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.
PAUL BYRNES A blast of bracing fresh air, fuelled by outsize human emotions: love, jealousy and especially revenge.
Plush but ridiculous
JAKE WILSON A doomed obsession fuelled by too many coincidences in a playful journey into Flaubert country.
JAKE WILSON An underdog story tailor-made for the movies, Simon Curtis' film is devoid of surprises but is touching all the same.
PHILIPPA HAWKER In this espionage comedy, Melissa McCarthy goes from self-deprecating office worker to agent with attitude.
News, interviews, features
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.
US box office
Brooks Barnes Sorry, Max. You just got Pitch slapped, in perhaps the most striking example yet of the growing power of female ticket buyers at the North American box office.
Canned at Cannes
CANNES CONFIDENTIAL The stars of Gus Van Sant's Sea of Trees have brushed off criticism of the film, which was booed at a Cannes press screening.
Robert Ito Disney's film Tomorrowland is a vision of the future based on the aesthetics and optimism of the past.
ED GIBBS The troubled actor-director watched the latest film in the series that made him a star and liked what he saw, director George Miller has revealed.
Max at Cannes
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Cannes has witnessed the triumphant return of the creator of Max's mad post-apocalyptic world, George Miller, to the world stage.
Cannes student comp
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Chinese-born Australian student filmmaker Qiu Yang has a shot at the big time with his VCA film in comeptition at Cannes.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Helen Mirren is used to making people nervous, and as she prepares to turn 70, she's not about to stop.
KARL QUINN When Facebook spends $2 billion on a virtual reality company, you know there's something going on, and Oscar Raby and Katy Morrison are trying to show exactly what it is.
PAUL BYRNES Cannes might like to pretend it's all about the art, but it's really a massive marketplace whose dealmakers determine what you'll see at your cinema.
Still in play
NATALIE BOCHENSKI Producers of Mel Gibson's comeback movie Hacksaw Ridge have yet to ink any deal to shoot on the Gold Coast, leaving Victoria and NSW with a chance to nab the film.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Film journalist Shane Danielsen took a big risk in putting his money where his mouth was by making a film of his own, but with a competition slot in Cannes, it's already paid off.
GARRY MADDOX Here is a spoiler-free primer to the latest instalment in George Miller's action movie series.
Stage to screen
GARRY MADDOX The Australian theatre scene is driving a new wave of films, with four premiering at the Sydney Film Festival.
GARRY MADDOX The wildly eccentric cars, trucks and bikes from George Miller's new action movie pulled up outside the Opera House at lunchtime.
Spanish film fest
STEPHANIE BUNBURY One of the highlights of the Spanish Film Festival, Marshland swept the Spanish Oscars, the Goyas, and picks the scabs on the country's political past.
GARRY MADDOX Big roll-out as critics lap up sequel; Screen Australia backs online content; festivals get into the release business.
Eddie Redmayne is reportedly in talks to star as the lead of the new Harry Potter spin-off movie trilogy.
Screen Australia cut
KARL QUINN The latest trim of the screen agency's budget comes after a deep reduction last year.
SARAH THOMAS It almost never saw the light of day after writer-director Quentin Tarantino's fury over a leaked script last year, but the first images of his western Hateful Eight have appeared.
KARL QUINN The low-budget horror film has added another major award to its already significant haul.
Cat out of the bag?
Soraya Nadia McDonald With one Instagram post, Sarah Jessica Parker has sufficiently worked the internet into a tizzy over the possibility of a third Sex and the City movie.
Jane Freebury The selection in this year's festival has many works which reflect a vibrant, culturally diverse and contemporary nation.
Brian Truitt The Hulk is probably sad right now since he's one of the only Avengers not in Captain America: Civil War.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY The eagerly anticipated adaptation of Macbeth from Snowtown director Justin Kurzel is just one of the opportunities Australian talent will have to shine at the world's most famous film festival this year.
David Belcher Elizabeth Wilson, an actress who distinguished herself onstage, on television and in films like The Graduate and 9 to 5 in supporting roles that were often meaty but rarely glamorous, has died. She was 94.
Canberra Film Fest
SALLY PRYOR It's a much-anticipated fixture on the cultural calendar that almost didn't make it to 2015.
SARAH THOMAS Harrison Ford could be set to retread yet another familiar path, this time revisiting on-the-run Dr Richard Kimble in sequel to The Fugitive.
KARL QUINN The major studios are increasingly pumping out nothing but sequels, remakes and reboots. But we have only ourselves to blame.
Well, well, Welles
PAUL BYRNES A century after his birth, the question remains: how did the man who made Citizen Kane never quite equal that achievement in any other film?
JENNY COONEY CARRILLO Tom Hardy had big shoes to fill when he took on the role that made Mel Gibson a global star, but he felt much better about it after meeting him.
Simon Weaving Mountain junkies and ski fanatics alike will be stunned by the offerings at Banff.
GARRY MADDOX New film for Oscar winner; Little Death to be born again; two new-old cinemas for Melbourne to open same day.
The action-film star and former California governor joined British comedian and US chat show host James Corden to promote his upcoming zombie apocalypse film.
PHILIPPA HAWKER French actor Vincent Cassel wasn't sure about coming to Australia to shoot Partisan. But then he feared he might regret saying no.
KARL QUINN The diminutive star of the acapella hit movie and its sequel has added her voice to the growing chorus of objection to Hollywood's dated attitudes.
GARRY MADDOX On a day of contrasting emotions, the writer-director-actor of the Sydney Film Festival's opening-night film says he keeps learning.
SFF full program
GARRY MADDOX Innovative shoots and Australian premieres dominate the Sydney Film Festival 2015 program, announced Wednesday.
GARRY MADDOX Jennifer Peedom's film, which is screening at the Sydney Film Festival, looks at the risks that sherpas take to help foreigners to the summit.
Jenny Cooney Carillo After finishing a TV series that might as well have been based on her own life, Jacki Weaver is leaving Hollywood for the Australian outback.
Darryn King She's been trolled, heckled and criticised for her appearance, but Melissa McCarthy always has the last laugh.
PHILIPPA HAWKER She was a revelation in 52 Tuesdays, and with her second film now out, Tilda Cobham-Hervey is beginning to accept she just might have a career.
NICK GALVIN The makers of San Andreas, the upcoming earthquake disaster movie mostly shot in Queensland, are hurriedly re-working the promotional campaign for the film in light of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal.
US box office
Avengers: Age of Ultron scored the second-biggest domestic opening in history this weekend.
KARL QUINN The Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn will open on June 25, six months later than planned, 20 years after Eddie Tamir first dreamt of it, and more than a century after the first cinema on the site opened for business.
Trank you, goodbye
KARL QUINN The force is no longer with filmmaker Josh Trank - he is no longer directing the second spin-off Star Wars movie.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Kristen Stewart is taking control of her life and career, one film at a time.
Battle for Bond
PAUL BYRNES The Bond franchise has fought Spectre, both on-screen and off, for more than 50 years.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY A famously flamboyant actor reins in the theatrics for a regal role.
CRAIG MATHIESON Former Miss Teen USA Shelley Hennig stars in a horror film whose characters are all remotely hooked up to a single laptop screen.
JAKE WILSON No one speaks. There are no subtitles, only sign language. Myroslav Slaboshpytsky's shocking film The Tribe takes silent cinema in an entirely new direction.
new to the zoo
KARL QUINN Ben Stiller has announced the latest addition to the cast of his much-anticipated Zoolander sequel via social media.
ANNABEL ROSS Clarke Scott had a road-to-Damascus moment in the Himalayas, after which he traded his monk's robes for a shot at making movies.
GARRY MADDOX Barnum & Bailey coming to town?; new meta-site for film festivals; Scientology fights back.
KARL QUINN Hobbit director Peter Jackson and actor Sir Ian McKellen have paid tribute to Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, who has died aged 59.
Max is back
GARRY MADDOX When Mad Max: Fury Road opens around the world next month, one of Australian cinema's most famous characters will return to the screen after three decades.
GARRY MADDOX The badlands of the latest Mad Max movie have never looked more forbidding. But for director George Miller, it’s a happy homecoming.
HANNAH FRANCIS Australia was once notoriously the world's piracy capital, but the best pirate hunter in the game is headquartered right here.
NATASHA RUDRA The ABC is looking to cast 300 extras as shooting begins on Joe Cinque's Consolation in Canberra.
KARL QUINN The lensman was best known for his work on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.
Check out reviews, trailers and the latest news from the festival.
The major studios are increasingly pumping out nothing but sequels, remakes and reboots. But we have only ourselves to blame.
Big roll-out as critics lap up sequel; Screen Australia backs online content; festivals get into the release business.
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.