Category: Film Reviews

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood — Palace Cinemas — January–February 2020

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood — Palace Cinemas — January–February 2020

For some three and a half decades, Fred Rogers was the host of a daily children’s television programme, “Mr Rogers’s ...
A Lovecraftian film with gloop ahoy and an unhinged Nicolas Cage? 'Color Out Of Space' me up!

A Lovecraftian film with gloop ahoy and an unhinged Nicolas Cage? ‘Color Out Of Space’ me up!

What is a “Lovecraftian” film? Not being an expert on the works of the before-his-time author HP Lovecraft, and yet ...
Documentary 'For Sama' immerses the viewer into the war experience in Syria in an empathetic fashion

Documentary ‘For Sama’ immerses the viewer into the war experience in Syria in an empathetic fashion

Journalist Waad al-Kateab was an economics student at Aleppo University at the start of the 2011 war President Assad waged ...
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 ...