Following the success of their on-screen partnership in Ruby Sparks, real-life couple Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano have teamed up again to construct something altogether different with Wildlife, a film that tracks the disintegration of a marriage through the eyes of the child caught in the middle. Written and produced by Kazan and Dano, with […]

Laneway Celebration

Looking for a day of free live music, art exhibitions, fashion parades, markets, master classes and an opportunity to explore some of Fortitude Valley’s best kept secrets? If so, the Hidden Lanes Festival in Fortitude Valley should be right up your alley (pun intended). Running tomorrow (Saturday, October 13) from 10.00am, the festival includes performances […]


When it comes to debut films, this is about as good as it gets.  This emotionally powerful and prescient family drama from French director Xavier Legrand should leave you reeling, such is the tension that he draws from a scenario that is, unfortunately, far too familiar for women and children around the world.  Legrand creates […]

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

The pre-release marketing for this movie hinted at something funny and affecting and, whilst that is accurate in that there are a few laughs to be had, this disjointed biopic about Portland-based cartoonist John Callahan, on whose book the film is based, doesn’t generate anywhere near the emotional resonance that might be expected given Callahan’s […]

A Simple Favour

First things first; I need to declare that I really like Anna Kendrick.  I think she is a breath of fresh air in an industry filled with people who take themselves far too seriously. Furthermore, she is obviously talented both as a singer and actress, having secured Academy Award and Tony Award nominations. Yet, despite […]


There will be those wanting you to believe that this sophomore feature from Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) is a profound examination of everything from religion to masculinity to grief and loss, but don’t be fooled by proclamations that Mandy is anything more than a messy, ill-disciplined effort that cleverly combines the pop culture […]

Juliet, Naked

Having carved out a Hollywood career of some 15+ years, actress Rose Byrne probably hasn’t received the credit she deserves. She certainly hasn’t developed the profile that fellow Aussie actresses such as Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Naomi Watts and, more recently, Margot Robbie, currently enjoy, yet she has seamlessly switched between drama (The Place Beyond […]