Missteps prevent ballet drama from reaching great heights.
There is a cracking story in Li Cunxin, the talented ballet dancer from a remote peasant village in China whose defection to the West in 1981 sparked a media and diplomatic storm in the US and caused him great personal pain.Alas, Mao’s Last...
Beautifully shot and artfully designed, The Home Song Stories features strong performances and the kind of intimacy and honesty that you can only get from an autobiographical film.
Australian filmmaker Tony Ayres’ debut feature Walking On Water was like a cinematic slap to the face – a bold, uncompromising masterwork that dealt with tough subjects like euthanasia, sexuality, family fractures and emotional suffering. Five...
Exquisite attention to detail in this beautifully crafted spy thriller.
You’ve gotta love Ang Lee for stirring things up in the depiction of sexuality in cinema. First he roused the ire of American conservatives by making gay lovers of cowboys in Brokeback Mountain. Now he’s delivered a borderline pornographic...