George Simenon’s legendary fictional detective is brought back to the silver screen, with Gérard Depardieu donning the iconic hat, pipe and trench coat of Maigret.
Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez star in this satire about a movie made for all the wrong reasons, screening as part of the Spanish Film Festival.
Downton is a franchise built on country-manor snobbery, which means the quality and serving sizes above and below the stairs remain consistent. Time to check in with the toffs and their servants who, over seven seasons and two movies, have been variously to jail, hell, and now, France.
This big-budget Viking epic offers a classic storyline with grit and wild drama.
Set during the Nazi occupation of Paris in World War II, this French Film Festival highlight is a morality tale with a punch.
There’s comfort to be had in this fun return to the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
A highlight of the 2022 French Film Festival, this sad yet unsentimental movie follows a man – and his mother – forced to confront the imminent end of an unfinished life.
A towering Robert Pattinson embodies Gotham’s troubled caped crusader in this stylistic Batman noir.
The sumptuous settings are central to the allure of Kenneth Branagh’s contemporary take on this classic Agatha Christie whodunnit.
This dreamy and exceptional film opens with the recurring obsessions of author Haruki Murakami, on whose short story it is based: namely, sex and the idea of pieces of identity left with or taken by lovers.
For all the Shakespearean drama Kenneth Branagh has done (As You Like It, Henry V, Hamlet and more), this personal memoir of childhood in the tightly packed streets of Northern Ireland may be his crowning achievement.
The relationship between two women who meet while giving birth is at the heart of Pedro Almodóvar’s engaging new film, but the Spanish director also uses Parallel Mothers to reckon with a dark period in his country’s history.
Daring director Guillermo del Toro goes full film noir with his latest star-studded thriller set inside the surreal world of a 1940s carnival.
From small marvels and festival gems to blockbuster movies with big-name stars, our regular film reviewer highlights some of the best movies of 2021 – and a few highly anticipated upcoming new releases.
Daniel Craig’s highly anticipated last Bond movie finally opens in Australian cinemas this week – our reviewer gives her verdict.
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?
In his first foray from food critic to film critic, Paul Wood savours a new feature-length documentary about one of the world’s favourite cooks.
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.
It’s as if Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Neruda) decided to pack into one contemporary fable the entire hot-blooded Latin American stereotype.
Set on the 19th-century American frontier, where two unlikely companions are thrown together, this tender film is minor masterpiece.
Showing as part of the Spanish Film Festival in Adelaide, this taut political thriller from Chile explores how the past can dramatically impact the present.
Filmed entirely in South Australia, this outrageously bloodthirsty adaptation of Mortal Kombat will likely delight fans of the video game.