Author: Rylan Dawson

Movie review: Lion

Separated from his brother at a train stop in Calcutta, five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) becomes lost and finds shelter on an idle train nearby. After falling asleep inside, he awakes with the train steaming thousands of kilometres away from his humble home. Too young to know how to spell his name or where his village is located, he is forced onto the streets to survive for months by himself. Luckily, he is picked up by an orphanage and requested for adoption by Tasmanians, John and Sue Brierley (David Wenham and Nicole Kidman). He arrives in Australia in 1988 where...

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Movie review: Allied

“I keep the emotions real, I am thorough. That’s why I’m still alive.” Marion Cotillard plays expert WWII spy and resistance fighter Marianne Beauséjour. In Casablanca, (yep THAT Casablanca), she meets her “husband” Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), also a spy, and the two begin a mission set by the allies to overthrow the German Ambassador to Morocco. Their plan is simple; pretend to be in love and play house until they can gain the trust of some top Nazi officials, and assassinate the ambassador from the inside. However, one thing doesn’t go to plan – they actually do fall...

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Experience Sunset Cinema

Want to experience a movie with the added joy of seeing it under the stars? Sunset Cinema provides a magical opportunity to immerse yourself in a film inside the beauty of the National Botanic Gardens. Sure, you can watch a movie indoors with zero chance of mozzies, prep work or waiting for dusk – but the Sunset Cinema creates a magic glow of projected light against the twilight sky, as well as allowing you to feel immersed in the elements of nature. The natural bush amphitheatre provides the perfect backdrop, with enough space for a social and interactive movie-going...

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Movie review: Sully

“Brace for impact.” Sully, which opened worldwide over the weekend, details the extraordinary true tale of American Airlines pilot Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) along with co-pilot Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart), who on a chilly day, successfully crash-landed a passenger aircraft into the Hudson river with 155 souls on board. After receiving unwanted overnight fame, Sully encounters some backlash when three National Transportation Safety Board officials claim he could’ve safely returned to the nearest airport instead of risking everyone’s lives on board by landing in the river. Battling their shameless corporate greed, Sully details the exact thought process of...

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Cine Latino Film Festival: Neruda

From 10 to 21 August, Palace Electric is hosting this year’s Cine Latino Film Festival – a new and diverse festival of Latin American cinema. The most popular entry at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and opening the Cine Latino Film Festival, is the audacious and engaging new film Neruda. Set three years after World War II, Chile remains in a state of peril as a fascist government labels famous poet and Senator Pablo Neruda (Alfredo Castro) a ‘communist enemy’ of the land. As Neruda flees to different corners of Chile searching for hiding, an extensive police hunt is led...

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