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The franchise that takes jaw-dropping action seriously had lost a bit of its fizz. This one isn't perfect, but it's a welcome course-correction, says Anthony Morris.
Beautifully told and collaboratively made, Cousins is a powerful story of three Māori girls separated by forced assimilation, says reviewer Didi de Graaf.
Directed by Australians and filmed in Guatemala, this low-key documentary explores the psychology of a nightcrawler driven to photograph the city's violent crimes.
An unnecessary but enjoyable Disney origin story owes much to its faux-punk fashion and the duelling stars Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, says Anthony Morris.
Gulpilil takes centre stage one last time in a meditative portrait of one of our most complex, brilliant and important screen performers.
The House of Mouse takes over ACMI so we sent cartoonist Andrew Weldon along to see how it captures the imaginations of young and not-so-young.
Warm, wise and playful, this polished debut features yet another great performance from Noni Hazlehurst, says critic Mel Campbell.
A drunken Australian step-cousin of 1970s European and American cinema, Parish Malfitano's debut is a rich minestrone stew of cinephilic allusions, says Adrian Martin.
Writer Glen Dolman and director Luke Eve use the structure of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl rom-com to tell a story of mental illness, with mixed results, says Mel Campbell.
Billed as the first Asian-Australian rom-com, Joy Hopwood’s ‘Crazy Middle-Class Asians’ bridges a big gap in the industry, says Andy Trieu.
Australia’s Local Hero of the Year Rosemary Kariuki is the centre of this emotional, intimate documentary that shines a light on Sydney’s migrant community, writes Glenn Dunks.
Director Nicole Miller has crafted an affectionate and nostalgic portrait of the Club and its community writes Port Adelaide local, Dr Diana Carroll.
Ironically enough, Ascendant – a film in which a young woman is trapped in an elevator – also has a good film inside it trying to get out, writes Anthony Morris.
A relationship drama plays out with a touch of mystery in the new SBS shortform series set on the wild west coast of Tasmania, says Raveena Grover.
Gathering momentum after a string of glowing international reviews, this little independent film has big impact, says Anthony Morris.
Peter Rabbit 2 wanders further from its charming source material and is an intermittently unpleasant franchise film about the unpleasantness of franchise storytelling.
The first Decadent Edition from Fireflies Press is a beautifully produced and thoughtful essay from a prolific and eloquent critic. Adrian Martin reads closely and enjoys, but wonders at the current tendency for endless digression.
A new Australian documentary about the veteran cycling commentator quietly celebrates both the man and the sport, says Glenn Dunks.
Following in a long tradition of Australian surfing documentaries, Christopher Neilus' film finally puts women at the fore, writes Glenn Dunks.
Firestarter: The story of Bangarra is about to be released in cinemas. Sarah Ward saw it as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival last October.
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