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Latest Movies & Streaming Reviews

‘To Olivia’, a grim melodrama; ‘Last Seen Alive’, a sub-par Gerard Butler actioner; Oz comedy ‘How to Please a Woman’ is excruciating

Writer’s block: Hugh Bonneville plays Roald Dahl in ‘To Olivia’. TO OLIVIA **1/2 (94 minutes) M As well-intentioned and well-acted ...
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‘Everything Went Fine’, a touching, balanced family drama about the emotional and practical difficulties of honouring an end-of-life request

Human touch: Sophie Marceau and André Dussollier in ‘Everythingh Went Fine’. EVERYTHING WENT FINE ***1/2 (113 minutes; subtitled) MA The ...
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Superb supernatural drama ‘The Innocents’ delivers high-quality creeps

Beware the children: Rakel Lenora Fløttum heads a top cast of kids in ‘The Innocents’. THE INNOCENTS **** (117 minutes) ...
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Spousal abandonment explored in top Aussie drama ‘Little Tornadoes’

Working man blues: Mark Leonard Winter plays an abandoned father in ‘Little Tornadoes’. LITTLE TORNADOES **** (94 minutes) M Without ...
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Latest Articles & Commentary

With ‘Ambulance’ action-movie supremo Michael Bay unleashes another hyper-kinetic boom-crash opera with no room for rest breaks

Brothers in arms: Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’. AMBULANCE ***1/2 (136 minutes) MA However frenetic ...
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Swift, frenetic ‘Sonic 2’ serves up more of the same and then some, including a revved up Jim Carrey and a rival scene stealer

Scene stealer: Jim Carrey returns for more cheesy overacting in ‘Sonic 2’. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 ***1/2 (122 minutes) PG ...
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OSCARS 2022: Some notes on who will, who won’t, who should and who shouldn’t win at Hollywood’s rapidly diminishing Night of Nights

Long shot: The odds are against it, yet low-budget drama ‘Coda’ could deliver an upset. There are lots of grand, ...
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Latest Comedy

“Comedy is my way of making us all feel human together, because you can’t laugh with someone and hate them at the same time.”: Alice Fraser review & interview

“Sometimes I realize that I write my shows upside down.” REVIEW Alice Fraser, Chronos The Greek Centre Reviewed: 21 April ...
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Hard work still feels like play and experience has made stress a smaller issue for comedy festival fixture Simon Taylor: review/interview

“I do like that idea of the audience seeing you grow.” REVIEW Simon Taylor: Epic The Toff in Town Reviewed ...
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In ‘Young, Dumb and Full of Mum’ Rose Callaghan discovers how having a child involves changing more than nappies: review & interview

“When I see what other women are going through and how hard they have it then I’m, like, ‘whoa! No-one’s ...
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For Daniel Muggleton taking aim at tough topics has become a specialty as he tears through issues of whiteness, genocide and the willful ignorance of bogan culture

“I try and talk about intense things because they’re what people need to laugh about.” REVIEW Daniel Muggleton: White and ...
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