film review

Renowned Māori militant, Tame Iti, playing himself in the hard-hitting film Muru

Derived from a police assault on the the Rūātoki valley Tūhoe hapū community in 2007, Muru is a powerful response that has shaken Aotearoa New Zealand. The film's writer/director, Tearepa Kahi and lead figure, Tame Iti explained the significance to Barry Healy.

Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins' new series, The Australian Wars, is a powerful history of colonial wars of occupation against First Nations peoples, writes Andrew Chuter.

Quant film

Quant is a new documentary examining the impact of fashion designer Mary Quant, whose style became synonymous with "swinging ’60s" London. Barry Healy reviews.

Silvio Orlando as the dangerous Mafia criminal and Fabrizio Ferracane as the tough-minded guard in t

In the Italian film The Inner Cage, suspense builds as prison guards find themselves lumped together with inmates in a crumbling gaol. Barry Healy reviews.

1972 Aboriginal Tent Embassy

A newly restored version of this powerful film recording the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra is set for national release, reports Ben Radford.

Joel Jackson and Mandy McElhinney in The Glass Menagerie. Photo provided by Black Swan Theatre

According to director, Clare Watson, The Glass Menagerie “is an indictment on American Capitalism that rings out with alarming urgency to our times”. Barry Healy reviews.

Where Is Anne Frank animated film

Barry Healy reviews a new animated film bringing Anne Frank’s story to life for contemporary audiences.

Bolivia solidarity protest in Sydney on November 17.

Stephen Coates reviews Fue Golpe, which chronicles the coup that unfolded in Bolivia in November 2019 against the country’s elected president Evo Morales and the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) government.

Jack Lowden in Benediction (2021)

Barry Healy reviews a new film about Siegfried Sassoon, who was to become one of the great anti-war poets of World War I.

Coup D'Etat Factory film poster

A new documentary by Brazilian duo Victor Fraga and Valnei Nunes dissects the role of media in creating the conditions to dismantle democracy and pave the way for the rise of Jair Bolsonaro. Liván García-Duquesne reviews.

The Forger

Barry Healy reviews a new film based on the World War II experiences of Cioma Schönhaus, who was recruited into a circle of artists using their skills to create fake documents for Jews on the run.

Navalny film

Barry Healy reviews a new "fly-on-the-wall" documentary about the life of Alexei Navalny, following his sensational poisoning by Russian government agents in 2020.

Caged Birds film

Barry Healy reviews two Swiss films showing the country's extraordinary history of radical personal and political struggle.

Bill Onus

Barry Healy previews a new documentary celebrating the life of Bill Onus, Australia’s first Indigenous filmmaker and a little-known but significant cultural and political figure.

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.

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