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Friday, July 23, 2021

Category: Films and TV

Films competing for the Palme d’Or

There are 24 films competing for the 74th Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or for best picture, including Australian Justin Kurzel for Nitram.

Robynne Murphy’s a woman of steel

Retired steelworker, activist, volunteer firefighter and award-winning filmmaker Robynne Murphy is a force to be reckoned with.

Now showing: Cruella (PG)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2021 film, Cruella, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. In 1970s London, Estella Miller (Emma Stone) recounts her early years as a child. Although creative with a...

WIN! Cranston Academy: Monster Zone family passes

Bullied for his intelligence and struggling to fit in at school, Danny is a 15-year-old genius that is always coming up with crazy inventions. When he is unexpectedly offered a scholarship to Cranston Academy,...

6 tips to prep for the Friends reunion

One of the most iconic, culture-defining shows of a generation is coming back to TV screens as the highly anticipated reunion special of Friends airs on 27 May. After months of rumours, Jennifer...

Now showing: Those Who Wish Me Dead (MA15+)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2021 thriller, Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Angeline Jolie and Nicholas Hoult.

Travelling Film Festival set to wow audiences

Travelling Film Festival is returning to Kotara June 18 to 20.  The 2021 program will treat patrons to eight award-winning feature films, a highly anticipated Australian documentary and a perfectly crafted First Nations...

Lycett and Wallis: filmmakers launch latest Stories of our Town

A convicted forger, an unlikely friendship and a behind-the-scenes look at a previously unrecorded culture. These are the enticing ingredients set to feature within a Newcastle filmmaking duo’s latest venture, to be...

June Again set to launch JJ into spotlight

For JJ Winlove, it was a “pinch myself moment”. The June Again writer-director, overseeing his maiden major project, couldn’t believe the likes of Australian screen legends Noni Hazlehurst, Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry...

Cameron’s cooking up his film debut

For most of us, our teenage years are full of both fond and embarrassing memories. For some, it’s a time they regret but for one 22-year-old from Newcastle they've served as inspiration for...

Now showing: Chaos Walking (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2021 action film, Chaos Walking, starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

Now showing: Minari (PG)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 drama film, Minari, starring Steven Yeun and Han Ye-ri.

Now showing: The Little Things (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2021 crime thriller, The Little Things, starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto.

Now showing: Another Round (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 Danish comedy drama, Another Round, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Bo Larsen.

Long Story Short: a tale of living life in the moment

Actress Zahra Newman believes Australians have a tendency for “looking outside of ourselves for inspiration” but hopes the nation’s film and television industry continues to thrive.“We have an amazing landscape to film...

Now showing: Wild Things (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 documentary that follows a new generation of environmental activists, Wild Things.

Dive in to Maitland movie magic

Are you looking for some family-friendly fun in Maitland these school holidays? If the answer is yes, then grab your swimmers and picnic blankets as tickets are now on sale for a range...

Now showing: The Witches (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 film based on the Roald Dahl novel of the same name, The Witches.

Now showing: Happiest Season (M)

Luke McWilliams gives his review of the 2020 romantic comedy, Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis.

Must-watch Christmas movies this festive season

More than ever, Christmas this year is a time for family, and a time for a good Christmas film.  And, throughout the days off work and keeping the children occupied during summer holidays,...

Cinemas eye off big Boxing Day

Hunter cinema owners are counting on Boxing Day to reignite the industry following a tough COVID-19 impacted year. While most complexes in the region re-opened their doors in July, after nearly a four-month...
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