Brooklyn

Jan 27, 16 Brooklyn

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of BROOKLYN, 6:30pm, Monday 1 February, at Dendy Portside

For your chance to win a double pass answer the following question:

“Where would you escape to when hoping to start for a brighter future?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #Brooklyn), Facebook, or below!

 

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS FEBRUARY 11
But see it first at this preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

The film follows Eilis (Ronan), a young Irish woman who leaves her small town in Ireland hoping for a brighter future in 1950s Brooklyn. Despite her initial homesickness, she falls in love with Tony (Cohen) an Italian-American who opens her eyes her new surroundings. But a family tragedy leads Eilis back to Ireland, where her American sophistication catches the eye of the charming Jim (Gleeson).

Thanks to Transmission Films

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Dirty Grandpa

Jan 14, 16 Dirty Grandpa

We have 10 double in-season passes for DIRTY GRANDPA

For your chance to win a double pass answer the following question:

“What do you want to do to live life to the fullest?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #DirtyGrandpa), Facebook, or below!

 

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS JANUARY 28

SYNOPSIS:

Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick (Robert De Niro), to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirtyGrandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.

Thanks to Entertainment One

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Looking for Grace

Jan 12, 16 Looking for Grace

We have 10 double sneak peek preview passes for LOOKING FOR GRACE to be be used at a chosen sessions from Friday 22 January – Sunday 24 January.

For your chance to win a double pass answer the following question:

“To get away from it all, where would you run away to?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #LookingForGrace), Facebook, or below!

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS JANUARY 26

But see it first at Palace Cinemas from Friday 22 January

SYNOPSIS:

The long-awaited new film from Sue Brooks, acclaimed and multi award-winning director of Japanese Story and Road To Nhill, LOOKING FOR GRACE is an intimate, funny and profoundly moving story about the complexities of family life.

When rebellious 16-year-old Grace (rising star Odessa Young) takes off, her exasperated mum and dad (the superb Radha Mitchell and Richard Roxburgh) enlist the help of a close-to-retirement detective, and begin the long drive from Perth out to the West Australian wheat belt to try to find her. On the journey, the two must confront the realities of their changing relationship to one another, and to their daughter…

Wry, intriguing and poignant, Brooks’ unflinching reflection on the disruptive effects of both adolescence and middle-age boasts her trademark sense of character, acerbic humour and eye for the hypnotic rhythms of Australia’s regional landscapes. Innovatively structured to incrementally reveal each character’s journey – and secrets – from numerous vantage points, LOOKING FOR GRACE is ultimately a beautiful, bold and unmistakably Australian story that reminds us that life is precious, and can change in the blink of an eye.

Thanks to Palace Films

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Spotlight

Jan 11, 16 Spotlight

We have 10 double passes for the preview screening of SPOTLIGHT, 6:30pm, Tuesday 19 January, at New Farm Cinemas.

For your chance to win a double pass answer the following question:

“What’s your favourite “investigative style” film?”

Put your answer on Twitter (with hashtag #Spotlight), Facebook, or below!

ONLY AT THE CINEMAS JANUARY 28
But see it first at this preview screening!

SYNOPSIS:

Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, Spotlight tells the riveting true story of a team of Boston Globe journalists who exposed one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. When the newspaper’s tenacious Spotlight team delves into abuse allegations against the Catholic Church, they uncover a shocking scandal involving the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment.

Breaking the story in 2002, Spotlight’s efforts would earn them the Pulitzer Prize in 2003, set off a wave of revelations globally and cause a crisis in one the world’s most powerful institutions. Critically acclaimed and tipped as a favourite in this year’s Oscar race, Spotlight is a masterful film – thrilling, intelligent, deeply moving and wholly captivating from start to finish.

Thanks to EntertainmentOne

REVIEW:

Nerida Hart

“Spotlight” is about the Boston Globe’s investigation into the allegations of child abuse by some of the priests in the Catholic Church. In a similar style to “All the President’s Men,” we follow the newspaper’s team as they uncover awful truths and cover-ups. The story presents a bit more of a personal touch for the main characters as we observe how they are affected, and ultimately impacted from what they discover. In part, this is what makes “Spotlight” such a compelling and thought-provoking film. The scenes where the victims share their stories are powerful and heart rendering.

Even though the investigation keeps the movie’s plot moving steadily, it is the performances that make the film memorable. Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo stand out in particular. Their characters are opposite ends of the spectrum. Ruffalo is passionate and intense as Mike Rezendes whereas Keaton is more reserved and calm as Will Robby Robinson. Both mold into their roles so well that I failed to see them as actors. The rest of the cast is sublime, even Rachel McAdams as the emotionally attached Sacha Pfeiffer.

“Spotlight” is a great movie. It is engaging, powerful, compelling, and thought provoking. The film will leave you with much to think about.

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