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Readers: 135257
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Articles: 179
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My WeekendNotes - 179
There's a lot to like in Stars at Noon, a steamy romantic drama set in Nicaragua from French director Claire Denis. Desp... [more]
Playing as part of the Palestinian Film Festival, director Maha Haj's Mediterranean Fever is a clever and compelling dra... [more]
02/11/2022 - 20/11/2022
With his booming serve, on-court agility and inventive stroke play, John McEnroe was one of the greatest men's tennis pl... [more]
What things are unmistakably British? That's the ambitious question filmmaker Frank Mannion seeks to answer in his new d... [more]
19/10/2022 - 16/11/2022
A stylish and entertaining police procedural set in the shadow of the French Alps, writer-director Dominik Moll's The Ni... [more]
An impending hurricane is the excuse for the party which kicks off director Halina Reijin's slasher-comedy Bodies Bodies... [more]
Returning to his hometown of Naples after a 40-year absence, businessman Felice Lasco (played by Pierfrancesco Favino) f... [more]
13/09/2022 - 12/10/2022
Screening as part of the Irish Film Festival, The Quiet Girl is a gloriously beautiful film set in the Irish countryside... [more]
25/08/2022 - 16/10/2022
The vast and beautiful Moroccan desert serves as the exotic backdrop to The Forgiven, the new film by director John Mich... [more]
Danish director Annette K. Olesen brings to the screen five short stories in her ambitious film A Matter of Trust. Thoug... [more]
12/07/2022 - 10/08/2022
In snow-blanketed Reykjavik, Saga (Anita Briem) is accompanying her six-year-old son Ivar (played by Benjamín Árni Daðas... [more]
12/07/2022 - 10/08/2022
Director Lisa Hurwitz's entertaining documentary centres on a quirky slice of last-century Americana. Horn & Hardart Aut... [more]
01/07/2022 - 31/07/2022
Ikeshima is a small speck of an island off the coast of Kyushu. For about fifty years, a coal mine on the island operate... [more]
01/07/2022 - 31/07/2022
Rahim (Amir Jadidi) is a divorced father on a two-day release from prison. He's doing time for failing to pay a debt (th... [more]
Scientist Franz Walter (Lars Eidinger) is preparing to leave for Africa when he is promised a plum university post. But ... [more]
24/05/2022 - 22/06/2022
Screening as part of the German Film Festival, The Path follows 12-year-old Rolf (Julius Weckauf) and his father Ludwig ... [more]
24/05/2022 - 22/06/2022
Following on from her magnificent 2019 film Portrait of a Lady on Fire, French writer/director Celine Sciamma's new movi... [more]
The debut feature film from director Macarena Astorga, The House of Snails follows writer Antonio (Javier Ray) as he tem... [more]
19/04/2022 - 15/05/2022
Playing as part of the Moro Spanish Film Festival, 9 is a drama seeking to peel back the layers behind sporting success.... [more]
19/04/2022 - 15/05/2022
French Director Mia Hansen-Love's dazzling new film follows two screenwriters as they retreat to the island of Faro in t... [more]
When Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen set out to chronicle the amazing life story of his friend Amin (his name has... [more]
Liam Neeson finds himself in familiar territory playing FBI agent Travis Black in Blacklight. The premise is that Black ... [more]
In 2015, a waitress and part-time stripper from Detroit named Aziah 'Zola' Wells took to Twitter to tell a story. It all... [more]
When Julia Child first appeared on US television in the 1960s, a staple of American dinner parties was fried Spam topped... [more]
Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time was one of the fastest-selling tickets at the Melbourne Intern... [more]
Deep in the Oregon wild, Robin (Nicolas Cage) lives a solitary, off-the-grid existence. His only company is a pig. A tru... [more]
Dash Snow's ascent through New York's art scene was swift. A teenage graffiti artist in the early 1990s, a decade later ... [more]
09/09/2021 - 26/09/2021
The rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has been the surprising financial story of the past decade. Melding tech ... [more]
01/07/2021 - 31/07/2021
Judson Studios is a fifth-generation, family-owned business, one of the few companies in the world dedicated to designin... [more]
01/07/2021 - 31/07/2021
Herself opens with a shocking scene of domestic violence. Mother of two Sandra (Claire Dunne) is confronted and assaulte... [more]
There are people with amazing jobs. Jobs you didn't know existed. In Perfumes, Emmanuelle Devos plays Anne Walberg and s... [more]
The Mole Agent takes use inside a nursing home in Chile. The home is under scrutiny because there are fears the resident... [more]
The early 1990s heralded a new and exciting dawn for South Africa. The world watched as Nelson Mandela was released from... [more]
12/05/2021 - 24/05/2021
Influence tells the story of Tim Bell, an English advertising executive who founded the public relations firm Bell Potti... [more]
12/05/2021 - 24/05/2021
In their sixties and still very much in love, long-time couple Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci) start up the... [more]
Set in Amsterdam following the end of World War II, The Last Vermeer is based on the true story of Dutch art dealer Hans... [more]
French director Florian Zeller's gripping new movie (based on his 2012 play of the same name) is about a man suffering t... [more]
Set over the course of 24 hours, Night Shift follows three Parisian police officers as they volunteer for a seemingly ro... [more]
02/03/2021 - 20/04/2021
The addition of five Alfred Hitchcock films to streaming service Stan offers a great introduction to the master of suspe... [more]
Stan's vast library of over a thousand films offers something for every movie lover. But such a large selection necessar... [more]
Scrolling through Netflix's catalogue can often be mind-numbing - the array of things to watch on the streaming service ... [more]
SBS On Demand's vast library of world movies gets better and better. In a previous post I highlighted seven must-sees, b... [more]
It won't be long before cinemas across the country can once again welcome patrons back. But until then, movie lovers wil... [more]
The long-lasting trauma of war is the theme of director Ben Lawrence's new film Hearts and Bones (which was slated to o... [more]
The popular free film series at the Art Gallery of NSW begins a new season this Autumn. Titled Flim-flam, the series exp... [more]
04/03/2020 - 22/03/2020
It would be hard to lead a normal life and be a child actor. And it certainly wasn't a normal life for Shia LaBeouf, who... [more]
Set in the backblocks of rural North Carolina, The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of a down on his luck fisherman ... [more]
One of the earliest chapters in the #MeToo movement was the spectacular fall of Roger Ailes. A hugely influential figure... [more]
The murder-mystery story, where a clever detective seeks out clues and eliminates suspects until a guilty perpetrator is... [more]
It sounds pleasant enough. A rented seaside mansion. Long-lost family members reunited. Plenty of food and drink. New Ye... [more]
29/10/2019 - 24/11/2019
It's been ten years since Zombieland, the comedy that delightfully mocked Hollywood's living-dead genre, appeared in the... [more]
In Castel Volturno, a bleak area north of Naples, the buildings are crumbling and the beaches are strewn with garbage. T... [more]
17/09/2019 - 16/10/2019
Quentin Tarantino's much anticipated new film is a dreamy love letter. The recipients of the director's adoration are th... [more]
Several decades after he was forced to spend a Saturday at the library in The Breakfast Club, Emilio Estevez is now sing... [more]
Karin (Matleena Kuusniemi) is a talented and famous violinist. She's travelled the world performing for adoring audience... [more]
09/07/2019 - 07/08/2019
South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's remarkable new film, recently awarded the Palme d'Or at Cannes, is a funny, surpris... [more]
Lola (Valerie Pachner) is an overworked corporate consultant. She's based in Vienna, but is rarely there; she's more lik... [more]
21/05/2019 - 12/06/2019
Dig a narrow tunnel for a fibre-optic cable - in a straight line - from a data exchange in Kansas to New Jersey. That's ... [more]
It can take a long time to make a movie. That's especially the case with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Terry Gilliam's... [more]
History is full of untold stories. And in British director Amma Asante's latest film, a little-known aspect of World War... [more]
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