Stephen A Russell
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Little Tornadoes review: Christos Tsiolkas co-writes a rewarding film
Aaron Wilson’s emotionally complex feature explores the long shadow of war in 1970s Australia.
After Yang review: a remarkable vision of humanity
American-based filmmaker Kogonada (Columbus) spins a fascinating take on an age-old obsession in this beautifully melancholic film.
The Northman review: a monumental achievement
A marvellously menacing rite of passage, The Northman is not to be missed.
When the Camera Stopped Rolling: giving Lilias Fraser the recognition she deserves
Lilias Fraser is a name all Australian film buffs should know – her daughter Jane Castle delivers a fitting tribute…
Everything Everywhere All at Once review: bonkers but brilliant
If you’ve somehow snoozed on Michelle Yeoh’s career, this demented and hugely enjoyable film is a great place to start.
Film Review: Cyrano still shines brightly
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage offers a new take on the lovelorn hero of this enduring tragicomic romance.
The Batman review: a return on a staggering scale
In this epic rendering, Robert Pattinson understands that both Bruce Wayne and the Dark Knight wear masks.
C’mon C’mon review: life isn't always black and white
Mike Mill's latest film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is a big-hearted, if sometimes flawed, affair.
Death on the Nile review: it lacks life
Why do some Agatha Christie adaptations steam ahead while others run aground? Maybe it depends whodunnit?
Explainer: what are NFTs and how do they work for films?
Confused? Don't be. NFTs are likely here to stay, not least in the film and TV industry. Let us explain…