Movie review / ‘Ammonite’ (M)

“Ammonite” does unexpected things for its viewers. Getting to its one explicit love sequence and discovering its aftermath is a film-watching experience that for delicacy and perceptiveness has few equals, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / My Salinger Year (M)

“My Salinger Year” offers a view of a craft that seldom exposes what goes on between writing a book and its appearance on a retailer’s shelves, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Dig’ (PG)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD likes "The Dig", "a very pleasant little movie that tells an important story".

Movie review / ‘Summerland’ (PG)

“Summerland’s” plot may be a tad sentimental and melodramatic and offers perhaps a few too many clichés, but none detracts from the film’s overall charm, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Dry’ (MA)

“The Dry” is a great way to start the year’s moviegoing, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘How to be a Good Wife’ (M)

“This reviewer, who doesn’t totally disagree with the naysayers, confesses to having found the film entertaining, amusing and agreeably French. Palatable summer holiday escapist viewing sums it up.” DOUGAL MACDONALD writes about “How to be a Good Wife”.

Movie review / ‘A Call to Spy’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD is moved to tears watching “A Call to Spy”.

Movie review / ‘End of the Century’ (R)

“I don’t know how well gay men might relate to “End of the Century”. As cinema, it’s slow, wordy, honest in its attempt to explain it,” writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Nomadland’ (PG)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has been waiting for “Nomadland” for months. “It has been worth waiting for,” he says.

Movie review / The Bee Gees (PG)

The new Bee Gees documentary may provide younger people with an explanation of something they’ve heard about but not actually encountered, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Dreamland’ (MA)

Dreamland (MA) *** and a half IN the mid 1930s, life in America’s west was tough from every aspect, graphically described in “The Grapes of...

Movie review / ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ (MA)

"Words Written on Bathroom Walls" is a film best viewed without expectations, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Witches’ (M)

'TIS the season for bored children to go to the pictures and "The Witches", a visual imagining of a Roald Dahl story, is a movie for kids of every age, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Furnace’ (MA)

Four and a half stars for the new Australian movie "The Furnace", says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The War with Grandpa’ (PG)

"It’s morally uncomplicated. It’s amusing rather than funny ha ha. Few people would call it clever," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD of "The War with Grandpa".

Movie review / ‘The Prom’ (PG)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews a new movie, "The Prom".

Canberra composer in double win at Screen Music Awards

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Movie review / ‘Misbehaviour’ (M)

"Misbehaviour" is the comfortable telling of an uncomfortable story about the lead up to and disruption of the Miss World judging, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Happiest Season’ (M)

"'Happiest Season' may be the first film linking lesbian with Christmas, but that doesn’t make it gay," writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘In the Name of the Land’ (M)

"You don’t have to be a farmer to take satisfaction from 'In the Name of the Land',' says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

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