Promo art for the Australian comedy film The Breaker Upperers

Given that we can almost outsource every chore, errand, and activity that comes our way, it only makes sense that the unfortunate responsibility that is breaking up with someone be a lucrative business too. Enter The Breaker Upperers, a duo of frozen-hearted, screwed-over singletons who appear more than happy to break the heart of someone else’s …

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Still from supernatural lesbian drama film Thelma, screening at Palace Cinemas as part of the Scandinavian film festival

A coming-of-age tale but not as we traditionally know it, Thelma places a fresh, dark twist on the genre to dazzling effect. At the core of Joachim Trier’s seductive film lies a recognisable story – one of sexual awakening and discovering one’s true self – but a haunting supernatural element placed on the material allows …

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Elle Fanning in movie still from Mary Shelley about famous Frankenstein author

Headlined by actress Elle Fanning, directed by Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour (the female helmer behind the coming-of-age tale Wajdja) and written by Brisbane talent Emma Jensen, Mary Shelley is a suitably female-driven production detailing the origins of its titular subject’s greatest work – Frankenstein. As horrific as Shelley’s prose are, as well as the …

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A beautifully crafted film that is sure to break your heart in the process, Disobedience honestly and respectfully explores forbidden love, one’s own faith, and the notion of free will. When news travels to New York-based photographer Rhonit (Rachel Weisz) that her long-estranged father Rav Krushka, a beloved leader of an Orthodox Jewish congregation in …

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Director Andrew Fleming has had nothing if not a varied career behind the camera. From the hetero/homosexual love triangle that was at the basis of 1994’s romp Threesome to the fantastical horror of The Craft – with a slew of episodic TV work with Younger and New Girl thrown in for good measure – the …

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As a filmmaker Jason Reitman hasn’t had the most consistent streak. For every lauded production like Up in the Air and the Oscar-winning Juno, there are lesser features such as Labor Day and the ensemble Men, Women & Children. Thankfully his latest effort, Tully, is firmly placed amongst the higher quality titles in his catalogue. …

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4.5 stars In some ways writing a review on Avengers: Infinity War seems almost redundant as it’s the type of film that has a devoted audience so built-in that there’s no need to read someone’s thoughts to convince you otherwise on its worth. That being said, my line of work means I am fortunate (privileged …

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Following the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir on a tour through Germany, performing a repertoire of Lutheran hymns brought to Australia more than a century ago and translated into their own langue, The Song Keepers is a simple, lovingly-intended documentary that never quite reaches the depths its subject matter deserves. There is noteworthy content peppered …

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Even when working off a plot device that doesn’t test the limits of originality, a clever script and dedication from creatives can transform the familiar to something unexpected. This is the case with A Quiet Place, an impossibly eerie chiller that presents civilisation as a fallen project, and those who have survived must exist in …

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LGBTIQ audiences have seen more and more honest representation of themselves in theatrical media as of late, and with cinematic titles like Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name earning recognition outside of the community, Love, Simon arrives just in time for there to be a transition into mainstream cinema. Detailing the titular teenage Simon’s …

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