I found myself in Fuzhou promoting a film I made, but I also found myself hot-footing after Jackie Chan under the gaze of our Chinese handlers.
Kevin Spacey’s new movie bombed over the weekend, taking in a measly $425. While Spacey has earned his position, you can’t help but feel for those who starred alongside him.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Giselle Atlas puts forward the case that High School Musical is the greatest film trilogy of our time.
Returning to what he knows, Guillermo del Toro toes the pool of romantic kink in ‘The Shape of Water’ a rippling reminder how the tide of love crosses the expanse of species.
‘Three Billboards’ challenges the morals of good small-town America when they’re asked to face a horror beyond definition.
Opening Oscar season strong is Call Me By Your Name, a terrific, grown-up love story that pulls no punches.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a film of many aspects. Part horror, tragedy and comedy, the sum produces something entirely unique. Go see it.
John Morris is a man with a finger on the pulse of modern comedy. Soon after he wrapped Daddy’s Home 2, we cornered him for a quick chat.
The thematically deep OtherLife curiously prods us to reconsider our readiness to give ourselves an escape through technology.
The real ‘Battle of the Sexes’ was a chintzy OTT spectacle, the movie about it is a nuanced and intelligent commentary on gender. Go see it.
Her parents were never really a couple, but one filmmaker endeavoured to find out why. We spoke with director Carlotta Kittel about was pushed her to share such a personal story.
Much more than just France’s first Oscar winner, Simone Signoret’s steadfast activism saw her become the example the morally conscious movie stars of today follow.
The romcom has dipped in recent years, barely echoing the challenges normal relationships face in the modern experience. The Big Sick refutes this, representing a true return to form for the genre.
The new media laws are set to raze the landscape, with old voices and new operating at an increasingly hysterical pitch. Their first target, our balanced public broadcasters.
Culinary fare in Cinema is a subtle dish, whether used to bring people together, or drive them apart. That, and it looks far better than the food we sneak in to view it.
For a movie that literally states that love is all around, the caustic Tinderesque narratives makes me believe that love doesn’t actually enter into it.
I was puzzled why the Edgar Wright would tackle something as prosaic as a car chase movie, but Baby Driver is so much more than the genre it belongs to.
We’re massive cinephiles here at The Big Smoke, and there’s nothing we like more than a brilliant ending. So, for no reason whatsoever, we’ve decided to share. Spoilers, obviously.
“Alien: Covenant” has been loosely touted as the movie that “Prometheus” should have been. But is it? Well…
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Giselle Atlas (11) takes umbrage with the media’s push for education against Disney. Let kids be kids.
It goes without saying that 2016 has claimed many people of genius…but we’re saying it anyway. We’ve combed the writing staff to see who they miss the most. Bring a hankie and a beverage to raise in respect.
For a dedicated set of Star Wars fans like myself, the films do not represent the appeal of the franchise. With Rogue One set in the Expanded Universe, I was wary.