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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
First-time feature maker Boots Riley has created a subversive, surreal, satirical comedy that melds humour with social commentary in its exploration of identity politics and predictions of a future where workers are being sold the benefits of sacrificing individuality and identity to serve corporate interests. In perhaps his best performance since his breakout in Short […]
Those who lament the lack of original movie ideas are probably the same people who shy away from the small, often independently released, films that are so often responsible for delivering the types of stories and characters that do deliver unique perspectives and ideas. One such film definitely worth catching, Lean on Pete is a […]