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Review – Interstellar

Early in  Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar former pilot and failed NASA astronaut Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is told that his young daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy) has been wasting her time at school reading a... Read More...

Review : Love,Rosie

One thing that is clear after a viewing of Love, Rosie is how much of a talent actor Lily Collins is. Collins plays the titular Rosie with such warmth and heart that she is a big reason to like the film, in spi... Read More...

Review – Pride (2014)

Britain in the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher was not an easy time for minorities and people on the fringe of any stripe or creed; migrants, gays and lesbians, the homeless and destitute, all were brushed aside ... Read More...

Review – Nightcrawler

Ethics and journalism may seem incongruous bedfellows in the 21st century. Names like Woodward and Bernstein and Watergate, Herr, Talese and Didion, Murrow and McCarthyism don’t stand for much these days; t... Read More...

Review – Fury

David Ayer’s latest film Fury wants to be important. This desire is made glaringly obvious through the many exchanges on religion and morality that bounce around the inside of the film’s eponymous tank in thesa... Read More...

Love Is Strange

As part of Novastream’s coverage of the Sydney Film Festival, Mark takes a look at Love is Strange.  Love is Strange is a romantic dramedy starring John Lithgow (Terms of Endearment, Shrek) and Alfred Molina... Read More...

Review – Serena

The Wall Street Crash of 1929 caused ripples that were felt across the world, sending Western industrialised countries into a freefall that marked the beginning of the Great Depression. The tale of Serena is se... Read More...

Review – The Giver

The Giver is the latest novel plucked from the young-adult section of the bookshop and rushed through a studio system to result in a healthy return on investment. Recently The Hunger Games series and the standa... Read More...

Review – Black Coal Thin Ice

One of the greatest achievements of Black Coal Thin Ice is the way in which director Diao Yinan makes his audience feel the cold of northern China; whether it is the frosting of warm breath on the frigid air, t... Read More...

Review – PreDestination

Australian cinema, as a whole, can be a bit paint-by-numbers. With films that focus on heavy themes such as disillusionment, family/relationship breakdowns, racism/oppression, etc. it can feel like you’re watch... Read More...