Category: Reviews

The Great Spirit (Il Grande Spirito) — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

The Great Spirit (Il Grande Spirito) — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Tonino (Sergio Rubini), provocatively nicknamed Barboncino (poodle), is a dishevelled-looking thief whose accomplices consider him unreliable and past it but ...
Amazing Leonardo [Io, Leonardo] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Amazing Leonardo [Io, Leonardo] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Unlike many other documentaries about Leonardo Da Vinci, Amazing Leonardo explores Da Vinci’s techniques, inventions, and detailed output less than ...
The Legend of the Christmas Witch [La Befana vien di notte] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — September–October 2019

The Legend of the Christmas Witch [La Befana vien di notte] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — September–October 2019

For five centuries, Santa’s greatest competitor in fulfilling children’s Christmas wishes has been the Christmas Witch, the long-nosed “hag” la ...
[Gig Review] Spinifex Gum @ Canberra Theatre Centre - Tuesday, 10 September

[Gig Review] Spinifex Gum @ Canberra Theatre Centre – Tuesday, 10 September

The woman sitting next to me seems like Spinifex Gum’s biggest fan. She is cheering, clapping loudly, and giving them so ...
Welcome Back Mr President [Bentornato Presidente] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas September–October 2019

Welcome Back Mr President [Bentornato Presidente] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas September–October 2019

Four months after Italy’s national elections, two coalitions of minority parties finally compromise enough to form government — but neither ...
Rolling to You [Tout le mode debout] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Rolling to You [Tout le mode debout] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Jocelyn (Franck Dubosc — Incognito), an executive in a shoemaking company, is a hedonist who focuses on bedding as many ...
Dumped [Larguées] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Dumped [Larguées] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Two sisters (Camille Cottin, Allied; and Camille Chamoux, The Starry Sky Above Me) who could hardly be less alike undertake ...
Remi, Nobody’s Boy [Rémi, sans famille] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Remi, Nobody’s Boy [Rémi, sans famille] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Remi, Nobody’s Boy (based on Hector Malot’s 1878 novel Sans Famille) tells the heartwarming story of a good-natured 10-year-old, Remi ...
Journey's End — Mini British Film Festival, Palace Cinemas, October–November 2018

Journey’s End — Mini British Film Festival, Palace Cinemas, October–November 2018

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, the war that was said to be ...
Swimming With Men — Mini British Film Festival 2018, Palace Cinemas, October–November 2018

Swimming With Men — Mini British Film Festival 2018, Palace Cinemas, October–November 2018

Rob Bryden stars in Swimming With Men as Eric, a jaded accountant ready to jump out of his rut both ...