Film: The Third Wife

Film: The Third Wife

Fourteen years old, May (Nguyen Phuong Tra My) leaves her family and travels upriver on a ceremonial canoe to meet the man she is to marry. He is a wealthy silk merchant in 18th Century Vietnam. She will become his third wife. Writer/director Ash Mayfair has...
Film: Parasite

Film: Parasite

Parasite, from acclaimed Korean director Bong Joon-ho, is a witty black comedy which takes a searing look at social inequality – in Korea or elsewhere. The Ki family are the have-nots. Father, mother and twentyish son and daughter, live in a crowded basement flat....
Film Giveaways: Red Joan

Film Giveaways: Red Joan

Red Joan is based on the true story of Melita Norwood, a British housewife who was unmasked in her 80s as a KGB spy who leaked to the Russians vital information about Britain’s atomic bomb. With the great Judi Dench as the elderly Joan Stanley, the film should have...
Film: Peterloo

Film: Peterloo

British director Mike Leigh has always been ready to take up the cudgels in support of the downtrodded masses, and the Peterloo massacre was a tragedy which cried out for his talents.  In August 1819 a peaceful crowd gathered on a sunny day at St Peter’s Field in...
Film: 2040

Film: 2040

Australian actor-director Damon Gameau has followed up his surprise hit, That Sugar Film, with another lively documentary – 2040 – this time focussing on the health of the planet. In That Sugar Film he used his own body to show how indulging in supposedly...
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