Ebony Bowden Filmmakers are using way too much CGI in their movies and its ruining the experience of film watching, according to a new term called "The WETA Effect".
CRAIG MATHIESON 11:45pm The latest Terminator instalment lacks the stripped-down momentum that drove James Cameron's original films to success.
JAKE WILSON The only real human interest derives from Arnold Schwarzenegger. Starting out as a barbarian, he's now "a relic from a deleted timeline", whose appearance triggers instant, innocent nostalgia.
Fame and Amy
PAUL BYRNES I was never a great fan of Amy Winehouse's singing, mostly because I was too old to hear much of it, but seeing her sing here, from the age of 16, made me feel stupid. I should have been listening.
CRAIG MATHIESON The best thing about the fine new film about the musical genius who illuminated the Beach Boys in their 1960s heyday is that it makes the creative process so compelling.
CRAIG MATHIESON 11:45pm This gripping and increasingly grim documentary hones in on the actual person behind the fame.
PHILIPPA HAWKER Director Bill Pohlad envelops viewers in sound, which is dramatically heightened in some scenes.
PAUL BYRNES A new version of Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd finds a worthwhile heroine in Carey Mulligan.
Taking on Tinseltown
JAKE WILSON This action parody brings an Eastern flavour to a classic cinematic set-up.
SANDRA HALL This documentary bio-pic is celebration rather than profile - a hymn in praise of the Indian guru responsible for yoga's spread westwards during the 1920s and '30s.
JAKE WILSON There are some surprising moments in Ted 2, and some funny slapstick, but Seth MacFarlane is trying to have it both ways: poking fun at the same issues he celebrates.
SANDRA HALL Mia Hansen-Love's Eden is set at the throbbing heart of the Parisian techno music scene.
JAKE WILSON Compulsory military service at an army base in the Israeli desert is the setting for a slacker comedy in which a group of young women put most of their energy into staving off boredom.
CRAIG MATHIESON The most pleasurably complete Pixar film since 2004's The Incredibles.
JAKE WILSON They were the breakout stars of the Despicable Me films. But can they hold the screen all on their own?
News, interviews, features
Ebony Bowden Sandra Bullock may have landed an Oscar for her role in the 2009 film, but footballer who movie was based on says it has completely ruined his career.
Lack of originality
JAKE WILSON Wading through the sea of commentary that flows around each new Hollywood blockbuster, it's clear that the industry is in a strange place.
Who ya gonna call?
NICK GALVIN There's slime, of course, a new-style ghost trap and a mysterious backpack...
I'll be back
Arnold Schwarzenegger has pranked unsuspecting visitors to Hollywood's Madame Tussauds, by posing as a waxwork of himself as the Terminator.
Ebony Bowden Prepare to feel incredibly emotional and nostalgic, because the trailer to the final ever Robin Williams film has been released.
Ebony Bowden Disney is reportedly working towards the third instalment of the popular franchise which starred Anne Hathaway as a dorky teenager who is revealed to be the heir to the fictional Kingdom of Genovia.
Ebony Bowden The life of Australian basketballer Matthew Dellavedova, who rose from rural Victoria to become an NBA star, is being turned into a Hollywood production.
LENNY ANN LOW Amy Poehler discusses emotions, Pixar's courage, the key to happiness and why she considers herself very French.
Big budget bombs
Nicholas Adams-Dzierzba Tomorrowland joins the recent list of biggest movie flops as audiences avoid the blockbuster projected to make a loss of $180 million.
Veteran British actor John Hurt has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Ebony Bowden Disney is reportedly moving toward a sequel of its 2014 blockbuster fairy tale Maleficent, which grossed more than $700 million at the box office.
Love & Mercy
JENNY COONEY CARRILLO John Cusack is getting great reviews for his role as legendary Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson in the new biopic Love & Mercy. But the only opinion he really cares about belongs to Brian and Melinda Wilson.
MICHAEL IDATO 'A woman told me her boss pulled her in the next morning and gave her a raise,' the Boyhood star says after receiving the Crystal Nymph award in Monte Carlo.
NICK GALVIN Katherine Waterston has been cast to play opposite Eddie Redmayne in the upcoming Harry Potter inspired movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
SARAH THOMAS It was a rather low-key gathering for the Sydney premiere of the new Pixar-Disney adventure Inside Out, with the drizzly weather likely putting a dampener on proceedings.
In the Wars
Marco della Cava Star Wars fans may soon have the chance to step right into their favourite movie world, perhaps taking the controls of starfighter or crossing lightsabers with Darth Vader.
MICHAEL IDATO In an age when superheroes rule the big screen, it takes a dinosaur to re-write the box office balance sheet.
GARRY MADDOX An adaptation of Helen Garner's book Joe Cinque's Consolation is about to finish shooting.
PHILIPPA HAWKER Hammer horror's debonair vampire count was a man of many parts, says Australian filmmaker Philippe Mora.
PHILIPPA HAWKER ... and other badass things you didn't know about cinema's biggest villain.
Master of evil
Oliver Gettell From Dracula to Saruman, Lee will forever be remembered as an expert in evil.
Piya Sinha-Roy Chris Pratt sees aspects of himself in almost all the characters he has played.
LINDA MORRIS Lance Armstrong is unlikely to be a fan of the new Stephen Frear's biopic charting his rise and fall.
PHILIPPA HAWKER When he was a teenager, David Stratton saw a movie that changed his life, Ingmar Bergman's Smiles Of A Summer Night.
J. Freedom du Lac Over the weekend, two convicted killers escaped from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. Actor Tim Robbins wants people to stop comparing them to the film character he played.
Studio 54 movie
PHILIPPA HAWKER 54: The Director's Cut is set in the legendary New York club, Studio 54, that flourished in the late '70s and early '80s.
Join the revolution
Ebony Bowden Buzz is continuing to grow around The Hunger Games' final instalment, Mockingjay - Part Two, with Jennifer Lawrence posting a sneak peek from the film to her Facebook page on Thursday.
ANDREW STEPHENS Aloha isn't the first movie to draw fire for 'whitewashing' its story...
SARAH THOMAS Cameron Crowe has admitted that audiences are 'hungry for racial diversity' and he'll try and do better.
Darryn King The Genisys-model T-800 will possess older skin and greyer hair but, Schwarzenegger promises, optimal functionality.
Andrew Purcell How does a young Australian actor on the cusp of celebrity stay grounded?
Ebony Bowden An earthquake expert has attended the Hollywood premiere of new disaster flick San Andreas, and her live-tweets during the screening are nothing short of hilarious.
PHILIPPA HAWKER Assassins, childhood, Vincent Cassel and karaoke are a vivid part of the world of Partisan, the debut feature from Australian filmmaker Ariel Kleiman.
JENNY COONEY CARRILLO ?Britt Robertson's role alongside George Clooney in Disney's Tomorrowland puts her on the same casting wish-list of some rising Hollywood stars.
PHILIPPA HAWKER A session planned to follow The Cut, from acclaimed Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin, has been cancelled following genocide denial claims.
JENNY COONEY CARRILLO In his new film, Jude Law gets to do a spoof of James Bond, the hero he once hankered to play.
Kurzels set for laughs
ED GIBBS Justin Kurzel has made his mark with bloody dramas, and his brother Jed with moody scores. Now they plan to turn their hand to a sports comedy.
To diet for
STEPHANIE BUNBURY The famously fit Colin Farrell bulked up on a diet of treats for his lead in the much-fancied surrealist tale The Lobster, and he didn't enjoy it one bit.
KRISTIAN SILVA The publicist for Pirates of the Caribbean says there is no truth to reports he is fleeing to resurrect his marriage.
Ebony Bowden The heartbreaking documentary Amy shows the tragic demise of singer Amy Winehouse before her death from alcohol poisoning in 2011.
Lady of Metal
ANNABEL ROSS It was a hard sell at the start. Pantyhose for the legs, we were used to, but stockings for the body? What an outrageous idea.
Mad Max Quiz
KARL QUINN Think you know Max like your own brother? Well, take our quiz to see just how mad about the last action hero you really are.
To hell with the heel
STEPHANIE BUNBURY After years of rumbling discontent, a rebellion against the Cannes Film Festival's insistence that female guests must totter up the red carpet on high heels may finally be about to erupt.
Palme D'Or frontrunner
STEPHANIE BUNBURY The Cannes crowd is used to titillation and far too sophisticated to be shocked by a lesbian love scene. But that doesn't mean they're not curious.
ED GIBBS Hani Farsi, the man behind Nick Cave's 20,000 Days on Earth, is giving Arab women around the world the chance to have their voices heard.
GARRY MADDOX Short Cuts: The real Red Dog prequel begins; John Jarratt gets creepy, again.
GARRY MADDOX The Australian animation studio is expanding into Canada for three new movies, including the sequel to The Lego Movie.
Moment to treasure
STEPHANIE BUNBURY In one of the less predictable red-carpet moments, former Treasurer Peter Costello has popped up at Cannes.
PAUL BYRNES 'The only kind of movie where women make more than men is the porno industry,' cried Salma Hayek, raising the battle cry at Cannes.
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Widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site.
A teen bursting with scientific curiosity and an inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Set at the end of the 19th Century, Slow West is an American western filtered through the eyes of European filmmaking.
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Raised in a hidden paradise on the outskirts of town, Alexander has grown up seeing the world through the eyes of his father, Gregori. As Alexander begins to think for himself, creeping fears take shape and Gregori’s idyllic world unravels.
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.
Passionate about Gustave Flaubert, Martin is intrigued by new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery.
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.
A documentary about the late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011.
A mystery-drama about a couple whose lives unravel after their two teenage children go missing in the harsh Australian desert. Selected for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorise London during the 1950s and 1960s.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever.
A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
A boxer fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him.
Faced with declining visitor numbers, the management of the Jurassic World theme park creates a genetically modified T-Rex as a new attraction, with disastrous consequences.
World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face.
The sequel to 2013's Man of Steel and the second installment of the DC Comics' shared universe films, the American superhero film features the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman.
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways.
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold.
The movie trailer that may just break the internet. Star Wars is back.
Documentary chronicling the famed street artist's "31 works of art in 31 days" in New York city.
Gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Armed with a super-suit with the ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and pull off a heist that will save the world.
A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
By day, 29-year-old Ruben Guthrie is the wunderkind creative at one of Sydney’s hottest boutique ad agencies; by night, he is one of Sydney’s most notorious party boys until he jumps off a hotel roof into a wading pool and nearly kills himself.
A cryptic message from James Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization called SPECTRE.
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organisation committed to destroying the IMF.
When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.
A single woman who's mistaken for a stranger's blind date, leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.
On V.E. Day in 1945, Princess Margaret when she and her sister Elizabeth allowed out from Buckingham Palace for the night, where they encounter romance and danger.
CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organisation.
The relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the US under Finkel's name.