Australia and Alcohol – it’s a long standing relationship. For many, drinking in excess is just another night out. Actor/director Brendan Cowell puts our drinking culture under the microscope in his latest feature, Ruben Guthrie. Life is good for ad man Ruben Guthrie (Patrick Brammal) – he leads a party boy lifestyle, has a model fiancée (Abbey Lee) and lives in a house on the water. Following a dangerous, drunken fall, his mum (Robyn Nevin) steps in and his fiancée give him an ultimatum: If Ruben can do one year without a drink, she’ll give him another chance. Ruben Guthrie is the story of one man not only battling the bottle, and the city that won’t let him put it down.
Ruben Guthrie is out now
Women He’s Undressed:
A fascinating documentary about the life of the Australian costume designer and three-time Oscar winner Orry-Kelly. As well as featuring his design work for films including Some Like it Hot, Casablanca and Oklahoma, the film shares insightful stories from the likes of Jane Fonda and Angela Lansbury. How did a boy from a small NSW coastal fishing village find himself in Hollywood, where his unbounded wit and talent would lead him to design gowns that lit up the golden age of cinema? It’s a question answered well in director Gillian Armstrong’s film, exploring his life and career through interviews and recreations with The Moody‘s actor Darren Gilshenan in the title role.
Women He’s Undressed is out now
Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars), Paper Towns is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin (Nat Wolff) and his enigmatic neighbor Margo (model/actress Cara Delevingne), who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears, leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher (think a teen Gone Girl without the horror). The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship – and true love.
Paper Towns is out now
First, he directed Yes Man. Now, Peyton Reed has jumped on the Marvel bandwagon with Ant-Man. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. co-starring Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit series), Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Rose Byrnes’ beau Bobby Cannavale, this all-American heroic adventure is sure to please fans of the current superhero tropes, proving that once again – in some cases – sizes really doesn’t matter!
Ant-Man is out now