A film with vim and vigour even though it feels episodic.
When not earning an honest coin as a screen studies teacher, Lynden Barber is one of Australia’s most experienced film journalists and critics and a former artistic director for the Sydney Film Festival. He can often be found peppering the internet with verbal musket fire.
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Loach’s film about the gig economy leaves you enraged.
A meditative film about creating art and the female gaze.
A murder mystery send-up with a cast to die for.
An inquiry into post 9/11 torture suffers from a tortuous start.
An intimate portrait of an inspiring photographer.
Renée Zellweger gives a fascinating, complex portrayal of Judy Garland.
A memorable recreation of one of the great literary love affairs.
A stirring film about a pioneering Australian jockey.
Tasmanian wilderness inspires a starkly powerful drama.
No emotional punches pulled despite the dogs and children.
A handsome production in which Hamlet’s thinly sketched female love interest is filled out and given agency as the main character.
A 50-something couple try singledom in a clever drama.