Sad sack comedy puts a happy spin on private pain.
This is a romantic comedy about depression. That sounds like it might be risky or hard to sit through – or both. It turns out to be neither; it’s a movie of contradictions. It’s tough about family and dubious about love, eager for romance but...
Bum notes abound in daft orchestra tale.
In her feature debut, A Heartbeat Away, leading Australian theatre director Gale Edwards (The Boy From Oz, the West End revival of Jesus Christ Superstar) attempts to supplant the dull grip of provincial realism on local filmmaking. In her take...
A conventional road comedy that gets stuck in second gear.
It is a convention of cinema to open a movie with a bang. You know, an explosion if it’s an action movie, a murder if a thriller, a splatter if a horror, etc. But for his new movie, director Dean Murphy has other ideas. He wants to play with our...
McInnes and Hendrickx spark off each other beautifully as lost souls who slowly form a bond.
This absorbing, suspense-filled drama deservedly won six AFI awards last year, including gongs for leads William McInnes and Monic Hendrickx, admittedly in yet another year of depressingly thin competition. The first feature from writer-director...
Despite its strong performances, The Bet is let down by its TV-movie look and distinct lack of any characters that could even be described as remotely sympathetic.
In Sydney’s high stakes world of finance, Will (Matthew Newton), a fledgling, ambitious stockbroker, enters into a risky wager with Angus (Aden Young), a suave and wealthy investment banker. The winner of a $100,000 prize will be the man who can...