Ken Cameron’s film of Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip is dark, yearning, weird – and incredibly sexy – writes Ronnie Scott.
Sadly, the sexual desire of women over 50 is often unrepresented, misrepresented, and shown as comedic in culture – the new Australian film depicts a different reality.
Australian classic The Castle is turning 25 this month - here’s why its iconic quotes and Aussie battler story have become beloved and revered.
Here Out West aims to shift the perception about what it means to tell contemporary Australian tales to a broad audience while staying true to the suburbs and communities of Western Sydney.
Held in the leafy hills of Olinda, organisers expected 80 people – but more than 800 showed up to watch Australian and international films.
David Dalaithngu has died at 68. When he appeared in the 1971 film Walkabout, his name was misspelt in the credits. He won international acclaim as an actor, becoming a household name.
The lack of a collective memory of university education and the student experience presents a serious problem in Australian life.
One was a celebrity adventurer, the other was a skilled Indigenous artist who painted everything in sight. A new look at old photographs confirms their meeting.
Bill Onus was a civil rights activist, artist, performer and entrepreneur. A new documentary from his grandson shares his remarkable story.
Studios like Marvel may be grabbing the headlines — but it is also an exciting time for Australian stories on screen.
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.
The Mad Max franchise offers a distinctively Australian take on the action genre. And the fifth film, Furiosa, promises to be yet another extravaganza
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.
Beautifully directed, powerfully acted, Peter Weir’s Gallipoli still captures the devastating emotional toll of war, 40 years after it first premiered.
Early into the pandemic there were cries and questions as to whether the cinema industry would survive. The answer, it seems, was here all along. A robust and diverse local industry.
It was the film that put the gangsta in Shakespeare: loud, brash, and brimming with pistols and gold chains.
In depicting brutal massacres and mission life, this film gets a lot right. And the model for its central protagonist may well be a young man called Narlim, exiled from his country in the late 1930s.
An artist and self-proclaimed witch, Rosaleen Norton defied cultural norms in Menzies-era Australia. Reviled by the media, she was a powerfully unconventional woman.
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.
Being a gay man with disability means you don’t see yourself onscreen. Thomas Banks wants to change all that.