January 23, 2014
Crikey has launched a new culture website -- and this blog has moved.
November 15, 2013
Bad Grandpa, from Jackass alumni Jeff Termaine and Johnny Knoxville, isn't exactly high-art. But who cares?
November 5, 2013
Veteran Ridley Scott adapts an off-the-wall screenplay from esteemed novelist Cormac McCarthy, and the results are nothing if not audacious.
October 29, 2013 7 Comments
In some circles superhero movies have a bad name. Want to know why? Go see Thor: The Dark World.
October 29, 2013 5 Comments
Paul Greengrass' breathlessly intense drama Captain Phillips is being marketed as a Tom Hanks movie. What impact does that have on the film's quasi-documentary grasp of realism?
October 20, 2013 3 Comments
English writer/director Richard Curtis' new movie -- a sweet-toothed time travel rom-com starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams -- poses several interesting questions, and answers almost none of them.
October 19, 2013 1 Comment
Studio-produced Hollywood mystery-thrillers don't get a great deal better (or bleaker) than director Denis Villeneuve's enthralling film about a search for two abducted young girls.
October 18, 2013
Writer/director Richard Curtis' time travel rom-com About Time is now playing in Australian cinemas. Cinetology has 10 in-season passes to give away, valid nation-wide.
October 16, 2013 1 Comment
On the subject of business in Hollywood, veteran John Landis -- director of classics such as The Blues Brothers, Three Amigos! and Animal House -- pulls no punches.
October 9, 2013
Capturing the sensational long-running stoush between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Ron Howard has directed one of his most entertaining movies in years.
October 4, 2013 3 Comments
Prepare to return your jaw to its upright position. Alfonso Cuarón's space-set drama -- starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock -- is a sight to behold.
October 3, 2013
Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore directs a perfectly cast Geoffrey Rush in this gloomy and deceptive film set in the industry of high-end art dealing.
September 26, 2013 1 Comment
In its own modest way, Sarah Polley's debut documentary feature about her family is a sophisticated and beguiling work.
September 20, 2013 2 Comments
Michel Gondry is celebrated for odd films and visual flair, but his work has never felt pretentious or inaccessible. Until now.
September 18, 2013 3 Comments
Legendary studio mogul Harvey "Scissorhands" Weinstein is coming to Australia. Here are five ways he can help the Australian film industry.
September 15, 2013 3 Comments
A late-period masterstroke from the ever prolific Woody Allen offers many things, including one of Cate Blanchett's finest performances.
September 11, 2013
Australia's nomination for best foreign language film for the 2014 Oscars is a quaint and beautifully balanced Laos-set drama.