Big Screen: Isle of Dogs
For a movie about animated mutts, Wes Anderson’s latest creation is surprisingly human.
Big Screen: The Square
Directed by Ruben Östlund, the 2017 winner of the film industry’s most celebrated award is so art-house it’s literally set in a museum.
Big Screen: Lady Bird
A semi-autobiographical love letter to her hometown, Lady Bird sees Greta Gerwig reveal herself as an exciting new cinematic voice.
Big Screen: Sweet Country
Since his debut ‘Samson & Delilah’, Warwick Thornton has channelled his energy into films that are proudly, powerfully Aboriginal. His latest is a potent reminder of our conflicted past.
Big Screen: Mary & The Witch’s Flower
There was a hole left in the film industry after Miyazaki quit as Studio Ghibli’s director. Who will step up to fill the void? James Ross reviews the latest offering from the legendary creator’s protégé, Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
Big Screen: The Last Jedi
Seen the latest Star Wars release yet? Our resident film buff James Ross talks blockbuster film-making in the modern era.
Big Screen: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Part modern myth, part horror story and part absurdist comedy, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ is like a car crash in slow motion, unsettling to watch but bizarrely fascinating.
Big Screen: Detroit
It starts like a fever dream, then narrows in on a single motel during the city’s 1976 race riots. Challenging, and at times confusing, ‘Detroit’ places you right in the thick of it.
Big Screen: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
“Even the villains of the movie blow most other Marvel films out of the water. The Guardians aren’t chased by generic bad guys… They’re chased by former employers who are p*ssed that the team broke their contract.”
Sydney Film Festival 2017: First Round Picks
From the big guns to the dark horses, James Ross has prepared a tip sheet so you don’t miss out on the best of the Sydney Film Festival preview program.