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PHILIPPA HAWKER A powerful imagining of an extraordinary situation: a mother and small child kept prisoners, held in a single room.
JAKE WILSON Though it cannot be described as good or even halfway competent, as raunchy Hollywood comedies go it's more intriguingly kinky than most.
PAUL BYRNES So many comedies trade in juvenile and trivial ideas; this one offers a deep observation of human nature, with a sense of the ridiculous.
SANDRA HALL Hollywood's latest dystopian fantasy offers nothing we haven't seen before.
CRAIG MATHIESON A compellingly precise drama about a team of Boston newspaper reporters who uncovered a vast sexual abuse scandal involving Catholic clergy.
PAUL BYRNES An immaculate movie in which Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara take us inside a story of desire and retribution that's both satisfying and disturbing.
JAKE WILSON The new Tarantino conjures up a western, a murder mystery and a horror film.
JAKE WILSON For all its liveliness, it can be heavy going: the dialogue remains weighed down with jargon, and the storytelling gimmicks distract more than they clarify.
PHILIPPA HAWKER Storybook monsters come to life in a movie based on R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series.
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CRAIG MATHIESON 12:15am The Transitions Film Festival exposes the dark world of corporate tax avoidance.
Blue Steel is back
SARAH THOMAS 2:00pm The first movie anticipated the rise of selfie culture, and for the sequel, Ben Stiller says, he had no choice but to put our culture's narcissism front and centre.
ANDREW TAYLOR Bella Heathcote joins the long list of Neighbours alumni who have landed plum roles in Hollywood.
True to male supermodel form Ben Stiller has taken the cast of Zoolander No 2 into the record books - with a selfie.
Beefcake with the lot
Andrew Purcell The star's ripped torso allows the Marvel team to have its beefcake and eat it too.
JAKE WILSON Our pick of films playing this weekend include a Malick curiousity.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY Having redefined small-screen evil as Walter White, the late-bloomer is at last taking centre stage.
Questions over Bollywood productions
GARRY MADDOX Allegations have drawn attention to Bollywood films shooting in Australia.
Tre'vell Anderson The Tree of Life Awards, launched in 1981 and running until 2007, were a way to celebrate black accomplishments in the film industry, and now some are calling for their return.
JENNY COONEY CARRILLO A short brunette wig helped the Oscar-winning actress get a key role.
Back from the dead
GARRY MADDOX After all the dramas, the iconic short film festival is getting ready to roll again.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY It is hard to imagine Nasty Baby director Sebastian Silva being embarrassed by anything much.
So long, Summer Bay
EBONY BOWDEN Home and Away actor Stephen Peacocke is headed in the Hemsworth brothers' footsteps.
There's way more fuel in the tank for Fast and Furious film franchise.
Brisbane Times is teaming with eOne and Dendy Cinemas to give 100 people and their guest a preview peek at the latest film to get a tick from the critics.
The pre-eminent theoretician of the French 'New Wave' and the filmmaker who, with Jean-Luc Godard, came closest in his own work to realising the movement's aims and aspirations.
LINDA MORRIS Titantic actress says tearful ending of disaster epic could have been a whole lot different.
GARRY MADDOX An Oscar-winning screenwriter talks about what almost was for a hit Hollywood movie.
GARRY MADDOX Another honour for the director of Mad Max: Fury Road.
This week's Australian film news
GARRY MADDOX Goalpost Pictures and Sticky Pictures are in the final stages of developing an animated TV series for children based on Wayne Blair's 2012 film to screen on the ABC.
EBONY BOWDEN The harrowing year three Al Jazeera journalists spent wrongfully imprisoned in an Egyptian jail is headed for the big screen.
Pope Francis is expected to appear in a spiritual film aimed at children, Italian producers said on Monday.
GARRY MADDOX An exclusive first look at the new trailer for an intensely topical Australian film about drinking and gambling in sport.
PAUL BYRNES Could there be a more banal passing for a man who once wrestled lions for a living?
Danielle McGrane The comic cult male model is back for another look at the world of fashion.
The Oscar-nominated star of films like Othello and The Three Musketeers passed away on Saturday.
Australia's Ruby Rose celebrates win in absentia as Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman and Miranda Otto miss out on gongs at the Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles, which honoured diverse casts and roles.
CRAIG MATHIESON What would Scent of a Woman look like if it was remade by American Pie's Stifler, and starred Robert De Niro and Zac Efron?
PAUL BYRNES The Australian landscape frequently inspires cinematic terror but there is another side to it.
MICHAEL IDATO Mad Max: Fury Road has won two awards at the AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles, making it well-placed in the Oscar race.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY To many, the film tells the quintessential Irish story, but at its heart lies an exploration of what it means to be nomadic.
JAKE WILSON The Blue Brothers has yet another outing, this time in the outdoor setting of Stringybark Cinema.
Australians out in force
MICHAEL IDATO Mariah Carey, the newly minted bride-to-be of Australian casino billionaire turned Hollywood film producer James Packer, made a stunning debut on the G'Day LA red carpet in Los Angeles. But the 45-year-old New York-born singer was upstaged in dramatic fashion – by her own engagement ring.
'Mr Fuzzy Pants'
EBONY BOWDEN He's best known for his role as bloodthirsty president Frank Underwood, but Kevin Spacey's latest character is a little more - well it's weird.
Fairfax Media and Entertainment One are giving you the opportunity to win a brand new Samsung TV to mark the release of Woody Allen's latest movie on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD.
Simon Baker is close to casting the two central roles of thrill-seeking teenage surfers in his film adaptation of Tim Winton's novel Breath.
The true story of the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
A Coen brothers comedy about the kidnapping of the star of a 1920s movie, and the Hollywood 'fixer' sent to retrieve him.
An ambitious young man from Auckland dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.
Director JJ Abrams picks up the story 30 years after the events of episode VI (film three, 1983's Return of the Jedi).
Release from prison, James tries to find the body of the boy he was accused of drowning, for his sake and that of the boy's grieving mother.
A man returns to his hometown after a long departure and discovers the costs of uncovering deeply-buried family secrets. The Daughter opens in Australian cinemas on March 3, 2016.
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with a cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes when their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion.
Two children from the slums of Chennai, India go to extreme lengths to taste some pizza.
The remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in US Coast Guard history.
Feature adaptation of a documentary about the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
A young FBI agent infiltrates a team of thrill-seeking athletes suspected of carrying out a spate of daring crimes.
One night Frank Mollard gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary. Apart from the fact that she died the year before.