Disney crowns a new princess.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: A genuine delight and a true surprise, Queen of Katwe is a Disney film from a rarely used mould, significantly more daring and complex than it might have been. The film, which tells the true story of Phiona...
As the title suggests, this is a redemption story. It tells you something else too: that the filmmakers here aren’t afraid of the bleedin’ obvious. Take that as special pleading, for this is the kind of movie that prompts certain critics to...
Pumping iron-y.
**1/2 stars
Tennis icon backhands sexist system.
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE OF THE MOVING IMAGE: 'I didn’t want to be a second class citizen and I didn’t want anyone to be a second class citizen," declares the tennis great Billie Jean King at the start of this fascinating documentary, where a...
Smooth enough ride for brothers in boards.
Australian drama Drift’s tangible affinity with the culture and history of surfing is its strongest (but far from only) asset. Co-directors Morgan O’Neill and Ben Nott have captured the landscape and personalities of a time, 40-odd years ago,...