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: Martin Scorsese’s Silence
When this master director has been nursing a project for over two decades, our expectations are sky-high. Does ‘Silence’ deliver?
Big Screen: Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name
Makoto Shinkai has been called the next Hayao Miyazaki by a lot of critics with his latest release.
Big Screen: Louis Theroux – My Scientology Movie
Scientology is like the North Korea of religious organisations. No-one really knows how they operate, but the more we learn, the more we realise that it’s bat-shit crazy.
Big Screen: Embrace of the Serpent review
Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace Of The Serpent’ is an Amazonian ‘Heart of Darkness’: pitting the knowledge systems of the Western world up against those of the tribal people of the Amazon.
Big Screen: The Jungle Book
“It felt like a movie for kids who were raised on The Lord of the Rings rather than The Lion King.” James Ross thinks you should stick to the original Jungle Book.
Big Screen: Spectre
You have probably noticed, from seeing James Bond scowl at you with intense disapproval from the side of every bus in Sydney, that there is a new James Bond movie out….
Big Screen :: Tomorrowland
In the latest Big Screen, FBi’s own Sam Clark gets a bit upset over Tomorrowland’s dismal failure to celebrate what it was trying to celebrate.
Big Screen :: Mad Max: Fury Road
Fury Road is the type of movie where a woman goes into labour in the back of a semi-trailer that has caught on fire while speeding through the desert… But it’s also explicitly and unashamedly a feminist critique of war, religion and the patriarchy.
Big Screen :: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Sam Clark has been thinking a lot about how to describe Avengers: Age of Ultron and the word he keeps coming back to is dense. There is so much stuff going on in this latest installment in the Avengers series that its two hour and twenty minute running time just vanishes, leaving him scratching his head and trying to figure out some of what was going on.