Rogue One

A story that stands on its own but also connects perfectly with the existing films in the franchise, Rogue One is everything you could want in a Star Wars prequel. Whilst familiarity with the previous films and the broader world(s) in which they are set will give you an added insight and appreciation of what […]

La La Land

It is not surprising to learn that this third feature from Damien Chazelle, and the follow-up to the award-winning Whiplash, is also garnering plenty of critical love because La La Land is like nothing we have seen for quite some time. Filled with song and dance numbers and many moments of mirth, this is a […]

Ali Barter Returns

Having performed at The Zoo during Big Sound two years ago, Ali Barter returned to the same venue on Thursday night (December 15) for a headline show on the back of two strong EP releases and plenty of airplay on Triple J. A combination of catchy pop gems, acoustic balladry and some genuine rock and […]

Personal Shopper

It is certainly hard to categorise the latest film from Olivier Assayas, a most unconventional study of a young American woman living in Europe who works, as the title suggests, as a personal shopper for a celebrity, a job that consists entirely of sourcing suitable clothes – usually on loan – for her employer to […]


The Iranian film industry might be small, and it might be subjected to excessive scrutiny and restrictions at a governmental level, but it certainly punches above its weight when it comes to producing quality cinema. Producing directors such as Jafar Panahi, Abbas Kiorastami, Asghar Farhadi and Reza Mirkarimi, Iran seems a fertile breeding ground for […]