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A Perfect Pairing review: love on an Aussie sheep farm

Slightly woolly or warm and fuzzy? Netflix puts the rom into this com by Australian ex-pat director Australian Stuart McDonald.

A Wild West myth of Australia persists even now. Image: Paramount.
Features

Crocodile Dun-don't: confessions of an Australian film critic abroad

‘Australian art cinema' is a concept many overseas programmers have a hard time understanding – or even believing.

Honor Swinton Byrne plays Julia in Joanna Hogg's latest film.Image: Picturehouse Entertainment/A24.
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Film Review: The Souvenir Part II

Joanna Hogg asks us to float and drift through her films ... not least in this sequel to 2019's Souvenir.

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Drive My Car review: it's streets ahead

Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Oscar-nominated film is an ingenious adaptation of three unconnected short stories by Haruki Murakami.

Penélope Cruz (left) and Milena Smit break bread in Parallel Mothers. Image: Iglesias Más/Sony Pictures Classics.
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Film Review: Parallel Mothers (and hidden pasts)

Pedro Almodóvar, even at his least inspired, retains a good dose of wit, spunk and crafty flair, says Adrian Martin.

Still from the film 'Annette'
Opinions & Analysis

2021: A head under water. Adrian Martin's year in review

Watery graves and forceful submersion dominate cinematic memories from 2021. Adrian Martin's highlights across film and TV include Lamb, Bad…

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Film Review: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn is one of the year's best

Adrian Martin celebrates the virtues of the vulgar in this unique and deeply intellectual Romanian film.

Opinions & Analysis

Wong Kar Wai's School for Cool

'Love and Neon' is a dazzling retrospective of eleven films from the master of longing, loneliness and ephemeral ecstasy, says…

Noomi Rapace in Lamb
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Film Review: Lamb is stunning and resists folk horror tag

The impressive Icelandic debut that won Un Certain Regard at Cannes almost defies review, says an admiring Adrian Martin. Spoiler…

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Film Review: 'Zola' - How to Tell the Story?

Zola is a cautionary glimpse into the prevalence of sex trafficking, wrapped in social media ambience. The result is a…

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