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Bee Gees documentary skips the big questions and goes for jive talkin'

Bee Gees documentary skips the big questions and goes for jive talkin'

Even though it features an interview with Barry Gibb, this ramble through the band's story contains little insight into their remarkable legacy.

  • by Paul Byrnes

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Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

Recommended films that are playing around town, for a variety of audiences.

  • by Jake Wilson
Oliver Sacks: My Own Life shows a man like no other
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Oliver Sacks: My Own Life shows a man like no other

This documentary on the late neurologist and author reveals him as even more singular than his readers might have thought.

  • by Jake Wilson
With stars of this calibre, The Prom didn't need to try so hard
★★★
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With stars of this calibre, The Prom didn't need to try so hard

The Prom has stars Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and James Corden acting up but not well.

  • by Sandra Hall
Film that provoked outrage is 'strangely moral'
★★★½
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Film that provoked outrage is 'strangely moral'

This is the latest episode in cinema's long love affair with the concept of artificial intelligence and the android in human form.

  • by Sandra Hall
Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

Our pick of what's playing around Melbourne this weekend.

  • by Jake Wilson
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Kristen Stewart rom-com has all the Christmas trimmings except for sparkling wit
★★½
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Kristen Stewart rom-com has all the Christmas trimmings except for sparkling wit

Kristen Stewart’s skittish intelligence ought to lend itself to comedy, but even she can't cut through the strategic blandness of Happiest Season.

  • by Jake Wilson
American Utopia is so good I wanted to turn around and watch it all over again

American Utopia is so good I wanted to turn around and watch it all over again

Could one-time Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and director Spike Lee produce anything as good as seminal music doco Stop Making Sense?

  • by Paul Byrnes
Kevin Costner is at home on the range

Kevin Costner is at home on the range

The veteran actor has returned to the more mature persona he unveiled in Bull Durham.

  • by Sandra Hall
An unexpected hit in France, this wrenching film has no happy ending

An unexpected hit in France, this wrenching film has no happy ending

In the Name of the Land takes us through 20 years in the life of a farming family in northern France.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Top five films: best of the big screen

Top five films: best of the big screen

Keen to get back to the cinema? Here's a range of films playing around town that are worth a look.

  • by Jake Wilson