John David Washington as Ron Stallworth and Laura Harrier as Patrice Dumas in BlacKkKlansman (2018)
40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Blumhouse Productions, Legendary Entertainment.
'Some of us speak King’s English, some of us speak jive,' declares the lead character in Lee's powerful new film. And he wields the English language to devastating effect.
High school honour roll student Trey Arnold Rorick acts in the ‘Edge of the Knife.’ Rorick also works as a Cultural Interpreter at the K_ay Ilnagaay Haida Heritage Center.
Sgaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife) is a feature film project that works to entertain audiences and revitalize language.
Still from 'Marie Antoinette' (2006)
While Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette may not be faithful to historical events, the film is a rhythmic, impressionistic and comical retelling of the young queen's life by a sophisticated filmmaker.
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What is interesting about the true story is what Lee doesn’t have the time, or perhaps the inclination, to show.
Melbourne Town Hall lit up with the rainbow for the Coming Back Out Ball.
In the midst of the same-sex marriage debate, Melbourne held The Coming Back Out Ball, an evening to honour queer elders.
Damian Hill plays Jim, a dad looking after his son.
West of Sunshine takes place over a single day, following Jim, a courier of increasingly dangerous sorts, as he delivers packages across Melbourne.
Crazy Rich Asians depicts cosmopolitan rich Asians with complex humanities.
Crazy Rich Asians is an entertaining film, but also has been a long time coming. The struggle for Asian representation in Hollywood and Broadway started more than 55 years ago.
Actors Laura Harrier and John David Washington humorously and believably drive home the film’s strong racial irony.
BlacKkKlansman is more than a good story: it expertly weaves together comedy with serious drama to bring the story of past racism to illuminate our present day issues.
Turn to the food bank.
Hunger by The Sea
I made a film about people using food banks in the hope that their voices will be heard far and wide.
Marcello Fonte stars as Marcello in Dogman.
In this grim and often bloody tale of dog-groomer Marcello, the canines steal every scene they are in.
Fans await the arrival of boyband One Direction at Sydney Airport in 2012.
Like a good pop ballad, I Used To Be Normal is energetic, colourful and masterfully anchored by a deep and earnest sentimentality.
The Meg: Jaws, but considerably larger.
The latest scary shark film, The Meg, opens this week. But fictionalised tales of monster fish blind us to the important role sharks play in maintaining the health of our oceans.
Adam Driver as Toby AKA Sancho, and Jonathan Pryce as Javier AKA Don Quixote, in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Plagued by production woes for 25 years, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote embraces the spirit of its 17th-century source material. But unlike de Cervantes, Gilliam uses the female characters as props for the hero’s story.
Still from '2001: A Space Odyssey' (1968)
Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey broke all the rules of science fiction cinema, and allowed the audience to experience a uniquely philosophical film about the evolution of human consciousness.
Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon smiles for the cameras during a 1968 news conference.
Fifty years ago, an insurance agent named Paul Simpson was convinced of rampant bias on the evening news. So he embarked on a project to record each broadcast and store them at Vanderbilt University.
Eryn Jean Norvill as Justine in Melancholia: the play echoes and resonates with details of its cinematic predecessor.
A successful adaption of Lars von Trier's film Melancholia breathes new life and energy into its female characters.
Elle Fanning as the author Mary Shelley.
The author Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was 18. A new film investigates the gender politics of the novel's creation.
Composite: Stills from Godfather (1972), Shutterstock
The final scene of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola deploys a technique known as parallel montage to great and rhythmic effect.
Adam Driver and John David Washington in Spike Lee’s BlackKkKlansman.
Production Co: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Blumhouse Productions, Legendary Entertainment
The Sydney Film Festival's 2018 program was outstanding. Movies to watch out for include a WWII-contemporary mash-up set in Paris, a doco about mammoth hunters, and Spike Lee's racially charged cop movie, BlacKkKlansman.
Frances McDormand in the film that inspired many protesters.
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Activism increasingly relies on strong visuals that can be shared online, and – somewhat surprisingly in a digital world – physical billboards still play an important role.