Movies

Quirky comedy opens Israeli film fest

Nadina Nasrallah (Samira Saraya) at the border checkpoint in <em>Self Made.</em>

DIRECTOR Shira Geffen’s return to the big screen after 2007 Cannes Camera d’Or-winner Jellyfish starts with a jolt, as Jerusalem artist Michal Kayam (Sarah Adler) falls out of her broken bed in the opening scene of Self Made. more »

FILM REVIEW The Hundred-foot Journey

Helen Mirren as Madame Mallory in The Hundred-Foot Journey

THE Hundred-Foot Journey promises to be a rich adventure into food, passion and life – and mostly delivers. more »

Local filmmaker sets apocalypse party in Perth

Producer Liz Kearney, actor Nathan Phillips and writer/director Zak Hilditch on the set of These Final Hours.

TOO many times we’ve seen natural disasters take people without any warning. more »

Actress survives scary role

Sonja Richter in <em>The Keeper of Lost Causes</em>

HAVING nerves of steel came in handy for Sonja Richter when she took the role of a woman held against her will in mystery thriller The Keeper of Lost Causes. more »

FILM REVIEW Deliver Us from Evil

Eric Bana stars as New York police officer Ralph Sarchie in <em>Deliver Us From Evil.</em>

WITH two nightmare-inducing films The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister under writer/director Scott Derrickson’s belt, his third trip down horror lane came with much anticipation for fans of things that go bump in the night. more »

Actress shows nerves of steel accepting thriller role

Sonja Richter in The Keeper of Lost Causes

HAVING nerves of steel came in handy for Sonja Richter when she took the role of a woman held against her will in mystery thriller The Keeper of Lost Causes. more »

FILM REVIEW The Keeper of Lost Causes

Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares in <em>The Keeper of Lost Causes</em>.

WITH a little bit of The Silence of the Lambs, Copycat and The Cell mixed in, Scandinavia’s contribution to the murder mystery genre The Keeper of Lost Causes is a chilling ride into some dark territory. more »

Aussie rules the world

The Kirk family, now of East Fremantle, at an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka.

AUSSIE Rules premiership player Brett Kirk, his author wife Hayley and their four children were mistaken if they thought life would slow down after the midfielder retired from the Sydney Swans at the end of 2010. more »

FILM REVIEW Rise of the Planet of the Apes

<em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.</em>

INFURIATINGLY clunky titles aside, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and now Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (phew) are proving to be a solid chronicle of the fictionalised tension-filled relationship between humans and apes. more »

FILM REVIEW The Lunchbox

Irrfan Khan

THERE is sweet and savoury to be found in the delectable contents of The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra’s beautiful debut feature about a chance connection between a lonely, grieving office worker and an unappreciated wife. more »

FILM REVIEW Tiny

Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith

IF TINY had cheeks, I would want to pinch them. more »

Sounds like a winner

Ric Curitn (Bassendean), Nick Dunlop (Balcatta), Lauren Brunswick (North Perth), Glenn Martin (Roleystone), David McDonnell (Carlisle) & Matt Lovkis (Shelley). Taken by Andrew Ritchie

AFTER 41 years in the industry, Roleystone sound editor and designer Glenn Martin (59) said he “must be doing something right” to be up for three more awards. more »

FILM REVIEW Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson stars in <em>Under The Skin.</em>

UNDER The Skin is like a nightmare that you don’t actually want to wake up from. more »

FILM REVIEW 22 Jump Street

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 22 Jump Street

AS if they knew the arrival of yet another sequel would incite as many groans as it would cheers of welcome, the team behind 22 Jump Street made the smart decision to poke a bit of fun at themselves. more »

FILM REVIEW Frank

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in <em>Frank</em>

DIRECTOR Leonard Abrahamson has done an about-face since his last film, the festival circuit hit What Richard Did, which took us on a dark journey with a troubled teenager who must deal with a life-shattering event. more »

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