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Film review: The Kitchen

This film does not fit into any fixed genre. It’s not a gangster movie. It’s not a crime thriller. It’s not a chick flick nor a comedy. But it is entertaining, writes Susan Mitchell.

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Film review: Amazing Grace

The film footage of Aretha Franklin recording her world-famous 1972 gospel album Amazing Grace has been unearthed from the archives and the result is a rough gem that will send your soul soaring.

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Cinema’s mature take on women’s lives

Susan Mitchell recommends two new films – a drama with a satirical edge starring Emma Thompson, and an erotic thriller featuring Juliette Binoche – that centre on mature-aged women determined to reinvent themselves.


Film review: Palm Beach

A cast brimming with vintage Australian talent unites for a weekend of camaraderie and nostalgia in Rachel Ward’s long-anticipated return to the director’s chair.


Film review: The Public

A group of homeless men occupy the Cincinnati Public Library in a bid to escape brutal winter weather in writer/director Emilio Estevez’s uplifting and empathic crowd-pleaser The Public.