film review

Maixabel film

The Basque liberation movement, ETA, waged war on the Spanish state for about 60 years. Maixabel is obligatory viewing to understanding the emotional and spiritual impact of armed struggle, writes Barry Healy.

Happening still shot

Happening shows the importance of legal abortion through the experience of a young woman forced into backyard abortion in early 1960s France. Barry Healy reviews.

Paul W R's Last Journey

If you like sci-fi movies with a gentle, slightly mystical feel, this film is worth your time, as long as you don't expect any politics, writes Barry Healy.

Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Magimel give committed performances in Peaceful (De son vivant)

How does a person who feels they have failed in life face up to impending death? Peaceful delves into that question, with authenticity and outstanding performances, writes Barry Healy.

Filmmaker Antonia Kilian. Photo: ANF English

A new documentary film, The Other Side Of The River, shows the complexity of the women's revolution in Rojava and its contradictions. Director Antonia Kilian discusses the film.

The Last Duel film

Isaac Nellist reviews Ridley Scott's medieval epic detailing the last judiciary trial by combat in 14th century France.

The Snowy Mountains is home to the headwaters of the Snowy, Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. A new film shows how the delicate alpine ecosystem that supports these vital water sources is being trampled, writes Jim McIlroy.

Waiting for Anya film

Barry Healy reviews a recent film about how French villagers saved Jewish children from the Holocaust during World War II.

Clayne Crawford, Sepideh Moafi and Chris Coy in the bleak but stunning The Killing of Two Lovers

Barry Healy reviews an intense and stunning thriller written and directed by Robert Machoian, set in the Utah mountains.

Barry Healy reviews a laid-back, feel-good (and forgettable) film starring Jake Johnson and Susan Sarandon.

The wildly hedonistic Berlin club culture is celebrated in a new documentary, focusing on the lives of three of its most famous bouncers. Barry Healy reviews the film.

Isabelle Huppert peddling giant bags of hash in The Godmother

Isabelle Huppert comes to rule the Parisian hashish trade in this comedy/drama that demonstrates the casual violence of the French police, writes Barry Healy.

Australian sci-fi climate change movie 2067

Barry Healy reviews 2067, a thriller set in an unnamed Australian city, racked by climate change and where oxygen must be bought from a huge corporation.

Barry Healy reviews One Night in Miami, which tells a story of boxing champion Muhammad Ali's 1964 meeting with Malcolm X, soul singer Sam Cooke and footballer Jim Brown.

Santiago Rising takes viewers to the streets of Chile’s capital city as the 2019-20 protests unfolded, introducing them to the social movements, protesters and people behind the rebellion, writes Federico Fuentes.

The charming and humorous Sri Prem Baba

Chasing the Present focuses on the psychological and spiritual journey of a successful young New York businessperson who finds himself at a mental crossroads, beset by panic attacks while advancing a successful career, writes Barry Healy.

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