It’s the Brad Pitt show in Ad Astra; the superstar actor taking audiences along on an introspective journey into deep space to find his estranged father.
This decade’s answer to Superbad (2007), Good Boys is everything you would expect out of a child-led film produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It’s crude and it’s crass but it’s also sweetly innocent and hopeful.
Can you say “the Dora film is a wildly imaginative, well-produced and clever film?” Sí, that’s correct!
Downton Abbey fans rejoice – our favourite, immaculately dressed Crawley family and their cohort of hard-working servants are back and they’ve been expecting us.
In a year where dragons, Lego, toys and pets have had their run with animated sequels, who’d have thought that The Angry Birds Movie 2 – a sequel to the 2016 adaptation of the popular video game – would take the cake as the most joyous animated comedy of 2019.
For a movie based on “an actual lie”, Lulu Wang’s family drama The Farewell ruminates long and hard on the stark truths of loss, grief, family and well-intentioned deception.
After rescuing the President of the United States of America from a hostage situation in action blockbuster Olympus Has Fallen (2013), then saving him again from terrorists in London Has Fallen (2016), Secret Service agent Mike Banning is back a third time in Angel Has Fallen to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about his downfall.
Amazing Grace was filmed over two days in 1972 in a church in Los Angeles, and it has taken almost half a century for this piece of music history to see the light of day.
Every Australian knows who Adam Goodes is – even this NSW native who has only ever watched one game of AFL in her life. Goodes’ name and image were splashed across the nation’s tabloids for years during his career with the Sydney Swans – all because he took a stand against the racist abuse he experienced from spectators while playing AFL at a professional level.
American writer and director Ari Aster announced himself last year with the release of Hereditary. An absorbing, yet unsettling horror in the vein of 70s classics The Exorcist (1973) and Don’t Look Now (1973), his debut was a critical and commercial hit and one of the best films of 2018. A year on and Aster delivers his much-anticipated follow-up, the folk horror, Midsommar.
Don’t expect much of a plot in this one, however, Tarantino devotees and/or film purists will find a lot to adore in the acclaimed director’s latest, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
Shia LaBeouf writes and stars in the film Honey Boy, a semi-autobiographical retelling of his life and career to date.
The little-known godmother of modern filmmaking, Alice Guy-Blaché is the focus of the insightful documentary film, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché.
Anyone who has travelled with family and friends can attest to the difficulty of resisting the urge of telling someone to shut up. And that is putting it nicely.