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Nicolas Cage goes from Hollywood star to cult hero in Mandy

Nicolas Cage goes from Hollywood star to cult hero in Mandy

Nicolas Cage bounces back from ankle surgery to take on a crazy cult in Mandy.

  • by Jake Wilson

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The Predator: New monster, same fun

The Predator: New monster, same fun

The new Predator spin-off may be missing Arnie Schwarzenegger but not the raucous action comedy.

  • by Jake Wilson
Liberating and unsettling, Beast runs on emotions
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Liberating and unsettling, Beast runs on emotions

Nine years after finishing film school, Michael Pearce delivers his Beast.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Jessie Buckley delivers a star-making turn in mystery-romance Beast

Jessie Buckley delivers a star-making turn in mystery-romance Beast

Michael Pearce's feature debut, set on the island of Jersey, has its weaknesses but its leading lady is not among them.

  • by Jake Wilson
McQueen film shows the passion behind the fashion
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McQueen film shows the passion behind the fashion

For British designer Alexander McQueen, his shows were always about more than fashion.

  • by Craig Mathieson

Hearts Beat Loud: Small, independent, high-quality films are not dead

Brett Haley's Hearts Beat Loud has real-life qualities in spades.

  • by Paul Byrnes
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The Insult shows fighting talk as a form of expression

The Insult shows fighting talk as a form of expression

The Insult is a film close to home for Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Ho-hum attempt at Minion-worthy monsters
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Ho-hum attempt at Minion-worthy monsters

This English language German animated film has the right idea but doesn't quite pull it off.

  • by Jake Wilson
Less is more for survivors on the margins of life

Less is more for survivors on the margins of life

Debra Granik's Leave No Trace is about people pushed to the margins; living without safety nets.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Animated fantasy for kids Mirai explores mind of jilted first-born
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Animated fantasy for kids Mirai explores mind of jilted first-born

Mamoru Hosoda's elegant animated feature will amuse kids but is perhaps a bit too intense for those as young as its main character.

  • by Jake Wilson
Jimmy Barnes captivates on the big screen
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Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes captivates on the big screen

Following two memoirs and a stage show, now comes the part-doco, part-dramatisation of Jimmy Barnes' life.

  • by Paul Byrnes