Elle Fanning in Mary Shelley – coming this July

Directed by Haifa al-Mansour, this movie is a beautifully rendered drama about the life of English author Mary Shelley (Elle Fanning). The film is hugely successful in teasing out the struggles, inconsistencies and inequities that she endured to publish Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, one of the most revealing gothic novels about the modern world in…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and a rumoured sequel

The fifth franchise in the Jurassic Park movie series continues with the same volcanic excitement and edge of your seat thrills. Dinosaurs run riot and our heroes gear up for extraordinary stunts to save the day against some new baddies on the scene. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set three years after the timeline from…

Avengers: Infinity War will rock your world

Avengers Infinity War brings together a dramatic climax to over ten years of Marvel hero movies, where all the characters come together to fight for the survival of the universe. This is Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Spiderman, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy all rolled into one universally superstar…

Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti

Directed by Edourd Deluc, Gauguin is a biopic dramatisation of the life of one of the world’s most influential post-impressionist painters, Paul Gauguin. Filmed on location and intense with colour, the film explores the painter’s tumultuous life during his first trip to French Polynesia and the conditions when some of his early works were created.…

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…

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…