Back to Burgundy – Ce qui nous lie

Directed by Cedric Klapisch, Back to Burgundy is a drama set in the rolling hills of one of the most celebrated wine making districts in France. In an evocative, slow transitioning of the seasons the film explores the lives of siblings Jean (Pio Marmai), Juliette (Ana Girardot) and Jeremie (Francois Civil) over one year. The…

Mary Magdalene

Rooney Mara plays Mary Magdalene in the latest movie by director Garth Davis. Due to be released this Easter, the brave production gives a contemporary take on one of the most mis-represented figures in biblical history. Wrongly cast as a sinner and prostitute by Pope Gregory in 591, Davis’s version of Mary Magdalene shows her…

French Film Festival – Opening Night

Champagne flowed at the recent opening of the 29th French Film Festival in Brisbane. Lovers of French Cinema and party goers flocked to Palace Barracks to enjoy a very special evening and screening of C’est La Vie! to celebrate what promises to be the festivals most successful year to date. On arrival, guests were served…

C’est la vie! AF French Film Festival

If you’re looking for a giggle and grin then C’est la Vie is the one for you! The light hearted comedy goes behind the scenes of a glamorous wedding set in an 17th century chateau. C’est la Vie is co-directed by the successful duo Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables). The movie features a…

29th Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

It’s been a long hot summer in Brisbane but excitement is bubbling with the arrival of The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival this autumn! Now in its 29th year, it’s the biggest foreign film festival in Australia and the largest celebration of French Cinema outside France. This year promises to be one of the most…

Brace yourself for epic Black Panther

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther Long Live the King is a vibrant film that uses fantasy to deliver a hip modern take on African tribes and their traditional dress, ceremonies, battles for the title of King and ways to save the world. Based on Marvel Comics, the 2018 American superhero film Black Panther follows the story…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

As someone who watched the original Jumanji (1995) on repeat as a kid, I was super pumped to see the new release Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The film continues the board game, this time as a retro video game, with a group of teens and a bunch of hilarious lines, all set in the…

Paddington 2

Paddington Bear returns for a second film with all of the fun loving characters and a quest to buy a pop-up book of London as a 100th birthday present for Aunt Lucy. The hilarious film will visually impress with London’s best cinematography. Director Paul King keeps the spirit and classic tale of Paddington Bear alive…

The Man Who Invented Christmas

As the Christmas season approaches quickly, this jolly good film, The Man Who Invented Christmas, is a witty and warm one to add to the merry list. Charles Dickens, one of the Victorian Era’s greatest novelists, is played by Dan Stevens bringing to the life the creation of his self published novel the Christmas Carol.…

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is a terrific new action-flick with a female superspy lead doing most of rough and tough action scenes. The sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton (played by Charleze Theron) is an elite spy working for Britain’s MI6. It’s 1989 and with the Berlin Wall about to fall, British Agent Gascoyne, gets hold of a…

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War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is the third and final instalment in the Planet of the Apes reboot and is easily the best of the series. Directed by Matt Reeves, the film follows a confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar (played superbly by Andy Serkis), and the humans, led by The Colonel…

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Beguiled

An injured Union soldier, John Mc Burney (Colin Farrell) who is found in the woods becomes the object of fascination for girls in a southern boarding school during the last year of the American Civil War.   Directed by Sofia Coppola, Beguiled is a remake of an earlier movie by the same name based on…

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Paris Can Wait

If you are in the mood for a light hearted romantic comedy filled with delightful French scenery, then this is the movie for you! Dreamy shots of French country side, fine wines and gourmet French delicacies are in store as Anne (Diane Laine) is whisked away on a road trip from the Cote d’Azur to…

The Scandinavian Film Festival is on now!

The Scandinavian Film Festival will be showcased from 20 July through to 06 August at Palace Barracks, offering a selection of 25 films from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.  The Centrepiece film; A King’s Choice, is based on extraordinary true events, and one of the eight shortlisted films for the 2017 Best Foreign Language…