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Spitfire review: Personal stories stand out in documentary grounded by patriotism

Spitfire review: Personal stories stand out in documentary grounded by patriotism

The publicity materials say it's a film about people, not rivets, but that's not entirely true. The people take second place to the legend.

  • by Paul Byrnes

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A Boy Called Sailboat attracts big name with bold approach to JK Simmons

A Boy Called Sailboat attracts big name with bold approach to JK Simmons

When Australian director Cameron Nugent emailed veteran US actor JK Simmons about a role in his debut feature, A Boy Called Sailboat, he didn't seriously expect a response.

  • by Rod Yates
Short Cuts: Celebrating horror, homegrown and Japanese films

Short Cuts: Celebrating horror, homegrown and Japanese films

Short Cuts: Monster Fest, Strange Colours, Japanese Film Festival

  • by Craig Mathieson
'My name's Elba. Idris Elba': The fans cast their vote
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'My name's Elba. Idris Elba': The fans cast their vote

Could fancasting encourage directors not to typecast?

  • by Greg Callaghan
Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

Our pick of what's showing on the big screen this week

  • by Jake Wilson
Palme D’Or winner Shoplifters a story about love and decency, says director
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Palme D’Or winner Shoplifters a story about love and decency, says director

Hirokazu Kore-eda's film shows family dynamics are all relative.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
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Movie reviews: the best films out now
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Movie reviews: the best films out now

Film reviews: Tilda Swinton in Suspiria, Joel Edgerton's Boy Erased and Girl in the Spider's Web.

  • by Paul Byrnes, Sandra Hall & Jake Wilson
How Vice, The Favourite and more look to shake up the Oscars' best picture race

How Vice, The Favourite and more look to shake up the Oscars' best picture race

It's never too early to start talking Oscars, and with a clutch of potential best picture nominees about to arrive in cinemas, we look at who's, who's down and who could surprise.

  • by Glenn Whipp
'There is a generation of people looking at me': The power of Misty Copeland

'There is a generation of people looking at me': The power of Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland battled criticism to break down the barriers in the world of ballet, and the principal dancer’s inspiring journey is far from over.

  • by Ebony Bowden
Generation Wealth: an insider's view of the super-rich
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Generation Wealth: an insider's view of the super-rich

Money and appearances are at the core of Lauren Greenfield's documentary Generation Wealth.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
The Girl In The Spider's Web review: One-woman show fails to convince

The Girl In The Spider's Web review: One-woman show fails to convince

The latest film in the Millennium series is pretty much a one-woman show. Mikael Blomkvist, the hero of the original Stieg Larsson novels, has been demoted to supporting player.

  • by Sandra Hall