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
From True Lies to Solaris: the top 5 American adaptations of European movies
You may know these ace Hollywood remakes better than their Russian/French/Norwegian originals.
A Nicole retrospective, coming to Melbourne and Sydney? You’ve gotta be KIDding, MAN!
One of our greatest acting exports is getting a glorious 13-film program dedicated to her best screen work.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a perfect sequel
A robust critical analysis that no-one asked for.
Wim Wenders Weekend coming to Sydney’s Golden Age cinema
A gorgeous new restoration of Wings of Desire is at the centre of a ‘Wim Wenders Weekend’ coming to Sydney’s Golden Age Cinema.
This Saturday Adelaide’s Mercury Cinema is playing silent classics with live scores
Adelaide folk are in for a treat, with silent era classics set to be performed by live musicians.