ScreenHub’s Summer Holiday Movie Guide

It's a movie bonanza from now until mid January, says Anthony Morris.
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Here’s a guide to the best of the big holiday movies in Australian cinemas from now to the middle of January. If you feel like a dam has burst when you look at what’s currently screening in cinemas, you’re not alone. Covid restrictions forced Hollywood to put many of their biggest releases on hold for a year or more, and now they’re racing to get the backlog out in front of audiences. Films that once would have been left to dominate the box office for weeks are now competing with major releases coming out on the same day; titles that might have expected to be given time to pull in crowds are finding themselves bumped for the next big thing.

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Anthony Morris is a freelance film and television writer. He’s been a regular contributor to The Big Issue, Empire Magazine, Junkee, Broadsheet, The Wheeler Centre and Forte Magazine, where he’s currently the film editor. Other publications he’s contributed to include Vice, The Vine, Kill Your Darlings (where he was their online film columnist), The Lifted Brow, Urban Walkabout and Spook Magazine. He’s the co-author of hit romantic comedy novel The Hot Guy, and he’s also written some short stories he’d rather you didn’t mention. You can follow him on Twitter @morrbeat and read some of his reviews on the blog It’s Better in the Dark.