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Monica Zanetti’s queer coming out comedy has echoes of Australian high-concept teen classics. It's a refreshing crowd-pleaser, says Glenn Dunks.
Tracing the evolution of a middle-aged housewife into a feminist porn star, this documentary marks the welcome crumbling of divisions between 'amateur' and professional filmmaking, says Adrian Martin.
Never Too Late is packed with a popular local cast. The box office will be a litmus test for a familiar kind of comedy in a very traditional trope.
An excellent cast and surprising scripting make Jeremy Sims' remake of the Icelandic comedy a rare pleasure in Australian cinema, says Anthony Morris.
Packed with New Zealand comedic talent, this character-driven story about impending parenthood is genuinely funny, writes Mel Campbell.
Inspired by real stories, and shot on the streets of Kabul, Granaz Moussavi's quiet, anti-war film left its Adelaide Film Festival audience speechless, writes Travis Akbar.
Writer-director Catherine Dwyer brings to life the rambunctious, contested history of Australian second-wave feminism, says Mel Campbell.
Seth Larney's time travel drama was opening night film at Adelaide Film Festival. Critic Adrian Martin ponders its place within the genre, and its attempts to have it both ways regarding the human perspective.
Created to mark 30 years of the acclaimed Indigenous dance company, Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin's documentary also serves as a moving tribute to the Page brothers, writes film critic Sarah Ward.
Brisbane-based animation company Like a Photon delivers another crowd-pleaser, with Deborah Mailman’s lead voice a real highlight, says Diversity in Australian Media reviewer Naavikaran.
Lovingly capturing its West Australian locations, this Tim Winton adaptation would have worked better with local lead actors, argues Sarah Ward.
Fresh from an Australian premiere at Brisbane International Film Festival, this is an enthralling addition to a new canon of films about historical injustice to our First Peoples, writes Sarah Ward.
A film screening, a follow-up in-depth conversation and a masterclass make for much (remotely experienced) fun.
Avoiding politics and preceding the plague, this wacky reboot is nevertheless a film for this moment, argues Adrian Martin.
John Wood's autobiography is written with great warmth and passion, acknowledging the transitory essence of the theatre world.
Kriv Stenders' insightful and entertaining documentary places Joy McKean in her rightful place centre stage, says Anthony Morris.
Unjo Moon's debut feature has profound affection for its subject but the script could have done so much more, argues Mel Campbell.
Told through songlines and stories, this response to the colonial celebration of Captain Cook is passionate and affirming, writes First Nations author and poet Vika Mana.
It's not breaking ground but this NZ crime caper comedy has charm and energy, and Rebecca Gibney as a great villain.
The made-in-Melbourne tale of terror on the high seas is stronger on atmosphere than genuine fear, but genre fans will enjoy the voyage.
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