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FEATURED REVIEW:

RED SPARROW – Opened Mar 1 – DIRECTOR: Francis Lawrence, CAST: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Joelly Richardson, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker.

Dominika Egorova (Lawrence) is a Bolshoi ballerina, whose world crashes around her when an unlucky fall breaks her leg and tragically cuts short her successful dancing career. Enter uncle Vanya, deputy director of the Russian SVR intelligence agency (and Vlad Putin lookalike), who recognises Dominika’s potential other “talents” and recruits her into the Sparrows, a secret army of agents, highly trained in espionage and seduction.

Dominika is sent to Budapest, to find out why CIA agent Nate Nash (Edgerton) is back in Europe and to get from him who his Russian contact is – reputedly a mole in the SVR itself.

What follows is double-triple deception, as basically good-guy Americans and basically bad-guy Russians try to flip each other into double-agents, while mistakes kill the unwary and corruption exposes each other’s secrets.

This is thoroughly Cold War boilerplate thriller-slash-romance yet thoroughly enjoyable, with some gritty gruesomeness and, of course, the exquisite beauty of Jennifer Lawrence both in and out of some pretty delectable costumes.  

RATING:3 out of 5 | REVIEWER: Michael

COMING SOON:

THE MERCY   (Opens March 8) DIRECTOR: James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) CAST: Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz

The incredible story of Donald Crowhurst – an amateur sailor who in 1968 embarked on a solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. His boat is found adrift, unoccupied, nine days after his last log book entry. Did he suicide or was there an accident?

HUMAN FLOW(Opens March 8) DIRECTOR: Ai Weiwei. Chinese dissident turned filmmaker Ai Weiwei brings us a documentary intended to raise awareness of the immense scale of the massive human migration currently taking place in world hot spots, in real time – right now.

DEATH WISH – (Opens March 8) CAST: Bruce Willis, Vince D’Onofrio. Remake of the ‘70s Charles Bronson revenge-porn classic.

12 STRONG – (Opens March 12) – CAST: Chris Hemsworth. Based on a true story of a group of US Special Forces who went into Afghanistan in the wake of 911 to try and destroy the connection between the Taliban and Al Qaida, against steep odds. Action for the boys, eye candy for the girls, saber-rattling jingoism for any homesick Americans.

MARY MAGDALENE – (Opens Mar 22) Stars Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix

From the director of Lion, Mary Magdalene is a portrait of the of the most enigmatic and misunderstood figures in history. Set in the Holy Land in the first century CE this follows Mary as she leaves her village to join a radical new social movement. This is not a story of religion but rather one of a woman finding her purpose in a man’s world.

THE DEATH OF STALIN – (Opens March 29) – DIRECTOR: Armando Iannucci, CAST: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, A comedic take on postwar Kremlin politics of fear following the death of the iron-fisted and notoriously cruel Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

NOW SHOWING: 

RED SPARROW –Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton. Ballerina Dominika Egorova (Lawrence) is recruited by Russian Intelligence to ‘Sparrow School’, where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission targets a CIA agent, threatening the security of both nations.

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL Stars Annette Benning, Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott) and Julie Walters.

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, it follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Benning) in 1978 Liverpool, England.

What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

FINDING YOUR FEET – Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and John Sessions and bristling with British charm, this feel-good film shows how it’s never too late to start again.

This film had its world premiere to a sell out crowd at the 2017 Cunard British Film Festival, where it received rapturous applause and rave reviews. When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton, Pride) finds out her husband of 40 years (Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend, she struggles to deal with the shame and seeks refuge with her estranged, older sister, Bif (Imrie), who lives on an inner-city council estate. The two are chalk-and-cheese. But different is just what Sandra needs, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class.
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LADY BIRD NOMINATED FOR FIVE OSCARS, strong Best Picture contender and already called “one of the defining coming-of-age films of its generation”. Debut director Greta Gerwig. Star Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalfe, Tracy Letts.

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Ronan) is a seventeen year old desperate to get away and be somebody – she’s just not quite sure who, yet. She dreams of university on the east coast, mostly to spite her mother Marion (Metcalf) who prefers for her a less exotic local college. Lady Bird acts out, in “a masterful study of that period of life for teenagers when adulthood and freedom seems so close and yet so far”. With the very talented Ronan delivering the most accomplished performance of her career thus far, this is a confluence of fantastic women making heartfelt art. 

BLACK PANTHER Featuring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.  After the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, T’Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But his mettle is tested by a formidable conflict that puts the entire world at risk.

MOLLY’S GAME – Directed by Aaron Sorkin, (Oscar winning writer of The Social Network, Steve Jobs,Moneyball, and A Few Good Men), Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba. Based on the true story of Molly Bloom (Chastain), an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.

Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Elba), who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
THE POST  –Director: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson. This thriller is set against the true backdrop of Daniel Ellsberg’s heroic actions in the mid-70s to blow the whistle on some of the dark secrets concealed within the Pentagon Papers.

THE SHAPE OF WATER – Directed by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). Starring Sally Hawkins this is an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962 which unfolds with the discovery of a classified government project.  

I, TONYA – Starring Australian actress Margot Robbie, in the story of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding and her takedown of rival Nancy Kerrigan.

THE PHANTOM THREAD Starring Danie Day Lewis, the glamorous story of a 1950’s London couturier and his muse.

DARKEST HOUR –  stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and follows his early days as Prime Minister, as Hitler closes in on Britain during World War II. 

THREE BIILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING MISSOURI – Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell. A grieving mother, bitter and desperate about the lack of suspects in the rape and murder of her teenage daughter, tries to provoke local law enforcement into action by renting advertising space that asks them why.

SPECIAL / COMING EVENTS:

EVENT CINEMAS  

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Programming by the PeopleLa La Land

From Thurs 1 March until Wed 7 Mar – 6:00pm sessions

Price – $10 | $9 Cinebuzz Members

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Shopkins Wild  March 1-7           Varied times daily 
Find your Wild Style & come on a totally Pawesome adventure to Pawville to meet the Shoppets! When famous movie stars, Scarletta Gateau & Rubie Blaze recruit the Shopville gang to save the Shoppets, they journey through the jungle & find the amazing world of Pawville. But Pawville & the Shoppets definitely don’t need saving & suddenly nothing Scarletta says is as it seems! What’s going on? Can the Shopkins, Shoppies and Shoppets rally together to solve the mystery?

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In the House ScreeningThe Right Stuff

Fri 2 March at 7pm          Price – $13 | $11 Cinebuzz Members

(1983) The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program

Event Innaloo, Event Whitford and Greater Union Morley

Disney Classic Film Festival – Bambi 

March 3, 4 & 5            10:30am each day      All tickets $8 

 

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Monster Family

March 8-14         10:00am daily    $10 Members | $12 Non Members 

Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they’re all turned into Monsters.

Event Innaloo, Event Whitford and Greater Union Morley

Disney Classic Film Festival – Dumbo 

March 11 & 12  10:30am each day           All tickets $8 

Event Innaloo, Event Whitford and Greater Union Morley

Also it’s not for a while but the oldies love this and tickets have just gone on sale so if you have time it would be great to mention

André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert: Amore – My Tribute to Love

DATE: 28 & 29 July – One Weekend Only

TIME: 2:00pm

The maestro is back!

Affectionately known as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu stages an annual summer concert series in his beautiful Netherlands hometown of Maastricht. Performing for thousands of fans from all over the world against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square, the Maestro is joined by his famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.

The Maastricht concerts are André’s most popular live concerts of the year and continue to break cinema box office records, even against Hollywood blockbusters. 

André’s 2018 Maastricht concert in cinemas is titled Amore – My Tribute to Love and is shaping up as André’s most romantic and spectacular concert ever to grace the big screen!

Experience André Rieu’s 2018 Concert in the comfort of Gold Class – be sure to secure your seats now as our Gold Class experiences sell out fast!

PERTH FESTIVAL – LOTTERYWEST FILMS

Perth Festival’s spectacular season of Lotterywest films returns next week at UWA Somerville and ECU Joondalup Pines. Some of the best of the year’s films from around the world will screen over summer,

UWA Somerville Monday-Sunday sees Foxtrot

ECU Joondalup Pines Tuesday-Sunday is Let the Sun Shine In

ROOFTOP MOVIES

Rooftop Movies returns for its sixth summer season with a line-up of blockbusters, new releases plus some throw-back favourites.

This pop-up cinema is home to spectacular city sunset views, comfy beanbag chairs and perched six floors up above the hustle and bustle of Northbridge.

Coming up next week is Swinging Safari, Wonder andI,Tonya.

You can also purchase gift vouchers for a special someone… think birthdays or ‘just because’…

CAMELOT OUTDOOR AND LUNA OUTDOOR

Summer is officially on its way when the programs for Camelot Outdoor and Luna Outdoor are released. Sink into a deckchair or grab a beanbag and relax under the stars. Highlights include The Shape of Water, Phantom Thread andIn The Fade.

Tickets and information

TELETHON COMMUNITY CINEMAS

Situated at Burswood, Bassendean, Mandurah and Murdoch, Telethon’s Community Cinema screens blockbuster films, classics and all your favourite movies throughout Perth’s Summer months. Run by over 500 volunteers, they proudly donate all profits to kids charities through Telethon. To date they’ve raised almost $7.75 million for kids in a health or physical crisis.

2018 ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL  (Mar 14 – Apr 4) Luna Palace Cinemas from 14 March – 4 April, the 29TH annual Alliance Française French Film Festival, is poised to seduce audiences with an incendiary selection of 46 features, 2 documentaries and a cheeky Parisian TV series, which showcase the passion, artistry and dazzling diversity of contemporary French cinema.
Artistic Director, Philippe Platel, has offers a line-up championing themes of courage, friendship and egalitarianism; and, for the first time, a LGBT flourish in celebration of Australia’s recent, historic ‘Yes’ vote for same-sex marriage. 

FULL PROGRAM

FLICKER FEST

Flickerfest Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival returns to Camelot Outdoor from March 1 – 4 with the Best Of Australian Shorts, Best Of International Shorts & Short Laughs Comedy programmes.

This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia & the world has on offer!

http://lunapalace.com.au/festivals+1751+flickerfest-2018

AUSTRALIAN REVELATIONS

Australian Revelations returns for 2018 with the award winning film Salute.

This special work examines the period before, during and after one of the most memorable moments and images from the Olympic Games – period. At the 1968 Olympics, Australian athlete Peter Norman stands on the podium with a Silver medal around his neck after the 200m sprint. To his right stand US athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlo who together won Gold and Bronze. In the air is their clenched fist Black Power salute. While not clenching his fist, Norman undertook his own form of protest that had life-long repercussions.

From there an inspiring and surprising picture of protest and friendship emerge despite death threats, mass protests and government sanctions on the trio.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-revelations-march-tickets-43690108290