The celebrated career of Australian-born, Oscar-winning costume designer Orry-Kelly is given a long-overdue spotlight, though the film is marred by fanciful, heavy-handed and unnecessary…
"Spear" is a unique experience in urgent storytelling through movement from first-time feature director and celebrated choreographer Stephen Page and his indigenous, Sydney-based Bangarra Dance…
Deeply involving and emotionally searing, “The Daughter” reps a confident and profoundly moving bigscreen debut for established theater director Simon Stone. Those familiar with Henrik Ibsen's play…
There is a certain kind of film, rare in the best of times, that exudes a distinct creative concentration, a precisely measured marinade of character and story that suggests an extended gestation…
As blunt and methodical as the now-soured sweet science that is its subject, director Bert Marcus’ “Champs” is the moviegoing opposite of a prize fight, a slick but not particularly stylish…
Possibly the cheekiest and most life-affirming documentary on the concept of death and dying since Errol Morris' “Gates of Heaven,” “Tender” is a valentine to the can-do spirit of Australians in…
A 12-year-old Australian lad discovers a knack for flying the title creation, soaring on his talent and determination to the world paper plane championships in Japan.
"The Water Diviner" marks an ambitious if emotionally manipulative directing debut for Russell Crowe.
Promising "a night of inspiration," dedicated "in loving memory" to pic's subject Louis Zamperini, director-producer Angelina Jolie presented the world premiere of her second film as director…
Rolf de Heer's compassionate, clear-eyed drama about the contemporary Aboriginal condition is a showcase for veteran actor, co-scenarist and friend David Gulpilil.
A group of conflicted men, prisoners and inmates discover the majesty of great birds — and through them, the cleansing power of redemption — in the deeply felt outdoor drama "Healing."