Film

Still from mother!
A creative’s mea culpa? An allegory for environmental devastation? Either way, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ is an exhausting film.
By Shane Danielsen
James Gray’s ‘The Lost City of Z’
By Shane Danielsen
David Lowery’s ‘A Ghost Story’ successfully combines sorrow, absurdity and the supernatural
By Luke Davies
Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Mountain’ is a meditation on the allure of the climb
By Sebastian Smee
Laura Poitras’ ‘Risk’ sidesteps the biggest question about Julian Assange
By Robert Manne
Still from Hounds of Love
Ben Young’s ‘Hounds of Love’ presents horror in all-too-familiar surrounds
By Shane Danielsen
Still from Get Out
‘Get Out’ is a sharp mix of horror, satire and racial commentary
By Shane Danielsen
Still from Loving
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By Harry Windsor
Still from The Salesman
The domestic disquiet of Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ gives way to suspense
By Luke Davies
Still from Toni Erdmann
Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann’ is one of the most misread movies of the year
By Shane Danielsen
Still from American Honey
Andrea Arnold’s ‘American Honey’ is an exuberant, if meandering, trip
By Luke Davies
Still from Collisions
Lynette Wallworth’s ‘Collisions’ brings virtual reality to the Western Desert
By Quentin Sprague
Still from Captain Fantastic
Matt Ross’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ is a portrait of a family in the wilderness
By Luke Davies
A still from Embrace of the Serpent
Ciro Guerra’s ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ brings together two Amazonian encounters
By Luke Davies
Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s documentary ‘Weiner’ charts the fall of a congressman who can’t keep out of the spotlight
By Leigh Sales
Image of Aaron Pedersen and Alex Russell in Goldstone
Cultural conflicts in Ivan Sen’s ‘Goldstone’ and the ABC’s ‘Cleverman’
By Luke Davies
Still from Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The Kiwi charm of Taika Waititi’s ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’
By Luke Davies
Batman v. Superman
‘Batman v. Superman’ v. the internet
By Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens

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