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.
Marie Curie overcame innumerable obstacles, and in the process has become a role model. But does the latest film version of her life do her story justice?
It was a box office flop, panned by critics. But in using the songs of the Beatles to craft a story of Vietnam-era America, Julie Taymor reinvigorated the film musical.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won’t be the Jeff Bezos-backed David that slays Goliath. But the film does manage to skewer some targets beyond the White House, such as the creepy misogyny on full display.
Called 'vile' by Variety, and banned by Australian censors, Pink Flamingos is a shocking and hilarious film.
A new Greta Thunberg biopic has drawn criticism from those who don't see the value in the stories of young lives. But children's voices matter — and Thunberg's is potent.
Adam Sandler's slapstick comedy has long been derided by critics. But scratch the surface, and you'll find philosophical truth among the cheesy jokes.
Rolling Stone gave this modern adaptation of Twelfth Night one star – but She's The Man is actually an intelligent and nuanced look at the performance of gender.
They chained themselves to buildings, entered male-only pubs and were dragged out by police. The documentary Brazen Hussies tells the story of the warriors of second wave feminism.
Judged by gay activists to be a cruel and outdated film almost 50 years ago, what can a remake of The Boys in the Band offer today?
For a film that was destined to do so much wrong, this does a surprising amount right. And in an era of relentlessly 'clever' films and knowing reboots, Face the Music has a refreshingly light touch.
Tilik’s narrative and the portrayal of its characters allow women take centre stage in this film.
This is a film of big ideas. Audiences are required to pay attention, but the rewards are considerable.