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A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - Mr Rogers: healing the world one lost soul at a time
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Mr Rogers: healing the world one lost soul at a time
Quirky, unique, beautiful, even dark yet moving, and featuring the incomparable Tom Hanks, the film shatters all expectations and leaves you with a sense of peace and understanding.
Meeting Gorbachev - Chatting with a man who changed the world
MEETING GORBACHEV
Chatting with a man who changed the world
When Werner Herzog settles down with his subject, the conversation moves easily from political to personal matters. Herzog is affable and curious, and Mikhail Gorbachev is engaged and on point.
Bombshell - An important yet uninspired look at Fox News’ sex scandal
BOMBSHELL
An important yet uninspired look at Fox News’ sex scandal
While all the acting is phenomenal - especially the leads - and makeup fantastic, the story, filmmaking and editing are uncreative and thus fail to hit the home run that this should have been.
Bad Boys For Life - Whatcha gonna do when there's nothing new
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE
Whatcha gonna do when there's nothing new
'Bad Boys 2' was one of those rare films where the sequel was better than the original, so there were a lot of high hopes riding on #3 - but I'm afraid all those expectations have been crushed.
True History of the Kelly Gang - A magnificent deconstruction of the great Australian antihero
TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG
A magnificent deconstruction of the great Australian antihero
Using the story of Ned Kelly and his exploits, the film unpacks the concept of Australian myth-making, and questions the stories and figures on which we have constricted our Australian identity.
1917 - Sam Mendes' personal war story
1917
Sam Mendes' personal war story
A brilliant piece of art, and clearly a personal project for Sam Mendes. It's sure to entertain audiences and garner respect from critics for its execution.
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon - Back to the barn for another round of heartwarming fun
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON
Back to the barn for another round of heartwarming fun
It isn't as sure-fire a hit as the first film, but like all of Aardman's works, it's another fun adventure with creative animation, charming characters and a heartwarming story.
Little Women - A 21st century remake - but does it cause more harm than good?
LITTLE WOMEN
A 21st century remake - but does it cause more harm than good?
What Greta Gerwig has constructed in her efforts is beautiful and inspiring, but does the original story suffer as a result?
The Gentlemen - Underwhelming (but fun) return to form for Guy Ritchie
THE GENTLEMEN
Underwhelming (but fun) return to form for Guy Ritchie
While it's is a big step forward from Guy Ritchie's latest films, it's not the return to form fans may be hoping for - but there's still fun to be had.
Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi strikes comedy gold again... with Adolf Hitler
JOJO RABBIT
Taika Waititi strikes comedy gold again... with Adolf Hitler
Through his use of music and uncanny ability to find humour and heart in the darkest of moments, Taika Waititi has created a story that gives the power back to the persecuted and hope to the lost.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - A perfect film on the language of desire
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
A perfect film on the language of desire
This is a rare and precious film, breathtaking in its craft and intensely honest in its passions, and one of the best films of this or any year. This is great, great cinema.
Sorry We Missed You - An incisive look at the struggle against debt
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
An incisive look at the struggle against debt
A film about family dynamics, it's in the quiet observation of working-class parents and their children that 83-year-old Ken Loach's latest film hits its nuanced, deeply emotional notes.
The Truth - A well-intentioned trip down a well-worn path
THE TRUTH
A well-intentioned trip down a well-worn path
If 'Shoplifters' was a beautifully-crafted painting, this would be stick figure doodles. Catherine Deneuve gives the best performance, with Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke criminally underutilised.
Cats - No bad kitty, no one is the Jellicle Cat
CATS
No bad kitty, no one is the Jellicle Cat
It's a boring musical with forgettable songs and uninteresting choreography... and then it also fails as a bad film, since it offers no batshit fun. So the big question: who is this for?
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - The Skywalker saga comes to an entertaining but messy end
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
The Skywalker saga comes to an entertaining but messy end
J.J. Abrams clearly cares about this franchise, and the love is on the screen, but if it wasn't so desperate to be liked, the great 'Star Wars' saga might have ended with a bang rather than a pop.
Daniel Isn't Real - Smart and sinister psychological horror
DANIEL ISN'T REAL
Smart and sinister psychological horror
A slickly directed, spooky and surprisingly empathetic film about the monsters that dwell in the human mind.
What Will Become Us - The man behind an iconic Australian brand
WHAT WILL BECOME US
The man behind an iconic Australian brand
An emotional and absorbing story that works to humanise a billionaire. Australian audiences won't look at the familiar Westfield logo in the same light after watching this documentary.
Playing with Fire - Put out this flaming mess
PLAYING WITH FIRE
Put out this flaming mess
While the film does have the potential to be fun, what was unexpected was just how bland it is. Although John Cena is charismatic as hell, the rest of the film isn't that hot.
Children of the Sea - Sunk by a soggy script
CHILDREN OF THE SEA
Sunk by a soggy script
This film epitomises the risk that filmmakers take with adapting a long-running or ongoing manga - a vast amount of material has to be peeled back to the core essentials..
Playmobil: The Movie - Reassemble this play kit
PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE
Reassemble this play kit
While the first ten minutes are very wild, the film loses steam quickly and becomes yet another bland forgettable kids' film. It sincerely misses the mark of being a fun adventure film.
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And the nominees are...
Find out who's in the running for this year's Oscars!
Like A Boss - The beauty business is about to get ugly
WIN LIKE A BOSS
The beauty business is about to get ugly
Win one of five double passes to see 'Like A Boss' in cinemas.
The Peanut Butter Falcon - Wholesome and heartfelt
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
Wholesome and heartfelt
It's a comedy that is as sweet and unique as its main star, and points towards a bright future for disabled inclusivity in film.
Romantic Road - Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
ROMANTIC ROAD
Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
This film won't be your cup of tea, but one thing you can't take away from it is its power to inspire you to have your own adventure.
A Guide to Second Date Sex - A quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX
A quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy
There's just enough laughter and sweetness throughout to make it likeable, but whilst cute and enjoyable, there's too much familiarity.
Gone with the Wind - Wrestling with an uncomfortable past on its 80th anniversary
GONE WITH THE WIND
Wrestling with an uncomfortable past on its 80th anniversary
The controversy around this film reminds us that cinema is not a passive experience but an active and ever-evolving one, where it is vital we continue to engage in conversation with the works we see.
Les Misérables - A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
LES MISÉRABLES
A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
A remarkable, electrifying and ultimately shattering film, a stellar debut for Ladj Ly, and most importantly, a work that feels necessary. It's a thrilling act of cinematic protest.
The Aeronauts - A thrilling adventure on the edge of the sky
THE AERONAUTS
A thrilling adventure on the edge of the sky
Even with its faults, it knows exactly what kind of film it needs to be and does so with great aplomb. If you can see it on the big screen, don't miss the chance. It deserves to be seen on as big a screen as possible.
Perth Festival 2020 - The reviews
PERTH FESTIVAL 2020
The reviews
The Perth Festival is the perfect opportunity for cinephiles to check out the best new films before they hit cinemas! The SWITCH team has checked out their top picks of the competition.
Most anticipated films of 2020 - Must-see movies for the coming year
MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS OF 2020
Must-see movies for the coming year
What's on the horizon in cinemas for 2020? Here are our picks for the films to get excited about in the next twelve months.
The Best of the Decade - Celebrating the top films from 2010 to 2019
THE BEST OF THE DECADE
Celebrating the top films from 2010 to 2019
It's a challenge to choose just five movies to represent the past 10 years of cinema - but the SWITCH team have put together their top five films from the previous decade.
Boxing Day Movies 2019 - The year's biggest films bursting onto cinema screens
BOXING DAY MOVIES 2019
The year's biggest films bursting onto cinema screens
Take a look through our collection of Boxing Day films, and let us know if you agree with our reviews of these highly-anticipated movies.
Avatar's 10th Anniversary - Does anyone still give a shit?
AVATAR'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Does anyone still give a shit?
By the time the 17th December 2021 rolls around, 4,383 days would have passed between the first 'Avatar' being released and its long-awaited sequel.
Finding Farideh - An emotional & moving documentary for Iran's Oscar submission
FINDING FARIDEH
An emotional & moving documentary for Iran's Oscar submission
All everyone is after here is closure. Whether or not anyone finds it - well, you'll have to watch and find out, but this moving and revealing story is worth it.
The Queen's Corgi - Barking up the wrong tree
THE QUEEN'S CORGI
Barking up the wrong tree
This is one film to skip if you're looking for an entertaining kids film. Definitely not one that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Ask Dr Ruth - A documentary on 90th birthday parties, Nazi Germany and sex
ASK DR RUTH
A documentary on 90th birthday parties, Nazi Germany and sex
Dr Ruth is so much more than just a 90-year-old with the big balls to talk about sex. This is the story of a strong woman who finally gains recognition for her long service to society.
The Wild Goose Lake - Supremely stylish neon-noir
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE
Supremely stylish neon-noir
Owing a debt to Nicolas Winding Refn, Diao Yinan's sophomore feature may be little more than an exercise in style, but it's certainly a dazzling and mythic one.
Standing Up For Sunny - A comedy without the comedy but very sweet
STANDING UP FOR SUNNY
A comedy without the comedy but very sweet
Despite its many flaws, the film is very sweet and adorable and pushes some great messages about love and self-acceptance. Let's call this one a diamond in the rough.
The Addams Family - They're altogether boring, the Addams Family
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
They're altogether boring, the Addams Family
Yet another bland, boring animated kids film. It isn’t terribly insulting to the Addams legacy because it feels so far removed from it. Don’t waste your time; just show your kids the 90s films.
Love, Antosha - A star taken too soon
LOVE, ANTOSHA
A star taken too soon
It manages to capture the essence, cheek and love Anton Yelchin brought into the world, and the of heartache his passing. It may be a very long time before we see a talent like his again.
BOX OFFICE week ending 15 January 2020
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1917
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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL
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LITTLE WOMEN
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THE GENTLEMEN
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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
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SPIES IN DISGUISE
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MY SPY
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FROZEN 2
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A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON
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JOJO RABBIT
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