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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.
A deeply human love story about a trans deaf man and a queer musician. Naavikaran honours this independent film's ambitions, but questions some casting decisions.
Josh Lawson's time travel rom-com has charming leads and a gripping premise, but Mel Campbell wishes for a riskier script.
An enthralling addition to a new canon of films about historical injustice to our First Peoples, writes Sarah Ward.
Occupation: Rainfall is a blockbuster on a scale rarely seen in local productions, but don't expect all the threads to be tied up by the end credits, writes Anthony Morris.
Tracing a year on the frontline of Australian environmental activism, Sally Ingleton's documentary is most powerful in its portrait of youthful eco-warriors.
Documenting the rise of the legendary Polynesian record label in 90s' and 00's Aotearoa/NZ against a backdrop of racism, this is an important and entertaining film about culture and identity, says Sonja Hammer.
Naomi Watts is compelling in a story of resilience that sticks closely to the true account and to the formula for heartwarming family-friendly fare.
Fans of Jane Harper's blockbuster crime novel won't be disappointed by this faithful big-screen adaptation, but reviewer Mel Campbell wishes it went further.
Highlighting the cultural diversity of Australia’s gold rush years, this is also a well-crafted and highly entertaining genre film.
Documenting the 14-year campaign for women's jobs in Wollongong, Robynne Murphy's film honours dogged perseverance and collective activism.
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.
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.
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