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Sex Tape

Politicians and outraged conservative fuddie duddies are wasting their energy pointing at Frozen, queers on the telly and teaching in schools for pushing a h...

An interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cult filmmaker and spiritual guru Alejandro Jodorowsky is having a resurgent cultural moment. Known for his esoteric movie classics El Topo and The Holy Moun...

Scandinavian Film Festival Guide for the Disorganised

Clogs? Tick. Pinterest board of mid-century Danish furniture you can't afford? Tick. Weakness for mulled wine aka glögg/gløgg/glögi? Tick. A weird obsess...

Calvary

If you had just seven days left to live, would you quit your job and turn into one of those bucket list assholes? Probably. Chances are you'd at least re...

Muscle Shoals

Deep south in the U.S. is a region that has enthralled for years, and while Australia is about to OD on po' boys, pulled pork, and honkytonk bars, those ...

The Two Faces of January

Donuts, minotaurs, gold snake bracelets, crisp suits, murder: I’d give my last Aegean cat to go back to Greece in 1962. Happily, Patricia Highsmith wrote abo...

Revelation Film Festival 2014

After torrent-ing the hell out of the season finale of Game of Thrones you probably owe it to the film industry to part with some of the dosh you saved. Luck...

Frank

Plucky young adult Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is an aspiring musician. His indomitable spirit won’t be worn down by his dull office job or the fact that he lives...

Good Vibrations

When the going gets tough, the tough get pogoing. Terri Hooley discovered punk rock amidst the violence that tore apart Belfast in the 70s. By DJing, running...

The Trip to Italy

If not for the bouts of improv banter and Michael Caine impersonations, it could be a slick European car commercial. If not for the long expansive sequences ...

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Let's get this out of the way – I'm not going to claim to know everything about the X-Men series and I’m not going to school you on it either, becaus...

The Double

It's happened to all of us: a friend tells you they met someone who's 'just like you', that you'll 'definitely get along', that t...

Chef

Once a rom-com set in a craft brewery was made, it was only a matter of time before a food-truck dramedy would emerge. What's next, a thriller set in a c...

52 Tuesdays

Parents, huh? With her debut feature 52 Tuesdays director Sophie Hyde examines the complexities of family and a mother-daughter closeness that's a bit mo...

Spanish Film Festival guide for the disorganised

Isn't it high time you expanded your engagement with Spanish culture beyond parroting phrases from Old El Paso commercials and Dora the Explorer? And hav...

Adult World

There's a dirty book store in the Gold Coast called 'Adult Concepts'. Every time we drive past I joke that they sell things like 'malaise'...

Only Lovers Left Alive

With the blood moon still howling somewhere in the galaxy, it was the perfect week to release Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s new beauty of a dark dre...

Fargo

For a state full of seemingly sunny-dispositioned people, bad things seem to happen an awful lot in Minnesota. From the opening shot of new FX series Fargo -...

Any Day Now

Parenting is the most important job in the world. Don't confuse that with the oldest job in the world, or you'll be hiring hookers to look after your...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

High atop a snowy peak sits Wes Anderson in a pastel-hued daydream, casually blissing out in his trademark mustard suit, om-ing along to a Donovan song or ma...

Broad City

The question of whether women are funny just ain't a thing any more – Bridesmaids, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler settled that argument years ago. And speaking...

Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac follows the erotic flowering of a woman named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) whose insatiable carnal appetite leads to endlessly escalating scenario...

Cuban Fury

I live for a good dance montage. Live for them. Not montages of dance scenes (though this one's pretty good), but an entire scene made up of someone lear...

Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema Perth

Over the past twelve months or so there has been a tidal wave of dairy muscling in on delicatessens, coffee shops, the good ol’ IGA and even when stopping in...

Wadjda

Don't you hate it when someone tells you to see a film because it's 'worthwhile'? Sounds like the cinematic equivalent of having your teeth c...

The Wind Rises

Hayao Miyazaki's swan song is as poignant as we'd heard it would be. It tells the real-life story of aeronautical engineer Jiro Horikoshi, designer o...

Tracks

God I'm just so sick of the rat race, aren't you? Doesn't it make you wanna just chuck it all in and go hike more than 2000km across the desert w...

Dallas Buyers Club

Jean-Marc Vallée's period pieces (period pieces because they try to stay true to each era they portray; see C.R.A.Z.Y and Café de Flore) are what entices...