Review: Sometimes Always Never

Sometimes Always Never is at its best when it stays true to its core. It is a simple narrative. One that is hardly resolved and has no beginning, middle and end in the larger scheme of things. But it is a wonderful character analysis. An amazing exploration of love, despair and hope.

7 June 2019
Review: A Dog’s Way Home

A Dog’s Way Home is a heart-warming film about a rescue pup and her perilous journey home. Whilst the not the most intricate of plot lines, we, the viewers, are blessed with being able to watch a very cute dog on the screen for an hour and a bit.

4 April 2019
Review: Mary Queen of Scots

What is the better way to rule as a woman? That is the question Mary Queen of Scots wishes to answer.

13 March 2019
Movie Awards Season is finally coming to an end

The 91st Academy Awards will take place at midday Melbourne time on Monday the 25th of February. Ahead of the ceremony, Oscar Ragg takes a look at whose proverbial stock is up – and whose is down – following a tumultuous, watershed Awards Season.

23 February 2019
Review: At Eternity’s Gate

In one of the first scenes of At Eternity’s Gate, a weary van Gogh (played by Willem Dafoe) arrives at the French town of Arles. His room, and the landscape surrounding it, has none of the vibrancy or vitality that we associate with his paintings. Instead, the town is established with a shot of a foggy field spotted with dying sunflowers.

18 February 2019
Review: At Eternity’s Gate

At Eternity’s Gate is the latest film inspired by visionary post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh.  It is set in the turbulent last years of van Gogh’s life, as he grapples with mental illness, spirituality and an all-encompassing compulsion to paint the world as he sees it. Director Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) does his best to understand the man behind the icon; to strip away novelty and gaze at the star-crossed van Gogh operating on an alien frequency.

12 February 2019
Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight follow-up is an immaculate, beautifully-wrought adaptation of the great James Baldwin’s novel, and a deeply sincere ode to love in all its forms.

7 February 2019
Review: The Front Runner

The Front Runner – a new film from director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) – examines the increasingly fraught relationship between America’s politicians and its media, using the story of leading presidential candidate Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) and the events that undid his campaign in 1988.

Review: Vox Lux

Natalie Portman stars in a fascinatingly original – though rather uneven – meditation on celebrity, trauma and the unexpected link between pop music and domestic terrorism.

6 February 2019
Review: On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex is a heartfelt tribute to the United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which captures the young woman as a struggling attorney and new mother, explaining how the first Jewish female Supreme Court Justice began her journey.

31 January 2019
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