Category: Film Reviews

The Good Liar — Palace Cinemas — January 2020

The Good Liar — Palace Cinemas — January 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) is a ruthless con artist who with a partner, Vincent (Jim ...
Jojo Rabbit — Palace Cinemas — January 2020

Jojo Rabbit — Palace Cinemas — January 2020

In 1943 Germany, 10-year-old Jojo (newcomer Roman Griffin Davis) holds imaginary conversations with his idol, the nation’s dictator, one Adolf ...
Timely 'The Biggest Little Farm' doco is a work of immense joy, and offers how we might learn not merely to get along with Mother Nature but to become best friends

Timely 'The Biggest Little Farm' doco is a work of immense joy, and offers how we might learn not merely to get along with Mother Nature but to become best friends

When a promise to their rescue dog, Todd, that he was with his forever family leads filmmaking husband John Chester ...
Cam Williams' Top 10 Films of 2019

Cam Williams' Top 10 Films of 2019

By Cam Williams Over the past year at the movies it got personal. Major film studios have merged, cinematic universes ...
Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You continues the Christmas cheer! (ahem)

Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You continues the Christmas cheer! (ahem)

Review by Travis Cragg A Ken Loach film opening on Boxing Day. What are distributors and cinemas playing at here?  ...
Portrait of a Lady on Fire proves to be one of 2019's best films

Portrait of a Lady on Fire proves to be one of 2019's best films

Review by Travis Cragg Writer-director Céline Sciamma is not a name that many people have heard of, and unless you’ve ...
Potterfest — Palace Cinemas — December 2019

Potterfest — Palace Cinemas — December 2019

Now in its third year, Palace Cinemas’ Potterfest has changed its 24-hour marathon to a far more manageable full weekend ...
The Aeronauts — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

The Aeronauts — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Inspired, it seems, by the scientific adventures of the real-life James Glaisher and an avid balloonist named Henry Tracey Coxwell, ...
Fisherman’s Friends — Mini British Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Fisherman’s Friends — Mini British Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Fisherman's Friends is based on a true story about a group of Cornish fishermen whose shared histories and love of ...
The Professor and the Madman — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

The Professor and the Madman — Mini British Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

A record of the creation of The Oxford English Dictionary may sound as though it would be dry stuff.  But ...