The Best of 2018 on Screen

Sure, it is a bit later than usual, but a list of the best movies of any given year is much more credible when delivered in January of the following year than it would be if presented in November (or even earlier in many cases), long before the year in question is even finished. So, […]

The Favourite

Let’s be clear.  Queen Anne is the central character in this latest offering from Yorgos Lanthimos and Olivia Colman is the lead actress. In the midst of awards season, there has been much debate about which of the performers who feature as the three women at the centre of the narrative should be considered (or […]

Cold War

There has been so much praise heaped upon Cold War since its release that I wonder if the hype has elevated the film so much that I was always destined to be underwhelmed. I mean, yes, the rich black and white photography is ravishing, the shot composition is quite sublime at times and even the […]

Vice

With the obvious exception of writer/director Adam McKay, I find it hard to believe that anybody believed a biopic about former US Vice-President Dick Cheney would prove particularly interesting, let alone funny. Then again McKay has a history of making the mundane amusing and, with Vice, he has delivered insight into a notoriously private individual, […]

Colette

Few contemporary actresses seem to possess a penchant for period pieces quite like Keira Knightley. Since appearing as Elizabeth Bennett in the 2005 big screen version of Pride and Prejudice, Knightley has featured in historical dramas such as Atonement (2007), The Duchess (2008) and Anna Karenina (2012), often delivering performances that are singularly better than […]

Live Action Aplenty

Brisbane is always alive with live music and the last few weeks we have captured images from performances by the likes of Ivey, Sahara Beck, Rackett, Stella Donnelly, Dark Fair and Betty Smokes & The Forgetaboudits.          Photos from all of these shows and many more can be viewed here.    

Climax

With the exception of Lars Von Trier, Argentina-born French director Gasper Noé has perhaps been the most controversial filmmaker of the last 15 years or so, delivering polarising, provocative productions such as Irreversible and Love.  Therefore, it goes without saying that his latest release was always going to generate plenty of anticipation and scrutiny. However, […]