Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

REBECCA (130 minutes) PG Alfred Hitchcock's first Hollywood film was this perfectly cast and executed 1940 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, an enduring template for Gothic tales of women in peril. Joan Fontaine plays the meek heroine, with Laurence Olivier as…

Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

GILDA (110 minutes) PG Film theorists are still catching up with the dreamlike perversity of Charles Vidor's incredible 1946 film noir, set in a plush Hollywood version of Buenos Aires and centred on the sado-masochistic bond between a pseudo-tough gambler (Glenn Ford)…

Review Of Three Good Horror Movies On HBO Go That Are A Blast, And One That Should Have Never Of Been Made

Review Of Three Good Horror Movies On HBO Go That Are A Blast, And One That Should Have Never Of Been Made

Envelope-pushing horror films are usually welcomed among genre fans, but one crossed the line for most viewers. If you’re looking for some good horror movies to watch with a comedic touch, HBO Go has several that make for a fun-filled night. While…

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Make Film Directorial Debut With Big Screen Adaptation Of Musical ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Make Film Directorial Debut With Big Screen Adaptation Of Musical ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’

The theater vet is bringing an award-winning musical to movie theaters. Is there anything Lin-Manuel Miranda can’t do? The actor, playwright, lyricist, composer, and producer is adding movie director to his résumé. The creator of Broadway sensation Hamilton will be helming the…

Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

SABOTAGE (76 minutes) Unrated Alfred Hitchcock's 1936 thriller is a loose, updated version of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, with Oscar Homolka as a London cinema manager linked to a gang of terrorists and Sylvia Sidney as his initially unsuspecting wife. Grounded…

Male critics are harsher than women on female-led films

Male critics are harsher than women on female-led films

Director Kathryn Bigelow: A notable exception in the study of gender bias towards female-led films and directors. There are more than double the number of male film critics than female critics, and that, according to a new study, has a demonstrable impact…

7 films you really shouldn't watch on a plane

7 films you really shouldn't watch on a plane

Some films we can guarantee will never be shown as the inflight movie on a plane. You’re not going to fasten your seat belt, crack open the duty free and discover your viewing choices include Denzel Washington as the pilot making a…

10 Must-See Films at Melbourne International Film Festival 2018

10 Must-See Films at Melbourne International Film Festival 2018

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) returns on August 2 with an acclaimed program of cutting edge contemporary cinema, international festival hits, documentaries and shorts. Exclusively for The Age subscribers, Artistic Director Michelle Carey shares her must-see films at this year’s festival. Plus,…

Top 5 films on the big screen this weekend

Top 5 films on the big screen this weekend

REAR WINDOW (112 minutes) PG Stuck in his apartment with a broken leg, a photographer (James Stewart) starts spying on his neighbours through a window he treats as a private cinema screen. Soon he finds himself investigating a possible murder, with the…

James Wan To Produce Two New Horror Movies, ‘Arachnophobia’ Remake And Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’

James Wan To Produce Two New Horror Movies, ‘Arachnophobia’ Remake And Stephen King’s ‘Tommyknockers’

Two new horror movies are in the works, Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers and a remake of Arachnophobia, and it has been reported that genre maestro James Wan is producing both. With producer and director credits including the Saw, Insidious, and Conjuring franchises,…

Top Ten Box Office

Top Ten Box Office

# 1 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Josh Brolin as Thanos in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Disney $13,011,853 The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and…