Movie review / ‘Pimped’ (MA)

"Pimped" is an Australian film is about nasty people doing nasty things to each other. But that doesn’t make a nasty film, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Sometimes Always Never’ (PG)

This British comedy/drama comes wearing a likeable outfit of drama, humour, bathos and pathos, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD

Review / ‘Captain Marvel’ (PG)

THE captain was born in 1939 as the alter ego of teenaged Billy Batson, the child of Fawcett Comics which was looking for a...

Review / ‘Everybody Knows’ (M)

'Everybody Knows' is a dramatic potpourri of tension, worry, anger, frustration and grief in 133 minutes of stylish energy and complexity that will satisfy the most demanding viewer expectations, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD

Review / ‘The House That Jack Built’ (R)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the horror movie "The House that Jack Built".

Arts / Festival celebrates French as it is spoken

THE 2019 Alliance Française French Film Festival is back in Canberra this month and with it a more sophisticated understanding of what the term...

Review / ‘Stan & Ollie’ (PG) ****

PAY no attention to reports of historical inaccuracies in director Jon S Baird and writer Jeff Pope’s film memorialising the two prolific comedians whose...

Review / ‘Vox Lux’ (MA) *** and a half

THIS is the second feature by writer/director Brady Corbet. We’ve not seen the first ("The Childhood of a Leader", 2015, examining the development of...

Arts / Musa faces spears in virtual reality film

“DANCE is actually the first language of our people,” explains dancer David Gulpilil when talking about the new virtual reality film “Carriberrie”. It's accessible to...

Movie review / ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ (PG) ****

SITTING beside me as I write this review is a copy of “Van Gogh and the Seasons”, bought after seeing a selection of his...

Movie review / ‘What Men Want’ (M) *

IN 2000, in “What Women Want”, Mel Gibson played a chauvinist male who recovered from an accident to discover that he could understand what...

Movie review / ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ (MA) **** and a half

In 1974, James Baldwin published his fifth novel. Four and a half decades later, Afro-American writer/director Barry Jenkins has brought it to the screen....

Arts / Grants boost local screen projects

ACT Minister for the Arts and Cultural Events, Gordon Ramsay, today (February 14) announced the 2019 Screen Arts Funding recipients in the Legislative Assembly. Congratulating...

Flickerfest win gets Marisa closer to reel success

COMING out from under the desk, filmmaker Marisa Martin’s recent win at Flickerfest Short Film Festival brings her closer to her dream of producing...

Movie review / ‘On The Basis of Sex’ (M) *** and a half

SIX months ago, I gave four stars to the documentary “RBG”, describing it as “family portrait and professional CV of an unexpected pop culture...

Movie review / ‘Cold Pursuit’ (MA) *** and a half

THE foundation for Hans Petter Moland’s actioner is a 2014 Norwegian film “In Order of Disappearance”. Memorialising that title is a series of slides during...

Movie review / ‘Capharnaum’ (M) *****

Here's a rarity: Five stars for a new movie from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD




Mural shows there’s more to Ricky Stuart

FOLLOWING a three-month search, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has decided on the subject of a large mural, which will be painted on a wall in...


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