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.
Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight Pictures
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.
In Upgrade, a man is implanted with AI, which gives him superhuman capabilities.
Screenshot from Youtube
Upgrade, the latest film from Saw creator Leigh Whannell, is one of the best Australian films of the 21st century.
Computer-generated dinosaurs walk the Earth.
Universal Pictures Studios
The first time computer-generated characters interacted with humans on a movie screen was 25 years ago, in 'Jurassic Park.' Since then, technology has improved, giving directors more choices.
A scene from ‘Wolf Warrior 2’.
Well Go USA Entertainment
Film could benefit China's soft power. It highlights the country's deep pockets and potential for wider audience appeal.
Bernard Herrmann’s music for the final scene in Psycho fragments and breaks down, echoing the psychotic episode experienced by the character Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).
Graphics: Emil Jeyaratnam/The Conversation; Image: Still from 'Psycho' (1960)
In this episode of Close-up, Bruce Isaacs contrasts the unsettling musical score from Hitchcock’s Psycho with Howard Shore’s score for Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring.
The social structures that once enabled male artists to exploit and abuse women must be cast into the past. But castigating their work to the scrapheap is an act of cultural suicide.
In Cargo, Martin Freeman plays Andy, a man who has to kill his wife after she turns into a zombie and travels across country with baby daughter Rosie on his back.
Addictive Pictures, Causeway Films, Head Gear Films
In Cargo, zombies roam Australia and Aboriginal people living off the land are best equipped to repel them. The first half hour is brilliant but the film becomes far less satisfying.