Movie review / ‘An Unexpected Love’ (M)

“Sexual flings sprinkle a narrative principally about domestic moments – moving out of the apartment, selling the apartment, little daily habits”... all in a movie that gets 4.5 stars from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘High Life’ (MA)

Here’s an outer-space movie free of battles, monsters or other law-breaking events. That’s a brave endeavour. Sadly, it’s not very entertaining, writes film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘The Third Wife’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie, “The Third Wife”.

Movie review / ‘Parasite’ (M)

“'Parasite' led me to laugh outright in a cinema more often than in a long while," writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Yesterday’ (M)

"You are entitled to expect a good experience when Danny Boyle’s name appears on a film’s masthead as director. When Richard Curtis’ name appears on the next line in the credits as writer, expectations soar even further." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD'S at "Yesterday".

Movie review / ‘Claire Darling’ (M)

"We wonder how Claire can possibly know the day that she’s going to die and can’t imagine exactly how it will come about," writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD after seeing the new movie 'Claire Darling'.

Movie review / ‘Toy Story 4’ (G)

"Biased toward happy-ever-after, the 'Toy Story' series is being made for a target child audience conditioned by what some might call the pernicious influence of TV," writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Men in Black: International’ (M)

"Men in Black: International" is a genuinely funny movie in both the ha-ha and the peculiar senses of that word, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Tolkien’ (M)

Finnish director Dome Karukoski's first English-language film is an affectionate homage to the man who gave hobbits to the world’s readers and moviegoers, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Wild Rose’ (M)

From Scotland comes a film about self-discovery, determination and musical talent, set in Glasgow with a brief excursion to Nashville, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ (M)

"After 114 minutes of 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix', I couldn’t contain myself: 'What a load of crap'." And so brave film reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD sets himself up for the predictable response.

Movie Review / ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews "My Big Gay Italian Wedding", a gentle, moderately humorous Italian-language movie.

Movie review / ‘Red Joan’ (M)

“Red Joan” bears scant resemblance to any other English-language film about espionage. Its pace is unhurried and it’s moderately entertaining, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Rocketman’ (M)

Curious movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD comes to a surprise conclusion about the Elton John bio-pic "Rocketman".

Movie review / ‘Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion’ (PG)

“Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion” is the second movie that was not written by the original team of Goscinny (words) and Uderzo (illustrations). It shows, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘2040’

Australian documentarist Damon Gameau made "2040" to show his four-year-old daughter Zoe how her life might be at age 25 by suggesting how technologies available in 2019 might help humankind avoid extinction. DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the film.

Movie review / ‘Brightburn’ (MA)

Some commentators describe "Brightburn" as “a radical new genre: super-hero horror”. Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD is unimpressed.

Movie review / ‘The Heiresses’ (MA)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoys "The Heiresses".

Movie review / ‘Peterloo’ (M)

"Peterloo" is not It’s not populist cinema. It’s cinema craft of a high order, especially in its staging of a day the legacy of which most of the world’s countries now enjoy, says reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Little Woods’ (M)

"The pace is leisurely. The emotional values are gently powerful (if that makes sense). It’s unlikely to lift your spirits but its purpose is more worthy than that." DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie "Little Woods".




Fine future for the swansong singer

Reviewer CLINTON WHITE see a strong future for a singer who was performing a swansong in Canberra.

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