This gem of a documentary explores the life — and furniture — of a Melbourne icon.
Perth band The Triffids were indie pioneers, and their charismatic vocalist David McComb, who died at 36, wrote lyrics imbued with the Western Australian landscape. A new film charts his story.
The problem isn’t the film’s adherence to a tried and true formula, or its absolutely rudimentary narrative, but the flat and careless execution of it all.
From working on Jaws to putting herself in danger, Valerie Taylor vowed to change public attitudes to sharks. A new film dives deeply into her underwater life.
Hailed as an Australian hero, Rosemary Kariuki works to connect refugee and migrant women through their strengths and joys — rather than treating them like ‘problems’ to be fixed.
A neuroscientist and a clinician watched two new films about dementia. They recognised what they saw.
A new film ignores some of the most striking details of the man who sold a fake Vermeer to the Nazis.
Sleeping through a live performance would usually indicate it wasn’t engaging. But as a film about Max Richter’s Sleep concerts explains, this is exactly the response the composer was hoping for.
The excavation of the 7th century Saxon ship at Sutton Hoo was remarkable – but we can’t ignore the harmful rhetoric about the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ race in a new Netflix film dramatising the find.
A new documentary follows a group of young Australian climate activists, loosely weaving their fresh protests with historical events. It’s powerful, if a little too polite.
The true story of the artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is a Greek tragedy. What a pity this documentary paints him as bland.
The sequel to 2018’s Occupation, this new alien invasion film is overly ambitious, both incomprehensible and shrill.
Kate Winslet plays palaeontologist Mary Anning in the film Ammonite. The love story may be fictional — but how does the science stand up?
Based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir of working for JD Salinger’s agent, the film lacks some of the wit but none of the heart of Joanna’s story.
A new documentary is an extraordinary window into the second-class treatment once endured by female surfers.
It’s 80 years since we were first introduced to Lassie. But the human bond with dogs goes back way further.
Though Oliver Sacks wrote two memoirs before his death in 2015, a new film brings his joys, hardships and excesses into affectionate focus.
Being a gay man with disability means you don’t see yourself onscreen. Thomas Banks wants to change all that.
David Byrne redefined the idea of what a band onstage looks like. Spike Lee has made a film about Byrne and his band that stands up with the best.
This 2013 film has a lazy script and crude humour – but Melissa McCarthy’s high camp performance of outrageously dressed, highly coiffed femininity is a delight.