Movie review / ‘Bellbird’ (M)

"Bellbird" tells how farmer Ross copes with his private journey through the unplanned-for hell of losing a beloved wife, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Dark Waters’ (M)

"Delivered in feel-good dramatic structures, DuPont’s chicanery and downright lying during "Dark Waters" various legal passages make for righteous audience indignation. The good guys win," writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD. 

Movie review / ‘Love Sarah’ (PG)

"Love Sarah" is short on surprises, long on predictability and overall quite pleasant, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

French film festival resurrected on Bastille Day

Director of The Alliance Française Film Festival, Philippe Platel gets a second chance to oversee the 2020 festival, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Alex directs his way to a top film award

Canberra-born director Alex Wu was one of the big winners at last night’s (June 18) 67th Sydney Film Festival's Virtual Awards Ceremony, taking out the $7000 "Live Action Short Award" for best Australian short film for this short film “Idol”. 

Drive-in movies come back to Canberra

Canberrans can relive the old drive-in days with “Mov'in Car" outdoor car cinema, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Schoolboy Will’s on screen and in the film fest

Arts editor HELEN MUSA speaks to 13-year-old Canberra High student William Best about his first film role in “Safety Net”, showcased at the Sydney Film Festival.

Movie review / ‘Military Wives’ (M)

Hard-nosed movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD found himself "profoundly affected" by "Military Wives".

Movie review / ‘In Fabric’ (MA)

"SOME might classify this strong and offbeat feature into the horror genre. I don’t." Film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoys "In Fabric".

Movie review / ‘Bloodshot’ (MA)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie "Bloodshot".

Gorillas descend on Fyshwick with new movie

Bright Blue Gorilla are Robyn Rosenkrantz and Michael Glover, filmmakers and musos from Los Angeles who, since 1990, have been travelling the world making movies and music. They'll be in Fyshwick tonight.

Movie review / ‘Honeyland’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie "Honeyland" .

Movie review / ‘Citizen K’ (M)

"I had difficulty simply keeping up with who was doing what to who else for what reason." But movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD still awarded "Citizen K" with 3.5 stars.

Film review / ‘Dark Waters’ (MA)

Movie review / Four stars for a forensic thriller about Teflon.

Movie review / ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD lurves "Motherless Brooklyn" .

Movie review / ‘Honey Boy’ (MA)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie "Honey Boy". He likes it.

Movie review / ‘Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears’ (M)

"Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears" (M) * and a half DON'T get me wrong about that star rating. The big-screen successor to TV’s...

Women’s talent surfaces in ‘Undertow’

A NEW Australian feature which celebrates women’s talent is about to be  released nationally in time for International Women’s Day, but Canberrans will get a sneak preview this weekend.

Peep into the reel world of Charles Aznavour

Arts editor HELEN MUSA speaks to artistic director of the 2020 Alliance Française French Film Festival, Philippe Platel.

Movie review / ‘The Professor and the Madman’ (M)

"Does compiling a massive dictionary strike you as not the most exciting theme for a 125-minute-movie? If you don’t see it, you can’t know what you’re missing," says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD. 





Trial could see electric vehicle owners paid

Electric vehicle (EV) owners could get paid for putting electricity from their car batteries back into the grid, if a new Canberra trial is successful. 


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