Movie review / ‘The Chaperone’ (M)

Movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has some fond words for "The Chaperone".

Movie review / ‘The Trouble With You’ (M)

"The Trouble With You" (M) *** THIS dramatically variable movie – comical one moment, complicated next, confused in between – won the SACD (Society of...

Movie review / ‘Burning’ (M)

"I liked this film a lot, more than I expected." He doesn't write that very often, so four stars and a thumbs up from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has got to be worth a look...

Movie review / ‘Breaking Habits’ (M)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new film 'Breaking Habits'.

Movie review / ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ (PG)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD was surprised to be alone in the cinema watching “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”. He says it's refreshingly different and deserves wide exposure.

Movie review / ‘The Aftermath’ (M)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoy the potent mixture that is the war drama 'The Aftermath'.

Movie review / “Little” (PG)

WRITER/director Tina Gordon’s film is about a bossy bitch who learned at school that the only way to get one’s own way is to...

Movie review / ‘Galveston’ (MA)

"Galveston" fits into a small but well-shaped collection of genres – drama, thriller, crime, road movie, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie Review / ‘The Happy Prince’ (MA)

Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD gets wild (four stars) about a new Oscar Wilde movie.

Movie review / ‘Mid90s’ (MA)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie "Mid90s".

Behind the seams of the ‘Dressmaker’ hit film

The National Film and Sound Archive is turning the spotlight on the costumes from the hit film "The Dressmaker" in a look at haute couture fashions worn by actors Kate Winslet, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis and Rebecca Gibney, reports HELEN MUSA.

Movie review / ‘Us’ (MA)

THIS is American director Jordan Peele’s second feature film. The first, “Get Out”, was a well-balanced mixed-race horror film that attracted favourable critical and...

Movie review / ‘Dumbo’ (PG)

Tim Burton’s live-action (with a generous sprinkling of CG additions) remake of that film is a 21st century rebuild of a story that stretches fantasy to delightful limits, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Five Feet Apart’ (M)

This is a romantic drama with both participants afflicted with cystic fibrosis, writes movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Fighting With My Family’ (M)

"Fighting With My Family" is unexpectedly good fun, interspersed with moments depicting what must have been excruciatingly painful to the players, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Swimming With Men’ (M)

"Swimming With Men" is a story for a bunch of reliable British actors to deliver in a 97-minute somewhat soggy around the edges yet pleasant lightweight movie, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘Destroyer’ (MA)

“Destroyer” may not be the greatest thriller that ever came out of Hollywood, but inputs made to it by two women make it high-grade cinema for the right reasons, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

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...




Radical Indonesian art brings gallery to life

The National Gallery was alive with the sound of much more than music as it launched this morning (Friday, June 21) into the biggest and most radical exhibition of contemporary Indonesian art ever seen in Australia, writes HELEN MUSA.


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