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Judged by gay activists to be a cruel and outdated film almost 50 years ago, what can a remake of The Boys in the Band offer today?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.
A new film canvasses Indigenous Australian accounts of, and responses to, Captain Cook’s arrival.
Documentary film Welcome to Chechnya looks at the government-sanctioned torture and murder of LGBTQ people in Chechnya – and the activists trying to help them escape.
The 1993 cult classic, in which the same day repeats over and over, contains wisdom for those of us living restricted lives.
Babe combined cutting edge visual effects with a moving story of success in the face of adversity that still resonates today.
Developed through Melbourne's first lockdown and filmed as restrictions lifted, Loving Captivity is a rom-com about dating in the isolation age.
Clueless turns 25 this year. The film, a loose adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, is a cult classic that has spawned books, a TV series, a musical and countless fashion tributes.