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Film & TV

Showcasing the best of British cinema

This year’s British Film Festival may be the best yet, with highlights including Kenneth Branagh’s love letter to his home town, a time-warp fantasy starring Anya Taylor-Joy of The Queen’s Gambit, and a ’70s line-up featuring cult classic A Clockwork Orange.

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Film review: The Many Saints of Newark

Prequels are risky. Playing around with the origins of something that already exists in popular culture, in this case the long-running gangster saga The Sopranos headed by murderer-in-chief Tony Soprano, can be indulgent. So does it work?

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Film reviews: Love and Neon with Wong Kar Wai

Mercury Cinema is offering a rare opportunity to see influential Asian filmmaker Wong Kar Wai’s movies on the big screen with the week-long retrospective Love and Neon. Our reviewer soaked in the beauty of two of his signature films: In the Mood for Love and Chungking Express.

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Film review: Nitram

Director Justin Kurzel goes where many filmmakers would fear to tread with his chilling new film – tracing events in killer Martin Bryant’s life leading up to the Port Arthur massacre.

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Film review: Pig

Nicolas Cage makes a return to the type of interesting movies he was known for earlier in his career with a beautifully filmed story about a former city chef living in the wilderness whose rustic life is uprooted when his beloved truffle pig is stolen.

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Afghanistan: a story of countrymen

A new documentary featuring Adelaide photographer and former refugee Muzafar Ali will capture the rich history of Australian Afghans, set against Ali’s personal involvement with the crisis currently unfolding in Afghanistan.

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Film review: Coming Home in the Dark

This film does for the rolling hills and river hideaways of New Zealand what Wolf Creek did for the red-dirt splendour of outback South Australia: namely, provide an excellent backdrop for scenes of panic, terror and fear.