Review: The Hand of God

Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, the story of a boy in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. Sorrentino’s most personal film yet is a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss. Starring: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert, Luisa Ranieri, Renato Carpentieri, Massimiliano Gallo and Betty Pedrazzi.

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Review: The Power of the Dog

Written and directed by Jane Campion, charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst and Thomasin McKenzie.

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Review: Top End Wedding

Directed by Wayne Blair and written by Joshua Tyler and lead actress Miranda Tapsell, Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding. Also starring: Gwilym Lee, Kerry Fox, Josh McConville, Julie Quick, Carmel Johnson, Tracy Mann, Matt Crook, Huw Higginson and Ursula Yovich.

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Review: Moxie

Directed by Amy Poehler and written by Tamara Chestna and Dylan Meyer, based on the book of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu. Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution. Starring: Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Nico Hiraga, Sabrina Haskett, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sydney Park, Anjelika Washington, Josie Totah, Josephine Langford, Ike Barinholtz, Clark Gregg and Marcia Gay Harden.

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