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Skating through life, living in the moment

Skating through life, living in the moment

A film about teen skater girls, Skate Kitchen has its shortcomings but captures what it is to be young and free.

  • by Jake Wilson

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Review: The Kid Who would be King

Review: The Kid Who would be King

Arthurian legend meets The Goonies in John Cornish's fantasy adventure, The Kid Who Would be King, writes Jake Wilson.

  • by Jake Wilson
Ferrell off leash in hilarious skewering of Sherlock nerd fantasy
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Ferrell off leash in hilarious skewering of Sherlock nerd fantasy

Holmes and Watson have been played by many a pair but none with quite such abandon as Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

  • by Jake Wilson
What's the best movie of 2018? (Hint: you probably didn't see it in a cinema)
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What's the best movie of 2018? (Hint: you probably didn't see it in a cinema)

We asked our film writers to rate their favourite movies of the year. Here is their collective top 10. Let the debate begin.

  • by Karl Quinn, Stephanie Bunbury, Sandra Hall, Craig Mathieson, Garry Maddox, Paul Byrnes & Jake Wilson
Vice, a film about Dick Cheney and George Bush, made for the Trump era
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Vice, a film about Dick Cheney and George Bush, made for the Trump era

The film is a a tirade against the abuse of power and an exposition of the terrible consequences for ordinary people of such abuse.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Knightley's Colette more British than French
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Knightley's Colette more British than French

Keira Knightley is wildly miscast as the very French writer Colette in this new biopic.

  • by Sandra Hall
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Critics slam Margot Robbie's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth
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Critics slam Margot Robbie's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth

"Wildly miscast, she turns the accomplished queen into a vain old crone." 

  • by Broede Carmody
Marvellous movies you may have missed
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Marvellous movies you may have missed

David Stratton accepted the challenge of finding 101 movies most of us probably missed. Here's seven for The Canberra Times.

  • by David Stratton
There's a lot to digest, but Peter Jackson pulls off Mortal Engines re-imagining
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There's a lot to digest, but Peter Jackson pulls off Mortal Engines re-imagining

The film is a fine imagining of Philip Reeve's dystopian universe.

  • by Sandra Hall
Littlest Reindeer brings minimal joy
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Littlest Reindeer brings minimal joy

At least there's one character to love in Elliot the Littlest Reindeer; otherwise it's just another mediocre animated family film.

  • by Jake Wilson
Coen Brothers turn over a new chapter (or six) in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Coen Brothers turn over a new chapter (or six) in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Coen Brothers mark their switch to the small screen with a movie that pays tribute to a genre made for the wide screen - the Western.

  • by Karl Quinn