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Partisan

On the outskirts of a non-specific Eastern European town, where rundown slums and decaying architecture set a semi-post-apocalyptic scene, a concealed door i...

Appropriate Behaviour

We've all been there. You're in your twenties, you're in love, and when you decide to finally call it quits, all you're left with is a hefty ...

Should you subscribe to Netflix Australia?

SIGNING UP: OK, so I sign up. I'm told I get one free month, and every month after that is $11.95 (because I want HD quality). “Don't worry yo...

Of Men and War

Just off the highway on a quiet bit of property in Yountville, California, residents of The Pathway Home tour the walking trails as the sun rises, and play b...

Clouds of Sils Maria

Though there are many clouds hovering above the Swiss township of Sils Maria, it's the Maloja Snake that the region is famous for. Blink (or, more likely...

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Have you ever become so engrossed in a story that you think it's real, even for a second? Perhaps not like the obsessed Kumiko, in this fascinating, othe...

While We're Young

Age is just a number – we're led to believe – unless you're in your late forties and featured in a Noah Baumbach film. There have been more op-ed pie...

It Follows

When they go to the movies together Issy and her dad have a long-running tradition of only seeing horror or disaster flicks (Freud's official term for th...

Mommy

Dieu merci Mommy's coming out in Australia a full month before Mother's Day, so you're not particularly tempted to take your own along. You'l...

Why Don't You Play in Hell?

The suspension of disbelief you need while watching cult Japanese director Sion Sono's latest film Why Don't You Play in Hell? is like balancing on a...

Dior and I

The true test of a good fashion documentary is when you manage to to get swept up, while wearing a seen-better-decades op shop shirt and a pair of jeans you ...

Big Eyes

Ugh, men! When they're not stealing our hearts, they're stealing our artistic identities. Can’t live with 'em… can't live with 'em. Tim B...

Minna Gilligan reviews 'Dark Side of the Rainbow' at...

Melbourne-based artist Minna Gilligan is represented by Daine Singer gallery and regularly contributes to Rookie. Her collages and paintings are like rainbow...

Love Is Strange

Love(mm-mm-mm), love is strange (mm-mm-mm) / A lot of people (mm-mm-mm) take it for a game / Once you get it (mm-mm-mm) you're in an awful fix (mm-mm-mm)...

Alliance Française French Film Festival for the Diso...

I once attended classes at the Alliance Française language school where the teacher was kind enough to let me assume a faux name when I was très disappointed...

A Most Violent Year

The year is 1981. Violence is at an all-time high in New York City – more than 120,000 reported robberies and 2,100 murders – not to mention the AIDS crisis ...

Finding Fela

As far as major documentary subjects go, file Fela Kuti under 'why the hell did it take this long?'. Widely celebrated as the pioneer of the Afrobeat...

The Ocean Party 'Floodlights' video premiere

We're proud as a juice box full of pineapple punch to premiere the video for 'Floodlights', the third single from The Ocean Party's jangle-po...

Citizenfour

As someone who's had their bank account, ahem, “compromised” twice in the last six months and who was forever scarred by the 1994 epic Hacker...

Selma

Awards season is always heavy on the can-do, cosy biopics. This year we’ve seen a woman battle ill-fitting hiking boots/her past, a man’s brain outmuscle a d...

The Theory of Everything

There's a time and a place for an against-all-odds biopic, and the life of a famous physicist/cultural icon is – against all odds – a good place to start...

Wild

Within the early minutes of Wild protagonist Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) pulls a Hank Scorpio and says goodbye to her shoe. Strayed is hiking North Am...

Birdman

Fame, art, spotlight, performance and magical realism - that's what we talk about when we talk about Birdman, the unique summer dazzler from director Ale...

Doll and Em

Doll & Em is the best TV show you (probably) didn't watch last year. (I hope you were watching Transparent, though. Did you watch Transparent? You ne...

Levins's First Annual Christmas Movie Trivia Extrava...

Die Hard. Gremlins. Lethal Weapon. Home Alone. What do these four movies have in common besides being AWESOME? They’re all set during Christmas! For the pas...

Levins's First Annual Christmas Movie Trivia Extrava...

Here they are – the answers to our First Annual Christmas Movie Trivia Extravaganza! Absolutely no apologies in advance to any Love Actually fans, especially...

Marfa Girl

“Prepare to visit a town you'd never want to call home” - says the blurb on a DVD of Gummo. I don't necessarily blame the poor drone tryi...

The Green Prince

The premise is just about as unlikely as they come – Palestinian turned Israeli informant and political refugee. Nadav Schirman's documentary The Green P...