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The blockbusters fade slightly, while the small arthouse pictures hunt for a core audience to give them word of mouth.
Great songs, inspired performances and a good digital brush-up make this essential for fans, but is it a doco? asks Adrian Martin.
Let's take a punt and name it. The range of new Australian films made over the last couple of years is now a movement, and it is coming together at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Mel Campbell enjoys this female-led teen comedy but questions its laissez-faire moral politics.
Success feeds on success as the pioneering inclusive stores in Hollywood add power and credibility to the movement all the way to the Chinese market.
Mystify travels on a wave of hope, Parasite is doing well, After is a strange fan tribute, and Spiderman dominates all.
From poetry slam to collecting performance art; new funding models in both NSW and VIC, and an upset at the Logies – we look at this week's arts news.
An excellent Australian doco, some weird romance and fests in the West are just some of what's on offer.
Richard Lowenstein's excellent documentary captures his subject’s essence by never quite bringing the man into focus.
Adapted from young adult fan fiction, not much happens in this adolescent love story, yet Adrian Martin finds it weirdly fascinating.
Small pictures including 2040 are doing well, while Toy Story 4 toys with the fate of the whole market.
LGBTIQ communities fight to be seen and to be heard. Can the international film community help?
Korean director Bong Joon-ho is a modern auteur with a wonderful popular touch. Mel Campbell celebrates his cinematic joys.
Audience awards are statistically strange but certainly encapsulate loyalty.
Top End Wedding won't go far beyond $5.1m which is way below the figures for a popular indigenous film of even five years ago. Blockbusters and Netflix continue to attack.
Bill Collins, Mr Movies, was a prince of suburbia who inspired three generations and maybe shifted the direction of Australian cinema.
Indigenous professionals discuss what First Nations leadership looks like, and why it might offer a more viable model for bringing authority to an Indigenous-led centre.
Opinions & Analysis
Besides the new films, fest fever strikes Perth with a Revelation, and four fests exhaust Melbourne audiences in under a month.
This thinly disguised art biopic works directly against the complex ideas of its subject, says Adrian Martin.
A rock solid concept, great production design and expressive performances make this Australian Netflix film well worth your time.
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