Battle of the Sexes ★★★ review

by Jamie Brown Since we are in an unusually rich period for tennis films, it’s hard not to make comparisons, and Battle Of The Sexes certainly has both notable similarities and differences with the recent Borg vs McEnroe. Each film, while ostensibly about one famous match, is in fact more of a biopic on one […]

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Filmworker ★★★★ review

by Nadia Bee How do you run away with the circus, when you are already right there, in the spotlight? In 1975, Leon Vitali, a talented and lauded actor, was on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon, in a key role opposite Marisa Berenson and Ryan O’Neal. Vitali then had an epiphany which would […]

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The Light of the Moon ★★★★★ review

by Jamie Brown In one of the boldest debut features you are likely to see, Brooklyn-based Australian Jessica Thompson not only takes on the issues faced by real-life rape victims but also the double injustice of how culture has failed them in fictional portrayal. With Sundance winner The Light Of The Moon, Thompson examines the […]

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The Founder ★★★★ review 

by Deryn O’Sullivan From milkshake mixers to golden arches, and sea to shining sea: John Lee Hancock’s latest ensemble The Founder is the mesmerising tale of the rise and rise of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. Hell-bent on personal glory at all costs, Kroc dreams up ambitious plans of expansion for a successful, smart, but small-time […]

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