Arctic – where actions speak louder than words

After surviving an airplane crash in the chilling Arctic, a man (Mads Mikkelsen) treks through dangerous weather conditions to find safety. The 2018 Icelandic survival film is truly powerful and compelling as it captures the freezing conditions of the Arctic with very little words. After Mikkelsen flags down a passing plane and what seems like…

Get your sci-fi fix with Life at the cinemas this holidays

Life is a new sci-fi thriller about an alien that threatens everyone on a space station and ultimately all life on Earth. Daniel Espinosa, best known for Safe House and Child 44, directs this thriller. He has a small but stellar cast and uses a lot of close up photography largely in the vacuum of…

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Every Brilliant Thing at QPAC

His mother is always sad, she’s depressed and he can’t understand why. So, at age seven he writes her a list of brilliant things – a list of reasons not to be depressed. Things like dessert as a main course, staying up late, or the colour yellow. As he declares these little, joyous, day-to-day wins,…

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Planetarium

Natalie Portman stars as Laura the clever, sensitive elder sister to Kate (Lily-Rose Depp) who has a special gift for clairvoyance.  Relying on Kate’s talent for readings, the two sisters travel to Paris to try to make an income.  Nearly broke and disappointed, they do a personal reading for movie producer, Andre Korban (Emmanuel Salinger). …

Trainspotting 2

Danny Boyle’s sequel to his era-defining classic has brilliant dialogue (for the times that you can understand it) and beautiful cinematography catered to the true original Trainspotting fans. Naturally, after any long period of absence, the sequel is a good old fashion catch up between eccentric, erratic junkies and former old mates. They are ridden…

Split film

Split is a welcomed return to form from director M. Night Shyamalan, whose new mind-bending psychological thriller is a worthy extension of his early work. The film follows the story of Kevin (James McAvoy), a psychiatric patient afflicted with dissociative identity disorder, opening with one of McAvoy’s personas kidnapping three teenage girls after a high-school…

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Manchester by the Sea

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea is a shattering yet graceful storyof loss, grief, and the complexity of forgiveness—not just forgiving other people who’ve caused you pain, but forgiving yourself for inflicting pain on others.  After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn…

Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk has wonderful cinematography and is the latest film directed by two-time Oscar Winner Ang Lee. The film is shown through the eyes of 19 year old army Specialist Billy Lynn (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn). Lynn is part of an eight-man unit called the Bravo Squad who are involved…

Julieta

Spanish auteur Pedro Almodavar’s latest film Julieta has hit Brisbane cinemas in all its melodramatic magnificence! Played out through a series of flashbacks across 30 years, Julieta is a self-titled film about the intense tragedy and love that she experiences as a friend, lover, and most importantly mother. It all begins when Julieta accidentally crosses…

Secret Life of Pets “The Movie”

The fun loving animation The Secret Life of Pet’s is a story of two dogs and their adventures of finding their way home to their much loved owner, with needed help from their neighbourhood friends. Centred in the bustling city of New York downtown Manhattan, The Secret Life of Pets is based on a lovable…

Scandinavian Film Festival

The Scandinavian Film Festival will be showcased from 13 July through to 27 July at Palace Barracks, offering a selection of 22 films from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.  Writer/director Martin Zandvliet’s multi award-winning Land of Mine will take centre place at the festival. Land of Mine is a stunning and gripping thriller about…

The Angry Birds Movie

Grab the kids for an excuse to see the latest game turned movie craze Angry Birds. This fun animated comedy follows a tale similar to the game where birds defend against pigs to protect the towns eggs. The Angry Birds Movie features everyone’s favorite characters including the famous Angry Big Red, speed demon Chuck and…

A Bigger Splash

Directed by Luca Guadagnino A​Bigger Splash​invites viewers on a holiday rife with love, jealousy, and intrigue. The film opens with rock star Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) taking to the stage dressed in a full body metallic jumpsuit before retreating to the silent world Marianne and her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) have created for themselves on…