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October 3, 2022

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This league of pets are super

The best things about the school holidays are the awesome films created for kids, and a great film for these holidays is DC League...

Venice: Infinitely Avante-Garde

Come on your own Grand Tour of Venice next Wednesday at Byron Theatre. Explore the historic city and its openness to the world, and...

Three Thousand Years of Longing

A Djinn in a bottle Alithea Binnie is a lonely British scholar who occasionally suffers from bizarre hallucinations of demonic beings. During a trip to Istanbul, Alithea purchases an antique...

The Italian Film Festival

The 2022 ST. ALi Italian Film Festival presented by Palace, Australia’s pre-eminent event celebrating the culture and cinema of Italy, returns this spring, promising...

Scandinavian Film Festival at Palace, Byron Bay

This week Palace Byron invites you to warm your mid-winter with the Carlsberg Scandinavian Film Festival. The full 2022 programme has been revealed featuring a superb selection of the best new cinema from the Nordic region and will be screening at Palace Cinemas Byron Bay from 22 July to 10 August 2022.

For lovers of horror at Ballina Fair Cinemas

The Black Phone is a story set in 1978, about a serial child abductor nicknamed ‘The Grabber’ (Ethan Hawke) who prowls the streets of...

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Cinema Roundup for the week starting September 2

Palace Cinemas in Byron Bay are about to celebrate the legendary Studio Ghibli’s 35th anniversary. Palace’s film program charts the development of the iconic animation studio via an expansive chronological schedule featuring some of your favourites like: My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, and many more!

Cinema: The Way Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzNJVSsjE-I Talented former high school basketball player turned alcoholic (Ben Affleck) gets a chance at redemption when the opportunity to coach the underperforming team he...

Cinema: The Invisible Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSBsNeYqh-k Fleeing from an abusive boyfriend, a woman (Elisabeth Moss) suddenly inherits $5 million after he commits suicide. Soon afterwards she starts to realise that...

Cinema: The Call of the Wild

https://youtu.be/5P8R2zAhEwg Adapted from the classic 1903 novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild is about the life of a stable and happy dog...

Cinema: Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFgo5VWYmEA Get dressed up in the sizzling 1920s theme and see Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears at the Palace Cinema on Wednesday. In...

Cinema: Emma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOCDjU-frrg Emma Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this new film adaptation of Emma. Emma Woodhouse is...

Cinema: Just Mercy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVQbeG5yW78 Just Mercy is a true-life story of a lawyer by the name of Byron Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), who defended a man named Walter...

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Birds of Prey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3HbbzHK5Mc An R-rated action-adventure centred around an all-female superhero vigilante team, and written and directed entirely by women (Christina Hodson and Cathy Yan...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL4McUzXfFI Jojo Rabbit During World War II, lonely German boy Jojo ‘Rabbit’ Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) has his worldview turned upside down when he discovers that...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZjQROMAh_s 1917 Another war film has hit screens, with a very similar feeling to Dunkirk (2017). Sam Mendes takes the reins for this film as both...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKCj3XuPG8M Bad Boys for Life – Movie Review See the return of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys for Life, the third film in...

Cinema Review: Dolittle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEf412bSPLs Robert Downey Jr takes the Iron Man suit off and steps into a much more whimsical role as Dr Dolittle. Hitting cinemas this Thursday,...

Cinema: Jumanji: The Next Level

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBxcF-r9Ibs If you walk into the cinema thinking ‘I’m not expecting much from this film, I just want to be entertained and have a laugh’...

Cinema: The Gentlemen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B0RpUGss2c From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes The Gentlemen, a thrilling and sophisticated action comedy. The Gentlemen follows American ex-pat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who has...

Cinema: Knives Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGqiHJTsRkQ Written and directed by Rian Johnson and filled with so many incredible actors, namely Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette; Knives Out...

Cinema: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qn_spdM5Zg   With much anticipation, the Star Wars saga is sadly reaching its inevitable end. Rise of Skywalker is hitting cinemas on 19 December with tickets...

Cinema: The Good Liar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljKzFGpPHhw Two of the world’s legendary actors, Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, star on screen together for the first time in this suspenseful drama about...

Cinema: Last Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9CEIcmWmtA A less ferocious (I think it’s the lack of dragon) Emilia Clarke plays Kate, a 26 year older Londoner, struggling to put her life...

Cinema: Ford v Ferrari

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3h9Z89U9ZA Directed by James Mangold and starring Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and Jon Bernthal, Ford v Ferrari – despite the name – is more about...

Cinema: Terminator- Dark Fate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCyEX6u-Yhs Directed by Tim Miller and starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mackenzie Davis, Terminator: Dark Fate has stirred mixed reviews amongst critics – most...

Cinema: Hustlers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUG2U-IxPx0 Directed by Lorene Scafaria, starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, and based on an article by Jessica Pressler. The article detailed a true-crime story...

Cinema: Zombieland: Double Tap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlW9yhUKlkQ Coming out after a surprisingly long – 10 year – delay, Zombieland: Double Tap is a clever name that people who saw the first...

Jam-packed program keeps bringing the joy

Following a dazzling start to the festival at the weekend, the second half begins today, providing countless reasons to be cheerful. Not least is the re-appearance in Byron of multi-talented Joel Jackson to introduce one of this year’s most uplifting films.

Cinema: Joker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t433PEQGErc Directed by Todd Phillips and based on the DC Comics villain, Joker is a stand alone film that follows the dark descent of Arthur...

A feast for the body and the soul

Documentaries from Cuba and Jamaica will sharpen audiences’ appetite for life at the 2019 Byron bay Film Festival.

Cinema: Ride Like a Girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaJhEeAtCnU Ride Like a Girl is an Australian biographical drama following the story of Michelle Payne - the first ever female jockey to win the...

Women destroy the joint in diverse BBFF dramas

Ukraine has been in the headlines more than usual lately, in a situation that would challenge even the satirical skills of its comic actor-turned-president Volodymyr Zeleniskiy, in dialogue with some other real-life clown. But there’s nothing funny about the ugly war that has been simmering in the east of the country since the height of the violence in 2014–15, and which provides the backdrop for a surprisingly gentle romance – Julia Blue – screening at this year’s festival.

Cinema: Working Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72mPcb_nLq0 After first premiering at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), critics and fans had nothing but praise for this film. Now, following a successful...

Beautiful films that inspire us to nurture nature

This year, four compelling documentaries deal with eco-concerns in corners of the world that aren’t seen much in the news, where Mother Nature is on the run: Macedonia, Kenya, British Columbia and Baja California.

Locals enriched by exploration of wide, wild world

As much as possible, Northern Rivers filmmakers are included in the BBFF programme, invited to talk about their work, share screenings with their friends and family, and welcomed to the rich and fertile networking events that occur over the 10 days.

Cinema: Ad Astra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6AaSMfXHbA Ad Astra is a science-fiction epic by director, James Gray. The story follows a stoic astronaut, Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), who is sent to...

Cinema: Downton Abbey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu3mP0c51hE Based on the hit TV show, Downton Abbey continues to build on its success. It is clear that this movie was made predominantly for...

‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.